THE RALLY EN­THU­SI­AST: SUBARU WRX/STI (THIRD-GEN GE, GH, GR, GV)

Matamata Chronicle - - Motoring -

While our first thought for this cat­e­gory was the Mit­subishi Lancer Evo, our as-new-as­pos­si­ble rule soon tipped things to­wards the Subaru Im­preza WRX. De­pre­ci­a­tion has been a far harder mis­tress to the Su­bie. Whether this is down to Subaru’s ten­dency to make some odd­look­ing cars or not, it sure has helped. De­pend­ing on con­di­tion (and this varies wildly) any­thing be­tween 2004 and 2011 can be found in WRX form, with a few STi mod­els pop­ping up for good mea­sure.

While the first of the third­gen­er­a­tion WRXs were a bit dull and softly sus­pended, they were still damn quick. Be­cause of those first two things, they’re cheap now. A set of de­cent shocks and springs and you would have your­self a road weapon dis­guised as a granny car. We ac­tu­ally like the idea of that.

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