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Mr C of RYTON on Jan 2017
As an owner of 6 previous Subaru Imprezas my brand new Pure Red Subaru Impreza Wrx Sti is simply awesome, it ticks every box my 320r 2010 model did plus many many more. The first trip running in involved a steady trip to Birmingham which returned a 38.3mpg, it's quite and refined and feels a lot better put together than previous models. This is the car that Subaru should have made back in 2010. It handles superb, it's quick when it has to be and Subaru have given the car the iconic exhaust noise. The only one thing that has caused me issues is mirrorlink doesn't work and the car does not come with satnav which to me is a bit of a let down. But can be forgiven as I believe I can get it retrofitted by Subaru. Well done Subaru, a cracking car that gives modern motoring and cars a bit of excitement with a definite nod to the hay day of Subaru's world rally championship winning cars
Mr W of NEW MILTON on Jan 2017
I collected my brand new WRX STi yesterday and thought I would share my ownership experience for anyone who is interested in buying one or who just likes Subarus, and to test some of the assertions made by motoring journalists. Mine was a bit of an impulse buy. I had a few cars on my shortlist with prices between £20k and £60k, but having owned a 2005 WRX and loved it, I always had a hankering for another one and the new model ticked lots of boxes for me. It had to be something different that stood out from the crowd (so that was the Golf R and Seat Lean Cupra 290 dispatched with) and a car with a bit of character. The focus RS was tempting but the interior is just so, well....Ford Focus. Nice car though but another 6 grand on top of what I paid for the Subaru, so in the bang for buck stakes it is not massively superior. The Mercedes AMG is just stupid money and by the time you have optioned it up is practically the same money as an M2. Anyway the list of competitors goes on. When it comes down to it, for me at least, it boils down to the deals available at the time I am ready to buy, the dealership relationship thing, and in this case the time of year. You can't beat a Subaru when the weather turns bad, so I plumped for my WRX STi. First impressions? Well I quite like the interior. It gets a bit of a panning in the press but it does not offend me in the slightest. The seats are comfortable and supportive, there is plenty of room - I just took my family to Heathrow including a 6'4" 23 year old who sat quite happily in the back, a big boot that swallows plenty of luggage. Mine has split folding rear seats as well so first thing is it's a very practical car. I owned a Morgan Plus 8 before so tales of a hard ride made me laugh, although it is quite firm. There is quite a bit of jiggling around that could become tiresome on a very long journey. It is most noticeable on motorways where there is nothing else to distract you. On A roads and smaller rural roads the cornering ability of the car tends to be the dominant feature. It does like to go around bends, the tighter the better. Roundabouts have taken on a whole new appeal, so I'll have to watch myself there. Potholed urban roads are a bit of a pain but, as speeds are lower, quite bearable. The satnav is notable by its absence (really!) and the radio is largely redundant at motorway speeds as the cabin is quite noisy. I need to have a fiddle with the audio controls, there is a graphic equalizer to play with (very 90's!) so maybe a bit more base will help. But concert sound it is not. The engine is worth a listen though, that burbly rumble is a fantastic soundtrack. If you are a petrolhead you will be very happy with the noises it makes. Cruise control is easy to use and probably essential if you want to keep your licence clean. It is very tempting to give the throttle a squeeze and add 20 mph to your cruising speed, which is very easily done. There is something called a "Triplemeter" that can be selected on the multifunction display. I get to choose which 3 pieces of info I want to see and add them to this display, I have found that to be quite useful especially to keep an eye on fuel consumption. I was apprehensive of the fuel consumption having read magazine reports and watched You Tube reviews predicting 20mpg or "at best 29 if you drive it like a granny". Well I drove it to Heathrow and back from the Bournemouth area on a busy M3 and clogged up M25 and was delighted to return 36mpg without really trying, and don't forget this car has only done about 400 miles so should loosen up a little over the next thousand miles or so. Put your foot down though, and the fuel consumption increases markedly. Expect about 29mpg overall. The interior could do with a few more USB sockets and some storage nets on the transmission tunnel would be useful. The dealer has been great. They are genuine enthusiasts who really seem to care that their customers are happy, not just a box ticking customer experience review that you get from the likes of BMW (I've had 8 of those so I know the difference). It was a genuinely pleasant buying experience, they went out of their way to get me into my car as quickly as possible and were very flexible. So, a good first impression. I went in with my eyes open, expecting high fuel consumption, the road tax is high, insurance wasn't too bad though (although I am 57) at £380 fully comp. I am just waiting for some snow now when I know from experience that this car comes into its own. Bring on the winter!
Mr T of HAILSHAM on Dec 2016
Absolutely love my new wrx sti, test drove rival cars and they weren't a patch on the Subaru
Mr G of SOUTHAM on Dec 2016
Having owned a number of performance cars I did not have high expectations when test driving the wrx sti, but I fell in love with it straight away. The steering is very responsive, power is always there when you need it (only played with s# a couple of times as si provides more than enough power, at least for now) not had the opportunity to test it out in the snow yet however, the grip is very good on frozen roads considering all the power it puts out. I am impressed with the mpg averaging around 27 which is the stated figure (how many times are manufacturers actually honest about these figures?) without driving around like the queen's chauffeur everywhere. The only bad points I can pick out after owning it for 1,000 miles are: 1. The suspension. If your area is full of potholes, speed bumps or uneven roads you will feel like you have been in a fight with a bear after driving the sti 2. Gear box. Lovely gear box however if you go into the wrong gear at the wrong rpm the car will 'hurt you!' 3. Interior. I love the interior but my sti has developed a rattle somewhere around the dashboard and it gets a bit annoying, nothing turning up the radio won't fix. Whilst on the subject of radio. Head unit is ok. If you have an android phone they play along beautifully, however with an iPhone it is very iffy at best. Also no sat nav, maybe a factory extra however with a price tag of nearly £30K one would expect it to be included as standard. No heated/cooled seats either but they are very comfortable nevertheless 4. Finally, my sti is red which looks amazing when it is clean, however you can forget about in the winter, just seems to be permanently dirty no matter how often I wash it. Overall, I love the sti. I did not buy it for mpg or comfort, it's very sensibly priced when compared to other cars of similar performance and has a long successful heritage behind it.
Mr M of TROWBRIDGE on Nov 2016
Just purchased the WRX STi 2016 edition. This is my 3rd Subaru having had the Legacy 3.0Rn and Legacy 3.0R spec B previously. Very pleased with the car, it's a step up in terms of performance from my spec B, but on top of that it has many other super features. Having recently started a family it has a large boot which can take all the baby stuff, huge wide opening rear doors to get baby in and out, ISOFIX for the car seat, keyless entry is great when you have your hands full, folding rear seats etc... though most wouldn't think it I believe it's every bit as practical as any family saloon or hatch out there. Baby even enjoys the firm ride as it soothes them to sleep! For other toys, the new starlink touchscreen is a big step forward, I really like the Bluetooth audio and phone support, DAB and I even managed to get MirrorLink working with a Sony Xperia X smartphone for satnat using Sygic. I also like the new dual zone aircon that just "works" with no faffing. Great car.
Mr H of DERBY on Oct 2016
Great car. Reliable, very quick when needed but can cruise round steady with no problem. An eye catcher. All wheel drive gives great grip especially now on theses wet roads with leaves on. Cornering great like you're on rails. Can be thirsty but if using intelligent mode it's not bad at all
Mrs T of GRIMSBY on Oct 2016
My Subaru is an Impreza WRX. Love the car. It is a 2002 model which I purchased in 2007. Apart from the cost of running a vehicle of this spec I have not had any major expense. It has passed the MOT each year with just the normal replacements such as tyres. This year I have had new brake pads and discs and work done on the anti roll bars. It is now running like new again. I would buy another Subaru and would recommend them.
Mr G of LONDON on Sep 2016
My Subaru WRX still performs as well as it did on the first day of ownership - nine years ago. It's a workhorse and sports car rolled into one
Mr M of PERTH on Sep 2016
Every time I open the garage door it brings a smile to my face and driving it brings a bigger smile to my face.