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definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
38,000 miles

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2003 Subaru Impreza body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2003 Subaru Impreza Owner Comments

problem #1

Mar 172008

Impreza 4-cyl

  • Manual transmission
  • 38,000 miles


The contact owns a 2003 Subaru Impreza. The contact purchased an aftermarket carbon fiber hood from a company called vic racing sports. Due to the design of the hood, it retains water and there is no where for the water to drain. Due to the cold weather in his state, the water froze and caused the hood to crack. The failure could also cause the hood latch to fail. The company stated that the failure was not covered under warranty and nothing could be done. The failure and current mileages were 37,000. Update 06/10/08 updated

- Indianapolis, IN, USA

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