2001 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0 turbo petrol
The ultimate sports car
Nothing, absolutely nothing.
Great car, just like the previous model, but even more prestigious and more reliable.
Tremendous sports car, just like the last model, but with even better grip (try imagining that when you know that the last model had amazing grip!!!) on all tracks.
The engine responds better now through the great new 6-gear manual transmission gear box. This car zooms from 0-100 in 5.6 seconds (the previous model took 6.4 seconds!!!) and the interior is much much better - more reliable looking dashboard, a great sound system (the previous model had a sickening one!!!)
The biggest improvement of this new car is its steering system, it just feels so much better. The previous model had a great steering system, but this is the ultimate steering system I have ever experienced, you just feel everything on the road, it gives you so much more confidence.
The oval shaped lights are OK... but I do believe that the previous model was even prettier!!!
All in all... a great car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th November, 2000
10th Feb 2001, 17:22
What are you talking about? Over here in Australia the Subaru is now a second slower, the 160 KW one. Subaru has ruined a great thing, they have turned a sports car into a soft car. Oh and pretty much everyone here thinks the new WRX looks crap.
12th Feb 2001, 16:41
Yeah, I agree with the dude's from Australia comment. I also live in Australia and down here all we've got is a 5 speed manual (not 6 speed although everyone probably wanted that), and it does look pretty crap. They gave it Corolla lights and it just lost it's touch. It used to be a car that was not for the light hearted, it had the whole rough thing going, now it's a bit of a sissy car. Not the performance (although that's gone down a bit too), but the looks.