Hello all. I like the site. I am looking at getting a new car this coming spring and have some questions on the Impreza WRX Wagon.
I am looking at an 05 WRX AWD with the Automatic trans. I know the Auto trans is not the sportiest but unfortunately for me, I cannot drive a stick. I drove manuals for years but have lost my left leg below the knee and can no longer drive on on a daily basis.
My questions are as follows.
1. Lifespan? How long do these last? I am not looking to mod it too much at all. Likely just a nice audio set-up.
2. Repair costs? Cheap/Expensive.
3. How do the Auto trans hold up?
4. If I wanted to mod some, you know. If I get the bug (likely to happen) what are some of the suspension options out there for the car which will not harm the ride too much.
To answer some of your questions, I am also contemplating an 07 Jetta GLI (No AWD). 03-04 Audi A4 Quattro, and a few others.