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AWD and fuel economy by An MSN Autos Consumer on 03/15/2010. Trim: 2004 Subaru Impreza Wagon 2.5 TS, Owned 6 years.
Pros: Very good handling in EVERY conditions. Good fuel economy. Trouble free (stabilizer bar's bushing at 160k km, that's it!), Lots of cargo space.
Cons: Seat comfort during long trips. General interior finish and comfort.
Overall review: Bought it new and will keep it another few years.
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The perfect all around vehicle. by HDP from Denver on 10/11/2007. Trim: 2004 Subaru Impreza Wagon 2.5 TS, Owned 4 years.
Pros: I have the Outback version. This small car will accomodate a 4-drawer filing cabinet in the carton--dang! It is small, quick, peppy, and mighty cute. It zips in and out of traffic, fits in small parking places, and does rough Colorado mountain roads very well--has nice short wheel base and turning radius. I like the tail lights on the 2004 better than any to date. The interior, while fairly spartan compared with the Legacy, is much nicer than my 1997 was, and the driver seat is very comfortable. Awesome in the snow--I get to work every time. It starts up and takes you where you want to go without fail--I have not had ANY additional costs besides basic upkeep in 4 years/45K miles.
Cons: A mild con would be road noise.
Overall review: This is a wonderful car---my second Impreza and I'm still hooked.
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I actually have the Outback Sport version of this vehicle by JD from Detroit on 03/02/2007. Trim: 2004 Subaru Impreza Wagon 2.5 TS, Owned 3 years.
Pros: Extremely reliable. No repairs in 58,000 miles. Only scheduled maintenance, including tires and brakes.
Cons: Wish fuel economy were a bit better, but AWD has its cost.
Overall review: This vehicle is an amazing value. It's like a tank in inclement weather, can tow my camper with ease, and cost less than $19,000. And it never breaks!
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best of its class by k in la on 02/24/2007. Trim: 2004 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX, Owned 3 years.
Cons: drivers seat not made for a human being!!
Overall review: fun car
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A great base to build on... by Blue Billy on 07/18/2004. Trim: 2004 Subaru Impreza Wagon WRX, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Excellent basic platform from which to upgrade a car. I've also gotten 23-24 mpg despite pushing close to 300hp at this point. I also love the sound of the boxer engine through the catback exhaust. This aint no fart-canned Honda Civic... All the gear the car will hold. REAL drifting WRC style. Killing just about any other car on the road in acceleration contests or real world handling, especially over rough roads or in bad weather.
Cons: The interior is a little tight when compared to the new Legacy GT. Cupholders too small. Factory turbo gauge is useless. Stock tires are also too much of a handling compromise. Going to 17 inch wheels (Kazera KZ-V's, which are lighter than the stock rims) and putting on 225-45 tires (Sumitomo HTR+) makes a HUGE difference in improving the handling. Oh, and the stock shifter feels rubbery compared to the factory short throw shifter... Get the short throw shifter!!
Overall review: I've made modest upgrades to the brakes, suspension, engine, and exhaust that really make an already great car even better. It's still thousands less than an Evo or STi and tens of thousands less than an S4 or 911. The car is VERY quick and still perfectly streetable. Love the world rally blue paint: It's bright without being obnoxious.
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