Best Car I've Ever Owned
By ntorbett on
Vehicle2003 Subaru Impreza WRX AWD 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
ReviewI planned on keeping my '00 Protege
until it died but for a WRX I traded my
reliable economy car for more power.
Generally not rash to buy a vehicle,
when I found a WRX wagon on sale for a
great price I bought it the day I test
drove it. For anyone into spirited
driving on gravel roads, a WRX has no
rivals for the cost. Compared to the
sedan version, the wagon is sluggish but
the utility of extra interior space has
been worth it. Everyone I know who has
considered a wagon and bought a sedan
has since regretted the lack of room.
Fuel economy: 22 mpg day-to-day, 29
highway, 9 when running wide open.
Best FeaturesRough road speed combined with poor-weather handling to provide performance unlike any other vehicle in its price range. Sleeper appearance -- unless someone knows what the WRX badging means they generally mistake it for just another Subaru wagon.
Worst FeaturesEveryone dislikes the dash cupholder, fog light & cruise engage button would be better off on stalks instead of the dash, stereo tuner "dial" should either be a normal dial or just two buttons.
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