2004 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: WRX- Not a performance Bargain

2004 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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2.5 Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. AWD 5-speed Manual)

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WRX- Not a performance Bargain
By Jeff on


2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS AWD 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


The WRX being a top 10 on Car and Driver sounds great. I traded my Acura RSX base for this car and thought it would be an excellent car to own. The WRX is great if you're looking for a racer with build potential. If you want any luxury or are concerned about build quality, do not buy a WRX. The clutch squeaks, driver seat sounds like an old couch when you get into it, the paint quality is the worst I have ever seen, the gas mileage is horrible, turbo lag makes the car feel like it can't get out of it's own way until you hit 3500 rpm's and then it finally throws you back into your squeaky seat. No power trunk release and Oh yes there are the windows that have no frame--perhaps the worst feature

Best Features

Suspension, AWD works well. Great safety ratings. Resale value.

Worst Features

-Leather -Standard Moonroof -Get rid of turbo lag! -Fix the notchy transmission and 1st gear grind -FIX THE PAINT -Overall build quality, fit and finish.
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