2013 Subaru Impreza Wrx
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2013 WRX from dream car to reality

by from Schofield, WI on June 29, 2013

The 2013 WRX is the most fun car for the money. I was able to lease on and get a great deal with awesome residual value for under 400 a month. Great credit pays big with Subaru leases. I have the limi...
The 2013 WRX is the most fun car for the money. I was able to lease on and get a great deal with awesome residual value for under 400 a month. Great credit pays big with Subaru leases. I have the limited trim level which includes a sunroof that both slides open and tilts up, heated front seats, and fog lights standard. The light curb weight and 2.5 L Boxer engine paired with a turbo charger produces 265 horsepower which is fun all day. I have gotten better than my advertised fuel economy when simply driving point a to b, and it really doesn't drop the fuel econ when you get on it. I am a sales person at a subaru store and have dreamed about this car for a year and have finally made it a reality and you can too. I strongly suggest if you are in the market for a fast fun car look at the WRX in any year but the 2013 is especially fun and a great value for a loaded up version for under $30,000
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Bang for the Buck

by from Imperial, PA on March 19, 2013

The WRX is more bang for less buck. Less the insurance on the car. But worth every penny. Very comfortable seating. High speeds you feel the car sink down and just grab the road. It is unbelievably so...
The WRX is more bang for less buck. Less the insurance on the car. But worth every penny. Very comfortable seating. High speeds you feel the car sink down and just grab the road. It is unbelievably solid in the corners at any speed. Tested it out one night at 3:00 am. Maxed it out at 150 mph with no down shift. It just goes.
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Getting away with murder

by from Wauconda, IL on April 6, 2013

Driving this car makes you feel like your getting away with something, in the best way. As a 19 year old, this was my second car, a WRX sedan. I absolutely could not be happier driving this car everyd...
Driving this car makes you feel like your getting away with something, in the best way. As a 19 year old, this was my second car, a WRX sedan. I absolutely could not be happier driving this car everyday. The 2.5l turbocharged horizontal 4 boxer engine absolutely screams down open roads where you can open it up. The car dips into a lower stance and pulls the road towards it faster than you expect. This car sprints to 60 in about 4 and a half seconds and will do the quarter in about 13 and a half. For anyone looking to get into the AWD performance or rally car scene, you MUST BUY THIS CAR. Also, to quelch all the haters, whether you drive a WRX, an STI, or an EVO GSR or MR. We are all friends, and you should be glad you have choice between two car companies. Rally enthusiasts rejoice!
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I love driving this car!

by from pa. on December 7, 2012

we have had our wrx for a month now. it's such a great driving car. the engine has awesome power and the suspension puts it all to the road. handles very nimbly. corners great. very quick. gets over t...
we have had our wrx for a month now. it's such a great driving car. the engine has awesome power and the suspension puts it all to the road. handles very nimbly. corners great. very quick. gets over the speed limit before you know it. and if i don't want you in front of me, it's probably not going to happen. the front seats are very comfortable and almost hug you when you drive. i haven't found anything i don't like yet. :) i would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting an affordable performance auto.
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Can't Be Beat for the Price, Maybe Twice the Price

by from Morgantown, WV on October 24, 2013

Great fun car! I've always been a Subaru owner, but this is my first WRX. FUN to drive for about as affordable as it gets. It is faster than some cars twice it's price. I may even invest $3500 to push...
Great fun car! I've always been a Subaru owner, but this is my first WRX. FUN to drive for about as affordable as it gets. It is faster than some cars twice it's price. I may even invest $3500 to push 330 hp and easily be faster than $40-50K cars. The mileage is as advertised and sometimes higher if you drive speed limit (25-27mpg) on the highway. It's a little low in the city though (21-22mpg) The seats are very comfortable. I drive rental cars for work, and I am always happy to get back to my light, nimble, quick WRX. It's fun zipping around Mustangs, Mercedes, BMWs with just the stock 265 hp. And still functional for my 3-yr old, construction projects around the house, skiing trips in blizzards. It's not perfect and seems to have a few little quirks based on the online Subaru forums, but for $25K, you can afford to fix those quirks under warranty or on your own! I haven't had any issues though and believe that many of those folks issues may be folks trying to rally car drive it with everything stock. Can't be a rally driver with stock equipment. Have a friend with a early 2000's one with 180,000 miles and all stock equipment and dealer maintained. He still loves his...
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Good car

by from WI on January 28, 2014

I bought this car new, the WRX is overall a good car my favorite feature is definitely the turbo. It looks awesome too, I think some people must think it's an exotic car or something with the looks I ...
I bought this car new, the WRX is overall a good car my favorite feature is definitely the turbo. It looks awesome too, I think some people must think it's an exotic car or something with the looks I get in it. The only real problem with this car was that the original clutch was defective and the dealership nearest to the break-down site and Subaru USA ganged up on me and tried to make me pay for a repair.....long story short if this happens to you do as I did.....threaten legal action, call them yell at them like they deserved in this case because I was just treating them the way they treated me the buyer of a new car that according to advertisements has a warranty...the jerks didn't honor it but fixed it under good will. Either way it is now a good car and the new clutch is better than the original one ever was...every car company has some defective parts even BMW has had a few, the difference is I can call BMW they fix offer to fix it free under warranty right away, and for the Subaru I had to make a few calls and act like a jerk for something that should have been fixed under warranty right away with no questions asked and no false accusations made. I love this car but strongly despise the way they handled this incident. I guess I'll decide when the time comes for a new car wether or not I'd consider another Subaru, but the last 8,000 on the car have been great. Basically if nothing breaks for the next 50,000 miles I'll consider another one because I love the power and the ride it has. For under $60,000 you can't buy a new higher performing car unless you want an Audi S4, which just looks too plain for my liking.
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Alot of Fun while it lasted

by from Monroe, Wa on October 18, 2014

Purchased this car new. The performance you get for the money can not be be better even if you spend almost twice as much. Very good at corners and will do any speed you want all day long. The brakes ...
Purchased this car new. The performance you get for the money can not be be better even if you spend almost twice as much. Very good at corners and will do any speed you want all day long. The brakes are great and crash protection is second to none. Very inspiring car to drive, however that can be bad just as it is good. The interior is this cars weekest area. If you have a dog that rides with you alot you are going to spend alot of time trying to get the fur off everything. Interior sratches easly and feals just cheep. The front bumper is allways scraping on driveways and parking lot exits. Very dependible car. We averaged 24mpg overall. If you set the cruse control at 55 mph you will get over 31mpg. The range you get on a tank of gas is very good for an all wheel drive car. It will hold its value and be easy to trade or sell. At 16xxx miles we traded it in for 500 dollars under its origonal msrp.
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Outstanding summer and winter performer

by from Castle Rock, CO on April 1, 2015

Unfortunately, only about two weeks left before I have to turn my leased 36K mile 2013 WRX Sedan Base in. I'm going to miss it!! I put a big K&N conical air filter on it and a short throw shifter abou...
Unfortunately, only about two weeks left before I have to turn my leased 36K mile 2013 WRX Sedan Base in. I'm going to miss it!! I put a big K&N conical air filter on it and a short throw shifter about two months and would definitely recommend both. The OEM tires were terrible for Colorado winters so I invested in a set of Nokian tires (just for the winters) and have been amazed with the performance on snow and ice. I actually look forward to driving in terrible conditions! I have had the pleasure of owning many great performance cars over the years and for overall performance and value I can't think of another car that offers the year-round fun that this WRX did.
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Fun to drive

by from Maryland on March 25, 2013

I like the handling. It's a smooth drive and torquey at the same time. I went from a FWD to AWD and I love it.
I like the handling. It's a smooth drive and torquey at the same time. I went from a FWD to AWD and I love it.
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Dream Car

by from NYC on January 2, 2014

If you are looking for a powerful car that can drive in any condition, own the left lane, and comfortably fit a baby seat, then this is your vehicle. The pickup is great, the gas mileage is respectabl...
If you are looking for a powerful car that can drive in any condition, own the left lane, and comfortably fit a baby seat, then this is your vehicle. The pickup is great, the gas mileage is respectable for a performance vehicle, the capabilities to drive in inclement weather is amazing (add those winter tires) and the convenience as a daily driver is the complete package. I would highly recommend this vehicle if you are a driving enthusiast.
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