I want to believe the car is well built
and reliable, but sometimes it doesn't
start, it just turns over and shakes
the entire vehicle - then it starts.
Subaru can't duplicate it, can't fix
it, so I don't know what to think about
them now. I've got 13,000 miles on it
all wheel drive
wind noise, too much - the driver's arm
rest which contains electric window
switches is very uncomfortable against
the leg. The console on the right of
the driver is also uncomfortable
against the leg - I had to bring two
pillows, one for each leg on my 1200
I bought this car thinking "this is
it!". I admit it is a fun and fast car.
But I've found it had a lot of little
problems. The steering isn't always
there to help you with agressive turns,
shifting can be missed when pushed a
bit more agressively and it is already
showing signs of wear... which makes me
wander how reliable it will be as years
pile up. My friend bought and
Evolution, I recently got a chance to
drive it... and inmediately I realized
my mistake. The Evo is much more
refined in all aspects and has a better
steering feel. I think my WRX is a
great car, but I think the EVO will
always be more refined... even when the
290Hp STi comes out.
Impressive acceleration and nice
Less engine noise: this is typical from
Subaru engines, I know, but it makes
you wander if those lifters and valves
will hold up in time.
A better defined shifter: otherwise
missing gears when driving agressively
is a given.
More refinement overall.
Truly an amazing car. Handles like a
dream in snow, ice and rain. Turns
heads like nobody's business. A
great, reliable, quick, funtional
car. You can take this to the track
and then on a roadtrip and not have to
change a thing. Trunk is huge. I've
actually fit 3 people in the back for
a 3-hour trip.
Tires are poopoo. Transmission could
be a little more sound, too.