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WRX STi by Northern Norm on 11/11/2013. Trim: 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Limited 4-Door, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Bought the STi , love the engine, handling, and AWD
Cons: Could complain a little about fuel consumption but that is entirely up to your right foot.
Overall review: Great fun and you can drive it in the winter...STi and snow tires is there anything more fun?
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Not your son's boy racer! by An MSN Autos Consumer on 10/05/2013. Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Unbeatable value for awd performance. Love the car, looks are good enough without being too goofy or cheap. Can't touch this car for the value, drive it anywhere, anytime. Performance, braking, unibody rigidity are all great. Can't miss with this car, would by another in a minute. Car is great for really any age, male or female.
Cons: Only knock is that the 5spd manual in the WRX feels a bit notchy, only under heave acceleration, very fine around town. STI 6 spd is definately a grade better, but probably not worth the extra 8-10k. Probably shouldn't be dragging the car up and down the streets all day long anyway. Turbo lag is great around town...makes for easy driving, but takes some rpm's to get going...this can be changed after warranty is over!
Overall review: Seriously consider this car for the 25-30k range...great feel, easy to drive, great performance when you need it in awd.
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Performance on a Budget by MotoMarc on 09/24/2013. Trim: 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX 4-Door, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: If comfort features and smooth easy ride is what you want then look somewhere else. But if you want a practical AWD car with performance at a decent price then look no further. The car's AWD and engine are balanced and provideconfident turning and performance in it's 2.5L Turbo. The back seats are comfortable and the room is spacious for children or adults and storage in the sedan's trunk is sufficient and the hatch provides slightly more space. Dollar for dollar one of the best values out there for a do everything performance car. And the exhaust note is fantastic from the flat 4 turbo engine.
Cons: Gas performance is on the poor side but if compared to equally powered V6 engines then you're in a similar ball park. Also the interior could use upgrades for the cost of the vehicle as the plastics, seat covers, and dash are cheap however the instrument cluster is nice. And the stereo could also use upgrades in speakers and tuner. Paint quality should be improved as well.
Overall review: While not the perfect car its engine, AWD, and suspension more than makes up for its deficiencies. Its rally heritage can be felt and it gives the driver a raw and exciting feeling of a true drivers car. To get this feel usually requires paying much more. If Subaru can address the WRX's weaknesses it will have a great car on its hands. But in its current state it always puts a smile on my face. And as a hardcore Sportbike rider that's not easy to do with a car.
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Perfect combination of power, practicality and FUN! by DrivingEnthusiast from Atlanta on 09/10/2013. Trim: 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited 5-Door, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: The Subaru WRX is fundamentally a mechanical vehicle. There are no computers taking decisions out of the drivers hands. The 5-speed manual transmission is smooth, the AWD sends power equally to front and rear wheels, and there is power to spare when you need it. The hatchback version has plenty of cargo room, especially with the rear seats down. My two very large dogs have plenty of space to lay down. I bought the Limited model, which has leather seats, but there aren't a ton of frilly extras, which I like.
Cons: Not a lot of storage space. There is a small console behind the gearbox (which loses precious space with two power outlets), two cup-holders, pockets built into the doors and a small storage space under the A/C controls. I would like to have automatic door locks that engage at low speed or when you start the vehicle. The front cowling is very low to the ground, so be careful when you park so you don't scrape against the curb.
Overall review: If you enjoy the driving experience while keeping practicality, this is the car for you. The 265 turbo-charged 4cyl engine will push you back in your seat (with virtually no turbo-lag), but at normal driving speeds you'll get about 25 mpg. Very comfortable for a fairly small car. I found this car to be the best value for money. No other comparable vehicle in this class has AWD or leather. This is my first Subaru and I'm impressed.
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