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

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IAmWeldon writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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4

Pros

Its look

Cons

Nothing

IAmWeldon
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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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Robert writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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5

Pros

Manouverability

Cons

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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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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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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Robbie writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS Review
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5

Pros

Everything

Cons

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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Mason writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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4

Pros

Great power, fun to drive.

Cons

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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Michael writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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5

Pros

Utilitarian approach to aesthetics before the 08's

Cons

Utilitarian approach to aesthetics before 08's

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Perfect Commuter - Enough Push To Make Your Workday Slog A Bit More Fun — Its a fun car - even in the automatic tranny offering. The boxer feels "torquey" for a 4 banger and handles decently out of the box. The styling and aesthetic sensibilities are heavy on the "form follows function" school but gives the car its character - at least before the 08's arrived. In my humble opinion, the new styling looks more sleeker but lacks distinction.

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Jeremy writes:
2004 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon Review
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5

Pros

- 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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2013 Subaru Impreza Reviews

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2012 Subaru Impreza Reviews

Fully Functional And Fun Car By Sean

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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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