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

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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!
Chapters
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
Thanks to these guys for the use of their content in our video:
Mr.Chopper
AdamC3046 - ar-too.com
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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 أشهر قبل
    • Agreed have the 04 Forester Sti. Old school fun!

      Mark GuestMark Guest27 أيام قبل
    • Subaro imbreza type ra is the best handling sedan in the world

      xr7 carsxr7 carsأشهر قبل
    • Go test the 2018 sti s208

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

      xr7 carsxr7 carsأشهر قبل
    • Its icon that's no car can be like it because its offroading reliability is good this car can live along

      xr7 carsxr7 carsأشهر قبل
  • I bet you get loads of sti's in one of them

    BigManDexterBigManDexter12 ساعات قبل
  • finally real samurai is here

    abyssal_whaleabyssal_whale12 ساعات قبل
  • 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!

    L2L213 ساعات قبل
  • Maybe a review on the Vauxhall Astra G OPC/Bertone

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

    S LS L2 أيام قبل
  • Had one only burn oil and shitty boxer engine

    Pro ProPro Pro2 أيام قبل
  • Sam is a girl ??? And yes, please review more old cars, EVO X, MR2, RX7 etc

    XMG3XMG34 أيام قبل
  • 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 Prakash5 أيام قبل
  • JDM standard STI have 280HP. S203 320HP. 2.0 WRX have 250HP =D

    とうみんとうみん6 أيام قبل
  • The beginning got me hahah, nice video! :D

    Lokii_FlokiiLokii_Flokii7 أيام قبل
  • 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 Allen10 أيام قبل
  • I’ve always loved this specific car.

    Brendan JamesBrendan James12 أيام قبل
  • Lol, gay porsche or a Subaru Impreza, I know what I would pick

    Finger Uke (Stephanie)Finger Uke (Stephanie)12 أيام قبل
  • Bug eye was definitely the best looking one

    Finger Uke (Stephanie)Finger Uke (Stephanie)12 أيام قبل
  • yes do more millennial cars

    ANT06pANT06p13 أيام قبل
  • Matthew plzzzz review the Subaru Forester STI

    John SmithJohn Smith13 أيام قبل
  • Matt it’s an old car take it easy man don’t need to make fun of it

    Sai AnkitSai Ankit13 أيام قبل
  • Am I hearing that wrong because subaru still produces wrx sti to this day. 1:45

    Cole WeiCole Wei14 أيام قبل
  • We would love to see the evo 9 review

    kadpagan4kadpagan415 أيام قبل
  • BMW E34 M5 would be interesting

    Mr. VeinzMr. Veinz16 أيام قبل
  • With this kind reaction to a 16 year car there are still people asking why I want one

    Rodrigo OliveiraRodrigo Oliveira16 أيام قبل
  • Review a SAAB 9-5 ;-)

    zosozoso2zosozoso216 أيام قبل
  • How can I get one of those Especially 2007 model hawkeye

    Eroku DanielEroku Daniel18 أيام قبل
  • Are they loud, as people don’t like very loud cars? Otherwise I want one

    Wolf Master2103Wolf Master210319 أيام قبل
  • 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 Mcnamara19 أيام قبل
  • Buuuuuuut it's worthless it's wrong hand drive. Not working for me sry

    Theo Hahne RegildTheo Hahne Regild21 أيام قبل
  • Please review a evo

    Aidan BurkeAidan Burke21 أيام قبل
  • In terms of older cars, how about the Mazda RX8 231?

    Combover1979Combover197922 أيام قبل
  • when you are going to make evo video 🤨

    Amar Saigal MAmar Saigal M22 أيام قبل
  • Cold you do zafira gsi plz

    Camy Gamer2010Camy Gamer201022 أيام قبل
  • 6:02 sounds like you dropped the f bomb lol

    Jamil AliJamil Ali23 أيام قبل
  • Sam and Mat Best Friends...😘😘🤩🤩

    Alwin joyAlwin joy23 أيام قبل
  • Where is the T in Impreza ??? it sounds like your saying Impretza x)

    Willem AchternaamWillem Achternaam24 أيام قبل
  • This guy has the same speaking inflection as Uncle Roger.

    fkylwfkylw27 أيام قبل
  • Who tf calls subarus “scoobys” wtf

    totalynotfunny guytotalynotfunny guy28 أيام قبل
  • Mat I want you to review a honda city 2012 please

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

    sonor prolitesonor proliteأشهر قبل
  • Best STI design period!

    Jace’s Own WorldJace’s Own Worldأشهر قبل
  • 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 Ridayaأشهر قبل
  • why does he look like mario mandzukic

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

    tHe ReAL DEaltHe ReAL DEalأشهر قبل
  • 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 Tأشهر قبل
  • Bay it

    xr7 carsxr7 carsأشهر قبل
  • Don't forget that you can 360 angle easy

    xr7 carsxr7 carsأشهر قبل
  • 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!!

    ektek69ektek69أشهر قبل
  • Why don't u test Subaru Levorg and Subaru WRX STI 2020?

    Andreas AAndreas Aأشهر قبل
    • It’s junk

      Mark BundyMark Bundyأشهر قبل
  • Never say rubbish to Japan engineers

    Syah RixkySyah Rixkyأشهر قبل
  • Please review S209

    Syah RixkySyah Rixkyأشهر قبل
  • its more expensive then an amg and some can more then an r35

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

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

    Aiden CameronAiden Cameronأشهر قبل
  • 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

    DemonicSamahirDemonicSamahirأشهر قبل
  • 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 Limaأشهر قبل
  • 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 Knowlesأشهر قبل
  • you wont destory an sti 6 speed, those things will handle 700 hp

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

    Aidan KreltszheimAidan Kreltszheimأشهر قبل
  • Matt please make more jdm car review vedios please I love it

    Mayuresh PatilMayuresh Patilأشهر قبل
  • Do a Lexus 2011 ISF test Matt.

    Russelle WannellRusselle Wannellأشهر قبل
  • These ads are becoming a real pain

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

    imi hussainimi hussainأشهر قبل
  • 19:04-19:21

    AwesomeCarGuyAwesomeCarGuyأشهر قبل
  • 0:06-0:23

    AwesomeCarGuyAwesomeCarGuyأشهر قبل
  • Hey Mat. Please review and old Mazda also

    Alin FrunzaAlin Frunzaأشهر قبل
  • framless window!

    김병석김병석أشهر قبل
  • so cool

    김병석김병석أشهر قبل
  • 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 Mahmoodأشهر قبل
  • Honestly, probably my dream car.

    Jeremy Laurence Amadé Hill EdwardsJeremy Laurence Amadé Hill Edwardsأشهر قبل
  • Mitsubishi EVO ????

    John ThodosJohn Thodosأشهر قبل
    • No

      Mark BundyMark Bundyأشهر قبل
  • Run Mat, run!

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

    wax333wax333أشهر قبل
  • So Sam is a girl, nice

    Ngũgĩ NgũgĩNgũgĩ Ngũgĩ2 أشهر قبل
  • Need a review of one of the classic Imprezas! :)

    C RC R2 أشهر قبل
  • 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 أشهر قبل
  • That car is kicking

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

    MrBeansMrBeans2 أشهر قبل
  • Please do a video on Legacy sti.

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

    Bill ManagerBunsonBill ManagerBunson2 أشهر قبل
  • now we need an evo video!!

    Lowie VanderheerenLowie Vanderheeren2 أشهر قبل
  • 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 أشهر قبل
  • Drag jdm cars plzzz

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

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

    Shariq MirzaaShariq Mirzaa2 أشهر قبل
  • Haha sam

    Meera UpadhyayMeera Upadhyay2 أشهر قبل
  • I would buy this car

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

    Dimpet Ferrari1925Dimpet Ferrari19252 أشهر قبل
  • I would buy that

    HunterHunter2 أشهر قبل
  • Can you make a tutorial on how to lunch a manual car please??

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

    Uday Gian SharmaUday Gian Sharma2 أشهر قبل
  • You should review a Toyota Landcruiser 80 series.

    HamSiHamSi2 أشهر قبل
  • we should get rally race

    Xriiston XriistoffXriiston Xriistoff2 أشهر قبل
  • Love the frameless windows.......

    Xriiston XriistoffXriiston Xriistoff2 أشهر قبل
  • maybe a lancer evo video?

    Unlimited ClipsUnlimited Clips2 أشهر قبل
  • 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 أشهر قبل
  • Matt, why do Poms call them ImpreTza? There isn’t a T in the name :/

    James TaylorJames Taylor2 أشهر قبل
  • do a new WRX plezzzz

    Scoot FilmsScoot Films2 أشهر قبل
  • Love to see you review a fiat coupe 20v turbo.

    Paul TaylorPaul Taylor2 أشهر قبل
  • A minute in and this is the funniest car review I’ve ever seen🤣🤣🤣

    TurboTVTurboTV2 أشهر قبل
  • A scoobaru wrx sti

    Just some dude who can't play gamesJust some dude who can't play games2 أشهر قبل
  • In my country that car new was 50 000 eur

    desperado73397desperado733972 أشهر قبل