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SUBARU WRX Used Car Review

The WRX holds cult status in Australia thanks to its affordable marriage of all-wheel-drive traction and turbocharged power. Its reputation was also formed from the success of the Impreza WRX in the world rallying championship during the 1990s, where it became particularly famous in the hands of late Scottish rally legend Colin McRae. The fastest version is badged STI - for Subaru Tecnica International. The latest generation model, launched in 2014, dropped the Impreza part of the name.

Pros

Cons

  • Potent combination of all-wheel drive and turbo power
  • WRX STI's rapid performance
  • WRX's relatively comfortable ride
  • Great value performance package
  • Interiors lack premium feel
  • Turbo lag can affect initial throttle response
  • Understeer at faster cornering speeds
  • Notchy manual gearshift action
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top2018 Subaru WRX VA MY18 AWD Blue 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 24245 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

**INVIDIA EXHAUST** 6 SPEED MANUAL ** AWD (All Wheel Drive) ** 2.0L TURBOCHARGED ** 197 KW of POWER ** FOUR CYLINDER ** SEDAN ** **CAMERA ** this SUBARU WRX VA SEDAN with LOW KMS has just arrived and offers the opportunity to own a sedan with luxury and performance with an outstanding DRIVE-AWAY Price. ** This vehicle is NOT affected by the Takata Airbag recall ** ** 6 YR / 200,000 KM DEALER WARRANTY INCLUDED ** Presented in stunning BLUE paintwork this Subaru Impreza WRX VA Sedans key feat

$43,805Drive Away^
Ringwood, VIC

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2019 Subaru WRX VA MY20 Premium Lineartronic AWD Grey 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 76166 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

*** YOU WILL NEED TO BE QUICK - ACT NOW WHILE STOCK LASTS *** *** AUSTRALIA WIDE DELIVERY AVAILABLE *** *** Please enquire about your personalised interest rate *** 2019 Subaru WRX, Auto, Registered until 29/04/2023!!! 18" Alloy Wheels, Tyres in Good Condition, Climate Control 2 Zone, Aux Input USB Socket, Bluetooth System, Blind Spot Sensor, Bonnet Scoop(s), Calipers - Painted Front, Camera - Front/Side/Rear Vision, Chrome Exhaust Tip(s), Cruise Control - Distance Control, Electric Seat

$49,490Drive Away^
Mackay, QLD

Dealer used
9 hours ago

Top2012 Subaru Impreza G3 MY13 WRX Club Spec AWD Black 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 106500 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Spend just a few moments behind the wheel of this WRX Club Spec Impreza and you are guaranteed to fall in love. The four-cylinder heart develops 195kW and 343Nm of torque power to all four corners making it feel like you are on tracks.The 5-Speed MANUAL Transmission pushes this sensational vehicle from 0-100km/hr in just 5.1 seconds!!! WRX Club Spec comes complete with the hot F&R Spoilers, Skirts, Rear Apron Bonnet Scoop Control - Traction Control - Electronic Stability Limited Slip Diff Pedal

$29,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

2015 Subaru WRX VA MY16 Hyper Blue Lineartronic AWD Blue 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 75384 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

*** CHECK THIS OUT 2015 Subaru WRX Hyper Blue in a auto is in IMMACULATE CONDITION with such LOW K's for it's age comes with LOG BOOK SERVICE HISTORY and this RARE CAR comes with loads of great features for you to enjoy like: Sports Exhaust, Aftermarket Wheels, 9 Speaker Stereo, ABS (Antilock Brakes), Active Torque Transfer System, Adjustable Steering Col. - Tilt & Reach, Air Cond. - Climate Control, Air Conditioning - Pollen Filter, Airbag - Driver, Airbag - Knee Driver, Airbag - Passenger,

$41,987
Penrith, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2019 Subaru WRX VA MY20 Premium Lineartronic AWD Grey 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 76166 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

*** YOU WILL NEED TO BE QUICK - ACT NOW WHILE STOCK LASTS *** *** AUSTRALIA WIDE DELIVERY AVAILABLE *** *** Please enquire about your personalised interest rate *** 2019 Subaru WRX, Auto, Registered until 29/04/2023!!! 18" Alloy Wheels, Tyres in Good Condition, Climate Control 2 Zone, Aux Input USB Socket, Bluetooth System, Blind Spot Sensor, Bonnet Scoop(s), Calipers - Painted Front, Camera - Front/Side/Rear Vision, Chrome Exhaust Tip(s), Cruise Control - Distance Control, Electric Seat

$49,490Drive Away^
Mackay, QLD

Dealer used
9 hours ago

2020 Subaru WRX VA MY20 STI AWD Premium White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 23889 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

CHECK THIS OUT A 2020 Subaru WRX STI Premium in a white manual is a ONE OWNER with LOG BOOK SERVICE HISTORY is in IMMACULATE CONDITION with loads of great features for you to enjoy like: 19" Alloy Wheels, 8 Speaker Stereo, ABS (Antilock Brakes), Active Torque Transfer System, Adjustable Steering Col. - Tilt & Reach, Air Cond. - Climate Control 2 Zone, Air Conditioning - Pollen Filter, Airbag - Driver, Airbag - Knee Driver, Airbag - Passenger, Airbags - Head for 1st Row Seats (Front), Ai

$84,888
Penrith, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

2014 Subaru Wrx Premium (awd) Cvt Auto 8 Speed 4d Sedan

  • 170000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2.0 Turbo - auto - 8speed - AWD - Rego until 10/12/22 - Full leather -sunroof-- 170,000kms highway kis -keyless entry-reverse camera-push button start- sat nav - climate control - All books, full service history. - Pearl white. -19 inch STI black wheels (almost new & tyres) - Fog lights front & back - Body Kit - Lower skirts ,F & R aprons. - Carbon fibre bonnet scoop . - Carbon fibre rear near number plate and some inside. - bigger rear spoiler - New full exhaust system - Diffuser -

$29,000
Port Macquarie, NSW

Yesterday

2012 Subaru Impreza G3 MY13 WRX Club Spec AWD Black 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 106500 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Spend just a few moments behind the wheel of this WRX Club Spec Impreza and you are guaranteed to fall in love. The four-cylinder heart develops 195kW and 343Nm of torque power to all four corners making it feel like you are on tracks.The 5-Speed MANUAL Transmission pushes this sensational vehicle from 0-100km/hr in just 5.1 seconds!!! WRX Club Spec comes complete with the hot F&R Spoilers, Skirts, Rear Apron Bonnet Scoop Control - Traction Control - Electronic Stability Limited Slip Diff Pedal

$29,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
Yesterday

2018 Subaru WRX VA MY18 AWD Blue 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 24245 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

**INVIDIA EXHAUST** 6 SPEED MANUAL ** AWD (All Wheel Drive) ** 2.0L TURBOCHARGED ** 197 KW of POWER ** FOUR CYLINDER ** SEDAN ** **CAMERA ** this SUBARU WRX VA SEDAN with LOW KMS has just arrived and offers the opportunity to own a sedan with luxury and performance with an outstanding DRIVE-AWAY Price. ** This vehicle is NOT affected by the Takata Airbag recall ** ** 6 YR / 200,000 KM DEALER WARRANTY INCLUDED ** Presented in stunning BLUE paintwork this Subaru Impreza WRX VA Sedans key feat

$43,805Drive Away^
Ringwood, VIC

Dealer used
Yesterday

2015 Subaru WRX STi PREMIUM Manual Sedan

  • 97000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Up for sale is my beloved fully optioned MY15 Subaru WRX STI Premium 97,xxx km Serviced every 5-10k km with full log book history. Comes with 2 keys, keyless entry & start. Car is immaculate, has been ceramic coated and recently serviced. Has 2 months of dealership warranty remaining which is transferrable to new owner. The premium model offers features such as: STI SI drive modes and DCCD STI Brembo brakes (lime green) Genuine BBS Forged STI Rims (painted black) Genuine STI wing Ha

$46,999
Jandakot, WA

10/08/2022

2011 Subaru STi Spec R

  • 48000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Wanting to swap for something JDM to suit my business. Mainly another Subaru WRX like a Blob eye, G3 wide body, VA or a decent looking forester. Anything will be considered really. Don’t want anything highly modified and want a minimum of 30k on top of the sale. This car owes me nothing and i will continue to enjoy it as i have been until someone buys it. If it doesn’t sell then it will sit. Currently being driven to work 1-2 times a week max as i have a company car. Please not the engine and

$65,000
Townsville, QLD

08/08/2022

98 Subaru WRX. Just painted

  • 200000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

98 GC8 WRX. Always garaged and looked after. The car is immaculate, needs a tune and service and alittle tlc but other than that it's perfect. StI add ons : Sti wing Sti Rear lights Sti Wheels Sti Matts (including boot) * Perrelli letter writing * 10 months rego * Front mount (Black) * Immaculate interior * 1 month old respray. * Boost gage with laser cut aircon vent. * Stero head unit/TV * Exhaust (has little leak) * Airfilter (Brand new) * Bonnet pins * New cabi * Blowoff valve * Momo whee

$21,000
Denham Court, NSW

03/08/2022

2012 Subaru WRX STI SPEC R immaculate condition with warranty

  • 100000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

2012 Subaru Impreza G3 MY12 WRX STI AWD SPEC R - 107000kms showing on the dash - Only 4000kms on the engine - Engine rebuilt at 103000kms from Autocraft Hobart - Complete full service history on Log book - I have done twice service after engine rebuilt (in 4000kms), it only been run MOTUL H-TECH 100 PLUS engine oil, and BP 98 fuel. - Please mind this sale will come with breakdown warranty as well, it would insure the engine, transmission, diff, and the warranty is transferable, expiry date is

$49,999Negotiable
Sandy Bay, TAS

16/07/2022

2018 SUBARU WRX STI AWD SPEC R WHITE 6 SPEED MANUAL SEDAN

  • 25000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Engine: -Process west FMIC (powder coated in black) -BPP Screamer pipe -Cylinder 4 cooling mod -GFB 38mm EWG -Perrin CAI -Aeroflow intake inlet -GFB Hybrid BOV -Invidia Catless downpipe -ETS extreme catback (custom mufflers) -3 Port boost solenoid -Mishimoto Catch Can Tuned by rumble shack 219KW Suspension: - Hardrace adjustable LCA -Whiteline roll centre kit -Hardrace adjustable rear toe arms -BC coilovers Brakes: -6POT brembos -DBA T3 4000 slotted front rotors Wheels -work miesters S13P (

$89,999Negotiable
Edensor Park, NSW

08/06/2022

2021 Subaru WRX STI Premium (awd) 6 Sp Manual 4d Sedan

  • 4300 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

2021 WRX STI Premium in Crystal Black Silica. September 21 build date, purchased in Oct 2021. One of the last brought in to Australia. Warranty till October 2026. Premium model so comes with sunroof, Harmon Kardon sound system, Android auto/Apple carplay No mechanical mods, only cosmetic as below: - Ceramic window tint - Toughseal paint protection - PPF vinyl wrap on bonnet - Yellow vinyl pinstriping as per photos - STI floor mats Always garaged, willing to have Subaru service

$102,000
Newcastle, NSW

27/03/2022

2016 MY17 Subaru WRX 6 Sp Manual 330hp atw, 10k stereo, 19k km's.

  • 19000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

IF YOU WANT TO THROW RUBBISH PRICES IN THEN LET ME KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE. As per the title. 2016 WRX, FA20DIT. Has a burned out clutch, apparently $2.2k to replace. Work done by by a decent shop. Engine: 2 litre turbo Process West Cold Air Intake Process West Top Mount Intercooler All piping TurboSmart Kompact Recirc BOV Boost Controller WhiteLine Sway Bars back and front with bushings etc Short shift gearbox 3 inch NVidia Q300 Turbo back exhaust (with hi flow cat) Multiple EcuTEK tu

$35,000Negotiable
Mindarie, WA

30/12/2021

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Overview of the Subaru Wrx

Overview of the Subaru Wrx

The WRX holds cult status in Australia thanks to its affordable marriage of all-wheel-drive traction and turbocharged power.

Its reputation was also formed from the success of the Impreza WRX in the world rallying championship during the 1990s, where it became particularly famous in the hands of late Scottish rally legend Colin McRae.

The fastest version is badged STI - for Subaru Tecnica International.

The latest generation model, launched in 2014, dropped the Impreza part of the name.

SUBARU WRX GENERATIONS (SINCE 2000)

2000-2007

2007-2014

2014-onwards

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

2.0L 4-cylinder turbo (WRX): 8.6 to 9.2 litres per 100km

2.5L 4-cylinder turbo (WRX STI): 10.4 to 11.2 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO SUBARU WRX

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: SUBARU WRX (2014-2017)

As with any other Subaru, the engines in these cars were extremely reliable provided they got the correct servicing and maintenance.

Dirty oil as a result of skipped services is the main offender and any Subaru engine with a ticking noise in the engine has already suffered. And the damage will eventually be terminal.

The CVT fitted to the WRX caused a few headaches for some owners who reported that the thing was very slow to select gears when taking it out of Park. Subaru dealers were able to reflash the computer to fix this, but even then some reports of the car returning to its old ways over time have surfaced.

A couple of recalls to be aware of: Subaru recalled the WRX to check for cracks in the intake manifold. If these occur, they can lead to a loss of engine power and can make the car stall.

The other recall concerned cars with the optional Harman Kardon sound system. In those vehicles, the subwoofer could overheat sufficiently to actually start a fire. Hottest 100 indeed.

A Subaru dealer will be able to identify affected vehicles and whether they've been fixed or not.