4WD/AWD, Turbo Charged Engine, Sunroof(s), Front Seat Heaters, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input
4 Cylinders, 4WD, 2.5L Engine, Manual 5 Speed Transmission, 46K Miles, Black/Black
I've had it for 5 months now and I have no regrets. The car is very versatile, and can easily handle inclement weather and offroad expeditions. I've taken my car through soupy mudpits where pickup trucks get stuck and I'm able to cruise on by. The stock audio system on default settings is a little lacking, but if you go into the settings you can modify things to suit your tastes. Interior looks and feels great, a lot of leg room as well.
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!
So great! I did a lot of research before buying and had been looking for a small hatchback with some get up and go. It was down to the Impreza or a rabbit. In fairness to the rabbit, we didn't even test-drive it we loved the Impreza so much. Good handling, fast, fairly fuel efficient, comfortable - all round, really good. Only complaint - no aux input even though they say there should be one. Really such a tiny complaint - not really even worth adding, but you feel like you have to offer some constructive criticism with these things!