Bought this used when our Saturn gave
out at 30,000 miles and would cost more
to fix then it was worth. Anyway, after
8,000 miles,we like it as much as when
we test drove it. Interior parts are a
little cheap, but this is one solid
car. In fact, Saab is rebadging them.
I researched car extensively before
buying, and was the only thing in it's
class for the money. best deal for the
money out there,I've had many fast cars
and built many more, this will beat
most off the line.
acceleration, functional hood scoop,
looks of the car, teardrop
headlights.AWD is awesome. get the
boost guage, expensive but worth
it.very good gas mileage, beats a 5.0
mustang and then leaves it at the gas
clutch chatter when cold occasionally,
increase the low end response with the
boost, unless it drops the gas mileage.
spruce up the interior with some wrx
VERY fun to drive. Disappointed that the
wagon doesn't have the same curves /
lines on the body as the sedan. ABS
too sensitive. Downshifting usually
helps... ABS sucks if you're trying to
eat an ice cream cone or something
though - really is too sensitive - esp.
on bumpy roads.
Love the car though.. I guess the one
thing I would change (and I've been
putting it off) is the ABS. Still
haven't found affordable fog light
dash is nice. shifting is cool. Love
the stock rims / wheels - quite sticky.
Make the ABS less sensitive. Better
stock sound would be nice too. Radio
controls are a bit clunky - not very
"ergonomic" - Should have multiple use
controls and squeeze more functionality
on face. Turbo abit slow too. Would
like it ~2800 RPM. Comes in 3200 or so
I bought my WRX in April of 2001 which
was the first year they were produced.
When I first saw it, I thought that from
the front it looked like a bulldog and
since every bulldog I have ever known
was named spike I named my WRX "Spike"
and it immeditatly became a member of
the family. After three years and 35000
miles it has never let me down. In that
time it has developed only one minor
problem: a slight gasoline leak that was
quickly taken care of. I know that when
it comes time to trade Spike, that it's
going to be like having to put down your
The turbo. Even though I don't make a
habit of hotroding it, it's comfortable
knowing that if I wanted to, I could and
to see the look on their face when a
gray-headed 67 year old man blows their
I can't see where they could improve the
car. The only suggestion I could come up
with is that although the service is
very accommodating, It's just so darn
Quality between this car and my
previous Cavalier are night and day.
AWD was a nice selling point. The
car's only getting about 23mpg
overall. After my wife's bad accident,
she came out without a scratch (going
55mph in a snowstorm in the
mountains). Snow tires will be on our
list for next winter. Front and rear
seating feels roomy for a small car,
but the cargo room feels very limited
even with the hatchback).
Responsive cornering, sporty, exterior
appearance, standard bike rack (works
great with Thule bike system),
hatchback with folding down rear seats
makes the car extremely functional, AWD
is what sets this car apart.
Engine feels weak, you must be close to
the car for keyless entry to work, horn
is rediculously loud when you lock or
unlock the car, tires could be a little