Subaru redesigns its smallest car for 02, repositioning Impreza from an entry-level to a premium subcompact. Coupe models are dropped.... Read More
Subaru redesigns its smallest car for 02, repositioning Impreza from an entry-level to a premium subcompact. Coupe models are dropped. Sedans now come in 165-hp 2.5RS and 227-hp turbo WRX versions. Wagons mirror that with 2.5TS and WRX models, and add an SUV-flavored Outback with the 165-hp engine. All have new styling, 4-cyl engines with horizontally opposed cylinders, and manual or optional automatic transmissions. WRXs are patterned after Subarus World Rally competition cars. All Imprezas come with all-wheel drive, ABS, CD player, and power windows/locks. Sedans have wider front bodywork. WRXs include a sport suspension, an aluminum hood with functional scoop, and special interior trim and seats. Minimize
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Product Review Summary
67 Reviews from Epinions.com
Feb 16, 2005
Great value, fair price
Pros: Price, performance, AWD, trunk, legroom, headroom, durability
Cons: Outdated and underrated transmission, bargain interior, interior noise at speed.
Jan 7, 2003
"We need milk. Be back in ten, dear!"
Pros: Acceleration; composure; quiet, at any speed; AWD handling; civilised; every other WRX driver waves
Cons: Gas mileage; gets too much attention from local racer idiots
By: BrianCam in Cars & Motorsports at Epinions.com
Nov 10, 2001
2002 WRX Wagon - it hauls
Pros: Looks Cool, Fun to Drive, Cargo Space, Great Engine, Grip and more Grip
Cons: Fools in lowered Civics always want to race, Other choices for $25K
Oct 24, 2006
Best car out there for the money!!!!!!!!
Pros: Very hot body, fast, rated one of the best cars in the nation for safety.
Cons: It's not the smoothest car in the world but other than that it is flawless.
Dec 8, 2004
The little giant that could; what a package for less than $23K
Pros: Fast, great traction & handling, fast, distinctive, wonderful in snow and rain. True giant killer.
Cons: Fuel economy, smallish size, weak paint.
Apr 21, 2003
Awsome car to drive but not so much fun to look at!
Pros: Performance, value, comfortable for it's size, 4WD
Cons: not attractive car (grows on you, but not others), cheap interior,
Mar 22, 2007
Nothing fancy but great performance
Pros: Performance, safety, reliability
Cons: Interior lacking in features, fabric wears easier than other cars.
Sep 20, 2006
Amazing car, have to drive it to love it
Pros: Comfortable, Speed, Handling, the looks it gets, everything
Cons: Gas, friends say leg room in the back isn't great
Jan 10, 2002
WRX review : Thumbing its nose at BMW & Audi
Pros: BMW shaming performance. Cargo space. Subaru made.
Cons: Everyone tries to race . It's 'cute'. Can't fully enjoy within legal/safe limits.
Mar 6, 2003
WRX, Cheapest, most legal under-aged party around!
Pros: Speed, Agility, power/price ratio, fun, shifter, turbo, momo, stereo
Cons: The "Next Track" dial is a little weird.