The WRX is the best all-around
performance bargain America. In the
right hands, it will outperform a new
Mustang GT in a 0-60 or 1/4-mile yet it
has the utility to haul a family of 4
and 2 weeks worth of groceries.
Those used to Taurus- or Camry-like
handling will find the suspension
tuning of this car somewhat rough. Yet
compared to other cars in its price and
performance class, the WRX has a
positively smooth ride. Overall, an
exceptional convergence of spirited
performance, daily/family adaptability,
reliability and affordability.
Best things about this car are the
acceleration, handling, and price-to-
performance ratio that is excellent in
its own right, but downright superb
when everyday utility is thrown into
the mix. Make it a wagon and the
utility formula is exponetial.
Throttle response below 3K RPM is
nonexistent; after that, hang on to
something cuz it will surge forward
with authority. Voltmeter, oil pressure
gauge and turbo gauge should come
standard rather than be a ridiculously
overpriced dealer-installed option.