Better than most
Great performance 4 door car for the money (sticker price). I have had mine for three years and have had no issues. Decently quick, handles great, comfortable and fairly luxurious for what it is. Best part is the gearbox and drivetrain.
Save your money.
My kids tricycle was more reliable. It spent more time in the shop then driving it. The gear ratios and the transmission were ridiculous. First gear was way to high! Reverse was way too high. The difference between fifth and six was huge. I don’t know who designed that box, but they did a horrible job. Most of the time you could never use six gear unless you were doing 100 miles an hour. It was just a really crappy design. There was very little thought put into that design. I have driven enough manual boxes with appropriate ratios that never had this problem. Including sequential gearboxes and truck transmissions that would never have this type of problem. Pretty sad for a $45,000 car. I do love the ads for the STI. The problem is is that those cars are $500,000 race cars. The only thing that looks like a stock car is the bodywork. Somebody that buys a stock car is going to be fooled. Once some knucklehead starts throwing aftermarket parts on their car. The car will have a very short life. And the owner will come away scratching his head. So, $55,000 later. I definitely don’t need a lecture about a Subaru STI. Good luck to anybody with that car I’m sure there’s a few out there that will do and have done better than this one.
My first STI and third Subaru
Love this zippy little thing. It has two more seats than the corvette and all wheel drive. Once i saw how Chevrolet was handling the class action suit with regards to the ZO6 engines failing, and the fact that all i have ever done with the wife's subie was Oil and air filter for 100,000 miles. Well who needs more problems in life, you can keep the headaches Chevy thanks. One test drive was all it took and i was smitten.