Due to a change in jobs and family situation, I am considering buying a used WRX. I've always liked the cars and we had an 06 RS 2.5 wagon for a while and I thought it was a great car, but the wife thought it was too small.
First off, great site, nice layout and everyone seems very helpful.
I really have no preference in year, I'm just looking to see the lowest mileage, cleanest car I can.
SO..... how does the automatic stack up? My nephew has an 04 WRX 5 speed and I really like it, but my wife can't drive stick and it will be my daily driver in stop and go traffic. I really don't like being bothered with it in that kind of traffic. Is it a lot slower? Does it respond well? Is it durable? Under normal use (some getting into it, some normal driving) what kind of MPG's are people seeing?
What is desirable to look for in a WRX (other than the 5 speed)? Any certain years, options- handling packages etc?