Subaru Impreza WRX STi Prodrive 2004 - see why it's the best Scooby ever!

23 აგვ 2020-ში
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When it comes to road-worthy rally cars, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better alternative than the Subaru Impreza WRX STi!
It may have first been released way back in 2004, but let’s be honest, given the latest Subarus have been pretty boring, you need to travel this far back to find one that’s worth reviewing!
But does it still stand the test of time? Mat drove one of these when it was first released, but will he still be as impressed as he was 16 years ago? Stick with him for his latest review to find out!
00:00 Intro
00:29 History
02:07 Engine
03:07 0 - 60mph
03:56 Brakes
05:01 Drivetrain
06:10 Driving
07:58 Exterior Design
09:38 Interior Design
10:42 Back Seats
11:57 Boot
12:29 Price
13:15 Five Annoying Features
15:15 Five Cool Features
16:44 Daily Driving
18:50 Verdict
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  • It may be 16 years old, but does this Impreza WRX STi still stand the test of time?! Let us know what you think below!

    carwowcarwow3 თვის წინ
    • I wanted this car when it came out but I wasn’t making much money

      Casper GomezCasper Gomezდღის წინ
    • Agreed have the 04 Forester Sti. Old school fun!

      Mark GuestMark Guestთვის წინ
    • Subaro imbreza type ra is the best handling sedan in the world

      xr7 carsxr7 carsთვის წინ
    • Go test the 2018 sti s208

      xr7 carsxr7 carsთვის წინ
    • No super car can play with it because you can't know how match horses she have

      xr7 carsxr7 carsთვის წინ
  • Dont come off the throttle round bends!

    Nigel trumpNigel trump8 საათის წინ
  • JDM ❤️

    Demir METEDemir METEდღის წინ
  • My buddy has a 2017 WRX and its so fun to be a passenger in it. Its so fast. The one thing I could not do stock in a WRX is the speakers. They are absolutely terrible. Not even kidding you could just use your phone on full volume and get better sound quality then the speakers in a WRX.

    mONEymONEyდღის წინ
  • The first two strides

    darrell Biddingdarrell Bidding2 დღის წინ
  • 14:23 LMAO

    Karl TannerKarl Tanner2 დღის წინ
  • I bet you get loads of sti's in one of them

    BigManDexterBigManDexter3 დღის წინ
  • finally real samurai is here

    abyssal_whaleabyssal_whale3 დღის წინ
  • yeah, i’ve got an sti, had it a few years. regret getting it cos it’s costed me a lot, and now i can’t get rid of it!

    L2L23 დღის წინ
  • Maybe a review on the Vauxhall Astra G OPC/Bertone

    Eduwin BirdEduwin Bird4 დღის წინ
  • Yes keep bigging up the "Newage" Subaru's the value of my one's are just climbing and climbing 🤣

    S LS L4 დღის წინ
  • Had one only burn oil and shitty boxer engine

    Pro ProPro Pro5 დღის წინ
  • Sam is a girl ??? And yes, please review more old cars, EVO X, MR2, RX7 etc

    XMG3XMG37 დღის წინ
  • I think the pink STI logo means something to Subaru. They did have some pink logos in their rally cars for a time.

    Suriya PrakashSuriya Prakash8 დღის წინ
  • JDM standard STI have 280HP. S203 320HP. 2.0 WRX have 250HP =D

    とうみんとうみん9 დღის წინ
  • The beginning got me hahah, nice video! :D

    Lokii_FlokiiLokii_Flokii10 დღის წინ
  • I was looking over my friends WRX and noticed there is valve in the hydraulic clutch line which limits how quickly the clutch can be released. If you side step the clutch it won’t slam closed, Subaru must have known the drivetrain needed protection. I’m not saying it’s a good idea though.

    Steve AllenSteve Allen12 დღის წინ
  • I’ve always loved this specific car.

    Brendan JamesBrendan James14 დღის წინ
  • Lol, gay porsche or a Subaru Impreza, I know what I would pick

    Finger Uke (Stephanie)Finger Uke (Stephanie)15 დღის წინ
  • Bug eye was definitely the best looking one

    Finger Uke (Stephanie)Finger Uke (Stephanie)15 დღის წინ
  • yes do more millennial cars

    ANT06pANT06p15 დღის წინ
  • Matthew plzzzz review the Subaru Forester STI

    John SmithJohn Smith16 დღის წინ
  • Matt it’s an old car take it easy man don’t need to make fun of it

    Sai AnkitSai Ankit16 დღის წინ
  • Am I hearing that wrong because subaru still produces wrx sti to this day. 1:45

    Cole WeiCole Wei17 დღის წინ
  • We would love to see the evo 9 review

    kadpagan4kadpagan418 დღის წინ
  • BMW E34 M5 would be interesting

    Mr. VeinzMr. Veinz18 დღის წინ
  • With this kind reaction to a 16 year car there are still people asking why I want one

    Rodrigo OliveiraRodrigo Oliveira19 დღის წინ
  • Review a SAAB 9-5 ;-)

    zosozoso2zosozoso219 დღის წინ
  • How can I get one of those Especially 2007 model hawkeye

    Eroku DanielEroku Daniel21 დღის წინ
  • Are they loud, as people don’t like very loud cars? Otherwise I want one

    Wolf Master2103Wolf Master210322 დღის წინ
  • They did a limited run of 300 x Soec D ones in 2006. They're the ones to get. Imagine a car more exclusive than an RS500...?!

    Lee McnamaraLee Mcnamara22 დღის წინ
  • Buuuuuuut it's worthless it's wrong hand drive. Not working for me sry

    Theo Hahne RegildTheo Hahne Regild24 დღის წინ
  • Please review a evo

    Aidan BurkeAidan Burke24 დღის წინ
  • In terms of older cars, how about the Mazda RX8 231?

    Combover1979Combover197924 დღის წინ
  • when you are going to make evo video 🤨

    Amar Saigal MAmar Saigal M25 დღის წინ
  • Cold you do zafira gsi plz

    Camy Gamer2010Camy Gamer201025 დღის წინ
  • 6:02 sounds like you dropped the f bomb lol

    Jamil AliJamil Ali25 დღის წინ
  • Sam and Mat Best Friends...😘😘🤩🤩

    Alwin joyAlwin joy26 დღის წინ
  • Where is the T in Impreza ??? it sounds like your saying Impretza x)

    Willem AchternaamWillem Achternaam27 დღის წინ
  • This guy has the same speaking inflection as Uncle Roger.

    fkylwfkylwთვის წინ
  • Who tf calls subarus “scoobys” wtf

    totalynotfunny guytotalynotfunny guyთვის წინ
  • Mat I want you to review a honda city 2012 please

    Ghevorg ShacareanGhevorg Shacareanთვის წინ
  • I daily drive a 2004 stage two protune STi Nothing like it out there

    sonor prolitesonor proliteთვის წინ
  • Best STI design period!

    Jace’s Own WorldJace’s Own Worldთვის წინ
  • Awesome car. I sure understand, why people would still buy it. However, to say, that Colin McRae were the best rally driver ever, might be stretching it. He sure were very good and in a class on his own in his time and even outside UK all rally fans were in shock, when he crashed and died. Also because he was known as a genuine gentleman. But, if you ask any rally enthusiast, who the best rally driver were ever, you most likely will receive a long list of names of great Finish drivers and also a sure mention of Carlos Sainz. Colin McRae were not even the only great Subaru driver, Peter Solberg from Norway for instance were the top driver on the WRC circuit for even longer time than Colin McRae and also won the 2003 championship. However, one man stands out to me, though he is maybe so contemporary still, that he has not moved into the list of rally legends and that just has to be Sebastien Loeb. He actually dominated the sport for more than a decade, winning 9 straight championships from 2004 to 2012. Essentially, all those years everyone else in the WRC drove for the second place in the championship, just like everyone else in the hay days of Michael Schumacher drove for second place in F1; that dominant Sebastien Loeb were! In my book he just have to be the best rally driver ever and on top he have had success in other motorsports as well. By the way, I'm a Dane, so I have no stake in this that way; I can't remember a single great Danish rally driver even.

    Konstantin RidayaKonstantin Ridayaთვის წინ
  • why does he look like mario mandzukic

    sanjeev gangaramsanjeev gangaramთვის წინ
  • I’d have one on my drive if it wasn’t for the ridiculous car crime in Birmingham ,

    tHe ReAL DEaltHe ReAL DEalთვის წინ
  • i’ve got a wrx wagon and my favorite thing by far is the simplicity of the interior and the rawness of the driving experience

    Nick TNick Tთვის წინ
  • Bay it

    xr7 carsxr7 carsთვის წინ
  • Don't forget that you can 360 angle easy

    xr7 carsxr7 carsთვის წინ
  • Matt you need to review some 80's hot hatches - R5 GTT, 205 GTI, XR2 etc etc. Would be hilarious checking out the build quality in some of them! Head to head against the latest crop of hot hatches would be pretty interesting as well, not as quick, but perhaps more fun? MAKE IT HAPPEN!!

    ektek69ektek69თვის წინ
  • Why don't u test Subaru Levorg and Subaru WRX STI 2020?

    Andreas AAndreas Aთვის წინ
    • It’s junk

      Mark BundyMark Bundyთვის წინ
  • Never say rubbish to Japan engineers

    Syah RixkySyah Rixkyთვის წინ
  • Please review S209

    Syah RixkySyah Rixkyთვის წინ
  • its more expensive then an amg and some can more then an r35

    Im FatIm Fatთვის წინ
  • my smart roadster has pillar less doors and the list price of that was £13,000 😂😂

    William DawberWilliam Dawberთვის წინ
  • This was a fantastic era to be 12-13 and be into rallying.

    Aiden CameronAiden Cameronთვის წინ
  • I have this car in red colour too I love the quality and design of the interior, I dont know what is the matter with matt, he hates every car I love

    EvoSamahirEvoSamahirთვის წინ
  • i think it's still bit worse than the wrx sti japanese spec, making about 300hp and 420nm or so, and revving up too 8000rpm. If you want a sti even better, you can get a type ra or even a s204

    Rick LimaRick Limaთვის წინ
  • Have a listen to Chris Harris' Collecting Cars Podcast episode with Richard Tuthill...all the Prodrive machines were done in a shed by Richard Tuthill, just a badge, seat & wheels!

    Martin KnowlesMartin Knowlesთვის წინ
  • you wont destory an sti 6 speed, those things will handle 700 hp

    MrWickMrWickთვის წინ
  • Matt, please don’t call this car old... it hurts me ☹️

    Aidan KreltszheimAidan Kreltszheimთვის წინ
  • Matt please make more jdm car review vedios please I love it

    Mayuresh PatilMayuresh Patilთვის წინ
  • Do a Lexus 2011 ISF test Matt.

    Russelle WannellRusselle Wannellთვის წინ
  • These ads are becoming a real pain

    Mr DaveMr Daveთვის წინ
  • The battle between Subi Vs Evo is like in mortal combat terms scorpion Vs sub-zero

    imi hussainimi hussain2 თვის წინ
  • 19:04-19:21

    AwesomeCarGuyAwesomeCarGuy2 თვის წინ
  • 0:06-0:23

    AwesomeCarGuyAwesomeCarGuy2 თვის წინ
  • Hey Mat. Please review and old Mazda also

    Alin FrunzaAlin Frunza2 თვის წინ
  • framless window!

    김병석김병석2 თვის წინ
  • so cool

    김병석김병석2 თვის წინ
  • I would love to put this car on a test track against the cars of today, handling awesome..i know it can chase a ferrari on the corners...😂😂😂

    Shahzad MahmoodShahzad Mahmood2 თვის წინ
  • Honestly, probably my dream car.

    Jeremy Laurence Amadé Hill EdwardsJeremy Laurence Amadé Hill Edwards2 თვის წინ
  • Mitsubishi EVO ????

    John ThodosJohn Thodos2 თვის წინ
    • No

      Mark BundyMark Bundyთვის წინ
  • Run Mat, run!

    nikee rulznikee rulz2 თვის წინ
  • These are becoming more expensive everyday in NZ to the point where its almost cheaper to buy a current model.

    wax333wax3332 თვის წინ
  • So Sam is a girl, nice

    Ngũgĩ NgũgĩNgũgĩ Ngũgĩ2 თვის წინ
  • Need a review of one of the classic Imprezas! :)

    C RC R2 თვის წინ
  • Can't beat older cars. (pre 2006) Pure raw driving. No fancy driving "aids". Subarus are amazing once you look after them. The drive makes up for the plastics. I've a 1996 1.6 and it's the basic model but still so much fun! And loud. Watch the heavy boot lid though. Not fun when it falls and tries to chop your head off when you're rooting in the boot.

    C RC R2 თვის წინ
  • That car is kicking

    Keshawn RickettsKeshawn Ricketts2 თვის წინ
  • I want one so bad!!!!!! I have an '18 and I want an 04-06 model for a project car.

    MrBeansMrBeans2 თვის წინ
  • Please do a video on Legacy sti.

    Nishanth UppalapatiNishanth Uppalapati2 თვის წინ
  • hehe watching this with a lifted offroad wrx wagon with gutted rear sure is uh interesting

    Bill ManagerBunsonBill ManagerBunson2 თვის წინ
  • now we need an evo video!!

    Lowie VanderheerenLowie Vanderheeren2 თვის წინ
  • Great review and to the point. Australia got the same version as in the UK and im lucky to own one in WR Blue with the last of the EJ207.

    Bobby MircevskiBobby Mircevski2 თვის წინ
  • Drag jdm cars plzzz

    Zak MallZak Mall2 თვის წინ
  • Say what you want, the Subaru Impreza will always be my dream car

    SteekySteeky2 თვის წინ
  • Boot opening having a key in those days were normal also having a latch inside was better...

    Shariq MirzaaShariq Mirzaa2 თვის წინ
  • Haha sam

    Meera UpadhyayMeera Upadhyay2 თვის წინ
  • I would buy this car

    HunterHunter2 თვის წინ
  • The blue Subaru Impreza WRC(2003-2004) with the golden wheels and the yellow-green stars is just legendary

    Dimpet Ferrari1925Dimpet Ferrari19252 თვის წინ
  • I would buy that

    HunterHunter2 თვის წინ
  • Can you make a tutorial on how to lunch a manual car please??

    Ori AsarafOri Asaraf2 თვის წინ
  • You should have crashed this as previously Sam dented your RS4 when he borrowed it from you

    Uday Gian SharmaUday Gian Sharma2 თვის წინ
  • You should review a Toyota Landcruiser 80 series.

    HamSiHamSi2 თვის წინ
  • we should get rally race

    Xriiston XriistoffXriiston Xriistoff2 თვის წინ
  • Love the frameless windows.......

    Xriiston XriistoffXriiston Xriistoff2 თვის წინ
  • maybe a lancer evo video?

    Unlimited ClipsUnlimited Clips2 თვის წინ
  • Each variation model over the decades also was available in an RA model. No fancy stuff roll up windows, roof scoop much lighter than the sti models. Earlier models had no airbags. Better limited slip differentials. Basically an entry level model for rallying. Just stick a roll cage in it. WRX STI RA.

    stopspinstopspin2 თვის წინ
  • Matt, why do Poms call them ImpreTza? There isn’t a T in the name :/

    James TaylorJames Taylor2 თვის წინ