Pros: "Economical, good in snow and fun to drive."
Cons: "Not as peppy as its sporty appearance."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"This is a fun little car. It gets great mileage and has proven itself to be up the the challenge of heavy snow. It is a little underpowered and the radio is not so hot. All in all, it is well worth the price."
"The WRX is and has always been a value proposition for the performance oriented younger driver. The car is not particularly comfortable (stiff suspension and turbo lag make your daily commute just a little less enjoyable), but Subaru knows that 90% of their audience for this car will be OK with that sacrifice because of the additional performance it affords them. I use the car for surf trips, snowboarding trips, daily commuting, road trips, and work trips."
Cons: "road noise, no power adjustable seats available."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I traded in my 2008 Subaru Tribeca with almost 60k miles on it, because I have a wrist that is giving me big problems. In order to maintain my independence to some degree I had to trade-down, at least in size to the new 2012 Impreza. I bought the limited version, and it has all the bells"
"My car is a 2015 Impreza Sport Premium. I traded in a 2011 Chevy Cruze for this car. The first thing I noticed is that there is a lot of leg room for rear seat occupants. I can sit behind my seat without touching the seatback and I'm 6'1". The versatility of the hatchback design has come in handy many times. The Impreza easily holds four people and baggage. The stereo, Bluetooth, air conditioning, heater, and seat heaters all work great. The forward visibility is great. Overall, a very open and roomy cabin. The only downside is that this car seems prone to stone chips in the windshield from highway driving. It's like a stone magnet. This is an excellent winter weather car. Regardless of what other reviewers have said, the car accelerates quickly, and I have no issues with getting on the highway or passing on the highway. The CVT transmission simulates a 6 speed automatic. My rating of 9 is because for a small, cheap car, this thing is awesome. I love it."