It has good pull and is a fun car to drive. Round headlights are just meh. but it also had cool brake ducting. 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. '08 was the first year of the 3rd gen, and '09 had lots of issues with spun rod bearings. Also, in addition to avoiding the 02-03 cars’ transmission issues, they avoid the 2008 model’s dynamic flaws, R&T reports. 13 comments. Despite the strange name, the 2020 STI Series.White is the best … 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. That’s not a bad thing. I don't know if you're looking to get one that old, but just a heads up. SubaruTome. I've read the 09/10 were meh? in your price range, the best year WRX you can get is 2006. But honestly, you could probably lump all the two liters into being the 'bad years'. first half of 02 had an especially fragile extra short trans too. The turbocharged WRX accelerates strongly, but the 2008 version proved to be surprisingly bland to drive. The EJ22 is probably the best motor Subaru came out with since the EA81 - especially the non-interference years. 185whp on it's best day, 3200lbs, glass tranny, understeers like a pig. level 1. The 08 is generally referred to as the black sheep, as it kept the old power output in the newer body style. We have a 2000 outback with the EJ25e which sounds like the ballpark you are looking at. What year Subaru's to avoid. Some Subaru fans consider the '06 to be the best year for both the STI and the WRX. ... Scarlet Skye on this woman claims she hasnt smiled for 40 years; Fun Fact Archives October 24, 2020. [ characteristics ] the original car's front-to-rear roll resistance balance, when going over undulations and gaps and/or at corners, is … there are no bad year, only bad drivers, and poor maintenance. Just try to find one that has not been modified and well taken care of. basically every car flairs since the mid 80's. Don't buy an 08. I drive the 08 wrx and love it. As with many things in life, personal preference comes into play. Careful of early 2009 builds, they have bearing problems, although most have probably been fixed under warranty. 2020 Subaru WRX STI Series.White. Additionally, WRX drivers have 2.29 times the number of DUIs and 1.82 times as many at-fault accidents as the national average. Former military loser here. 01-28-2015, 08:52 PM #25: Annihilator817 *** Banned *** Member#: 296742. I'm separating from the military and taking a job in major metropolitan area in the Midwest. I don't find this design very good looking. -- 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. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. There's lots of them out there that have been poorly modded and are basically grenades waiting to explode. Subaru WRX owners are the most likely in the US to have a prior speeding citation. Hatch tax example: When I bought mine, there was a sedan WRX with identical mileage, same year, even same color. 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. 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 mushy suspension, 02-07 power output and skinny body design could be what the OP wants. Forbes says there are 10 cars in 2019 that you do not want to buy and should avoid at all costs. you dont have to be a wide body to have flairs. There you have it, the comparison of Mazda RX-8 vs Subaru Impreza WRX. 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). Sort by. The handling is upgraded pretty significantly and the looks are a drastic improvement. With 20k it will be a little difficult to get a clean '11+ but I promise you it would be worth it. Standard all-wheel drive and robust brakes complement the peaky power delivery of the 268-hp turbocharged flat-four. Under US$500; Under US$1,000; Under US$2,000; Under US$3,000; Under … Spending about ~20 grand on a newer 08 and up WRX. There's no year that had specific issues. best. Moreover, you can read our car comparison articles to get detail information about differences among Mazda, Subaru and others. I don't think there are any years to avoid. The 09 got a 30+hp bump. Blog 0 Cart Recent Viewed Contact Sitemap Login/Signup. And your power to avoid it is enhanced by the one-of-a-kind poise and grip of Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. 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. Otherwise 09-14 WRX and 08-14 STI's are essentially the same when it comes to mechanicals. As mentioned 08's are basically the "black sheep" as they had the TD04 still. Passive Safety. Hardly makes it a "bad year". $2k less than the hatch. Also turbo issues, is there mileage that would make you shy away from a used turbo? I sincerely appreciate the guides and information. The 2004-2007 WRX models are highly-rated for several reasons. Do you guys/girls have any recommendations with … Do you guys/girls have any recommendations with years to avoid? The new car is built on a new, stiffer, longer platform and is only available in sedan form. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Be warned with prices because there is basically a "hatch tax". save hide report. I personally like the 04- 05 sti the best because it looks the most rally in my opinion. And the 2015 has a rubber band transmission. I'm separating from the military and taking a job in major metropolitan area in the Midwest. I'm looking to buy an Impreza/Impreza Sport between 2010-present. Years of heated competition, extensive testing and advances in materials and engineering, have combined to inspire chassis designs for the WRX and WRX STI. 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. You'll end up spending more money compared to a sedan because the hatchbacks are more desirable in some markets. Hey guys, future owner/current shopper for a new Subaru. 2020 Subaru WRX Automatic Is the CVT transmission worth buying? I believe 2008 and 2009 are the years to watch out for. If you can get an '06 or newer like sanremo said so you can have the 2.5L motor … Now you've basically got an 09-10 that will handle better for less money. 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. After his promising performance in the … 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." Been trying to gather all information possible and see what the best choice will be. A quick 2009 update had 40 more horsepower and a retuned suspension, making it much more fun. 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. In hindsight, if it has a turbo you should take a look at it. 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. I'm sure the internet trolls know more than the engineers at Subaru. Whiplash-reducing Front Seats … The 08-10 don't have the fender flares. ID JCT-3927626. Avoid 08's because of the mushy suspension, reduced power output, and skimped exterior looks. ... featuring Active Torque Vectoring, your vehicle can aid you in avoiding danger before it strikes. 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. 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. Years to avoid? Can't be said for many of years of the WRX. Awhile ago one of my friends mentioned that a few subaru years had really shotty transmissions. 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. ... Could run door to door with an S4. If you avoid the early 09s with the bad batch of bearings, that might be your best bet if you factor in cost. is far better. 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. A couple of years later, Subaru fitted a new set of lights, only to have the Impreza renamed ‘blobeye’. 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. 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. "No other engine sounds like Subaru's turbocharged 4-cylinder and you can hear the WRX's signature thrum from a few blocks away. year oe shapes only ... result|subaru|wrx sti|2015+ coilover kit. 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. ... Search by Year. Subaru's well-regarded Outback is a favorite among outdoorsy types. No STi. If you buy used, make sure you know what was done prior, and what mods were done to it if any. Wanting buy new/used WRX. The notorious engine to avoid is the EJ25D - the DOHC engine from the 90s outbacks. Page-2 High quality Japanese Used Subaru Impreza Wrx 2001-2001 ready for export direct from Japan at best prices. 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 First, do you plan to use the car for some years and then re-sell it? The study found that on average, 3.3 percent of all Subaru WRX buyers trade them in within the first year. 2008 was meh. It comes with mileage 107,029 KM and has JCT Ref. Second generation Japanese Cars Stock |Today's Arrival | Japan Time : English. the 09 i am not sure had a problem with bearings more than any other year. 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/. 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 we finally get to see the production version, and it looks basically identical to the regular and STI Sport concepts. WRX ensures safety of the kids through child door locks. Join Date: Oct 2011. I'm selling my M3 and wanting to get a WRX as I want something with AWD that is still fun to drive. I like the 12/13/14. Secondly, the base WRX could be ordered as a wagon, though the STI was sedan-only. All these comments about the 08... That doesn't make it a "bad year". 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. 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. Firstly, these were all part of the first generation of US-market WRX cars. The main thing to look out for in used turbo Subies is mods. 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. … 89% Upvoted. It's going to be hard to find a stock wrx if it's used. Where OC is the standard and boxer engines rule the world. The EJ25e from 2000+ outbacks etc. I really want a hatchback but share the disappointment with Subaru discontinuing them. That drops to 18/24 mpg city/highway with the automatic transmission and 17/22 mpg city/highway in the WRX STI. RX8 vs WRX Final Words. Last of the GD-chassis cars, updates for 2007 included taller ratios for gears 2, 3, and 4. People don't like the narrow body style too much, that's the 08-10 ones. 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. Ugly and underpowered. If going for looks and performance then get a 11+. I really want a hatchback but share the disappointment with Subaru discontinuing them. 1990 - 2000; 2000 - 2005; 2005 - 2010; 2010 - 2015; From 2015; Search by Price. This thread is archived. If you want a hatch and aren't going for an STi, only the '11-14 are widebody. However, this comes as an optional feature for RX-8. 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. Even '11s are hard to find as low as 20k. The 2.0-liter version in the WRX makes plenty of power and likes to rev to its 6,700-rpm redline. Long time listener, first time caller. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. Is there any years I should avoid? The only difference is when they switched to "widebody" in 2010. Compression and leakdown test are a must in pretty much any used turbo Subie. It is equipped with 1,990 CC engine, Manual transmission, RHD Steering and 4WD. Here's a decent article that may provide some perspective. WTF Fun Fact – Avoid Subaru WRX’s. Its infotainment system is antiquated, and its interior is drab. 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. Description of this Subaru WRX Base AWD 4dr Sedan Sedan they have had a couple bad batches in the 3rd gen but those should be out of the market by now. You can score a 09-10 in the late teens all day. 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. 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 2015 WRX was the first model year of the new generation WRX. 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. 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. share. 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). 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. 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. Press J to jump to the feed. 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. That's why you opt for the manual if you are that scared of change. 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