i got this car before i even got a
liscence. i love it so much, the only
compliant is the cup holders, mine
broke off with a full cup of soda from
taco bell.i love the seats in this
car. i love the fact that it has more
torque than horse power, it runs like
a scalded beast.stock, its faster than
any other stock 4 cyl car, well with a
few exceptions. i wouldnt trade iot
for anything but maybe another.
Let me preface this review by saying this is quite possibly the best AWD car ever made. It is so well buttoned up it's almost too good to be true.
I am a car enthusiast and a researcher. Before I bought this car, I made sure to research every possible make and model with the features I was looking for, as well as go and drive them. I drove the Blobeye/Hawkeye STI's, Evo 7-10 Lancers, and Mazdaspeed 3 and 6. I was looking for a reliable, safe, fun, AWD, 5/6MT, family-friendly, affordable four-door sports car. It's a tall order, but it's exactly what I got out of my 2.5RS. Sure, you can definitely find a faster car, but I haven't been in a car that pulls the same amount of G's in the corners - not to mention Subarus are like legos; if you want you can drop an STI engine in it for a really affordable sum. I was surprised just how much I love the N/A EJ251 that comes stock in the 2.5RS.
If you are looking into this car, you know what you want. If you want the same thing I did, this is the car for you. There are a few cons of course; there's a bit of wind noise/vibration, and the interior is a bit lackluster. Those are my only complaints, and both of those can be fixed with a little deadening materiel, some higher quality fabrics, and some custom bits.
I didn't want to make this review long, so in conclusion, everything about this car is about as perfect as you can get.
Love the car and fun to drive. So does everyone else that encounters it. Have had impromtu offers for same. Only thing is a tiny tiny clutch squeak, does not affect performance, Subaru has checked, indicate it is inherent in the car.
I had only problems with this car, they
had to change the clutch, the alarm,
twice the windows due to scratch, the
rail of the moon roof, paint can scratch
very easely, metal parts are bad quality
and so on. The car was apparently not
checked at the manufacturing plant exit.
I have now the engine that misfires, a
strange paper burnt odor that the dealer
cannot fixed. Very poor customer service
and inefficient dealer. I would not
recommand the car to anyone. Too much
body roll when driving hard and the
clutch is a nightmare when cold and when