This car punches above its price level in terms of performance. AWD sports car =all 265 horses hit the road. When you hit 3k RPM, you feel that turbo kick in and you are off! Look for the 2013 Orange ones - only 200 WRX and 100 STI were made with this trim package! To top it off - the car's safety features are keyed into Subaru's Rally car platform. These things are tanks in crashes! The A/B/C pillars are reinforced (basically a light-weight roll cage built into the car). The drivetrain buckle zones are designed to make the H-4 engine rotate vertical and act as a shield for the passenger compartment in a bad enough crash. Subaru knows a thing or two about how they perform in worst case crashes from decades of rally cross experience!
I had a 2002 WRX with 70k miles. Great vehicle alla round. I am a big guy and the seats didnt quite have enough wiggle room. Great power coming from the Turbo Boxer engine, shifts nicem handles great, and with the standard All Wheel Drive, the car hugs the road! Take it to the beach through twisty roads, take it through snow up to the mountains, take it to the movies on a date. Great Car. Good Price. Good Gas Mileage.