2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited

Matt Tierney

As is the case with every other Impreza, getting into a Subaru WRX fills me with a sense that I'm in a car from the early 2000s. I'm not just talking about an outdated new vehicle, but a used car from 2003. The vague steering feels like it has tired bushings, and the loose five-speed shifter feels like it's been beat on a few too many times. The interior is also bleak. Subaru is capable of building a better car than this. Unfortunately, we'll have to wait a couple more years before the mechanicals of the Impreza are thoroughly updated. Of course, the turbocharged engine and standard all-wheel-drive system make this a great value for someone who wants a dynamic non-front-driver at an affordable price. I would much rather have the more attractive, more responsive Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart, though.

Eric Tingwall, Associate Editor

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