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    Looking at buying a WRX

    Hey all,

    I was in the dealership today looking at a new Impreza WRX Wagon. Up to this point I was looking at bmw's mostly as thats what I've always owned. However a freind told me to check out subaru. After test driving the WRX I was really impressed. Everything seems just right, and its very affordable.

    Although I was wondering how reliable subaru's are. Also, is there anywhere I can get some stats on performance? Also, is there any notable performance difference's between the sedan and the wagon?

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    No real performance diff between the wagon and sedan. The wagon does have a slightly smaller rear sway bar.

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    Cars are very reliable. I have had zero problems with mine since I got it in 01.
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    bmw's huh? What kind of price range are you looking at? Did you check out the Legacy GT?

    For the most part I think subaru's are solid as a rock. The 5 speed transmission design they've used since the 80's tends to suck a bit, but for the most part they build damn good cars. That's a good thing since their warranty isn't worth the paper it's printed on.

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    Biggest problem is having to fill up $3.50+/gallon of fuel and only getting 91octane. Other than that... Avoiding the 120mph zone when the road is clear.
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    I allready know about the gas mileage, when I asked the salesman pratically didn't want to say. However I'm used to paying for gas as my car right now needs 91 octane and eats alot of fuel.

    And I did look at the legacy gt for a few minutes, although I liked the wrx alot more.

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    and welcome to The Club!!!!

    The WRX is an all around best-bang-for-your-buck sports car! Good performance, nice handling, a lot of modding potential, reliable, safe...the WRX doesn't really exceed in one area, but is rather a 'Jack of all trades' kind of vehicle.

    Many members on this forum have over 70/80k miles on their WRX with minimal to no problems...and that's just with the 2002-2005 models! There was quite a few improvements in the new 2006 models, including a 2.5L (as opposed to the former 2.0L) engines.

    There's lots of useful information to be found on this forum, so you might want to poke around a bit, and definitely read the 'stickies'. That way you'll find more detailed information about the WRXes performance.

    Good luck with your decision!
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