2004 Subaru Impreza Overview


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2.5 RS
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2.5 TS Wagon
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Outback Sport
Avg. Price: $6,220
WRX Wagon
Avg. Price: $9,049

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A Grippy Weekend Rally Car With Space Enough To Fit An Entire Rock Band Worth Of Gear! by Will589
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2004 Subaru Impreza Overview

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2004 Subaru Impreza

Though the 2004 Subaru Impreza gets some tweaks to is front and rear ends, new wedge-shaped lamps, suspension improvements, and new styling for its instrument clusters (ho-hum), the big news this year is the introduction of the Impreza WRX STi, a true street racer with the garish looks to match.  The STi builds on the WRX (which built on the RS) and offers a heart-pounding 300-hp with its 2.5-liter turbocharged H4 engine and 6-speed manual.  Not bad for a four-door sedan.  It isn't shy either, with a large dual-plane rear wing, chin spoiler, giant hood scoop, and 17-inch wheels in either gold or silver.  

But the STi isn't the only rally Impreza.  The WRX sedan and wagon return this year with new sport seats and a centrally-located tachometer, mimicking a true race car.  The WRX models feature a turbo 2.0-liter H4 that hits 227-hp with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic.  The RS sedan and TS Sport and Outback Sport wagon are powered by a 2.5-liter, 165-hp H4, with the same transmission choices.  In 2004, these gets new halogen lights, active head restraints, and a center switch for the power locks.  The TS wagon gets keyless entry this year.  Also new is a Premium Package for the WRX, which adds heated mirrors and seats, a sunroof, and rear spoiler.  Dual front airbags and ABS brakes are standard throughout the 2004 Impreza lineup, and this year electronic brakeforce distribution is added.  The WRX models have side impact airbags as well.

The wagons comes with a split-folding rear seat, roof rack, and 62 cubic feet of cargo space.  The front passenger seat also folds down for extra-long objects.  The WRX sedan does not have this feature, but offers a trunk pass-through/armrest in the backseat. Turbo power is a big hit with drivers of the 2004 Impreza, and they especially love the WRX wagon, which offers a combo of fun and practicality.  Gas mileage is surprisingly good, and the AWD is outstanding, say owners.  Acceleration is unbeatable.  Criticisms mention the lack of a sunroof option on all models, poor cupholder location, paint chips, inadequate tires, and a rough city ride with WRX.


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Fuel Types

If I have half a tank of ulp91 in my Car can I top it up with ulp95? Or do I have to wait for my car to completely run out of fuel?

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Fuel Changes

I own a non turbo 2004 Subaru Impreza gx and wanted to know if I can go from running it on ulp91 to ulp95 I just don't want to cause damage to the cars engine

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Does this mean the short block needs replacing ? This is what a mechanic is telling us, our warranty ends soon, this is expensive work. He says it is a common problem. There are no fluid leaks, but th...

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