3rd Jan 2008, 15:59

I am currently driving a lexus IS200 sport. This is a fine car with great comfort, good looks and a nice sounding (slightly lethargic) engine.

Having previously owned a civic coupe I am very much beginning to miss the feel of a quick, light car. However having no back doors became a real annoyance so it was time for a change.

Problem is, the IS200 does lack power so I now have my sights set on a Subaru Impreza WRX. Lots of power, great handling and four door practicality. The WRX has roughly the same mpg as a an IS200 so that isn't a problem. My only concern is the Subaru's long distance ability as I commute 15 miles to work each day.

After looking at several alternatives over the last few weeks it has become clear that the 'Scooby' seems like the best option. Only time will tell.

3rd Jan 2008, 17:06

Believe me, 15 miles is nothing in the impreza, its comfortable enough, I used to drive 25 miles along the A38 every day to work in my classic impreza WRX then in my 54 WRX. Every mile was a pleasure in both especially because it was early morning and I could use its power regularly. never got bored of it!

4th Jan 2008, 02:49

I own a classic Impreza and have travelled all over the country in it and have found it perfectly comfortable. However I may be wrong, but I would be amazed that an IS200 has rougly the same MPG as an Impreza. Before buying one I would look into this if this is an issue pre purchase.

7th Apr 2008, 16:31

Help, please can anyone tell me what is the most common faults to look for in a 2001 WRX when I go to buy. Don't know much about cars, but like driving them. I have a Lotus Elise for the weekends. Only a 1997 mk1; very bad for bends in the wet. Want a Sub for every day; love the sound every time one goes past, an always said my next car has to be one, so it's time. Can anyone help please?

5th Aug 2011, 19:24

Got my WRX cos my DC2 wasn't any use with a baby seat. Think it's great apart from it getting to the age where parts need replacing, and it's got a slightly scumbag image. But when you put the right fuel in and open it up, all that's forgotten about.