Wondering who decided to make up something like "STI motor is unreliable..."
I'm over 90k on my STI now...I'm the second owner, its a 2005. Yes its an older gen, but the engine is still the same basic thing as on the new ones, just a couple horsies less. It has never had a single issue in its life. No blip or hesitation anywhere.
Before this, I had a 2007 STI I bought brand new and owned for almost 60k miles in 2 and a half years. Not a single issue for any of those miles either, with 45k of those protuned at Stage 2 with 310whp/330wtq
...So 150k miles total on 2 Subaru STIs...no issues...reliability is up there. I enjoy my car, get it into boost, have fun with it, and so on. But as Ray says...when you get to forced induction, it takes away from the "safe/cover our ass" reliability that a Civic or Corolla has. But when Subaru can build a F/I car that still keeps pretty damn reliability, with many, many known WRXs and STIs getting to 150k miles as of now, that says something about the overall build quality.
Of course...if you take care of your car, it will take care of you right back...keep that in mind