I have the 2.5 WRX, Blue, bought new, with the more discreet spoiler than the STi. My wife complimented me on the fact I had finally opted for a " sensible family 4 door saloon ". The fact is, the WRX 2.5 is a wild annimal when driven hard. You don't have to behave like a spotty boy racer, but when you decide to open up, the car simply does not disappoint. I love the way it will burble along with the traffic quite contentedly, pretty much un-noticed except for the turbo scoop, but when the opportunity arises, will leave most things fading in the rear view mirror. I've put 27000 in the clock, loved every minute, have no complaints regarding costs because I took all that on board before buying, and everyday this car puts a huge smile on my face. OK, so the interior is pretty basic and grotty, who cares ? The music system is rubbish. What makes this car a real joy is under the bonnet and under your right foot. Grip is just so good that you'll give up before the car. The new 2008 model looks appalling, I will never buy one of those so I guess I'll just have to keep enjoying the Scooby I have now.
John Wilson, January 21st 2008