I had been drooling over a WRX since
seeing them in WRC and British car mags
like CAR or EVO, and was highly
anticipating their advent into the US
market. I've had one for 6 months and
8000 miles now. The engine is lethargic
up to 3000 rpms, but then pushes the
power to the wheels from that point up.
Driving part-throttle is fine above
2500 rpms, but there's still that lag.
Love the car in town, but find it a bit
twitchy at highway speeds of 70 and up.
Body is solid, with some body roll, but
not bad. MPG Is not what it could be--I
average about 22 in town, but 29
highway. Power can be helped with
muffler or aftermarket items.
turbo engine, wonderful seats, 6-cd
backseat and cargo area. Best power and
package for the price.
lower gearing-5th gear fairly useless
unless doing 75+, a useful cupholder
would be nice, better tires, more
power, tighter suspension...maybe I
should have waited for STi version.