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I LOVE MY REX!!! by Tyler from Federal Way on 12/25/2006. Trim: 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Just bought my '04 a few months ago with 64k miles and it runs perfect still. Previously owned an 03 WRX when they first came out and had no problems, but had to sell due to college tuition :( This car has everything you could want: AWD for safety/winter, turbo for performance/fun, nice suspension/brakes, along with a 4 star (or 5, I can't remember) crash rating. The seats are great and hug your body while taking turns. I have the premium winter package which includes a sunroof (always nice), along with heated seats/mirrors. The subaru community and aftermarket support is great (drive by waves!). I have just started modding mine and its addicting. Overall an awesome and reliable car!!
Cons: I would say gas mileage, especially since I drive in the city most the time and only average about 18mpg. Many say Turbo Lag, and even more so on the 4eat (automatic) which is what I have. But really, when compared to other cars its not that bad, and after you get to about 2500-3000rpm then you just fly on bye. Another common complaint is the cupholders, but I don't really like to eat/drink in my car so thats not a big deal. I do usually have coffee in the morning on the way to work and use the holder next to the E-brake which works perfect.
Overall review: Overall I LOVE THIS CAR!!! It's affordable considering that its AWD, turbo, and is very reliable. I'm at 65k miles on my 2004 wrx with no problems at all. Still runs perfect. I have just begun to mod my car including an HKS catback and a cobb AP stage 1. I'm looking forward to many more years and miles before I move on to another car, which will probably be another Subaru...hopefully WRX!!!! **Like I said the subaru community is great, and usually when you see another WRX on the road they give you a wave. Not really that common among other car drivers.** I was reading on a wrx forum of how many people have well over 100k miles on their wrx's with no problems at all. One guy even had 212,000 miles with the original clutch/engine, and no major work except maintenance. Now thats reliability, especially after auto-x and taking it to the mountains.
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