First time user and poster here. I needed some input from fellow WRX owners out there. I have been looking to pick one of these up for awhile now and I had some concerns. A little background on me if this helps. I have always owned Honda's which I love but looking for something with more power that suits my outdoor lifestyle. I am a kayaker and also cart around 2 dogs on occasion, so I was looking into the wagon WRX for my needs. I don't know much at all about these except what I have read online. I keep coming across people stating that brakes, tires and general maintenance is a little pricey on these vehicles. I am not very handy and to be honest I don't want/have the time to spend working on my own vehicle. I basically want something I can drive (thats powerful) whihc won't break the bank in repair cost or take up my time working on. I have a good mechanic that I use now so that won't be an issue. I guess I have 2 questions.
1) Are service/parts for these vehicles expensive compared to something like a Honda Accord?
2) Is the WRX a vehicle that I can just drive for 100K and not do anything but change the oil and brakes as needed?
I have heard Subaru's are good vehicles, but I am use to hardly ever having any problems with my Accord. Should I expect the same from the WRX?
I really like the way these perform, I just want to have realistic expectations since I am not familiar with them. Many thanks to any that respond...