Was thinking of buying an STI or WRX this summer. Heard the STI had reliability problems. I loved the old design STI, but not so hot on the new one. Read the WRX beats the STI out the box to 60 mph. Another downfall with STI is the leather seats. Hate leather - like fabric for comfort. So scaling back and scraped the STI idea and shooting for the WRX and save some bucks as well.
Anyway, what are you true feelings about the WRX / STI....happy or not with it?
My only experience with Subis is a '04 Forester. Very happy with it up to 95,000 miles. then it started to fall apart. So not so happy with it. Feel it is engineered to fail at certain mileages to run up the repair bills. (Head gaskets, timing belts, wheel bearings, rattles and noises, etc.)
The WRX will be a 2nd car, so not my main vehicle. Plan on keeping the Forester to 180,000 miles then buy another Forester (probably).