New Subaru Impreza Ratings

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    2002 Subaru Impreza - WRX (M5) Sedan

    Pros: Performance, gas mileage (27mpg highway), AWD

    Cons: no standard turbo guage

    Advice: I would skip on the carbon fiber trim and get the Turbo boost guage and upgraded stereo

    The first time I drove the WRX I was hooked. I remember taking the car out (without the dealer :-), finding the closest backroad, pulling up to an empty 4-way intersection, revving the engine to 5000 rpm's and dropping the clutch while in first gear. The car was explosive! It took off the line like a rocket! All 4 tires squeeking for a split second and then I was gone! I bought it the very next day and have been happy ever since (80k miles later).

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    2002 Subaru Impreza - WRX (M5) Wagon

    Pros: Power and lots of it.. and handling is awesome .. saved my bacon more than once

    Cons: uh... the ABS can't do it as well as I can

    Advice: Hold on... tight.... grit teeth... smile and laugh hysterically.... OK, now start it up

    This is the best all around car I've ever owned (over 30 cars). I feel safe in it because I know the car can do anything I ask of it. Only the Cooper S (1963) could corner better and only the 69 Road Runner was quicker to speed. My wife also loves this car dearly and is not afraid to push it hard. It's wonderful on snow and ice, with fresh rubber, anyway. The ABS is a bit odd, but you do get used to it. All of the complaints I've ever heard about turbo lag and so forth, do not exist with this car. I even like the stereo. The seats are terrific and you can go all day without destroying your lower back. It's got 65,000 miles on it and I have only had a very few minor problems... a window popped off the track and it had a radiator hose go south. Other than that....zip. At this mileage it still blows away the usual Audi's and BMW's. Ho hum...

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    2004 Subaru Impreza - WRX (M5) Wagon

    Pros: the power

    Cons: DRL

    Advice: test drive and you will buy. Call more then one dealer for best deal

    I love this car. It is as good as they say. It very fun to drive.

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    2002 Subaru Impreza - WRX (M5) Sedan

    Pros: Powerful engine, AWD, foglights

    Cons: squeeky windows... hot engine...

    Advice: change those stock tires for better handling

    Very powerful, turbo kicks in at about 3000rpm, thats where all the fun begins. very very smooth ride, excellent handling...

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    2004 Subaru Impreza - WRX (M5) Sedan

    Pros: Thats a tied between the turbo and the all-wheel drive

    Cons: nothing

    Advice: Get the wrx manual transmission!!!!!!!!!!!

    I went to go take a look at the wrx model for my wife.Well.. I drove it (manual) and I fell in love with it.It feels like it grips the road and this thing can get up and go.I had a 2000 ford mustang gt with 4.10 gears and alot of go fast parts.I loved my mustang but within 4 days after driving the wrx.I traded the stang in for the wrx.I absolutely love this car.I truely impressive machine.I also liked the array of standard featues it came with.The all wheel drive and the turbo intercooled engine are the icing on the cake

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    2003 Subaru Impreza - WRX (M5) Wagon

    Pros: Performance, Handling, Seats, engine sound

    Cons: Gas mileage, no sunroof, cheap door sound

    Advice: Get armrest extension and short-throw shifter, don't get carbon-fiber trim

    Great car! Acceleration, handling, ergonomics. Wagon is even better than sedan (more space, the same performance, even better looks). After you learn to use the right gear, it's a rocket. In my opinion the best value overall for cars between $20K and $25K.

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    2004 Subaru Impreza - WRX (M5) Sedan

    Pros: 2.0L Turbo with All Wheel Drive

    Cons: ?

    Advice: Buy!

    I love it!