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!
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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carwow - 3 måneder siden
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!
Khaya Dlamini
Khaya Dlamini - 5 dager siden
Just watched your video about old cars being crash tested. Not sure if I want this car anymore
Casper Gomez
Casper Gomez - 9 dager siden
I wanted this car when it came out but I wasn’t making much money
Mark Guest
Mark Guest - Måned siden
Agreed have the 04 Forester Sti. Old school fun!
xr7 cars
xr7 cars - Måned siden
Subaro imbreza type ra is the best handling sedan in the world
xr7 cars
xr7 cars - Måned siden
Go test the 2018 sti s208
Benjamin Rotich
Benjamin Rotich - 12 timer siden
Hey Mat, I'm a huge fan it would be fair to review an Evo 9 MR or ralliart. Just in a good comparison and drag race it both cars. 😎😎😎😎
P Lewis
P Lewis - 3 dager siden
Had my standard 05 STI PPP for 5 years now and it never fails to make me smile. Had all sorts of cars over the years but always come back to Scoobys - Gets in the blood! (Great review btw!)
TYler Stimpson
TYler Stimpson - 3 dager siden
I feel like I’m the only person who likes this type of interior.
Zac Mawdsley
Zac Mawdsley - 3 dager siden
Not sure if anyone else noticed but this is an 05 model. As the interior is from the 06-07 model which only happened in 05.
Michael Davis
Michael Davis - 4 dager siden
As long as these sti’s aren’t beat to hell, they all will hold above average retail.
Filipe Crash
Filipe Crash - 4 dager siden
Koray Konukaldi
Koray Konukaldi - 6 dager siden
Matt: it does feel a little bit NAUGHTY
*Evo has joined the chat*
Matt: if you press this button here, it'll actually spray water into your intercooler to cool it down
*Evo has left the chat*
GRL Cute Retreivers 2
GRL Cute Retreivers 2 - 6 dager siden
I see my brother from 1 year ago Hello 2004 remember me 2005 version
Runner Alpha
Runner Alpha - 7 dager siden
🤣 I do it to press car common! 👋
Nigel trump
Nigel trump - 8 dager siden
Dont come off the throttle round bends!
Demir METE
Demir METE - 9 dager siden
JDM ❤️
mONEy - 9 dager siden
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.
darrell Bidding
darrell Bidding - 9 dager siden
The first two strides
Karl Tanner
Karl Tanner - 10 dager siden
14:23 LMAO
BigManDexter - 11 dager siden
I bet you get loads of sti's in one of them
abyssal_whale - 11 dager siden
finally real samurai is here
L2 - 11 dager siden
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!
Eduwin Bird
Eduwin Bird - 12 dager siden
Maybe a review on the Vauxhall Astra G OPC/Bertone
S L - 12 dager siden
Yes keep bigging up the "Newage" Subaru's the value of my one's are just climbing and climbing 🤣
Pro Pro
Pro Pro - 13 dager siden
Had one only burn oil and shitty boxer engine
XMG3 - 15 dager siden
Sam is a girl ??? And yes, please review more old cars, EVO X, MR2, RX7 etc
Suriya Prakash
Suriya Prakash - 16 dager siden
I think the pink STI logo means something to Subaru. They did have some pink logos in their rally cars for a time.
とうみん - 17 dager siden
JDM standard STI have 280HP.
S203 320HP.
2.0 WRX have 250HP =D
Lokii_Flokii - 18 dager siden
The beginning got me hahah, nice video! :D
Steve Allen
Steve Allen - 20 dager siden
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.
Brendan James
Brendan James - 22 dager siden
I’ve always loved this specific car.
Finger Uke (Stephanie)
Finger Uke (Stephanie) - 22 dager siden
Lol, gay porsche or a Subaru Impreza, I know what I would pick
Finger Uke (Stephanie)
Finger Uke (Stephanie) - 22 dager siden
Bug eye was definitely the best looking one
ANT06p - 23 dager siden
yes do more millennial cars
John Smith
John Smith - 24 dager siden
Matthew plzzzz review the Subaru Forester STI
Sai Ankit
Sai Ankit - 24 dager siden
Matt it’s an old car take it easy man don’t need to make fun of it
Cole Wei
Cole Wei - 25 dager siden
Am I hearing that wrong because subaru still produces wrx sti to this day. 1:45
kadpagan4 - 26 dager siden
We would love to see the evo 9 review
Mr. Veinz
Mr. Veinz - 26 dager siden
BMW E34 M5 would be interesting
Rodrigo Oliveira
Rodrigo Oliveira - 26 dager siden
With this kind reaction to a 16 year car there are still people asking why I want one
zosozoso2 - 27 dager siden
Review a SAAB 9-5 ;-)
Eroku Daniel
Eroku Daniel - 29 dager siden
How can I get one of those
Especially 2007 model hawkeye
Wolf Master2103
Wolf Master2103 - Måned siden
Are they loud, as people don’t like very loud cars? Otherwise I want one
Lee Mcnamara
Lee Mcnamara - Måned siden
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...?!
Theo Hahne Regild
Theo Hahne Regild - Måned siden
Buuuuuuut it's worthless it's wrong hand drive. Not working for me sry
Aidan Burke
Aidan Burke - Måned siden
Please review a evo
Combover1979 - Måned siden
In terms of older cars, how about the Mazda RX8 231?
Amar Saigal M
Amar Saigal M - Måned siden
when you are going to make evo video 🤨
Camy Gamer2010
Camy Gamer2010 - Måned siden
Cold you do zafira gsi plz
Jamil Ali
Jamil Ali - Måned siden
6:02 sounds like you dropped the f bomb lol
Alwin joy
Alwin joy - Måned siden
Sam and Mat Best Friends...😘😘🤩🤩
Willem Achternaam
Willem Achternaam - Måned siden
Where is the T in Impreza ??? it sounds like your saying Impretza x)
fkylw - Måned siden
This guy has the same speaking inflection as Uncle Roger.
totalynotfunny guy
totalynotfunny guy - Måned siden
Who tf calls subarus “scoobys” wtf
Ghevorg Shacarean
Ghevorg Shacarean - Måned siden
Mat I want you to review a honda city 2012 please
sonor prolite
sonor prolite - Måned siden
I daily drive a 2004 stage two protune STi Nothing like it out there
Jace’s Own World
Jace’s Own World - Måned siden
Best STI design period!
Konstantin Ridaya
Konstantin Ridaya - Måned siden
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.
sanjeev gangaram
sanjeev gangaram - Måned siden
why does he look like mario mandzukic
tHe ReAL DEal
tHe ReAL DEal - Måned siden
I’d have one on my drive if it wasn’t for the ridiculous car crime in Birmingham ,
Nick T
Nick T - Måned siden
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
xr7 cars
xr7 cars - Måned siden
Bay it
xr7 cars
xr7 cars - Måned siden
Don't forget that you can 360 angle easy
ektek69 - Måned siden
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!!
Andreas A
Andreas A - Måned siden
Why don't u test Subaru Levorg and Subaru WRX STI 2020?
Mark Bundy
Mark Bundy - Måned siden
It’s junk
Syah Rixky
Syah Rixky - Måned siden
Never say rubbish to Japan engineers
Syah Rixky
Syah Rixky - Måned siden
Please review S209
Im Fat
Im Fat - Måned siden
its more expensive then an amg and some can more then an r35
William Dawber
William Dawber - Måned siden
my smart roadster has pillar less doors and the list price of that was £13,000 😂😂
Aiden Cameron
Aiden Cameron - 2 måneder siden
This was a fantastic era to be 12-13 and be into rallying.
EvoSamahir - 2 måneder siden
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
Rick Lima
Rick Lima - 2 måneder siden
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
Martin Knowles
Martin Knowles - 2 måneder siden
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!
MrWick - 2 måneder siden
you wont destory an sti 6 speed, those things will handle 700 hp
Aidan Kreltszheim
Aidan Kreltszheim - 2 måneder siden
Matt, please don’t call this car old... it hurts me ☹️
Mayuresh Patil
Mayuresh Patil - 2 måneder siden
Matt please make more jdm car review vedios please I love it
Russelle Wannell
Russelle Wannell - 2 måneder siden
Do a Lexus 2011 ISF test Matt.
Mr Dave
Mr Dave - 2 måneder siden
These ads are becoming a real pain
imi hussain
imi hussain - 2 måneder siden
The battle between Subi Vs Evo is like in mortal combat terms scorpion Vs sub-zero
AwesomeCarGuy - 2 måneder siden
AwesomeCarGuy - 2 måneder siden
Alin Frunza
Alin Frunza - 2 måneder siden
Hey Mat. Please review and old Mazda also
김병석 - 2 måneder siden
framless window!
김병석 - 2 måneder siden
so cool
Shahzad Mahmood
Shahzad Mahmood - 2 måneder siden
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...😂😂😂
Jeremy Laurence Amadé Hill Edwards
Honestly, probably my dream car.
John Thodos
John Thodos - 2 måneder siden
Mitsubishi EVO ????
Mark Bundy
Mark Bundy - Måned siden
nikee rulz
nikee rulz - 2 måneder siden
Run Mat, run!
wax333 - 2 måneder siden
These are becoming more expensive everyday in NZ to the point where its almost cheaper to buy a current model.
Ngũgĩ Ngũgĩ
Ngũgĩ Ngũgĩ - 2 måneder siden
So Sam is a girl, nice
C R - 2 måneder siden
Need a review of one of the classic Imprezas! :)
C R - 2 måneder siden
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.
Keshawn Ricketts
Keshawn Ricketts - 2 måneder siden
That car is kicking
MrBeans - 2 måneder siden
I want one so bad!!!!!! I have an '18 and I want an 04-06 model for a project car.
Nishanth Uppalapati
Nishanth Uppalapati - 2 måneder siden
Please do a video on Legacy sti.
Bill ManagerBunson
Bill ManagerBunson - 2 måneder siden
hehe watching this with a lifted offroad wrx wagon with gutted rear sure is uh interesting
Lowie Vanderheeren
Lowie Vanderheeren - 2 måneder siden
now we need an evo video!!
Bobby Mircevski
Bobby Mircevski - 2 måneder siden
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.
Zak Mall
Zak Mall - 2 måneder siden
Drag jdm cars plzzz
Steeky - 2 måneder siden
Say what you want, the Subaru Impreza will always be my dream car
Shariq Mirzaa
Shariq Mirzaa - 2 måneder siden
Boot opening having a key in those days were normal also having a latch inside was better...
Meera Upadhyay
Meera Upadhyay - 2 måneder siden
Haha sam
Hunter - 2 måneder siden
I would buy this car
Dimpet Ferrari1925
Dimpet Ferrari1925 - 2 måneder siden
The blue Subaru Impreza WRC(2003-2004) with the golden wheels and the yellow-green stars is just legendary