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.
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).
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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