A mix between a Vette, sport utility, and a rally car
Not much has gone wrong. I've had normal maintenance, aside from a window leak at highway speed which was corrected on the first visit to the dealer. I also had the rubber trim around the rear wheel wells replaced due to the fact that both sides were coming off from the rear. When it's cold, it does take more effort to get into first, and reverse is sometimes hard to get into, but nothing major.
The stock cloth on the seats is awful -dog hair sticks to it like Velcro. I had leather installed at a shop recommended by the dealer. It was a two tone and turned out beautifully.
I did replace the tires recently at 38K miles. I expected to get a little more mileage, but each tire was cracking around the rim.
This car is everything I had hoped it would be and more. My Dad and I installed a kit raising the HP to 280, and I also put on an aftermarket stainless steel exhaust and K&N air filter. It's incredible now. The turbo spools up much earlier.
I've left the chassis completely stock - handles great. Tight and controlled, not super-stiff like some cars.
I absolutely love this car, and I'm trying to find a beater to put miles on so I don't wear out my WRX. Get one!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st May, 2003