Used Subaru Impreza WRX STI Limited in Dulles, VA
Reviews for Subaru Impreza
I think may be best car made for price.
The AWD goes great in any weather condition, that's why I got it. And it gets great mpg at around 33mpg. Smooth riding car and can switch to paddle shifters any time and really comes in handy driving in the snow, can control what gear its in so I can slow the vehicle down by downshifting instead of hitting the brakes and risk sliding. Overall I don't think you can beat this car for the price, especially if it lasts a long as older subarus do.
A proven track car right out of the box
If you are looking for a reliable daily driver that you can have fun with on the weekends, this is the car! The Subaru AWD is the best in the business or at least than the other AWD cars I've driven/owned. Plus, I can't find another turbo four door vehicle that looks as good and is easy on the wallet when it comes to insurance. Great trunk space, back seat leg room and cockpit styling. I've said this to all my friends and I'll say this again "If someone wants to try and mug me for this car, they will have to put up a really good fight!" There are some downsides. 1) The transmission can be a little "soft". This car was not designed as a drag car and slamming gears as so or a heavy day at the track WILL break the transmission. There are some aftermarket fixes for this, but to me they were pricey. 2) Last, the stock paint and clear coat aren't very thick and knicks are easy and common from daily driving. However, I've found a good wax will take care of most blemishes. Subaru owners swear by this car and I can see why.
Who'd though driving a wagon would be so fun ! ? !
Picked up an '05 WRX Sportwagon with 33K for a pretty good deal. Drives very civilized under 4000 RPM's, but hit the throttle beyond that and you will have a wide grin on your face all the way up to about 7000 RPM's. Suspension is very tight but forgiving thanks to the 16" wheel/tire combo. I'd imagine '06 and up with 17" wheels is a little more firm due to low pro tires. My only advice is if you're looking for a WRX, stick with lower mileage ones if possible. I test drove quite a few and some were alot more rough than others with similiar mileage. Owners usually drive these cars hard as that is what they are meant to do. Don't take an owners word for it that its been "babied" because chances are its had more than a few spirited outings. I ended up going to a local Subaru dealer and finding one with a facrtory warranty still remaining because I didn't want to have any "surprises".