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