first off, i love my wrx, dont get me
wrong i wouldnt trade it for anything!
(but an sti!) however every rose has
its thorn, and the wrx is no exception.
my main problems, and the problems of
others seem to revolve around the gear
box. first gear is very weak. mine
broke and my dealer didnt want to cover
it, they eventualy did though. i just
cant believe a gearset would brake
before the clutch would give up! that
just seems weak to me. other than that
this is by far the most fun you can
have in a car(in the front seat) i love
all wheel drive
oh, and that turbo doesn't hurt either!
please give us the tranny from the STI!
front,instead of top mount intercooler
This vehicle is just flat out
fantastic. With superb handling,
terrific acceleration, and, of course,
AWD for under $26,000, this car is
indeed quite a steal. I can't express
just how much fun this car is to
drive...take one for a test drive and
see for yourself. Mine goes through a
lot, being that I drive to work
everyday (about 50 miles a day) plus
trips to Vermont in harsh snowy
weather...this car is a real king in
any condition. It has multiple
personality disorder...on one side is
a docile sedan. On the other is a
fierce street legal rallycar. Gotta
Handling, speed, AWD, functionality,
can be civil if one wants, can be as
aggressive as one deems fit, terrific
front bucket seats
The 5 speed manual is a little clunky
(a 6 speed would've been great),
unimpressive stock stereo system,
power restricting catalytic converters.
In March 2001, I leased one of the first
WRX in the U.S. and am very pleased
after two years of driving it. It can
outrun, out accelerate, and outcorner
anything but the Porsche 911s or BMW M
series on dry roads and outdo anything
on rainy or snowy roads. Yet police
never notice it (particularly my low-key
black WRX wagon). I've got another year
left on the lease, but am already
planning to lease a newer WRX.
Impossible to spin or skid. And 0-60 in
I'm glad that the newer WRXs remove the
bug-eyed headlights. Besides that,
what's not to like?
I used to have a 350HP AWD Talon but
this thing is great. It has loads of
bottom end. It's o.k in the snow
however I belive that the tires is what
hurts it most in snow traction.However
the AWD makes up for it. Very good
interior build quality. Feels sound and
sturdy, yet the seats are great for
long distance travel. I have driven my
car from MN to Chicago, IL many times
and it was a wonderful car. After 3-4
hours my legs felt great no cramping or
anything. Definatly worth the money for
this car. I had looked at many other
cars. and this blew everything out of
the water for the price/quality.
AWD and 227 HP need I say more. Seats
are great. The 6CD indash was a
creature comfort in my eyes. but now
living with it makes me wonder how I
did with out.
The tires on this car are very poor.
Also I wished the whole rear seat
folded down. Due to the pass-throught
only being about 12" wide. I would have
purchased the wagon if it had the
styling of the sedan more. Flared
fenders and diffrent front air dam.
The 0-60 starts from the tollbooth
gate are something to behold at 5.4
seconds. All this in a reliable economy
compact wagon under $25,000 that gets
over 20mpg on average. Handling with
4wd is razor sharp. Driven normally,
it is a very comfortable well-behaved
car. Driven hard it is amazing!
It is, however, one of the ugliest
cars on the road. It takes practice to
eliminate turbo lag. Wagon space
compared to the Subaru Legacy is tiny.
You'll need to fold the back seats down
for real hauling space.
Performance and handling. 0 to 60 in
5.4 seconds. 4wd. Low Price.
Exterior styling PLEASE. Eliminate the
turbo lag. A seek button on the radio.