For Plenty of power from the charismatic engine combined with four-wheel-drive traction. It’s decently spacious, too.

Against Plenty of hard plastics line the interior, while economy and emissions can’t compete with those of rivals. The gearchange isn’t particularly slick and the steering doesn’t provide you with enough feedback.

Subaru WRX STI Saloon
33 5stars

The Subaru WRX STI dishes up plenty of old-school thrills, but most similarly fast rivals offer much nicer interiors and cost a lot less to run.

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Saloon 2.5 STI 4dr £28,995
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

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The WRX STI is the car for those who don’t want a VW Golf (R) or Audi A3 (S3 Saloon), but you ignore those rivals at your peril because they use less fuel and pump out less CO2, so cost a lot less to run.

A limited supply means you’ll be hard pressed to get much money off at dealers, but you shouldn’t need to make use of the three-year/60,000-mile warranty because Subaru has an impressive reliability record.

It’s a shame the touch-screen sat-nav system doesn’t come as standard, but we’d spec it because it’ll help boost the car’s appeal when you sell it on.

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