After my VW GTI gave up the ghost, it
was time to look for a suitable
replacement. Having had VW's for so
long, I looked around and test drove
the much written about WRX, in wagon
form. What a fun car. Strong
acceleration and handling. AWD.
Hatchback versatility. Good fuel
economy. Now after some 9,000
miles in 6 months that included hot
summer trips, great fall getaway drives
and snowy commutes, I can say "what a
great car!" My only true complaint
about the car, which has been voiced in
other forums, is the decidedly WEAK
A/C. The car just never seems cold
enough inside on 85-95 degree days.
1) All Wheel Drive
2) Turbo motor. mmm 227 hp!
3) Hatchback versatility
4) Good fuel economy despite a heavy
1) A/C system - just not strong enough
to cool the car on hot summer days.
2) The optional upgraded stereo is not
as good as the competitors - too few
speakers and not enough power.