My wife and I have owned this vehicle for just about 7 months and we're enjoying every mile in it. The quality of the interior is impeccable and so well designed in terms of ergonomics. Everything seems to be in its natural location. The endless supply of torque power this car has to offer is overwhelming and will make anybody feel confident behind the wheel. The confidence doesn't only come from the immense amount of power, but it comes from the symmetrical AWD system. I just can't say enough about this car it was truly one of the best decisions we made. It was worth the wait. Hey it wasn't Car of the Year in Japan twice for nothing. Think of the competition it had to beat!
My favorite features are the standard AWD, seat warmers, wiper blade warmers, dual climate control, 6 disc CD changer, 17" alloy rims, dual exhaust & of course the manumatic sport shifter with sport mode.
The only change I would make would be to try and squeeze out a little better gas mileage. I know it's a give and take...if you want the turbo charged power then you need to make a sacrifice somewhere. It wouldn't be so bad if it didn't take the premium blend. Why can't we get lower gas prices?
Excellent handling, good gas mileage, fun to drive , exceptionally comfortable, best car I've ever owned
AWD, side air bags, ABS, compass in rear view mirror, automatic light sensor in rear view mirror automatically adjusts to night headlights, leather seats, front seat warmers, adjustable temperature control for both driver and front passenger, driver's side power seat adjustment.
After having this car for a little over a month, I can honestly say I enjoy driving again. After 8 years in a 4x4 truck and an SUV, I was looking for something, faster, safer and more fun to drive plus better mpg. My highest mileage so far was 25mpg during break-in which is an improvement but negated a bit by the required premium fuel. MPG drops if you get into the boost much but you will be grinning when you do. Auto transmission shifts very fast. Don't miss the manual. Car looks and handles great. Love the interior. Doors feel very solid. Whole car feels very well engineered. Really no competition at the price point. A grown up WRX.
Turbo, instrumentation, all wheel drive, looks and paint quality,
Auto locking doors, auto up/down for driver and passenger, No MP3 input, delayed power for windows seems an obvious omission. In 2005 is 28-30mpg highway too much to ask and still have 250HP?
An exceptionally designed car that is a vast improvement over its predecessor. The turbo-charged version gives it a great fun to drive quotient, and its handling is absolutely superb for a family sedan.
Electro-luminescent display and turbo-charged 250 hp motor.
Twin turbo chargers for elimination of "turbo-lag."