Sure hope this is the correct place for these questions.
I have been mechanic for 6 years, I have mostly just worked on Euro imports(VW, BMW, Audi) I've owned 3 Volkswagens and they have all treated me very very well! Now subarus have always been near the top of my mental coor car list, but now that I am actually in the position to be looking a new/newer vehicle I'm hearing all these horror stories about wrx/sti owners blowing turbos, or spinning main bearings, collapsing a piston, tranny gear grinding. I heard in 2009 WRXs were complete lemons and countless engines were replace left right and center.
At the end of the day, every engine will leak, every clutch will blow up, there will always be squeaks and rattles. Which brings me to my questions: Are wrx/sti delicate, and require to be pampered and babied all the time? Or are the problems only prone to the owners that abuse there cars and negate any vehicle maintenance? I am completely sold on the AWD technology and performance behind the subaru name. I just want to know from actually owners what im getting myself into if I purchase a 2010+ wrs or sti.