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Pros: Having a car that never gets old.
Cons: ....Ceiling fabric
Advice: Get the turbo gauge (to predict lag), the short sifter, and the arm rest.Ok....where to start.... This car is noisy, lets you feel road bumps and is not the ideal luxury car. However, this car is something that most cars will never be - a sports car that is truely great in bad conditions, that holds a ton of cargo and yet will...ok 0 - 60 in 5.4 seconds. CONS: -Noise -Cheap ceiling fabric -Cd player glitchy once in a while -turbo lag PROS: -Drivers's seat feels like sitting in a fighter jet. Everything adjusts. With the short throw shifter and the arm rest, you can shift with your fingertips! The steering wheel is so soft and shaped perfectly. Wonderful Ergonomics! Climate control is nice! Heater/AC work great. Defroster is fast. Speakers are offset by the noise of the car somewhat, but are high quality. -Over 3000 RPM, acceleration is absolutly incredible; akin to engaging warp drive. Gear ratios picked very well though modulating the throttles interesting with turbo lag. When steering, the car simply does as ordered - no tilting. Great car in traffic; able to shift lanes quickly. Good visibility. Watch the speed though. This car feels at 100 as most do at 45. The turbo sound is intoxicating. Meets EPA mileage. -I packed up my entire life and moved across the country in this vehicle. Plenty of room. Good performance when fully loaded. Great places to strap thing down (and you'll need to in this car) -You can feel the road. AWD works great too. Good ground clearance and somehow low center of gravity. Feels very solid - very rigid. No chassis rattles. -Not a cop finder. In fact, the innocent looks make it that much funnier after you burn the modded civic at the light. Great exterior. Beautiful machine.
Advice: Drive it, you will like it!After testing Acura RSX-S, Mini Cooper S, and Neon SRT/4, I bought a Subaru WRX Impreza Sport Wagon. Everything about it seemed better: acceleration (esp. smoothness), ride, handling, finish, interior and sound system. I have owned many sports cars in the 45 years that I have been driving and this is one of the Best!
Pros: CD I GUESS
Cons: WELL IT WAS NICE TO MOVE THE CUP HOLDER FROM OVER THE RADIO- TAPE PLAYER
Advice: TAKE ONE OUT FOR A TEST DRIVEPURCHASED A 2005 IMPREZA 2.5 RS SEDAN LIKE THE AWD HAD A 1994 IMPREZA. LIVE UP HERE IN FAIRBANKS ALASKA, IT IS THE ONLY CAN TO DRIVE. DOES EXCELLANT IN THE SNOW.
Cons: Daytime running lights........which I have already taken care of!!!!
Advice: Compare LGT's standard features with any other model, and it's price. Then drive it.Awesome!!! Not a car on the market with the same bells and whistles for the same price. Add AWD, dual climate control, heated front seats, 6 disc changer, turn signals on mirrors, upgraded security system, fog lights, and a turbo to any other car in its class and you are well over $30,000. You can't ask for much more.
Pros: the power
Cons: no xm radio
Advice: must test driveLove this car! Great power and great looks. Very fun to drive. If you are looking to get into a BMW 330 or Audi A4. Make sure you test drive the Legacy GT Limited Sedan first.
Pros: The engine
Cons: Climate control
Advice: Buy it! quick!This is a great car. Great performance, handling, and I can still haul my family of 5 around comfortably. Love the 17' wheels and big brakes. I went with the 5 speed auto which is fun in sport mode and works well in D. Aftermarket parts available already to easily make 310HP. Complaints: 1. Leather seats are too hard. Maybe they will soften up. 2. Climate control is retarded. My suburban works much better. If it is 55 outside and 60 inside and I turn the auto on to 75 it will turn the A/C on. It will turn the A/C on anything less than 83. When I turn the A/C off the Auto display goes out making you think the auto is off, but I found that it is not. Only if you change the fan speed does it turn the Auto off. The venting is retarded too. Never where it should blow. 3. Exhaust is way too quiet. Can't wait for aftermarket exhaust.
Pros: Performance and handling
Cons: Nothing in particular bothers me.
Advice: If stealth is what you want, check out the wagon. It's better looking and practical too.Quite surprising power above 3500 rpm. Not much punch off the line unless you abuse the clutch, but from about 20 to 80 mph, hang on! At first the turbo lag was an issue, but now that I've learned how to drive the car, I rarely notice it. Handling was the big surprise. You don't expect a car that looks like this to be such a canyon burner! It takes a set in a corner and just claws it's way around it. This has got to be THE biggest sleeper on the road. This is a fantastic car, and so, so much fun to drive.