Fun to drive car that is better than a hot hatch
January 7, 2019
I was looking to get something more sensible, but I found the WRX and was instantly attracted to it. It has enough room for adults in the back seat, 4 doors, a nice full trunk with fold down seats, and one heck of a fun ride. It is sensible and fun to drive, imagine that.
One of the down sides (depending on who you are) is the gas mileage for the size of the car. Topping out at 29mpg, you're probably going to average around 25/26 using required premium fuel. The second down side is the ride. It is a bit stiffer than one might expect and noisy. I don't mind this at all since I prefer the "driver" feel, but if you're looking for some more comfort, perhaps look to the Honda Civic Si or the GTI from VW.
I think the WRX is a great long term fun car for the money. Subaru is difficult at best to work on price with, but the value is there. I believe the WRX is better than any of the hot hatches out there, and a better value.