Should I even get a WRX, vs Impreza?
Hi, first post here. Recently lost my car in the flood of sandy. It was only a '05 ford escape, no worries. I've been shopping for a WRX, just because I've always like them. I'm not interested in modding, racing the car, or even driving fast everywhere. I just want something fun to drive every day that has good traction, good brakes, decent handling and gas mileage, a manual trans, enough power to get on the highway and pass, and will be kind of cheap to maintain. My ford was a fwd v6 auto and got the job done (except for the fun-to-drive, braking and handling part). I did find an '08 WRX with 39,000 miles, 1 owner, and according to the carfax had its 30,000mi (@33,000 mi) maintainance done. It appears to be stock too. Should I go for that WRX, or pay like $5k less and get an impreza? I read a review of the dealership, where the reviewer said they were cool with him taking a Porsche 911 to an outside mechanic, and then fixed the issues that were found AND dropped the price for him. Thanks for any input