By Matt Schmitz on April 4, 2014
If you're looking for cheap speed and standard all-wheel drive, the redesigned-for-2015 Subaru WRX is still your go-to — but as you go, make sure you do so with the six-speed manual. Cars.com reviewer Kelsey Mays lamented how the newly optional continuously variable automatic transmission tamed the sedan too much in efficiency mode, and it really only gnashed its teeth in the performance-minded Sport Sharp setting. The WRX has its drawbacks as a daily driver, but for less than $27,000, including a destination fee, you'd be hard-pressed to find better performance for the price.
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