Hi everyone. Yet another wonderful forum that I felt I needed to join. I am very interested in Subaru's ever since my wife bought her 2010 Outback. I myself have a 2007 honda civic si and thinking of an upgrade, but not yet sure. Many issues conflicting atm.
I was interested in the new design wrx for some time, but then test drove a forester and thought maybe it would be a better car, however, been thinking and browsing their forum for awhile too and thinking this might not be the car for me. Test drove the na forester auto and it was ok, knowing my wife's na outback has decent power, but when pushed harder dies fast. So only option left is XT, but only in auto. Seeing the price of the XT I see that it is about the same as the WRX now.
I love performance, as my si is great, but have that 3rd gear issue still (hard to shift into 3rd) and it just isn't fun in the snow. My priorities if I got a new car are as follows:
- Hatch Style (for easy storage and place for my dog)
- Accidental avoidence (acceloration/breaking/handling)
- mpg and reliability
Only negatives I see with the WRX is the cost mpg and insurance rate. Insurance for my civic is about 412/6mo, forester would be (na or XT) about 310/6mo, and the wrx would be about 490/6mo.
I have been banging my head for about 4 months not knowing where to go. Just hope I can get some good advice here. Thank you and appreciate your time and advice.