Here's Why the 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Is an Icon

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The 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi was a special car -- and today I'm going to show you why. I'm going to review the original WRX STi, then I'm going to drive it and show you what it's like behind the wheel of the Impreza WRX STi.
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  • 16-year-old Doug was very, very excited to make this video.

    Doug DeMuroDoug DeMuro10 hónapja
    • I’m 15 and I really liked this! This was like his Tesla or something!

    • “Haha it’s just fun!”

    • I’m 16 years old

      Jonathan LositoJonathan Losito3 hónapja
    • Noticed you didn’t have a pic next to a 300ZX?? :P

      Andrew MAndrew M4 hónapja
    • Doug DeMuro you do know that in Japan, our large size is still smaller then a US small drink... so this is why the cup holders work. We don’t drink 60oz coke from fast food

      RenMan in JapanRenMan in Japan4 hónapja
  • hand it over

    Andrea GuerraAndrea GuerraÓrája
  • rock formation has nothing to do with the car lolololol

    Elisha'sFitTubeElisha'sFitTube3 napja
  • you're an iditot

    Brennen GallagherBrennen Gallagher6 napja
  • 2010 wrx sti hatchback was the sexiest

    Brennen GallagherBrennen Gallagher6 napja
  • so true " the latest sti's have got lost in the shuffle" aka they look like shit

    Brennen GallagherBrennen Gallagher6 napja
  • who uses a six cd changer

    Brennen GallagherBrennen Gallagher6 napja
  • *Shit* *Towed* *In*

    Talkin' Cars With Tim™Talkin' Cars With Tim™7 napja
  • The blue inside is cool

    david delgadodavid delgado8 napja
  • The photo from the manual I believe is a nod to their original marketing commercials in the outback raving about the all-wheel drive.

    Brian EdwardsBrian Edwards9 napja
  • Proud owner of a WRX STI USDM 2.5 "Platinum Silver" and damn my License plate is actually "My Dream" it's all you could ever want from a car and more. Just waking up looking out seeing it every morning makes life worth living.

    T B.T B.14 napja
  • Nice turbos. (IK Those aren't turbos)

    X RamerX Ramer15 napja
  • Surprised you didn't like the Famous STI Wing, Its beautiful 😭

    iiPro 2.0iiPro 2.015 napja
  • Veeeery well explained,the passion is pulpable..these Japanese are just r is obviously faster but the Japanese cars will always be happy to be in kenya I can get Japanese market Subaru S4 for less than 20000 dollars

    bala henobala heno18 napja
  • to be honest cheap plastic is what im looking for

    your daily krunkbotyour daily krunkbot18 napja
  • you pretty much summed up why i got a 2002 wrx vs a 2004 wrx/sti (U.S.A)

    Conor HoadeConor Hoade18 napja
  • There is Fog Lights, behind the covers in the front.

    Theo Hahne RegildTheo Hahne Regild20 napja
  • Doug : *complains about there not being a center armrest in the backseat of a performance car*

    Liam540Liam54022 napja
  • I would pay 30k for that car right now. Not even kidding.

    EE22 napja
  • Best car ever made.

    WolvieGamingWolvieGaming23 napja
  • Does this car not have an aux port or Bluetooth

    Dan ZackDan Zack23 napja
  • Can I get an aftermarket radio with Apple CarPlay that fits

    Dan ZackDan Zack23 napja
  • 5:30 I was expecting Doug making a joke on how it's "fully functional and capable of holding Espresso cups"

    Guillermo MaguinaGuillermo Maguina24 napja
  • Well the fake metal in the steering wheel was a good choice. Subaru knew that people were going to tune these and race them. I wouldn’t want to crash and hit my face on a hard metal wheel.

    SomeOddballSomeOddball24 napja
  • This guys is reviewing a beautiful 2004 Impreza WRX STI and he is focusing on badges, cup holders, and back seat leg room 🤦🏻‍♂️.

    Omar PerezOmar Perez25 napja
  • Your voice sounds cheap

    GOSHA ツGOSHA ツ25 napja
  • Loved my 04 wrx but the turbo lag was horrendous compared to every turbo car i have owned since then.. heck even my 87 turbo II spooled quicker with a vastly larger turbo

    KrGsMrNKusinagi0KrGsMrNKusinagi026 napja
  • If I was in my early to late 20’s when this came out I would’ve bought it in a heartbeat. It’s everything I’ve ever looked for in a car. I’m 18 now but I’m gonna try as hard as I can to find a close to stock one in the future if I have the money. They’ll probably be so expensive by then... I’ve been trying to mod my regular Mazda 3 2.0 to be like a Mazdaspeed 3, only to realize that the WRX STi is everything the Mazdaspeed is and way more. The simple blue interior, relative practicality of a 4 door, manual, turbo sound, wheels, spoiler, body style... Everything is perfect

    CallumCallum26 napja
  • I need one.

    bigbeetlepimp 69bigbeetlepimp 6927 napja
  • Really enjoy your reviews..very entartaining with a lot of details....keep up the good work... These cars are made pretty cheap true, but there are ppl that like cars that drive them, and guys that love driving cars, and i got to say these cars are definetely a joy to drive....cheers

    PrzemMFilmsPrzemMFilms27 napja
  • I bought my PSM STi brand new in 2004. Never had problems except for the stupid struts that kept going out due to a design defect. Never modified it (except for Tokiko D Specs) or crashed it. Not my daily driver. Thought about getting rid of it but this video changed my mind.

    D MenD Men28 napja
  • This car is so special to me because I’m born the same year as it (2004). It my dream car and I’m finally old enough to drive. Lamb is and Ferraris are cool but I want one of these

    Gallagher TalksGallagher Talks29 napja
  • I like the hawkeye model more than the blob

  • Wasn’t this the kind of car the Road Rules Xtreme winners won as a prize?

    Andrew StanleyAndrew StanleyHónapja
  • bruh ime 13 and ime planing in this beung my first car

    Joseph SorensenJoseph SorensenHónapja
  • pig nose was the best

    Raymond HachmishviliRaymond HachmishviliHónapja
  • This car became popular because of British rally driver Colin McRae.

  • Hi

  • Just got my 2005 STI. 95k miles, only KW Variant 1 Coilovers, a cobb turbo cover on it and a brake master cylinder mount to stiffen up the brake feel. My god so much fun. Smiles per gallon the whole time you drive it.

  • "You can toss it around" … hey, that's not your car.

  • 7:05 - 2015+ WRX SPOTTED!!!

    Noah FalckNoah FalckHónapja
  • Im already looking foward towards this car im only 13

    Boi If you dontBoi If you dontHónapja
  • >.> idk just watching this video pissed me off had to stop watching half way through

  • When he talks about the blue interior the word “blue” starts to sound weird

  • Bugeye is my favorite tho

    Ethan RadderEthan RadderHónapja
  • Diégo

  • The reason the wheel is plastic is because it has an airbag in it 😂 Airbag + Metal wheel = A real weapon of mass destruction.

    Sam KellySam KellyHónapja
  • I was born in 2004 and i got 2 car toys 2004 subaru.I wanted it so bad now i am 16 and i want to buy a car when i grow up but price won't drop. I stil have one 2004 subaru toy car 🥰

    F1 ExistiuF1 ExistiuHónapja
  • I love subaru

    Agnieszka GluchowskaAgnieszka GluchowskaHónapja
  • god that interior is horrendous. such an amazing car.

    Three FiveThree FiveHónapja
  • I love the hawkeye front end

    David OrndorfDavid OrndorfHónapja
  • Doug's laughter at 22:34 is a joy to see, and such a cool, visceral reminder of what a cool car it was, and how cars that were really, really FUN to drive are such a wonderful, rare thing, and there are seemingly so few of them, that are still affordable, nowadays. There are a few, but it's too bad there aren't more...

    Jack MaddoxJack MaddoxHónapja

    Daaa DuhDaaa DuhHónapja
  • this is my dream car

    Hayden MottHayden MottHónapja
  • 21:00 you don’t need luxury when you make that face

  • 9:50 Its because subaru really rocks

  • I love the styling

    Dutch Van Der LindeDutch Van Der LindeHónapja
  • about to get an 04 wrx wagon, near stock. i’m so excited

  • Interesting. For all the years I've driven in EU basically every car had the option of angling headlights

  • Doug, I love the review, love your other stuff. That car needs snow and good winter tires. your handling, fun factor and acceleration score would have been a 7. I love my 05OTB, ita a practical car in the summer but a bit thirsty. but when winter comes, every morning is a rally run. I cant wait for the first snow storm of the year!

  • You are crazy as hell to say the sabb wore the front end the best hahaha what a troll on some of these topics

    Chase Angell_STiChase Angell_STiHónapja
  • 😆 I like your review. Those cheap interior somehow looks fresh today. It looks space ship 🚀

    You know me...You know me...Hónapja
  • Who needs cup holder??? You cant drink coffe and drive with this car!

    Luka B.Luka B.Hónapja
  • One reason I will never tune or Heavily modify my car. So that Doug demuro can review it

  • It's not. He thinks it is because the USA didn't get the GC8. A Version 5 or 6 is a far more iconic car than that.

    Neil RitchieNeil RitchieHónapja
  • I love Doug's enthusiasm in this video. I did some street racing back when this car was new and the STi was one of the most feared cars on the street.

  • america: cup holders are to small rest of the world: just fine mate

    Matthias WolfsMatthias WolfsHónapja
  • Why would you buy an STI without a wing? I just wish my wing was taller

    Michael MillerMichael MillerHónapja
  • doug is the type of guy wears a facemask to bed

  • Even the most stock STI has hella horns.

    Chef BoyardeeChef BoyardeeHónapja
  • Please do a video of a Subaru Impreza wrx wagon

    cars and games123cars and games1232 hónapja
  • I disagree om 17:01, Everyone who have seen baby driver will relate.

    MáttisMáttis2 hónapja
  • Cost cutting Cheap interior? Get off your high horse you loser. You are disrespectful of the owner @doug demuro

    TjayEvo10TjayEvo102 hónapja
  • "The Mercedes S-Class from this era is worth nein"

    CrashStudiosCrashStudios2 hónapja
  • Im giving you a thumbs down just for the sake of how lovely this car is, and how low you rated it. Nevertheless, it was such a great review though.

    Alberto R. DiazAlberto R. Diaz2 hónapja
  • I have that car :) well not the exact one but the 05 sti model

    SAVAGE BOiiSAVAGE BOii2 hónapja
  • Shit I miss my subarus lol

    tallpuddingtallpudding2 hónapja
  • I love my hawkeye sti, don’t hate on that front end bro😂

    substisubsti2 hónapja
  • Wow.. just wow handling score is so low. It’s a rally car.

    LackOfABetterWordLackOfABetterWord2 hónapja
  • This one is mint

    Taj TTaj T2 hónapja
  • Had a bugeye Wrx and that thing was my baby. My brother had 2006 STi. Snow drifting was awesome here in the north east. It is a bummer they never increased power and torque

    JaredJared2 hónapja
  • Edit: 1996 mustang GT has the crappiest cup holder lol.

    Michael DavisMichael Davis2 hónapja
  • I remember this car from Fast and Furious, Gran Turismo and Rally. My dad loved the Impreza and had loads of models, McRae and Solberg drove these into the history books.

    KingEdwardsKingEdwards2 hónapja
  • Bug > Blob > Hawk respectively. :)

    SyDikoSyDiko2 hónapja
  • i'm watching this during online class

    Adrian TedjaAdrian Tedja2 hónapja
  • Subaru wrxs and stis were only good until the 2015s came out the 2015+ wrxs and stis are just like too controlled almost the older ones are just for raw and that’s what makes them great

    Joey MurawskiJoey Murawski2 hónapja
  • Hey I enjoy your reviews Doug. But a couple nit-picks here (I own a '04 WRX wagon) - the key fob did have Subaru on it. But with years of use, it's worn away. - the center console cup holder is small, but, fits a standard soda can perfectly - Does any car have a large metal plate in it's center? Would be a big hazzard in an airbag deployment wouldn't it? Agree though, they shouldn't have even tried.

    David HutsonDavid Hutson2 hónapja
  • The headlight adjuster is not for fog. It's to adjust your headlights down in you're carrying alot of weight / passengers in the back. Otherwise the headlights will be too high and dazzle other drivers.

    Conor MoranConor Moran2 hónapja
  • Had a 05 STI (blue with silver wheels) it was a blast to drive and the Asian girls love it (picked up plenty of them).

    Michael HMichael H2 hónapja
  • Looking at the interior, it looks good! He calls it cheap but I'm really digging it

    Stycky KeysStycky Keys2 hónapja
  • The steering wheel is made from soft materials so you don’t get hit with metal if the air bag goes off lol...

    JbH905JbH9052 hónapja
    • Cars with a metal steering wheel usually have a air bag mounted in front of the wheel

      JbH905JbH9052 hónapja
  • That head light adjustment is on 90% of the car hear in the UK, even the big standard corsa has it 😂

    Joshua WarringtonJoshua Warrington3 hónapja
  • the scoop isn't to get air into the engine. That air runs over the intercooler. The intake air comes in up by the radiator.

    Shaun CrockettShaun Crockett3 hónapja
  • Here in Australia we call 2001-2004 EJ207 is the most bulletproof engine they ever made so far, forged pistons , rods , crankshafts and cam shafts , with a V34 Turbo , these are real JDM Rockets

    Brand UrselfBrand Urself3 hónapja
  • Hey guys I have a new site and I have STI PHONE CASES for any phone... my site is still super small but if you want go check it out and get a new case

    jordan grantjordan grant3 hónapja
  • This one belongs in a museum with such low mileage!!!! Great review of an icon!!! It definitely deserves a higher score all around.

    Mario WhyteMario Whyte3 hónapja
  • Really the WRX or STI was our Raptor!

    Dirg RamseyDirg Ramsey3 hónapja
  • Let's give Doug's shorts a score !

    Harry THarry T3 hónapja
  • About the cup holders, you have to remember in the US, our cups are way larger that almost everywhere else in the worlds. I'm sure someone in japan would find that tiny cup holder useful.

    Rub MarRub Mar3 hónapja
  • How someone came to Utah and found an unmodified sti is baffling. I've lived there my whole life and haven't seen one completely stock one.

    thekingofkings641thekingofkings6413 hónapja