The 08-10 don't have the fender flares. A quick 2009 update had 40 more horsepower and a retuned suspension, making it much more fun. they have had a couple bad batches in the 3rd gen but those should be out of the market by now. Subaru WRX owners are the most likely in the US to have a prior speeding citation. Standard all-wheel drive and robust brakes complement the peaky power delivery of the 268-hp turbocharged flat-four. Here's a decent article that may provide some perspective. Secondly, the base WRX could be ordered as a wagon, though the STI was sedan-only. I like the 12/13/14. I'm separating from the military and taking a job in major metropolitan area in the Midwest. Even '11s are hard to find as low as 20k. October 24, 2020. The 2005 STi or 2009 WRX, here's why: (completely subjective on my preferences, especially on aesthetics) GD chassis (02-07): 02-03 - Bugeye model. I'm selling my M3 and wanting to get a WRX as I want something with AWD that is still fun to drive. The WRX is backed by Subaru’s New Car Limited Warranty, which covers defective OEM parts and service for 3 years or 60,000 kilometres. Last of the GD-chassis cars, updates for 2007 included taller ratios for gears 2, 3, and 4. A reasonable mileage for a sedan or hatchback car is around 80,000 - 100,000 km; for an SUV, Van or Wagon is under 180,000 km; and for a Truck or a Bus, well, there is no limitation for a Truck or a Bus. People don't like the narrow body style too much, that's the 08-10 ones. The release of the 169 kW (230 PS; 227 bhp) 2.0-liter turbocharged Impreza WRX, did not occur until the 2002 model year, and the Impreza WRX STI was delayed until the 2004 model year. And your power to avoid it is enhanced by the one-of-a-kind poise and grip of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. Also, in addition to avoiding the 02-03 cars’ transmission issues, they avoid the 2008 model’s dynamic flaws, R&T reports. The 2004-2007 WRX models are highly-rated for several reasons. Also turbo issues, is there mileage that would make you shy away from a used turbo? The torque-vectoring system helps avoid understeer when exiting corners, and the firmer suspension holds this car in the curves as if the tires were glued to the asphalt." WRX ensures safety of the kids through child door locks. That’s not a bad thing. Can't be said for many of years of the WRX. is far better. Despite the strange name, the 2020 STI Series.White is the best … Some Subaru fans consider the '06 to be the best year for both the STI and the WRX. I also want to add that the late model 09s and 10s are killer bang for the buck performance wise if you factor in cost because the 11-14s are still pulling a premium. We have a 2000 outback with the EJ25e which sounds like the ballpark you are looking at. basically every car flairs since the mid 80's. Hatch tax example: When I bought mine, there was a sedan WRX with identical mileage, same year, even same color. If you buy used, make sure you know what was done prior, and what mods were done to it if any. Round headlights are just meh. you dont have to be a wide body to have flairs. '08 was the first year of the 3rd gen, and '09 had lots of issues with spun rod bearings. year oe shapes only ... result｜subaru｜wrx sti｜2015+ coilover kit. There's no year that had specific issues. I really want a hatchback but share the disappointment with Subaru discontinuing them. first half of 02 had an especially fragile extra short trans too. Now we finally get to see the production version, and it looks basically identical to the regular and STI Sport concepts. The 09 got a 30+hp bump. SubaruTome. Is there any years I should avoid? Copyright ©1999 - 2019, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc. http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1679821, http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cult...u-impreza-wrx/. 185whp on it's best day, 3200lbs, glass tranny, understeers like a pig. The 2020 WRX belongs to a generation that began with the car's debut for the 2015 model year (prior to 2015, Subaru made an Impreza WRX but not a standalone WRX model). Don't buy an 08. The study found that on average, 3.3 percent of all Subaru WRX buyers trade them in within the first year. in your price range, the best year WRX you can get is 2006. I'm sure the internet trolls know more than the engineers at Subaru. Careful of early 2009 builds, they have bearing problems, although most have probably been fixed under warranty. There's lots of them out there that have been poorly modded and are basically grenades waiting to explode. I believe 2008 and 2009 are the years to watch out for. I drive the 08 wrx and love it. Additionally, WRX drivers have 2.29 times the number of DUIs and 1.82 times as many at-fault accidents as the national average. The handling is upgraded pretty significantly and the looks are a drastic improvement. You'll end up spending more money compared to a sedan because the hatchbacks are more desirable in some markets. $2k less than the hatch. Its infotainment system is antiquated, and its interior is drab. I personally like the 04- 05 sti the best because it looks the most rally in my opinion. ... Could run door to door with an S4. Former military loser here. ... featuring Active Torque Vectoring, your vehicle can aid you in avoiding danger before it strikes. Second generation I've read the 09/10 were meh? the 09 i am not sure had a problem with bearings more than any other year. The 2015 WRX was the first model year of the new generation WRX. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Forbes says there are 10 cars in 2019 that you do not want to buy and should avoid at all costs. The notorious engine to avoid is the EJ25D - the DOHC engine from the 90s outbacks. 2020 Subaru WRX STI Series.White. If you can get an '06 or newer like sanremo said so you can have the 2.5L motor … 1990 - 2000; 2000 - 2005; 2005 - 2010; 2010 - 2015; From 2015; Search by Price. Whiplash-reducing Front Seats … Be warned with prices because there is basically a "hatch tax". And the 2015 has a rubber band transmission. but it also had cool brake ducting. All these comments about the 08... That doesn't make it a "bad year". level 1. -- Autotrader "Absent a track to roll my loaned WRX onto, I took to the next best thing at my disposal: the vacant but well-maintained state park roads in New York's lower Hudson River Valley. If you avoid the early 09s with the bad batch of bearings, that might be your best bet if you factor in cost. Year : 2015 Make : Subaru Model : WRX Mileage : 79,287 miles Transmission : Manual Exterior Color : Black Interior Color : Black Cloth Series : Sedan Drivetrain : 4WD Condition : Excellent VIN : JF1VA1A63F9818926 Stock ID : W4355 Engine : 2.0L H4. Now you've basically got an 09-10 that will handle better for less money. However, this comes as an optional feature for RX-8. Just try to find one that has not been modified and well taken care of. There you have it, the comparison of Mazda RX-8 vs Subaru Impreza WRX. The 2019 Subaru WRX might be one of the quickest and most powerful sport compacts available for less than $30,000, but it's also one of the least civil. I'm selling my M3 and wanting to get a WRX as I want something with AWD that is still fun to drive. Firstly, these were all part of the first generation of US-market WRX cars. Wanting buy new/used WRX. The US version of the STI includes various departures from the Japanese and European counterparts, such as a turbocharged 2.5-liter EJ257 engine, rather than the twin scroll turbo 2.0 L engine sold elsewhere. Join Date: Oct 2011. Now if you are going to get a 08-10 then I would suggest going with a 2008 if your going to mod it anyways. A couple of years later, Subaru fitted a new set of lights, only to have the Impreza renamed ‘blobeye’. 2020 Subaru WRX Automatic Is the CVT transmission worth buying? The 08 is generally referred to as the black sheep, as it kept the old power output in the newer body style. It comes with mileage 107,029 KM and has JCT Ref. Love it or hate it, the 2020 Subaru WRX refuses to be ignored: raucous and rambunctious, it wears its rally-car inspiration as a badge of honor. The WRX rolled out with 2.0-litre 215hp turbocharged boxer engine, powering all four wheels via an open differential at the front and a limited-slip differential at the back. save hide report. If yes, calculate how far you will go until you sell your car, and make sure the car still has a reasonable mileage when you re-sell it. 13 comments. Sort by. Description of this Subaru WRX Base AWD 4dr Sedan Sedan Hardly makes it a "bad year". Compression and leakdown test are a must in pretty much any used turbo Subie. This is in keeping with PEUGEOT Sport’s roadmap as the team keeps on learning and developing the PEUGEOT 208 WRX Evo in only its 1st season as a full factory WRX team. Do you guys/girls have any recommendations with years to avoid? [ characteristics ] the original car's front-to-rear roll resistance balance, when going over undulations and gaps and/or at corners, is … I am friends with 2 people where I live who switched from a narrow body(09-10) to an 11+ and they both could not be happier. I don't think there are any years to avoid. Ugly and underpowered. Pretty sure the 02-07 WRX trannies are made of the same stuff they make fine china tableware from and will explode on your first spirited drive. Page-2 High quality Japanese Used Subaru Impreza Wrx 2001-2001 ready for export direct from Japan at best prices. Passive Safety. Awhile ago one of my friends mentioned that a few subaru years had really shotty transmissions. Years to avoid? Otherwise 09-14 WRX and 08-14 STI's are essentially the same when it comes to mechanicals. Under US$500; Under US$1,000; Under US$2,000; Under US$3,000; Under … RX8 vs WRX Final Words. Years of heated competition, extensive testing and advances in materials and engineering, have combined to inspire chassis designs for the WRX and WRX STI. ID JCT-3927626. The EJ25e from 2000+ outbacks etc. Press J to jump to the feed. It's going to be hard to find a stock wrx if it's used. Been trying to gather all information possible and see what the best choice will be. After his promising performance in the … Sebastien Loeb and Timmy Hansen kept up Team PEUGEOT Total’s track record of graduating to the Final at the last round of the championship in the United States last week-end (round 10/12). First, do you plan to use the car for some years and then re-sell it? share. In MotorTend’s review of the 2015 Subaru WRX with the CVT, the car got to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds, as compared to a similarly-tested WRX with a manual, which achieved a 0-60 time of 5.5 seconds.The CVT version also ran a half-second slower than the manual in the quarter-mile. Still, if you're willing to sacrifice comfort and convenience, you will be enthused with the model's standard all-wheel-drive system, quick and well-weighted steering, and stron… The EJ22 is probably the best motor Subaru came out with since the EA81 - especially the non-interference years. The 2.0-liter version in the WRX makes plenty of power and likes to rev to its 6,700-rpm redline. In hindsight, if it has a turbo you should take a look at it. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. If you want a hatch and aren't going for an STi, only the '11-14 are widebody. If interested in the WRX/STI, many claim the 2004 STI to be the rarest of the breed, but others claim the 2007 to be the best STI ever offered in North America. Surprised you didn't buy one on base since they're all over the place now. Year : 2015 Make : Subaru Model : WRX Trim : 4dr Sdn Man Mileage : 101,679 miles Transmission : Manual Exterior Color : Gray Interior Color : Gray Series : 4dr Sdn Man Sedan Drivetrain : 4WD Condition : Excellent VIN : JF1VA1A65F9834190 Stock ID : 834190 Engine : 2.0L 268.0hp Optional Equipment of this Subaru WRX 4dr Sdn Man Usually you can get the "black sheep" 08 for a lot less than an 09-10, then swap out the td04 for a vf52, add in new spring strut combo or coils, find a 09+ wing and get rid of the chrome on the hatch. Hey guys, future owner/current shopper for a new Subaru. Pre 08's look good but have less power (wrx), 09-10 are ugly with more power, and 11+ are ugly and wide with more power haha. ... Scarlet Skye on this woman claims she hasnt smiled for 40 years; Fun Fact Archives A loud cabin, a stiff-legged ride, and a laggy turbocharged engine are some of the Subaru's surlier traits—a legacy of its rally-car roots. The main thing to look out for in used turbo Subies is mods. It also comes with a 5-year/100,000 kilometre powertrain warranty, 3-year/60,000-kilometre Wear Item Limited Warranty, 5-year rust warranty and roadside assistance. Moreover, you can read our car comparison articles to get detail information about differences among Mazda, Subaru and others. The only difference is when they switched to "widebody" in 2010. You can score a 09-10 in the late teens all day. c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s model year engine displacement drive train layout *ff=fwd fr/mr/rr=rwd 4wd=awd chassis code trim level product name ... note:rr: interior needs to be cut or removed, to avoid interference. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Japanese Cars Stock |Today's Arrival | Japan Time : English. That's why you opt for the manual if you are that scared of change. I don't know if you're looking to get one that old, but just a heads up. Subaru's well-regarded Outback is a favorite among outdoorsy types. there are no bad year, only bad drivers, and poor maintenance. As with many things in life, personal preference comes into play. 2009 WRX > 2006 WRX > 2007 WRX > 02-05 WRX in that order, but you won't be finding an 09 wrx for 18k, but you will easily find an 06 for that much. The new car is built on a new, stiffer, longer platform and is only available in sedan form. 89% Upvoted. The turbocharged WRX accelerates strongly, but the 2008 version proved to be surprisingly bland to drive. … The mushy suspension, 02-07 power output and skinny body design could be what the OP wants. Do you guys/girls have any recommendations with … the 08 is bad since it has the shitty TD04 turbo so it makes no power (like the 2nd gen) but has an LGT style mount so it is a PITA. WRX STI models still suffer from past issues with the EJ257 engine, like piston ringland and rod bearing failure, and drag down WRX reliability scores. best. I really want a hatchback but share the disappointment with Subaru discontinuing them. It is equipped with 1,990 CC engine, Manual transmission, RHD Steering and 4WD. Avoid 08's because of the mushy suspension, reduced power output, and skimped exterior looks. Where OC is the standard and boxer engines rule the world. Last year, Subaru gave us our first look at the new Levorg station wagon in “prototype” form, which over the past few years has shared most of its body and interior with the Subaru WRX. Spending about ~20 grand on a newer 08 and up WRX. With 20k it will be a little difficult to get a clean '11+ but I promise you it would be worth it. As mentioned 08's are basically the "black sheep" as they had the TD04 still. That drops to 18/24 mpg city/highway with the automatic transmission and 17/22 mpg city/highway in the WRX STI. 2008 was meh. I'm looking to buy an Impreza/Impreza Sport between 2010-present. This reconditioned Subaru Impreza Wrx Ta-gda having 2004 model Year is available on sale by Royal Trading Co., Ltd, Matsumoto, Japan at JapaneseCarTrade.com. If going for looks and performance then get a 11+. Long time listener, first time caller. I sincerely appreciate the guides and information. But honestly, you could probably lump all the two liters into being the 'bad years'. 01-28-2015, 08:52 PM #25: Annihilator817 *** Banned *** Member#: 296742. "No other engine sounds like Subaru's turbocharged 4-cylinder and you can hear the WRX's signature thrum from a few blocks away. I'm separating from the military and taking a job in major metropolitan area in the Midwest. Avoid 08's because of the mushy suspension, reduced power output, and skimped exterior looks. This thread is archived. WTF Fun Fact – Avoid Subaru WRX’s. No STi. WRX models from the 2015 through the 2019 model year suffer from rev hang (fixed with a tune), though this was fixed for the 2020 model year. I don't find this design very good looking. Blog 0 Cart Recent Viewed Contact Sitemap Login/Signup. What year Subaru's to avoid. The steering is quick, the ride firm, and the grins it provides are many—as long as you are willing to forgo a quiet ride and refined interior in exchange for performance and thrills. It has good pull and is a fun car to drive. ... Search by Year.
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