After drooling over the WRX I finally
bought one and couldn't be happier. An
absolute blast to drive but with plenty
of interior room so it still remains
practical. Before the WRX, I've always
driven pickups and was worried that I
wouldn't have enough space for my
camping equipment, but with the rear
seats folded forward there was more than
enough room. Really dig the way it
doesn't look like sports car, but
performs like one.
Handling, power, useable space, and the
stealth look (nobody expects a goofy
wagon to be this fast).
Better stereo speakers, the stock ones
are terrible. Stock tires (Potenza RE92)
are absolute junk, they can't keep up
with the rest of the drivetrain. Both of
these problems are easily cured with
Going to be a year old soon-car pretty
much lives up to the hype-altough
around town performance isn't great if
you want to keep your clutch, although
once the turbo gets going not much
could keep up. Highway driving is
awesome, AWD is great and seamless-
goes through snow like it's spring time-
what other performance car could you
say that about. Just found out 2005 is
even further improved (too bad for me),
actually looking forward toward next
AWD, cd changer (although speakers
suck), sporty but low key look, utility
of wagon, performance, grin factor,
side air bags, knowing you have one of
the best price-performance cars on the
road, highway driving, WRX community,
momo wheel, flat-four sound, etc.
Make turbo gauge standard, sunroof for
wagon, abs ebd takes getting used to,
manual trans could be improved, paint
chips way too easily, overall the car's
pretty damn near perfect.
I bought this car to replace my 98 GTi
VR6. I have been pleased with the car
so far except that the engine light
came on before the car hit 500 miles.
Dealership says that it's an O2 sensor,
and it's getting replaced tomorrow.
Subaru has a great customer
AWD, 227HP, very practical, very
Turbo lag stinks. Subaru should offer
aftermarket parts that they will cover
under warranty like Dodge does with the
SRT-4. Fully automatic windows for the
driver would be a big help.
The ultimate in compromise vechiles,
take the kids to school in no time at
all. Fun and sporty to drive, while
still comfortable for everyday
commuting. You can even slap some
luggage racks on and it's a great
Power and handling, 40/60 fold down
rear seat, luggage racks, allot of
options are just standard.
Turbo lag, Short throw shifter feels
like a Civic not quite as tight or
stiff as US/German cars. Make more of
the SPT parts as just options for
stock models, or just come out with
the STi version :)
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-