2004 Subaru Impreza User Reviews

2004 Subaru Impreza Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 19 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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"power" 6 reviews
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"ride" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 19 2004 Subaru Impreza reviews.

Robbie writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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Everything

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I've al but trashed the bodywork

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My Scooby — I love this car, most people would frown on it as it is not the turbocharged WRX or STI. I however prefer this car as it gives me more room to improve on what is already an outstanding car. It is built very well, I'm going on 72000 miles and have had no problems (at least ones that I have not directly caused lol)

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Robert writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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5

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Manouverability

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It has an Automatic gearbox, but I blame the Ex for that as she could not drive manual

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I Love My Subaru — My Subaru Impreza is a fantastic car, It corners like a dream, has impressive acceleration, It gets good fuel economy, It has never needed more than a normal service and is so much fun to drive, especially fast around corners

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Martin writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 TS Wagon Review
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5

Pros

Winter handling, performance, fuel economy (considering the AWD)

Cons

Radio  quality(a joke with the initial price of the car)

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Great Car — Great car! The performance of the 2.5 H4 engine are good. The engine is noisy when solicited but delivers what's expected. The maintenance cost are high as you have to maintain your Subaru very well for it to be on top of its art. But as the vehicle is very reliable, you don't spend much on repairs. The Subaru Impreza Outback Sport looks bold and robust as it is.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Will589 writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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5

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*Power
*Room
*Respectable MPG
*Reliable

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*has to have Premium Fuel (91 Octane minimum)
*With a heavy foot MPG can suffer
*Paint is awful, subaru has awful paint not just the WRX
*Pricey, and with gas prices may want to consider an alternative!

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A Grippy Weekend Rally Car With Space Enough To Fit An Entire Rock Band Worth Of Gear! — There are many cars on the road today, and as more and more of todays young drivers switch from V8 muscle to japanese tuning we have a medley of cars to choose from. What ever it is your looking for, the new tuner lifestyle will suit you. From 40 mpg to 10 sec drag times its clear the 4 cylinder is here to stay. With gas prices soaring to new records this could be the end of combustion engines as we know it. But in the middle of all this is my pic for the best new age sports car, the Subaru Inprezia WRX. This little car is powered by a 227HP Turbo Charged and Intercooled 4 cylinder boxer engine. Stock the WRX is a real go getter and a very respectable car. Its quick, Tight turns, and just feels right in your hands. With the turn of the key the motor comes alive and its clear from the sound this is no regular 4 banger. The WRX is perfect for the weekend warrior looking for a car to get into Auto Cross yet still able to get back and forth to work with no fuss. My 2004 Java Black WRX wagon is just this car. Its roomy, Quick, Responsive, and everything i could ask for in a car. Check one out, you wont forget it.

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IAmWeldon writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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Pros

Its look

Cons

Nothing

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2004 Subaru Impreza Rs "zoro" — It has good handling, good speed, not sure if its stock engine, but overall awesome car. The only thing is i want a spoiler, and i want it to make it sound like its fast without actually being to fast. Any Suggestions?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Francis writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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Punch, character, power.

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Fuel consumption.

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Wolf In Sheepscloth. — The 2004 Impreza WRX is not a particularly slow car with its 225 standard horses. The Prodrive Performance Package (PPP) version makes it a much more desirable car. I am completely hooked. Prodrive modified the engine management and exhaust, boosting the output to 270hp. It's not an STI of course, but in the wagon it is a must. I tested several second hand cars with very low kms on the clock but they all shared the same problem: they were badly treated by their first owner. In the end, I found a good example. I agreed to buy it on Wednesday before a long week-end. On Monday, the seller contacted me to tell me he changed his mind and wouldn't sell the car after all. All I could do is tell him he was absolutely 100% right. This is a brilliant car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jason writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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It's a fast station wagon!

Cons

It's not my old STi =(

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My Groceries Are Faster Then Yours! — Love the performance - Handling, power Quality - Second to none Appearance - Subaru's are love it or hate it Cost - Lil high Fun - Non stop. This is why I have owned 8 Subaru's so far and I hope to keep adding to that.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brooke writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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You experience the fun of what driving should be

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you get a lot of unwanted attention from police cars

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I'll Be Sad When I Have To Get A New Car — I love my car! You feel in complete control, even in snowy conditions. It's super quick off the line, which is fun (unless you get beat by a mom in a minivan, but I wouldn't have any experience with that...) I've had hardly any maintenance problems.

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Diego writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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Reliable, fast, practicle (wagon)

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Needs 93 Octane gas minimum, Poor steering accuracy

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Even Though I'm Glad I Owned This Car I Would Not Buy Another Unless The Problems Were Fixed — The compression of the engine was too aggressive for California 91 Octane gas. Under high load on a hot day the car would easily ping with audible detination which would cause the ECU to reduce the engine power. Very disappointing. Also the Steering was very inconsistent. For example when going straight with steering wheel straight car was fine. After taking a hard turn the steering wheel had to be held a little to the right orleft depending on the turn in order for the car to go straight. New stiffer rack bushings solved this problem, but once again very disappointing to get steering this bad from the factory. The way I drove the car I got about 22 MPG on average which consisted of 70% highway (80+ MPH) and 30% street driving. At high speeds the car was very stable, after the new steering bushings, and it had great acceleration in 5th gear above 75MPH which made it great fun to drive on long highway trips. If I wasn't careful I could easily reach 100MPH without realizing it. Overall the car needed very few repairs and I put over 100K miles on it in the 5 years I owned it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Mason writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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Great power, fun to drive.

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The suspesion shouldn't have required mods

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Subaru Wrx — When I first bought it, the handling was a little underwhelming, especially compared to the power it makes. After a few good mods, like front and rear sway bars and end links, it handles quite well. It may not be as buttoned down as an Audi, but it is still a blast to drive. We also installed an aftermarket up pipe, and a manual boost controller. both working together to get rid of a little of the dreaded turbo lag.

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1993 Subaru Impreza Reviews

My Dream Car I Inally Own By Michel

rhd wrx 2.o l turbo awd 5 speed manual alot of fun insane acceleration withe the 4.444 gear ratio,unbeatable in snow,cops dont look at it.suspension is just hard enough not hard on gaz if u dont pus... Read More

Frankenrex By Mark

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1994 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Just For Fun By Aiew

Performance - Great Power, break and handling Build Quality - She's quite old and need to be touch up Appearance - Looks like an old JDM Cost of Ownership - 5-6 km/L, maintenance is quite low Fun Fa... Read More

My Impreza From 94' By Fazakas

it is a good car,i like it!accelerating good but the top speed is not so mutch.built quality:many parts make noises...The cost of ownership is lowww.fun factor:yes,is fun to drive this car,i love it! Read More

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1995 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Subarus Are The Best!!! By SUBARU4EVER

I love how reliable this car is!!! I will ALWAYS own a Subaru because of how reliable and sturdy they are! This car can take you far and does well on the highway with mileage. This car can go for 2... Read More

Imprexa Wrx Beast By Michelle

280bhp+ means fun every time you drive her, mint acceleration, handling and braking. Old style body shape but still looks beaut. minor work been needed to body due to age but cheap-ish and easily sort... Read More

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1996 Subaru Impreza Reviews

The Super Sube By henry_s

Overall very happy with this car. It was my first ride ever, so it'll always remain near and dear. Like any car, keep up with maintenance and it will reward you. If you live in an area with snowy wint... Read More

I'll Never Look At Another Make Car Again Scoobies Are In My Blood By Craig

This car is great fun to drive the performance and accelaration are second to none. As hopefully you will agree i have modified this car in a tastefull way. Every where i go i get comments and looks f... Read More

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1997 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Amazing, Long-lasting, Fun Suby! By yaboycrispee

I love this car. It's amazingly fun to drive, especially considering it's my first stick! Wouldn't trade this car for anything -- I'll use it til it gives up on me! 90k miles roughly, drives like new.... Read More

Good Value By Nine99

I took it to 225,000 miles before it was totaled in 2012. I should have gotten another 2 years (18 years of service life) out of it before the body rust would be beyond repair. The windshield could no... Read More

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