Best Car Ever
Love it with my heart and soul. Would have sex with it if it was mutually interested. I asked it to marry me. It just sat there idle. Pretty sure it knew how I felt though.
One of the funnest I've owned
This car is powerful, received a speeding ticket on day one (not a plus but was worth it). Picked it up used in San Diego and drove it back to East side of Arizona right after purchase. I have had zero issues with this car. Over 100k miles and not a drop of oil, no fluid leaks, no Check engine lights. I keep up with the scheduled maintenance and it's been great. Handles like a car on rails, does great down the bumpy dirt roads going home daily, and surprisingly my kids have not destroyed the interior. This car is fun and reliable. I have pushed it to some limits and done some bolt on power (COBB Stage 3 kit w/E85) and the motor and drivetrain still hold up to the extra power and torque.
Best well rounded "sports car" you can get
So I was deciding between an Audi TTRS, BMW X6M and this Subaru to turn into a casual Rally car. After doing a ton of research, this is by far the best choice. It is the only one that is actually designed to be modified and can take more of a beating. Sure the interior quality is lacking and the stereo has RCA plugs(instead of AUX) like it is from 1990, but otherwise, it is amazing. It has less power than the TT RS I had, but it feels more powerful. I lifted it and put all terrain tires on it and couldn't be happier. The only car I can take to a track or tear up a gravel road just as well, without spending $60,000 on the M6. And the M6 is not available as a manual!!! And there are less offroad modification options for it. Amazing car.
STI for Everyday
You either hate the way this car looks or you love it. I've had two, so you know which category I fall in. The AWD is great, the engine is punchy, without much lag from the turbocharger, and it's actually not a bad people hauler. Subaru hasn't done any real overhauls to this engine since the STI was first released state-side in 2004. It's still a good engine, but doesn't benefit from technological improvements that have been introduced such as variable scroll turbochargers or direct injection. Both of these would increase power and fuel economy. While the car does have 3 driving modes, the Intelligent (fuel efficient) mode has never returned me more that 22MPG, which is terrible for a 4 cylinder. The car is powerless and a complete bummer to drive in that mode. Stick with Sport or Sport Sharp, and sacrifice the 2 MPG you lose. The STI is really brought to life by piggyback systems like the Cobb Accessport. It's money well spent adding something like this to the car. Power increases and is more consistent throughout the entire rev range. I came out of a BMW and into this car because I needed a 4-door, so I might be a little biased, but like I said this is the 2nd STI I have owned (previous was 2004). The seats are not that great. My butt usually goes number after 30 minutes of driving, and they are not that adjustable. The manual transmission is typical Subaru, notchy. There is no super fast shifting because of this. Another problem with the transmission is the gearing. 1st gear might as well be useless, and 2nd gear tops out at about 55 MPH, so the gearing is really close. Highway cruising at 70 let's you enjoy the drone of the engine at 3000 RPM for miles. The ride is stiff and you feel EVERY bump in the road. The interior might as well be out of a Corolla, because it looks cheap and plastic. But you're not going to buy this car because of all that. You buy this car because it looks like a space ship. You launch a 300+ HP car with a sophisticated AWD system from stoplight to stoplight for pleasure. You buy it because the fenders flare out, the hood scoop sucks air into a top-mounted intercooler and the rear wing doubles as a picnic table. People everywhere will look, they will asks questions, yell out their windows, give thumbs up and stalk you at the gas stations. Do I love this car? Yes. Does it have its quirks? Of course, but they just make you love the car even more.
Great performance and acceleration
This vehicle has the 08' engine of the year. This year and up are most kept in perfect condition regardless of how many miles driven.
Super fun to drive and puts a smile on your face. Sound is incredible and intoxicating. Extremely enjoyable car and is something that everyone should experience.
Subaru is outstanding! Owned 3 and loved them all
You get exactly what you want with this car. It?s fun and rides very smooth. Subaru is always number one on my list. The AWD handles great in all types of weather.
It's a nice car fun to drive and reliable
The subaru sti hatch it have nice space inside good handling, fast , reliable , easy to fix . The body design is outstanding, the handling wild driving is amazing thanks to the all wheel drive system
Quick premium fuel guzzler
Good fun to drive. Expensive tickets and points on license. Hard to sell cause nobody can drive stick anymore. Very fast with just a few extra options
Sporty but yet family oriented.
I love how the car is able to be customized but still have the ability and room for a car seat comfortably. My son loved ?riding in daddy?s car?.