2004 Subaru Impreza Consumer Review: WRX STi

2004 Subaru Impreza - Consumer Review

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WRX STi Sedan (2.5L 4-cyl. Turbo AWD 6-speed Manual w/Gold-Painted Wheels)

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By RallyProCar on


2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi AWD 4dr Sedan w/Gold-Painted Wheels (2.5L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


My WRX STi is very fun to drive and the
all wheel drive sticks you to the road.
I was a little disappointed with the
interior design. 300hp is of course
rated at flywheel and not at wheels.
Dyno revealed 12% drop to 264hp, which
is still impressive, but a 6 cylinder
would have done better for reliability
and would be much smoother. The old M3s
put out 192hp from a non-turbo 4
cylinder and that engine was not worth
the pretty penny, but they were more
fuel efficient. Don't do this to a 4
cylinder. Start with a 6 cylinder!
Weight distribution could use tweaking
and why is this a 6-speed? That's what
you get for hiking up the hp. Engine
can't handle the power!

Best Features

The Rally Heritage is very appealing. I wish more manufacturers would offer their Rally Car versions to the mainstream. The blue provides a very good looking car.

Worst Features

Remove/reduce wing-more problems w/sidewinds than it helps. Rear visibility-LOL! Fix oil leaks! Audio nonexistent. Gas mileage lousy for 4 cylinders (Uncle’s Z06 better mileage&POWER) Treadwear worse than expected. Close to redline for max hp. Should have saved for a new Vette :(
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