What’s WRX STI really like? How does it drive? Get the inside story from owners and motoring press experts


What an absolutely brilliant car, thank you Subaru

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Mr T of WAKEFIELD, 2015

I've had my 2006 Impreza WRX for 3 years now. I've done over 60 thousand miles in it, much of that commuting, however it's been out on track, and thrown around some nice twisty roads. It's been impeccable during that time - I've kept up with the regular maintenance, but nothing major has broken. A clutch, regular servicing, tyres, etc. are all that's been required. It still brings a grin to my face every time I drive it. Fuel Economy wise, I'm actually getting more than officially rated, at around 29 - 30MPG (Calculated from full-tank to full-tank, on the odometer mileage, averaged over about 10 fillups). Of course, if I do drive energetically, that can quickly drop ;) A great car, very practical for day-to-day use.

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Mr S of RUGBY, 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.

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Mrs T of GRIMSBY, 2016

I love the unique style of it, the drive is great I like to feel my car is solid on the ground. Every time I drive it I have a smile on my face, this is my 5th one.

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Mrs A of GALASHIELS, 2016

I was going to buy either a new Focus RS or a BMW 135i. I test drove both then while I was at the dealership a WRX STI came up for sale as ex demo 1500 miles. After an hour test drive I wandered why I hadn't considered a Subaru before? Badge snobbery is the only reason I can think of? Well I drive a BMW 35k miles a year for work. At the weekends I can't wait to get out in the WRX, really fun to drive, my dealer assures of strong residual in 3 years time and it's different to all the euro mobiles you see every day. Very pleased I made the choice but time will tell

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Mr B of BRAINTREE, 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.

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Mr M of PERTH, 2016


"The WRX STI is the freshest it’s been in ages, making its departure even harder to swallow."

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Top Gear, 1 November 2017

"Subaru's rewarding-to-drive, high-performance road-and-track sports saloon is for people who get that, like life, it's not the destination but the journey that's to be savoured."

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Motorbar, 31 October 2017

"There's nothing else on the road quite like Subaru's WRX STi. The Japanese-made motor blends power with precision and rally-esque performance with daily practicality, putting it into a segment all of its own."

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Iceni Magazine, 26 October 2017

"On the road, the WRX STi more than rival cars like the Golf R and Focus RS for sheer grip, clinging hard to the road with a cleaner turn-in and better body control than any STi before it."

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Car Keys, 17 February 2017

"In terms of its performance, this four-door saloon has the ability to step into the ring with any of its class rivals, going from 0-62mph in 5.2 seconds and on to a potential top speed of 159mph."

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Telegraph & Argus, 12 November 2016

""Top speed if you're brave enough to reach it is 152mph!"

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Car Keys, 28 October 2016


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