It didn't hurt that the 2002 model was actually sold in the spring of 2001. We wouldn't call the lag offensive, but it's more pronounced than in a Volvo or Saab, the two turbo stalwarts in today's market. The line forms to the right, just behind me. I love the 'Scooby' for its incredible surge of power that'll pretty much clobber most naive challengers. Ultimately, we were told, Subaru wants to have a two-sided marketing approach, with practical, outdoorsy, near-luxury products on one side, and performance-oriented products on the other side. The only thing it doesn't do well is road trips, for some reason after 5 hours in this thing I start getting serious back pain.
Those That Drives Subaru, Never Change To Something Else. Subaru thought of everything with this car from metal pedals to the 6 disc changer. The positives far outweigh any negatives. The single Mitsubishi-supplied turbo adds 14. The car was always in high demand throughout its life if you followed it on , almost to absurd levels. Give it a listen on YouTube! I know, I've tried it. So be warned: Have all warranty repairs made by Subaru.
Finally, they used three catalytic converters for cleaner emissions: a pre-converter is just before the turbo, a front catalytic converter is mounted next to the manifold, and a rear cat is mounted midship. The pedals are sporty-looking aluminum alloy with rubber grips. I needed a car that had an automatic transmission and got better gas mileage. Has a lot of power for a 4 and can beat out most 6s. Cons; The horn sounds like a baby goat and the cup holders are for baby sippy cups.
There were various annoying little complaints. People don't really look at when a used car was made. The car is well built with tight seams and low road noise. Although Subaru originally entered rally racing more than ten years ago with a car based on the Legacy, it wasn't until the introduction of an Impreza-based car in 1993 that Subaru quickly fought its way to the head of the pack, bringing down Ford and other long-running top European rally forces with three Championship wins. Power is a blast though, hope you don't have points on your licence. The same driver earned 19. Major Complaint - Parts and Customer Service On top of all the repair issues I've had, Subaru has been terrible about providing parts.
The shifter and handbrake handle, lever-style between the seats, are covered in black leather. One of the cats is positioned between the exhaust collector and the turbo itself, which helps reduce the time before a cold cat warms up and becomes effective. It has great handling but it needs a 2. That's a lot of boost, and it takes some time to build. All-wheel drive eliminates any hint of torque steer under hard acceleration, a mode we constantly found ourselves in. It has taken me to and most importantly gotten me home from places most people think you need a truck to access.
No matter, the long list of positive comments kept getting longer. You could smell the gas when driving. But ultimately I ended up disliking the tires. Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. Interestingly, the problem was almost nonexistent when we gave the car back to.
But there also seems to be a camaraderie among fellow Subaru owners; I get a nod or a wave whenever I pass one. The rear bumper cap wraps all the way to the rear wheel openings and is contoured for a sporting effect. The all-wheel-drive handling is forgiving, the steering sharp and the front seats are supremely well bolstered. It is, through and through, a family-friendly rally car, and I love it. Up front, twin-piston sliding calipers grab 11. Primary Use: Commuting to work 2002 Bug Eye — Subaru's offer a great platform to work with.
Primary Use: Family transportation Fun Sporty Little Car — a fun all wheel drive car that has some getup and go. It is zippy and fun to drive, and the wrx is even better way better, as far as zip goes. We didn't get a chance to sample an automatic car, but the five-speed model we drove snicked through the gears with Hondalike crispness. Then in 2005 I had the wheel bearing repair done by my own favorite shop. Most manufacturers, even when building so-called race-replicas, tame down handling characteristics, swapping precise steering for the safety of understeer.
The all wheel drive is significantly better in performance than some other vehicles laying claim to all wheel drive. Value-oriented models are gone, replaced by high-performance models. Fit and finish is great for a car in this price range. Very enjoyable car to drive with plent. The trunklid has been carefully sculpted, a small lip added to the trailing edge. She's a pretty good car.