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

23 אוג 2020
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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!

    carwowcarwow2 חודשים לפני
    • Agreed have the 04 Forester Sti. Old school fun!

      Mark GuestMark Guestיום לפני
    • Subaro imbreza type ra is the best handling sedan in the world

      xr7 carsxr7 cars18 ימים לפני
    • Go test the 2018 sti s208

      xr7 carsxr7 cars18 ימים לפני
    • No super car can play with it because you can't know how match horses she have

      xr7 carsxr7 cars18 ימים לפני
    • Its icon that's no car can be like it because its offroading reliability is good this car can live along

      xr7 carsxr7 cars18 ימים לפני
  • This guy has the same speaking inflection as Uncle Roger.

    fkylwfkylw23 שעות לפני
  • Who tf calls subarus “scoobys” wtf

    totalynotfunny guytotalynotfunny guy2 ימים לפני
  • Mat I want you to review a honda city 2012 please

    Ghevorg ShacareanGhevorg Shacarean7 ימים לפני
  • I daily drive a 2004 stage two protune STi Nothing like it out there

    sonor prolitesonor prolite8 ימים לפני
  • Best STI design period!

    Jace’s Own WorldJace’s Own World10 ימים לפני
  • 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 Ridaya13 ימים לפני
  • why does he look like mario mandzukic

    sanjeev gangaramsanjeev gangaram14 ימים לפני
  • I’d have one on my drive if it wasn’t for the ridiculous car crime in Birmingham ,

    tHe ReAL DEaltHe ReAL DEal14 ימים לפני
  • 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 T15 ימים לפני
  • Bay it

    xr7 carsxr7 cars18 ימים לפני
  • Don't forget that you can 360 angle easy

    xr7 carsxr7 cars18 ימים לפני
  • 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!!

    ektek69ektek6918 ימים לפני
  • Why don't u test Subaru Levorg and Subaru WRX STI 2020?

    Andreas AAndreas A19 ימים לפני
    • It’s junk

      Mark BundyMark Bundy8 ימים לפני
  • Never say rubbish to Japan engineers

    Syah RixkySyah Rixky22 ימים לפני
  • Please review S209

    Syah RixkySyah Rixky22 ימים לפני
  • its more expensive then an amg and some can more then an r35

    Im FatIm Fat22 ימים לפני
  • my smart roadster has pillar less doors and the list price of that was £13,000 😂😂

    William DawberWilliam Dawber22 ימים לפני
  • Finally! A Subaru! This example is a cherry, too. 15+ grand for one of these is pretty typical. I'd love to see you review a Megane 225 RS next!

    --23 ימים לפני
  • This was a fantastic era to be 12-13 and be into rallying.

    Aiden CameronAiden Cameron24 ימים לפני
  • 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

    DemonicSamahirDemonicSamahir24 ימים לפני
  • 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 Lima24 ימים לפני
  • 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 Knowles25 ימים לפני
  • you wont destory an sti 6 speed, those things will handle 700 hp

    MrWickMrWick26 ימים לפני
  • Matt, please don’t call this car old... it hurts me ☹️

    Aidan KreltszheimAidan Kreltszheim26 ימים לפני
    • Same here! To me cars like this are still relatively current!

      --23 ימים לפני
  • Matt please make more jdm car review vedios please I love it

    Mayuresh PatilMayuresh Patil26 ימים לפני
  • Do a Lexus 2011 ISF test Matt.

    Russelle WannellRusselle Wannell26 ימים לפני
  • These ads are becoming a real pain

    Mr DaveMr Dave27 ימים לפני
  • The battle between Subi Vs Evo is like in mortal combat terms scorpion Vs sub-zero

    imi hussainimi hussainחודש לפני
  • 19:04-19:21

    AwesomeCarGuyAwesomeCarGuyחודש לפני
  • 0:06-0:23

    AwesomeCarGuyAwesomeCarGuyחודש לפני
  • Hey Mat. Please review and old Mazda also

    Alin FrunzaAlin Frunzaחודש לפני
  • framless window!

    김병석김병석חודש לפני
  • so cool

    김병석김병석חודש לפני
  • 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 Mahmoodחודש לפני
  • Honestly, probably my dream car.

    Jeremy Laurence Amadé Hill EdwardsJeremy Laurence Amadé Hill Edwardsחודש לפני
  • Mitsubishi EVO ????

    John ThodosJohn Thodosחודש לפני
    • No

      Mark BundyMark Bundy8 ימים לפני
  • Run Mat, run!

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

    wax333wax333חודש לפני
  • So Sam is a girl, nice

    Ngũgĩ NgũgĩNgũgĩ Ngũgĩחודש לפני
  • Need a review of one of the classic Imprezas! :)

    C RC Rחודש לפני
  • 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 Rחודש לפני
  • That car is kicking

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

    MrBeansMrBeansחודש לפני
  • Please do a video on Legacy sti.

    Nishanth UppalapatiNishanth Uppalapatiחודש לפני
  • hehe watching this with a lifted offroad wrx wagon with gutted rear sure is uh interesting

    Bill ManagerBunsonBill ManagerBunsonחודש לפני
  • now we need an evo video!!

    Lowie VanderheerenLowie Vanderheerenחודש לפני
  • 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 Mircevskiחודש לפני
  • Drag jdm cars plzzz

    Zak MallZak Mallחודש לפני
  • Say what you want, the Subaru Impreza will always be my dream car

    SteekySteekyחודש לפני
  • Boot opening having a key in those days were normal also having a latch inside was better...

    Shariq MirzaaShariq Mirzaaחודש לפני
  • Haha sam

    Meera UpadhyayMeera Upadhyayחודש לפני
  • I would buy this car

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

    Dimpet Ferrari1925Dimpet Ferrari1925חודש לפני
  • I would buy that

    HunterHunterחודש לפני
  • Can you make a tutorial on how to lunch a manual car please??

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

    Uday Gian SharmaUday Gian Sharmaחודש לפני
  • You should review a Toyota Landcruiser 80 series.

    HamSiHamSiחודש לפני
  • we should get rally race

    Xriiston XriistoffXriiston Xriistoffחודש לפני
  • Love the frameless windows.......

    Xriiston XriistoffXriiston Xriistoffחודש לפני
  • maybe a lancer evo video?

    Unlimited ClipsUnlimited Clipsחודש לפני
  • 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.

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

    James TaylorJames Taylorחודש לפני
  • do a new WRX plezzzz

    Scoot FilmsScoot Filmsחודש לפני
  • Love to see you review a fiat coupe 20v turbo.

    Paul TaylorPaul Taylorחודש לפני
  • A minute in and this is the funniest car review I’ve ever seen🤣🤣🤣

    TurboTVTurboTVחודש לפני
  • A scoobaru wrx sti

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

    desperado73397desperado73397חודש לפני
  • You should review some pocket rockets like my former Mini Cooper S R53, It was a fantastic car to drive!!

    Nuno RealNuno Realחודש לפני
  • Land cruiser 200 with a diesel v8

    Yuwindu PathirageYuwindu Pathirageחודש לפני
  • 7:43 That exhaust.

    Paul MitchellPaul Mitchellחודש לפני
  • The sound

    Paul MitchellPaul Mitchellחודש לפני
  • The centre diff clocking at low speeds, high lock is the first sign that it's going. Keep an eye on that Sam.

    Livi70590Livi70590חודש לפני
  • Bulletproof engine I love mine so much

    Dickie PriceDickie Priceחודש לפני
  • Front grill isn’t standard, front spoiler ain’t standard

    Amaan AshiqAmaan Ashiqחודש לפני
  • first car? or no

    DaddyHokageDaddyHokageחודש לפני
  • Who owns one of these cars and are in the 200000+ mile club and dailys smash a like!

    shucky duckyshucky duckyחודש לפני
    • It amazes me how reliable these things are

      YungRetroGamerYungRetroGamerחודש לפני
  • 12:48 oh I didn't realize that Sam is Samantha his daughter.

    AlAlחודש לפני
  • Matt, is there any chance that you could do a review on the old Land Rover Defender, Would LOVE to see it.

    Matthew AllcockMatthew Allcockחודש לפני
  • Please find someone who has imported Spec c or Type RA R or S204 , basically any jdm twin scroll car with specific STI bits . You'll be gobsmacked how shit UK/US cars feel against them.

    Mantazini : Circuit_DevoteesMantazini : Circuit_Devoteesחודש לפני
  • everyone else knows not to sit on a alloy bonnet Mr Watson !

    Jon hjfofsJon hjfofsחודש לפני
  • Never appealed to me due to sheer ugliness. Same with the new civic. The EVO was better

    Stuart HunterStuart Hunterחודש לפני
  • Matt , why u always driving on the wrong side of the road? It's dangerous :P

    niovidsniovidsחודש לפני
  • I want another one they still look modern today!

    Up the villaUp the villaחודש לפני
  • You can't honestly sit there and say someone who only won the WRC only once in their lifetime is the greatest rally driver of all time??? As magnificent as McRae was, it was a one off success which he never repeated. Unlike the real greatest rally driver Sébastien Loeb who won 9 WRC titles in a row. You either don't know the sport or you're incredibly biased? Either pick isn't a great look on you.

    Mr JonesMr Jonesחודש לפני
  • We want more videos like this japan beauty... MORE JAPAN BEAUTIES!!! 🇯🇵

    T CT Cחודש לפני
  • Race this against some newer vehicles Battle of the ages

    Brian GrantBrian Grantחודש לפני
  • It is a 2005 model not a 2004. The problem with the EJ257 is not headgaskets its the thin cylinder liners (because of the bigger bore) that cracks.

    Legacy RS SwedenLegacy RS Swedenחודש לפני
  • Please review the Forester STI

    John SmithJohn Smithחודש לפני
  • Review Mercedes Benz E500 w124 please

    Nikoll GjiniNikoll Gjiniחודש לפני
  • It's just nice

    Sula KasoloSula Kasoloחודש לפני
  • Hello Mat, it would be nice of you to test old sport's car. Good job by the way 👏🏽 Pierre from France

    peterBGWrhpeterBGWrhחודש לפני
  • Hi Mat Please, can you do a drag video on Subaru Wrx sti and Mitsubish Evo

    Shahid HajeeShahid Hajeeחודש לפני
  • What is the benefit of frameless door? Besides looking "cool" though?

    MSMSחודש לפני
    • Less weight people can’t bend the door out to break in

      Mark BundyMark Bundy8 ימים לפני
  • Wish i had that money now😭. I cant wait to own one. Its been my dream car since i was 6 or 7.Just turned 22 today. Watching this as a motivation to own it someday

    Mc Allister NunisMc Allister Nunisחודש לפני
  • Run

    tri wahyu utomotri wahyu utomoחודש לפני
  • Hey Mat and carwow, some suggestions for some older cars: BMW E46 M3 BMW E63 M6 BMW E85 Z4 M Coupe Honda NSX 90s Toyota Supra 90s Nissan Skyline 90s

    Tareq SaleemTareq Saleemחודש לפני
  • Can you test the BMW E90 330i from 2005 with the last proper NA engine (N52) ;). I own one and I'm preparing it for amateur racing.

    k sk sחודש לפני
  • How you gonna skip v1-6 and say this is a second gen? Did the 90s not happen...

    Oli WilsonOli Wilsonחודש לפני
  • its only natural that you then have to do an evo review

    Ian NjorogeIan Njorogeחודש לפני