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Pros: Driving feel, acceleration, comfortable seats, having the feel of not being able to wait to drive it again after parking it in the garage.
Cons: Back seats don't recline to increase possible trunk space, poor gas mileage in the city, possible short-life of turbocharger.
Advice: Leave extra money for speeding tickets. You'll need it.Be sure to save money for speeding tickets! It is surprising how much power it has from a 4-cylinder engine. The WRX has a very smooth ride even when taking curves at much higher than legal speeds. It grips the road like almost no other car I have driven before. Test drive it once and you will be aching to get one. Test drive it twice and you might as well get out the checkbook for your down payment. It blew the other cars I test drove out of the water. My only concern is if the turbocharger will last past 60k miles. Also, acceleration doesn't really kick in until revved over 3000rpm.
Pros: Rearview mirror
Cons: not enough ground clearance
Advice: Buy from a reputable dealer.Excellent handling. Crash results are reassuring. Knowing it's a Subaru makes the price a bit more bearable.
Pros: Turbo Power!!!
Cons: It's a little hard to get in and out of.
Advice: Go for the manual transmission!Power, Power, Power...and it handles like a cat. I can't imagine owning anything else
Pros: All wheel drive makes the car feel glued to the road.
Cons: Automatic transmission really saps the power.
Advice: Get the manual - it's a blast to drive.Friends and family insisted that Subarus were very poor cars. They couldn't be more wrong. The Outback Sport (Impreza Outback) is not only affordable, it's got all-wheel drive, a peppy 165 horsepower, standard air, standard CD-player and it's an absolute blast to drive! Be sure to get a manual, though, as the automatic feels much weaker for some reason. Since I'm a big guy I needed the extra head and leg room offered by the Outback model, and it's very comfortable. After test driving the manual Impreza Outback, I was sold.
Pros: All Wheel Drive
Cons: Emergency brake recall.
Advice: Test drive one in the snow. You'll be hooked.The H6-3.0 engine is responsive and the vehicle handles extremely well in the snow. My other car is a 3 year old Mercedes E320 and I find myself gravitating to the Subaru. The seats are heated, comfortable, excellent lumbar support and certainly as good as my Benz. The upgraded indash CD system is very good. (Not as good as the Benz, but still very good,) The finish of the Subaru is outstanding. It is a well built and solid vehicle. It rides exceptionally well for a sports wagen.
Pros: Fun to drive in any condition
Cons: seat comfort
Advice: buy it for lifeBest car for the money
Pros: power and front seats
Cons: stereo only 80 watts
Advice: get itabsolute worth it.great performance.i like the goofy look.most people don't expect the quickness of the 'little subaru',so that makes it even more fun.i had a mitsubishi eclipse gs before .forget about it.run to get one.