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3 weeks and 3000 miles
10 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By guzziman
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2015 Subaru WRX Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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The Limited in stunning World Rally Blue is a work of art. A true drivers car. I am 6'2 275 lbs and plenty of room for me front and back. Excellent seats and position of controls. Superb build quality and extensive use of lightweight body panels. Engine sound and performance is designed for those who are truly drivers. Clutch feel is progressive and light enough for all day city driving. Turn in and braking is spot on. Dunlop performance rubber is a good choice. No needs for any after market upgrades. Many comments about Clarion radio..Simple reset of some settings solve this.Check on line for tweaks. Road noise is evident on anything less than smooth asphalt. Could be the tires.


Favorite Features

performance, throttle response, rear view camera, boost gauge and info displays. Superb vehicle handling, visibility.


Suggested Improvements

improve interior lighting and quality of floor carpeting. needs one more 12v power port on passenger side. power seat memory option.


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2500 mile review of my WRX
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By sidelined
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2015 Subaru WRX Premium 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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After checking numerous car reviews and seeing the praise this vehicle was getting from many automotive journalists I was convinced this was the car I wanted. Not many people would buy a car without the initial test drive. It's almost like getting married without kissing the women you have decided to wed . However during the month of March I put a deposit down for the 2015 WRX Premium model, no leather seats was an option I could live without . The owners manual has you keeping the revs under 4000 RPM for the first 1000 miles and let me be the first to say it was treacherous. Must say the car looks better in person and grows on you. Overall I am very pleased with the car.


Favorite Features

The way the car pulls to 5500 RPM's . How smooth the new direct injection engine is. It really is seamless. Cruising on the highway at 60 mph will generate 37mpg on an all wheel drive car that is phenomenal. This car does gain a lot of attention from fellow motorists making you feel like your driving a car that is more expensive then it really is. Paid $32,300 OTD from Metro Auto Leasing in NY. The H&K stereo is great it definitely out performed my Bose stereo from my previous car. Really like the fact that this car is AWD can't wait to test it out in the snow. No more Torque steer. The NVH coming from the engine is wayyy more refined then previous WRX models which makes it east 2 live wit


Suggested Improvements

My suggested improvements shift engagement on the manual transmission. The engagement can feel notchie. At times it almost makes me second guess myself as if I'm shifting incorrectly, But with over 15 years of driving experience on manual cars I know it's not me. This is something Subaru needs to work out to enhance the driving experience. Also noted are reviewers complaints on road noise. But what do you expect from a Yokohama tire with a 200 tread wear? The interior is improved however it would be nice if Subaru took some notes on interior from the GTI. Lastly 20 extra hp and more boxer grunt above 4K RPM's. Don't love the Nav my $180 Garmin was on par. Warning chime on backup camera.


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WRX grows up but still has the moves
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
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By szr1
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2015 Subaru WRX Limited 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


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Overall - the new WRX is an excellent handling, attractive, quick car that can haul 4 six foot humans. Bang for the buck it competes in features and performance with cars 50%+ more expensive. The first 1500 miles have been a lesson in restraint to keep the revs down and break in the fast reving 2.0L turbo slowly. No issues or problems, this is solidly built car. It corners with amazing accuracy and traction. In the rain, its like cheating. The WRX is not just for 'boy racers' (as the press likes to say) - but for 50-somthings looking for responsible fun in all weather.


Favorite Features

Acceleration is stout, and 0-30 time is stunning with AWD. Ability to have true sports car performance with 4 real passenger capacity. It looks different, it is different, and that is a good thing. Visability is very good in these days of high cowl lines and limited side / rear sight lines. Handling and traction are impressive, so much so, the limits are probably best explored at the track (meaning its limits are well above any posted speed restictions in the States).


Suggested Improvements

With 2 or more passengers the ride can be harsh as the sport suspension compresses under load. Remote gas lid and trunk should have a key overide. Deep bolstered seats can be a challenge if you carry allot of things on yur belt (tools, phones, etc)


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Lots of good things in this WRX
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By jlevy2
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2015 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I had one of the original 2002 WRX cars and loved it. The trouble was that stock it had way too much squishy rubber to satisfy any potential buyer. New motor/trans mounts, ALK, smaller brake booster, and a bunch more urethane parts finally made it feel like a sports sedan. The 2015 feels like a sports sedan right out of the box. I hear people complain about road and wind noise, but don't find it to be an issue at all. My wife and mom don't find the ride too harsh, which surprised me. It's definitely firm, but not jarring.


Favorite Features

AWD, handling balance, FA20 DIT engine is strong in midrange especially. No overboosted brakes like my 2002 had - the 2015 brakes have a good feel without too much initial bite. The car is roomy inside and easily fits adults in the back. Keep in mind my last car was an MR2 spyder so the WRX actually feels huge to me, even though I'm sure it isn't. Gas mileage has been just under 32 on pure highway and ~27 in mixed city/hwy (commute to work).


Suggested Improvements

The rev hang (engine RPM does not drop immediately when lifting the throttle to shift) is very annoying and makes smooth shifts difficult at times. The factory base stereo is ok, but sometimes difficult to get a balanced sound out of. Truthfully, I don't have any significant complaints.


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Everyday RocketShip
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By nicks1028
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2015 Subaru WRX 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

Overall, I really enjoy my car. Its fast, its not too loud or too quiet. On just about any average freeway drive @ 75 mph i get about 30mpg with some passing of cars. If you drive 65mph you'll get 33-35mpg and if you cruise @ 55-60mph you will get almost 40mpg. Amazing all around car & when compared to the competition, there is no competition.


Favorite Features

Quick Steering All Wheel Drive that Glues you to the road Fuel economy is impressive for a car like this Excellent mid range power Interior looks very nice compared to last year Backup camera kicks butt Seats hold you in place very nice Price was very competitive Interior/Exterior Styling Passing gear is any gear. Never a need to down shift Hugs just about every corner effortlessly Turbo sounds great


Suggested Improvements

Firm handling results in a bumpy ride Road noise is a little much Radio sucks, not loud and no bass Very distorted radio


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