2000 Subaru Impreza WRX 2.0 turbo from UK and Ireland
Okay for granny
Brakes were scary, had to be upgraded.
Driver's window motor ground to a halt at 30,000 miles.
Wear to driver's seat is worst I've ever seen in a car. This is strange as previous owner and I are both under 10 stone!
Clutch doesn't inspire confidence - it's an all-or-nothing affair.
Otherwise, okay, reliability wise.
Buying this car was a big blunder. I thought it would be quicker than my previous Evo 6, but compared to that car this one is a bit timid. Admittedly, it looks better than the Evo, but it is a fair bit slower.
I've driven other people's WRX's and so I know that this docility is not confined to my car. Even after £1500 worth of bolt-on goodies these cars can't touch the Evo 6. These scoobs just don't float my boat. I'm currently looking for another Evo, maybe a 7 this time.
My advice to scoob owners is to never test-drive an Evo. You will realize how poor your scoob really is.
Pity, really. The scoobs really look the part. But they don't go as quick as they look.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd April, 2003
29th Apr 2003, 08:50
Well why didn't you test drive the WRX before you bought it.
The Evo 6 is 276bhp vs WRX which is 215bhp and similar weight. The Evo is nearly £30000, the WRX more like £20000.
Not really a like for like. Try a WRX STi next time.
2nd May 2008, 02:50
Yes it all depends on the Model WRX you have, my 1999 Version 6 Sti 2dr Type R coupe does 12.9 1/4 mile, its stock standard aswell. 0-100 is about 4.5 seconds.