I 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.
Rough 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.
Everyone 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.