2001 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0 turbo petrol


The ultimate sports car


Nothing, absolutely nothing.

Great car, just like the previous model, but even more prestigious and more reliable.


General Comments:

Tremendous sports car, just like the last model, but with even better grip (try imagining that when you know that the last model had amazing grip!!!) on all tracks.

The engine responds better now through the great new 6-gear manual transmission gear box. This car zooms from 0-100 in 5.6 seconds (the previous model took 6.4 seconds!!!) and the interior is much much better - more reliable looking dashboard, a great sound system (the previous model had a sickening one!!!)

The biggest improvement of this new car is its steering system, it just feels so much better. The previous model had a great steering system, but this is the ultimate steering system I have ever experienced, you just feel everything on the road, it gives you so much more confidence.

The oval shaped lights are OK... but I do believe that the previous model was even prettier!!!

All in all... a great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2000

10th Feb 2001, 17:22

What are you talking about? Over here in Australia the Subaru is now a second slower, the 160 KW one. Subaru has ruined a great thing, they have turned a sports car into a soft car. Oh and pretty much everyone here thinks the new WRX looks crap.

12th Feb 2001, 16:41

Yeah, I agree with the dude's from Australia comment. I also live in Australia and down here all we've got is a 5 speed manual (not 6 speed although everyone probably wanted that), and it does look pretty crap. They gave it Corolla lights and it just lost it's touch. It used to be a car that was not for the light hearted, it had the whole rough thing going, now it's a bit of a sissy car. Not the performance (although that's gone down a bit too), but the looks.

2000 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0 turbo petrol


The best sports car of all... wonderful


Wrong?? ?Are you kidding??? This car is the greatest ON THE ROAD right now!!!

Wonderful equipment... although the stereo system is quite sickening!!! But the interior is quite remarkable... Great front seat comfort... Great dashboard... Although made from cheap plastic... But all in all... still great... engine and other details are extremely reliable... you can easily understand why this car won 3 championships... but I think that if there is something as a downside in this car... it has to be fuel consumption... a really hungry car!!!!

General Comments:

Wonderful... Amazing... Tremendous... This car is so powerful... it almost feels like a ROCKET... I have the 2.0 liter engine... it is wonderful... although there is obvious turbo lag till 3000-4000 RPM... but when the engine reaches 5000 RPM... the car turns into a BULLET!!!

Grip is absolutely TREMENDOUS!!! The car handles beautifully and the steering precision and accuracy are quite amazing... Gearbox is so smooth and cool... and on wet roads... this car is the BEST, PERIOD!!

I have a friend who owns a 1999 Golf GTi... he once challenged me to race him... What an IDIOT!!! When I was in 3rd gear... his poor car VANISHED from my side mirrors!!! He was stunned and had his mouth open for some time!!! I mean... this car is so good... so WONDERFUL... certainly the best bargain when it comes to HIGH QUALITY & PERFORMANCE with a LOW PRICE.... All in all... the best car I've ever had!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th August, 2000

4th Nov 2009, 13:38

Am a Subaru guy forever.