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
"ride" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 4 reviews
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"space" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"ride" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Displaying 1 - 10 of 19 2004 Subaru Impreza reviews.

Robert writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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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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Robbie writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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5

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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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Jeremy writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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5

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- 0-60 mph in 5.8 seconds (only 0.5s slower than Porsche's Boxster S)
- Excellent handling and balance in stock configuration
- In-dash 6-disc changer
- Clear and warm-sounding speakers with plenty of bass without any EQ
- Enough cargo space for a full drumset
- Racing seats come stock!
- Rear-view mirror has built-in digital compass and auto-dimming feature!
- Great sleeper look (unassuming, yet aggressive)

Cons

- Only takes premium fuel
- Mileage is decent, but not great (20/27 EPA rated)
- Import brand is more expensive to repair than US brands
- Not quite low enough to the ground for my taste
- Side skirts not body color

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Porsche-like Performance With Room Enough For A Full Drumset... — I just bought this car a little while ago on cars.com and drove it 1600 miles back from Boston via Canada. Since then I've driven it around town in a variety of road conditions. As a drummer, sedans and sports cars are generally impractical for me so I had resigned myself to many years of no driving pleasure whatsoever... The WRX wagon is fantastic. 227 turbo-charged horsepower in an all-wheel drive hatchback yields impressive acceleration, and handling. The four-wheel disc brakes complete this empowering package of exquisite balance. This car has no competition whatsoever in its class and year range. Top it off with saving $3,000 off the Minneapolis prices by buying in Boston and you've got one hell of a satisfied buyer.

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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

Cons

*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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4

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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5

Pros

Punch, character, power.

Cons

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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Brooke writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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5

Pros

You experience the fun of what driving should be

Cons

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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Jason writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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5

Pros

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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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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Diego writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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4

Pros

Reliable, fast, practicle (wagon)

Cons

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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2012 Subaru Impreza Reviews

I'm Really Surprised More People Don't Own These. By WizUnderWater

I HAD to buy a 4WD to get up our hill. Sadly had to get rid of my Mustang. Bought the Impreza because it wasn't as "boxy" as the other small SUVs. Since it was based on the car it was zippy, corne... Read More

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2011 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Overall Good Reliable Car For 21k By pooderheads

Love the all wheel drive in winter, low maintenance, will last a long time like most subarus, parts are moderately priced, looks like WRX (hatch), great cargo space. Don't like the passenger front sea... Read More

Ilove The Car It Is Probably The Best Handeling Car I Ever Owned By geomanski

Not the best riding car but then it was never ment to be.It has power almost on demand I wanted to get the STI but when I drove the WRX it was a very close second and if I wanted more power the p... Read More

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2010 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Awesome By Craig

This care has never left me stranded! It is great in snow, ice, rain, or any other type of weather! The look is elegant and sophisticated. The interior has many options that make the car comfortable a... Read More

Great Little Car By jakereese

I just got this car a week ago so this will be a short review for now. First on the looks. I love the look of this car, I find myself checking it out often. Build quality: There are some noise whe... Read More

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2009 Subaru Impreza Reviews

09 Impreza By shawje

I love this car but with a growing family the small storage becomes an issue. Might be good as a second car. The AWD will get the car nearly anywhere you want. Power is sluggish until high up in rp... Read More

Wrausarex (please Keep Your Hands In The Vehicle At All Times). By Interceptor

One of best decisions I've made was trading in my 2004 WRX for an 09 WRX! Although I think my 04 looked Beefy like the Incredible Hulk... this WRX has the little niceties (MP3, Bluetooth - phone, Sat... Read More

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2008 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Fun, Dependable Commuter For Wintry Climates. By schlep1rock

Great commuter car. Buy a entry level sedan or hatchback and put in a new stereo and speakers if you like music. The value of this car cannot be matched. Sales and service staff at my local dealership... Read More

All Around Perfect For Weather And Cargo. By Prieta

I liked how comfortable I was taking this car off road to either go fishing or up in the mountains to go skiing. I loved the fact that I never once had any mechanical problems with it for the 25K mil... Read More

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