So is it cool or un-cool for an old fart to drive a REX?
I'm curious to know how many other people over 50 have been enticed into the personality and looks of the new 2011 WRX.
Having owned somewhere around 50 cars since my first 1970 Ford Cortina , I can tell you that my new ride (Silver 2011 WRX hatch, base, ST shift,racks,BC,AWFM,CC) is by far the best performance ride so far.
It is definately an amazing ride in the dirt, and is where the suspension in tuned almost perfectly. I find it a little soft on the the rebound on some interstates, but for the most part its fine. The power and sprint cababilities are exhilarating,matched by flat quick corning capabilities. The tranny feels bullet proof and made for the punishment that young drivers might throw at it, but lacks the refinement of other high performance manufactures. The Subie AWD is said to be the best and as I haven't really had the opportunity to test it in the snow I will asume it to be true. I find the audio to be pretty good but will definatley be insulating a few of the door clip vibrations.
Bottom line is that the 2011 WRX is a exceptional high performance car at a very reasonable price.