I am considering the purchase of a 2010 WRX and have a few questions:
-How has reliability been? The car isn't rated well in Consumer Reports and Car and Driver did a long term test on a 2008 STI that ended up needing a new transmission, clutch, engine, and a few other odds and ends by the 20k mark!!! This is a little concerning.
-Do any of the cars have xenon headlights? I have them on my VW and absolutely love them - it's one of the reasons I purchased the car. Do any WRX (non STI) models have this?
-The VW turbo engine is easily (and reliably) tuned. I presume there are a host of tuners for the WRX as well. What are your opinions of them? Do the tunes cause clutch slippage? Other engine failure? I figure the car is fast enough out of the box so this might not even be needed!
-Has anyone purchased a 2010 model yet and what kind of pricing did you pay? I'm in Chicago and do not expect to pay sticker price on ANY car I purchase.
Thanks in advance for your assistance!