I needed a wagon. I'm a photographer. But I didn't want a large wagon, when I checked out the new WRX wagon I was very impressed by the engine upgrades. I like the 04/05 body style better, but the new style grows on you very fast. The performance is fantastic, acceleration is incredible. and the handling superb ( would benefit from front/rear sway bars and possibly lowering springs). Overall, I wouldn't give this car up for anything. It's perfect in my eyes.
FUN FACTOR! Overall performance/handling, build quality is right up there, the paint looks stunning (when clean ;)) and the cargo space! 62 cu. ft. is awesome for a car this size. The 5 speed tranny is very responsive as well.
Aux. input please (iPod). Ii hear it is coming next year. I would've liked the HID headlights that come on the STI, but that is negligible to be honest. The missing aux. input is the only thing I feel the car is lacking.
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