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2015 Subaru WRX

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Most Fun For Under $30K With 4 Doors
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By M. Schneider
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2015 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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I love most everything about the car. From the factory the only sore point in the Base model is the stereo. I lasted 3 months before the poor head unit and plastic speakers drove me to replacement. This car is a mod'rs dream. I've installed a short shift plate and AOS, but everything else is OEM until I get past the 3/36K mark. This is a great car for the money. Yes, road noise is above avg, but it is a sports car. Yes, there are a ton of interior rattles, but its what makes a Subaru a Subaru. Buy felt tape and use it. The handling is "wow". Power is very good. 6 Speed manual is good. If you have a spouse that is always asking "What's the third pedal for?", the CVT equipped cars are great performers. The only issues I've had are a whistling clutch throwout bearing when it is humid and gasoline smell. The dealer says the clutch works fine, but won't address the noise unless it gives out. Similar issue with the gas smell. If it starts leaking fuel on the ground or catches fire, they said bring it back in and they'll try to find the source. I carry around a 10 lb fire extinguisher. Right now I park it outside until is cools down and stops stinking up the garage. Those are the reasons for low dealership satisfaction. I had a mildly modified Acura TSX prior to the WRX. The WRX is clearly a more fun car.


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Raw, uncouth fun!
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By Sean
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2015 Subaru WRX Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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If absolute refinement is non-negotiable, the WRX is not for you. Don't bother reading any more reviews - go and buy a VW GTI!

Subaru have built a great car, but it is one with compromises. Ride quality is firm to rough. Wind and road noise (OEM-equipped Dunlop Sport Maxx RT rubber to blame) tend toward the higher end of the spectrum. Interior fit and finish is lacking. The cable-linkage shifter-feel is rubbery, loose and inconsistent. Throttle mapping is anything but linear - closer to binary or step function; expect a herky-jerky ride if less-than-spirited acceleration is demanded. Rev-hang is quite pronounced in 1st or 2nd gear, requiring slow clutch release when shifting while driving slowly (think stop-and-go traffic). My early manufacturing cycle specimen has a heavy clutch, necessitating greater finesse while shifting (this seems to have been fixed later on based upon driving a friend's late-2015 WRX). Steering is tight but somewhat vague. The general feel of the WRX gives the impression of a bigger, heavier car.

All that said, I wouldn't trade the WRX. The car driven is a raw experience but the extra effort required to drive it smoothly is very rewarding. Every (non-stop-and-go) commute is a blast; every heel-toe or shift nailed perfectly or the wave of acceleration following the lag leaves a grin plastered wide across my face. With the inevitable winter storms here in the midwest, inclement weather is joyfully anticipated once the Blizzaks have been slapped in place. Passenger comfort is quite good. Cargo space is sufficient for short car-camping trips for four. Fuel economy is solid at 27 mpg mixed. The WRX covers all bases while offering great entertainment as a daily driver.


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Goes like hell
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By BH
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2015 Subaru WRX Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Rides rough, lots of interior noise


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Great all purpose car that is a blast to drive
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By MJS
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2015 Subaru WRX Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo CVT)


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First I am a long term subaru owner. I have had a Forester, Outback, and 2 Legacy's in our family. First the items that i dont like which are few. The car will ride a bit rough. You can rectify this by switching out the tires. I have put Continental DWS's on and wow, it really is smooth. The car is a bit noisy. its a performance sedan. It's not going to like a 50, 000 dollar luxury sedan. On a road trip its perfectly fine. The stock radio/speakers are not so hot. its an very easy fix. buy a good aftermarket radio and speakers. The car is a blast to drive. i have the CVT. you can drive this car as an everyday commuter and get over 30 miles on the highway and average overall 27 miles to the gallon. if you shift in the sport modes this thing will knock you back in the seat with its power. you will not find anything on the market that will deliver all this for the price. The handling is superb. If you take this car on a road trip you can cruse at 75-85mph and not realize how fast you are going. This car delivers the goods. My advice get one!


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Fun car
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By Joe
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2015 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Very fun car love the sound from the engine and that's a good thing because i rarely turn the stereo on its the worse I've ever owned the Bluetooth i don't use that's how bad it is too I use a head set instead


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