2007 Subaru Impreza
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- AWD, acceleration, MP3+auxiliary input, 17" wheels
- shifter feel, new front grill design, aluminum body panels ding easily
The WRX wagon was right for me because I want a car that's fun to drive, and I also want the split down seats and cargo space for throwing a bicycle in the back or moving.
I've had a chance to drive the 04-05 WRX, and the low end acceleration is great compared to the old 2.0L config. There's some momentary lag but the power comes fast and initially, in daily driving, I found myself often surprised by it.
The shifter doesn't feel as natural as some of the other cars I've driven. Previously I'd been driving Honda CR-V MT (yes, CR-V, not CR-X), and the shifter in the CR-V clicks in effortlessly, whereas the WRX took a little bit of getting used to and resulted in a number of missed shifts. I'm talking about the shfiting, not the clutching. Obviously the WRX's clutching is not as soft as the CR-V.
I wish the suspension were a bit stiffer. The body rolls a bit more than I would like. But I am happy with the ride quality as a daily driver.
For me, I really liked the 04-05 front grill, and the new grill design is something I initially didn't like, but I think I have gotten used to it and it doesn't seem too bad. I do like the front spoiler design, but I'm still trying to decide if it was worth the rest of the grill change.
The MP3-playing CD changer is nice, although I have yet to really use the aux jack too much, since you can fit a lifetime of music onto six MP3 CDs. Nevertheless, the aux jack is something that cars should have had a long time ago. You would think engineers would figure it out when people start doing things to plug their CD player into the cassette player.
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