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Pros: Turbo enging coupled to AWD - super stealth supercar
Cons: Radio antenna placement, needs more power features
Advice: Dont drive one unless you are willing to purchase it!!!!!!!!!!!!After driving a 97 Maxima, I had a taste for luxury and speed. My next vehicle was a Jetta GLX. It was a sad disappointment from a performance and a comfort standpoint. The Jetta is simply too small for a 6'3' person and the performance was sub par. After some horribile quality problems, I test drove a WRX wagon and was thouroughly hooked. I can say this WRX is the fastest car I have ever owned and every day I drive reinforces the belief that this is the best car I have ever owned. It is lacking in luxury features, but the power the car delivers is truly intoxicating and makes up for any other shortcomings ( I have not found any yet). The car has more than enough headroom due to WRC heritage and the need to wear race helmets. It also has ample room for the outdoor recreations that I enjoy (mountain biking, snowboarding, etc.). Only dislikes are: 1. Needs more power features (passenger side one touch up/down window controls) and sunroof. 2. Antenna placement on A pillar
Pros: Great Stereo Sound
Cons: Premium fuel required by 6 cyl. engine.
Advice: The L.L. Bean Edition with its extra options is worth the price.Very smooth ride. Great sound system with optional CD-Changer Stereo. Seating very comfortable. Engine has excellent response. Brakes are outstanding. Very predictable handling.
Pros: Turbo Engine
Cons: Stock stereo
Advice: Buy oneAmazing acceleration and traction. Turns without leaning and the steering is extremely light and precise. The care goes exactly where you point it and tracks straight and true at any speed.
Cons: none so far.
Advice: Best buy for the priceVery powerful and fun to drive.
Pros: The silent and turbine smooth Boxer-6 engine
Cons: The fact that the seat heaters are all or nothing
Advice: Get the H6-3.0; this car needs the power.This wagon can accomodate 5 people, their luggage, and skis for a week-long ski trip. It is exceptionally smooth, well built, and quiet. The H-6 is an exceptional engine that is superior to it's eupropean compition. GM should use Subaru's engines in it's Saab line. I can only imagine it as a Saab Turbo. Overall the Subaru is a better car the Volvo, and it's all-wheel drive system is technically superior to both the Audi and Volvo. This is a great family car, and I would recomend it to and SUV owner as well. Way to go GM for buying Fugi Heavy Industry.
Pros: Functional hood scoupe
Cons: Antenna mounted on the 'A' pillar
Advice: Get to the dealer fast, drive it, buy it!!I am impressed with the acceleration this vehicle offers off the line. You would never guess a vehicle with all wheel drive could accelerate at such a fast rate. There is a bit of turbo lag below 3K rpms, however, it leaves such a rush once the turbo kicks...
Pros: power/weight ratio
Cons: front end styling
Advice: get oneBest 0-60mph/$ spent, this side of a motorcycle. Fun to drive. Quiet and steady at 90 mph. Great in snow (of course).