Reliability and all weather car
Own it since 2013 with trade in my bug eye 2.0 wrx after 11 years .Performance was obvious with 2.5 l turbo and sure-footed under heavy rain on highway and windy road. I only use all terrain tyres and drive to work everyday, so far no trouble with the engine and serviced my car by my own mechanics.
Purchased in at Zupps for $32,000.
Great value family car that dad actually likes! First 1000km impressions.
Had for couple of weeks now, still running in and love the driving experience. Live in a regional area with mostly sealed roads. Overtaking from 80km/hr is a breeze, downshift to 5th out of habit more than need, and to take pressure of drive line. Appreciate strong high beams and handling, especially early morning in 4th at 60 km/hr, swerving for possums and wallabies feels incredibly sure footed. I'm no Dan Ricciardo, but feel like you can accelerate out of a corner and maintain solid traction.
Around town, i read reviews can be jerky ...to drive, I haven't experienced this, maybe I'm a light foot! That said need to be careful to not lug engine. Family of four with a child seat in back, no issues at all, large boot and fold down seats helpful with Bunnings trip to date! Sure there is a compromise compared to an SUV on space, but feel a lot safer without the body roll of the SUVs I've driven previously. Engine noise is fine, I like it, tyre noise is a bit much, but that's probably a compromise for having sports tyres. As for reliability, couldn't say, but like any turbo car you want to last, warm it up and down, shift long before redline (still with solid boost), regular oil changes and should hopefully do us well for years to come. Overall, couldn't be happier, dealer was also good bloke, no crap.
Purchased in .
Absolutely love this car
I’ve had my WRX Premium since new in 2015, and it has been nothing but a joy to drive; both on the road and on the track (light track).
Works well with my family who all also enjoy it.
Couldn’t speak any higher of it.
Purchased in at Subaru Dealers.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
A wonderful innovation without exhorbitant price and maintenance costs. Cruises well on freeways with power packed acceleration ,
yet glides swiftly in city driving. Costs of servicing is relatively cheap compared to european equivalent. Compared to my former BMW 125i , the WRX maintenance costs is halved yet 30% more powerful at 197kw.Fuel economy can be better ,my average fuel consumption is 10.8 liters per 100km mixed city and country driving.
Overall a tough car made for rally thus suspension seems hard but not unbearable.
Engine noise can be improved but then this is a sports .
Purchased in at Mitsubishi Dealers for $21,000.
WRX premium 2016
Use for daily driving easy and comfortable to drive
Bought it second hand 2016 manual premium as I love driving manual cars
Pretty fun to drive when you rev up the engine
Not too loud
Good sound system but little disappointed for not having apple car play and reverse camera sound while reverse
Overall good value for money
Purchased in .
Love Hate relationships can be hard !
I bought a brand new Wrx Sti in late 2017, ive always dreamed of owing one since i was a kid and finally was in a position to buy one. My dreams where shattered though and i was filled with disappointment quickly with the overall performance of the vehicle. The car was simply not what it was advertised to be or lived up to what was sold to me. The 6 speed manual transmission gear selection sometimes is like trying to find Jesus on a rainy night, to get power out of it as the brochure describes " your most exhilarating ride ever" you literally h...ave to drive it like you stole it and then your still filled with disappointment. The road noise was terrible, and the air conditioning may aswell have been one of those tiny little usb cooler things..thats if the USB outlets actually worked. To add to the wows of the Subaru at just over 40,000km and little over 12months old the engine blows up with the all to familiar piston ringland failure. Subaru Australia did not warrant this and sited a aftermarket "ryco performance" air filter being fitted and "driver abuse" as the cause, I certainly don't deny driving the thing with the pedal to the floor most days and i did put a aftermarket air filter in the *original airbox* (no i did not install a POD FILTER). After Battling with them for months even getting the support from Ryco Australia i grudgingly conceded defeat, fighting for warranty was pointless. Subaru Australia regrettably stood behind policy and with my admissions of driving the vehicle hard at times and using a aftermarket part instead of the original OEM replacement warranty was denied and i had no option but to cover repairs myself. I have since rebuilt the engine with a better brand new FULLY FORGED bottom end. When this Subaru Wrx STI High Performance vehicle was sold to me the salesman reinforced my belief that the STI's have the bigger,more powerful fully forged motor than the standard wrx, and in his words " yer there bullet proof ,you can drive it like a race car all day everyday or cruise around like miss daisy utilizing the 3 different tuning modes"! this is not the case the Wrx Sti does not have a fully forged bottom end and regardless of the air filter issue sited by Subaru i warn you driving it like a race car in STI mode everyday may leave you with damage to your piston ringlands and may eventually destroy your engine completely, i believe as do many professional Tuners that Subaru's factory ecu tune for the STI is inadequate and to slow to adapt to conditions leaving a lean air fuel ratio more often than not. So now having a motor that i can use as intended, installing a better free flowing exhaust system , and having the vehicle tuned by a reputable tuner (thanks MSR) im not so disappointed with the cars performance. Apart from the absent gear selection from time to time, the crapy air con, the non functioning USB ports and the road noise (now better with different tyres) the car is finally exhilarating to drive as advertised and i do enjoy driving it.
Purchased in .
- V1 STI Premium (2013-2022)
Great Family Sports Car
This car is amazing fits the children in the back with car seats and leaves plenty of room for the driver and passenger in the front. The Boot space is incredible, can easily fit suitcases and a few extra things for holidays.
The car gets better than expected fuel consumption, 9.1/100 Daily, can't wait to take it on a long trip.
The car has plenty of power down low from 2000rpm.
Purchased at carconnect.
Best car ever!
I bought this car brand new in Feb 2017. it is my favourite car i have owned. i drive it everyday to work & around on weekends. Very comfortable to drive & great power. It has 3 different driving modes which i enjoy using. I would definitely recommend subaru to anyone buying a car.
- V1 STI Premium (2013-2022)
WRX STI premium (2017).
Subaru has come along way with the STI. I'm using it as a daily even, its very safe easy to drive and looks great inside and out. Cabin has come a long way, I found it nicer than Benz CLA models. Fuel economy could be better (10L/100km) but not complaining based on performance.
The WRX STi is a great looking car and subaru have it down pat. They are not only a smart company but make good quality bang for buck cars. The STi is a little thirsty similar to a V8 engine. I found the paint work needs attention and the fact you cant do much more to the engine. I think it needs more TQ, otherwise a great overall car.
Its a very fun car, expensive to maintain
Great car, great fun. My main complaints are fuel economy which you'd expect from a turbo boxer motor anyway, and the fact that the rear seats don't fold (I had expected this was just a standard for all cars! So my fault). Only buy one of these if you can afford the upkeep. Otherwise great - sporty, sounds great, looks super nice in my option.
Nearly killed grandparents.
Front drive belt broke, engine blew up, no warning light, lost steering , nearly killed grandparents.All happened within minutes. 100,000ks Bought 2010. always serviced at Subaru. Front drive belt should have been replaced at 48 months. Instead they said 125,000ks. Head office wont take the blame nor will Geoff King seller and mechanic. Not our fault!! We have done everything. Body immaculate , engine dead and said will cost $13,000 for new engine, who is in the wrong, not us?????
Was my dream car...ended up trading it.
Finally purchased my dream car, a 2015 WRX CVT Premium in August 2016. Unfortunately I didn't have a great experience with the vehicle and traded it in on another car in the end.
To give you some background, I did buy it second hand, however the car had previously had one fussy owner, low kms and was bought through a dealership in the country that I had previously had good experiences with.
For 12 months the car was fine, until September 2017, when my husband noticed it was leaking oil. I took it to my local truste...
Love my Rex
From the initial test drive at the showroom to the waiting for my car to his Oz shores & road I have enjoyed the experience of buying this vehicle. The Subaru Premium WRX has every bell and whistle you can imagine, standard. I opted for the WRX rather than WRX STi because I didn't feel that I needed the extra performance, nor would I use it properly. It's not great on fuel economy but really, who cares?! It's fun to drive and looks beautiful. The service has been great too, literally at the service centre, the crew are friendly & professio...nal. Don't expect a smooth ride, it's bouncy, everything is sharp & tight but it feels rally so enjoy the experience. 10 out of 10 for me & I haven't looked back. The only tricky thing was insuring an MY18 vehicle being purchased in August 2017... but I did it.
Good car but has a few issues
Reasonably fast for a sedan when the gearbox decides it want to play ball.
Great handling depending on tires. Stock were sticky but after swapping then out it started to slide a bit but was more fun.
Decent interior with basic options and a half decent sound system.
Looks great on the outside, the paint looks solid and good quality.
Questions & Answers
How often should a WRX be serviced.?
6 to 12 months depending on use. I change the oil myself at 6 months in so service yearly.
vGood idea Thanks
Stephen, Subaru say every 12,500km but I would say every 6000km if you give it a hard time. Remember it’s full synthetic oil, if you leave it too long the oil becomes a paste and then you start to hear the rockers.
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|Transmission||Manual||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Manual||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||9.2 L/100km||8.6 L/100km||9.2 L/100km||8.6 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L||60 L||60 L||60 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||197kW @ 5600rpm||197kW @ 5600rpm||197kW @ 5600rpm||197kW @ 5600rpm|
|Max Torque||350Nm @ 2400-5200rpm||350Nm @ 2400-5200rpm||350Nm @ 2400-5200rpm||350Nm @ 2400-5200rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan||Japan||Japan|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
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