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2011 Subaru WRX Review
  • Aggressive Looks, Engine Note, Navigation, Pracicality
  • Sound System, Bluetooth Connectivity, Tacky Interior

by Jake B

This was the car i dreamt to have as a teenager. I don’t know if it was the aggressive look or the sound that made the Subaru WRX a favourite of mine.

I use the car daily and the excitement to get in and drive has never gone away. No where near exciting is the interior of the WRX, the hard plastics look as though they were done with a rattle can. The navigation system is quite easy to use and has a few nice features (throttle position, instant fuel consumption). One thing lacking is a quality sound system and iPod bluetooth connectivity! Having cables running everywhere through the cockpit just to play a song.

But who buys a rex for the interior and sound system anyway? As soon as you put your foot down and hear that trademark rumble will leave you with a smile from ear to ear.

Being a young driver under 25 this car is quite expensive to run and insure. It isn’t the most fuel efficient either, on average I get around 13L/100km around town. But it can be surprisingly efficient on highway driving off boost. Like most japanese cars the WRX is pretty reliable and servicing costs are pretty minimal.

2011 marked the first year that the WRX came in the wide body styling, it made the last years model look rather soft and contained. It gave the car a wider and more aggressive stance which they have taken through into the new 2015 models, which i think is a key selling point to these cars.

The Subaru WRX is an awesome drive, its quick, reliable has enough room for 4 adults and a few sets of golf clubs in the boot. I believe this is the best car i have owned and truly is a performance car.

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