The engine, once in the power band, is
raw power, serious, and breathless.
The boxer flat-four gives a unique
engine sound reminiscent of the
traditional Porsche 911. With AWD,
handling is phenomenal. Performance
outperforms price and other cars in
similar price range. In fact, the
performance rivals that of cars priced
far higher! Overall, for the price of
such a playful, demonic little sport
wagon, I am extremely happy with the
purchase. Highly recommended for
those wanting a genuinely high-
performing sports car with the skill
to do the tasks of small SUVs!
Speed, performance, utility, "sleeper"
vehicle, and a mature but fun look.
Improve the quality of certain non-
This is my second Subaru, after owning a 2 door
impreza L I found I needed a little more room. The
rear folding seats allow for enough carry space to
allow me to haul most of what I need around, and
works perfect for transporting equipment for my
job. On the weekends is when this car really shines,
has enough power and grunt to keep me happy
through the twisties, as well as on an autoX course.
Upper level power band, cargo room, fun to drive.
Please drop the Bridgestone RE92s for stock tires,
they are all season tires, but do not preform well in
I got the OBS for AWD, performance, and
price. The car is a blast to drive,
even during break in (sub 4k rpm), has
enough power to handle my daily driving,
and plenty of cargo space for my recent
move. It has great handling in snow and
slush. I don't know why people complain
about the stereo, maybe they shouldn't
compare their old after market stereos
to stock? Overall a great car with only
a few improvements (see below).
All Wheel Drive, Autodim mirror/compass,
plenty of power, 16" alloy wheels,
foglights, everything really :)
The cupholders S U C K. The console one
should hold a 20oz bottle at least, cmon
Subaru. Look at the Mazda6, they got
cupholders dead on perfect.
I think of this car as an Abrams tank
for the Average Joe. It is reasonably
priced, bullet proof and has turbine
I feel quite safe in nearly any
driving conditions and very much enjoy
the reliability Subaru is famous for.
Build Quality. Unlike many domestic
manufacturers, this car has NO
rattles, loose stuff or cheap pieces
that can't wait to fall off or break.
Different wheels. Although I like the
wheels, they are the same ones that
ship with the TS/RS. A little
variation to denote the WRX would be
I love the AWD. For a small car, it has
enough energy to get on to a highway
Handles well, easy to park in the
city.Love the adjustable seat.
Interior is small, door pockets too
small. Back seat is not for large
people.I find the radio is of poor
quality. I am NOT an expert or even
mildly educated about stereo equipment,
I just am disappointed in the sound
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