2002 Subaru Impreza Reviews from UK and Ireland - Page 2 of 2

2002 Subaru Impreza WRX STi 2.0 turbo

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired1500 miles
Most recent distance11000 miles
Previous carSubaru Impreza

Summary:

The best all round car available today

Faults:

One electrical fault caused by a dodgy (non-Subaru) upgrade.

General Comments:

The car was modified by Litchfield Imports prior to me owning it. It runs around 320 bhp, which is about 40 bhp over the standard car. The acceleration from low revs is much better than the standard car. The handling is flawless, but the modified Eibach suspension is a little hard for long journeys on bumpy roads. In wet conditions the car is extremely sure footed. Spirited cornering in the wet causes the differentials to work in a progressive manner, which is extremely reassuring. I think an unskilled driver could drive this car very fast and very safely, as it behaves so predictably.

The freflow Magnex exhaust produces a noise that is music to a car enthusiasts ears.

All this and room for the family, big enough boot for push chairs, golf clubs and the shopping.

Fuel consumption isn't this cars forte. However I have managed 30mpg on the Motorway fully laden with 4 adults and luggage.

This is undoubtedly the best drivers car I've ever owned, and it will be a sad day when I have to part with it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st April, 2003

20th Sep 2005, 21:33

My friend has the stock version which does 0-60 in 4.8 seconds. How about your souped up one?

4th Oct 2006, 15:13

Dear sti lover, yes I had one of that.. for 4 years and it was exactly what you said. It was my every day car, went for shopping, downtown, carrying a LOT of things... great space..great to drive in traffic, no traffic, mountains rain mud snow ice. Just to have a set of winter tires and I went everywhere. Before that I had Mitsubishi 6,Makinen edition, which was a beast, but the sti was easier to drive. And before that, the GT impreza which had the best noise-music.Never listen to music, only that while driving it.. And I'm only a woman driver. Keep the spirit!

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 7 reviews