If you have one, keep it, if you don't, then definitely try one out
Alarm fault 2 weeks after purchase. Other than that, nothing!
Routine stuff - tyres, brake pads.
What an incredible car - I have had it over 4 years now, and at 150000 miles, it still feels tight and like there are lots of miles left in it yet. I bought the car from its original owner completely standard (the best way to buy a turbo Impreza) and have kept it that way since.
All that the car has required in 4 1/2 years is regular servicing and a set of tyres and brake pads - everything else has been left as is. The car passes its test every year and still has more than enough power for daily use and the occasional fun drive ;)
It will be due a timing belt shortly, which I would put down as a routine maintenance cost.
The only downside to the car is fuel consumption. However, if you want one of these, you are better off forgetting about that and just enjoying the handling and the noise.
Having owned 30+ cars, I would easily place this as the best, most reliable, most fun car I have ever owned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd July, 2013