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Pros: 4WD - A lot of snow last winter - Over 100 inches in CT
Cons: Very noisy engine at cold temperature
Advice: Lease it don't buy itOk car, very very noisy engine in the morning (cold engine - winter & summer) The problem goes away after 15 miles of driving. For sure I will have problem when time to resale the car. Using oil 10-30 instead of 5-30 (as recommeded by the manual) does reduce some noise level. Design problem (piston & lifter) I will think twice before buying another Subaru. My old Ford escort sounds better in the morning.
Pros: Handling and power
Advice: If looking at any other SubarusThe WRX is a Fun car to drive! When that turbo goes into boost it's a blast. Good handling, though a little sluggish when starting off. Plenty of room for driver and passenger, but a little cramped for anyone in the back seat. Trunk is very spacious. Does not get very good gas mileage for a small car, but with this much go, who'd expect it. One of it's biggest down falls though is that it is just so darn ugly for such a sporty car. The 2004's are just as bad. Looks aside, it still drives great and is fun to drive everyday to work, bring on the ice and snow.
Pros: Acceleration; Re-Designed 2004 Front lights and Rear Lights
Cons: Placement of Cup Holders
Advice: Get It!Great test drive. Awesome car i would suggest it to anyone looking for a car priced under $25,000 (U.S.D.).
Pros: spooling up the turbo with a rev and slipping it up a gear......
Cons: the flimsy sun visors
Advice: get the base model station wagon. It rocks the hardest.truly fantastic; all dreams fulfilled in a package so innoculous and benign. It screams and growls.
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: 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
Cons: BACK SEAT ROOM
Advice: BUY IT WITH THE SHORT THROW SHIFTER.THIS CAR IS A GREAT VALUE. THE ALL WHEEL DRIVE IS FANTASTIC IN THE SNOW. THE PERFORMANCE IS NICE TO HAVE IF YOU NEED IT. TALK ABOUT ACCELERATION!