This car is a blast to drive! The speed
quotient is one thing, but the handling
is outstanding. Only an old Porsche
356b that I had in the seventies
handled better. The comfort to drive is
based on your size, age and ability to
handle a very firm ride. Go for it!
Handling, all wheel drive, engine
Widen the sport seats a tad for people
with life-sized thighs.
Having owned and driven many "high"
performance and sports cars (TR-4, 5L
Mustang, Porsche(s) 911E, 924S,
Mercedes 230SL), I can unequivocally
say that this ride beats the rest in
every parameter except perhaps the
comfort of the front seats. It is a
sleeper and the new STi should be made
in the wagon version to appeal to those
of us who no longer need to shout "look
23,000 miles and this car is still
absolutely problem free, running
strong, and fun to drive! I love the
standard all wheel drive and anti-lock
brakes, they make for very sure footed
driving in rain and snow. I have had
several long distance trips in this
car and it is a pleasure on the
highway, and it averaged a nice 29 mpg!
handles great! solid reliability! lots
of cargo room in a small footprint!
feels secure and safe in all kinds of
weather! powerful heater! outside
only minor things: a standard armrest
would be nice(it is a dealer option).
nicer looking and feeling upholstery.
Perfect car for commuting and even some
longer drives. Used mostly in the
winter, as I commute via motorcycle in
the warmer months. Subie is great in
the snow, naturally, though I did add 4
snows to help power through the nasty
winter last season. Fresh snow up to
18" didn't stop her; the spoiler would
plow the snow into my garage if we had
a nasty storm during the day.
If you can get past the interior
plastics and the poor exterior paint
quality when you're driving, and you
don't give a hoot what your snooty
neighbors think, the WRX is an
excellent tool for real driving.
AWD, turbo, reliability
Better brakes for the street (no
initial bite when cold), same option
choices as the turbo Forester would be
nice, but not necessary.