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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 AWD White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 59198 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

SEDAN! MANUAL! LOW KMS! 2018 SUBARU WRX - WHITE IN COLOUR - GREAT CONDITION - BLACK CLOTH TRIM - CLIMATE CONTROL - MANUAL - VERY LOW KMS - MEDIA SCREEN - SAT NAV - CAMERA - SENSORS - UPGRADES - FIRST TO SEE WILL BUY WE ARE LOCATED JUST 30 MINUTES FROM THE MELBOURNE CBD IN THE SOUTH EASTERN SUBURBS OF MELBOURNE. DEAL WITH THE BEST! Amazing vehicles PRICED RIGHT! Enquire now to discuss how we can make this process as simple, easy and enjoyable as possible! Here is a

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Wantirna, VIC

Dealer used
18 hours ago

Top2014 Subaru WRX STI AWD Premium Grey 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 145444 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

** FIND OUT OUR PERTH LOCATION & SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE AD ** Please genuine enquiries only as we are charged per lead ** WOOOW ** WORLD KNOWN ** WRX STI PREMIUM ** IS A POWERFUL CAR ** from ONE of the MOST RELIABLE Brands in the MARKET! This GREY 2014 SUBARU WRX STI PREMIUM WILL BE A COLLECTORS DREAM, ** POWERFUL 2.5L TURBO PETROL ENGINE HAS BEEN TUNED ** RESPONSIVE 6 SPEED MANUAL Transmission with ** CENTER DIFF CONTROL MAKES THIS MODEL STAND OUT FROM THE REST**, this CAR IS PURE POWER

$39,855
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
17 hours ago

Top2014 Subaru WRX MY15 STI Premium (AWD) Black 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 120830 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Beautifully presented and unmodified STi with two keys, full service history and ready for iummediate delivery. Trade ins welcome and fast finance avaiulable.

$39,984
Jandakot, WA

Dealer used
19 hours ago

Top2016 Subaru WRX STI AWD Premium Silver 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 31169 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Jump the queue and make sure you don?t miss out, YOU CAN BUY THIS NOW-ONLINE! Only $500 deposit (Subject to you being happy with the condition of the vehicle and test drive of course!) COMPREHENSIVE WALK AROUND VIDEO AVAILABLE!! - Call to Request Video Link! With over 1,500 reviews, we currently enjoy a 4.8-star rating, our customers just love doing business with us! We now offer a 24 Hour Money Back Guarantee* With this fantastic guarantee you can be absolutely assured that you have made th

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Berwick, VIC

Dealer used
18/05/2022

Top2016 Subaru WRX V1 STI Premium Sedan 4dr Man 6sp AWD 2.5T [MY16] White Manual Sedan

  • 64877 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

* We welcome you to our Prestige showroom in the heart of Liver pool. * If the vehicle is advertised it means - YES this vehicle is still available. * In Stock & Available Now * Take your on the road enjoyment with your 2016 Subaru WRX STI Premium, Manual, 2.5 Turbo Engine. ** Features ** Dual Front Airbag Package Auto Climate Control with Dual Temp Zones Leather Steering Wheel Multi Function Control Screen Multi Function Steering Wheel Power Mirrors with Indicators Rear Spoiler Reversing Ca

$58,888
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2015 Subaru WRX Premium Lineartronic AWD Grey 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 70831 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

This vehicle has just arrived, more information coming soon. Contact us now to secure first inspection or to arrange a finance pre-approval and avoid the disappointment of missing out. NEED FINANCE? Our finance team have access to all types of consumer and business loans and are sure to find the best package for you. Contact us today to arrange a free finance pre-approval with our friendly onsite vehicle finance specialists so you can buy with confidence and drive away in your new WRX Premi

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Chermside, QLD

Dealer used
21 hours ago

2017 Subaru WRX STI AWD spec.R White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 51062 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

THIS VEHICLE PRESENTS IN FANTASTIC CONDITION AND VIEWING WILL NOT DISAPPOINT JUST PASSED OUR CERTIFIED PRE OWNED MECHANICAL INSPECTION AND SERVICE ( full service history from new Short of Time? Buy Online!!! We offer a complete purchase option from the comfort of your home via our easy, stress free online purchasing plan. Our customer experience specialists are ready and waiting to tailor your new vehicle purchase now!! Our online showroom is open 7 days a week!!! We offer Australia wide d

$74,990
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
15 minutes ago

2020 Subaru WRX STI AWD Premium Blue 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 23080 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Thinking of financing this car? Find out your borrowing power here. No fee or obligation www.matchacar.com.au/borrowing-power

$84,888
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
18 minutes ago

2014 Subaru WRX Premium AWD White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 131206 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2014 Subaru WRX Premium AWD White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

$39,990
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
35 minutes ago

2014 Subaru WRX AWD Blue 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 73626 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Used Car Sale on now! Buy a Used Car in the month of April to go in to the draw to WIN South Aussie with Cosi’s best of SA package including a helicopter ride around McLaren Vale, a 3 course lunch at Currant Shed and a night’s stay at Boutique Retreat Pago in Middleton. Enquire now for more information. We are an award-winning, family-owned and operated Toyota Dealer with more the 30 years experience. We can assist with all of your, Finance, Extended Warranty, Accessory and S

$34,880
Prospect, SA

Dealer used
45 minutes ago

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

  • 76327 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

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

$42,990
Glenelg, SA

Dealer used
55 minutes ago

2015 Subaru wrx

  • 130000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Up for sale is my wrx 3rd owner 6 speed manual Rego till 8/8/22 Has just had major service done by JMC also has a few receipts in the book Service history is great all upto date Have absolutely no issues with it has been a great car I get about 670 ks to a full tank CMA Burt tip exhaust sounds good not to loud Hill assist Reverse camera Bluetooth double din head unit Everything else is stock I have kept the car in a garage Message for more info or photos will not reply to stupid offers. Selli

$29,000Negotiable
Burnie, TAS

2 hours ago

2014 Subaru WRX STI AWD Premium Silver 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 91092 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

2014 Subaru WRX VA STI Premium Manual Sedan AWD 2.5T [MY15] Features include but are not limited to - 6 Speed Manual Transmission - Multi-Functional Steering Wheel - Invidia Q300 Turbo Back Exhaust System - Competition Clutch - Mishimoto Radiator - Process West Top Mounted Intercooler - Garrett GTX-30/71 Turbocharger - BREMBO - Bosch Motorsport - 300 L/Hour - 550 hp In-tank Fuel Pump - ECUTEK - ECU Re-programming with 4WD Customer Dyno tuning - Cruise Control - Leather & much much more.......

$52,888
Somerton Park, SA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2012 Suburu WRX widebody ( ONE OWNER)

  • 84031 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Immaculate 2012 Subaru Wrx wide body! Only travelled a very low 84,000ks, Purchased new in 2012 only one mature owner, Tomei extreme Titanium exhaust cat-back, Sounds amazing, Turbo smart blow off valve, Crystal white pearl with black leather interior, Red stitching, Best colour combination, Factory sunroof, satellite GPS Navigation, This car has been loved and very well looked After from the minute it was purchased, Only been driven by myself on weekends, Always garaged washed weekly and poli

$29,800
Alfords Point, NSW

2 hours ago

2014 Subaru Wrx Premium Auto

  • 169000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

DRIVE WITH PEACE OF MIND This car has side airbags, knee airbag for driver, driver airbag and passenger airbag. It has 7 airbags fitted for your protection with an ANCAP safety rating of 5. Equipped with ABS brakes. This car has front & rear power windows, cruise control, 18" alloy wheels and leather steering wheel. This car has storage compartment in centre console. This car has remote central locking, USB audio input, rear view camera, power door mirrors and dual zone climate control a

$29,900Negotiable
Chipping Norton, NSW

3 hours ago

2020 Subaru WRX Club Spec Lineartronic AWD Crystal Black 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 17494 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

All our vehicles are handpicked and are backed by a 2 year Customer Care Plan up to 175,000km (on selected vehicles, conditions apply). With competitive finance deals tailored to your needs, our state of t he art Mazda dealership is located in the heart of South West Sydney, 30 minutes from the CBD and a stone throw away from the M5. You are able to leave a fully refundable holding deposit on the vehic le, subject to your viewing and test drive, providing y

$65,990
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2018 Subaru WRX Premium AWD Black 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 48166 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2018 Subaru WRX Premium AWD Black 6 Speed Manual Sedan

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Parramatta Park, QLD

Dealer used
3 hours ago

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

  • 99201 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

We are one of Queensland’s largest fixed price warehouses, offering a dynamic range of stock for our customers. From small automatics to prestige and top end commercial vehicles. All cars undergo a 110-point safety check prior to being considered for sale. Our vehicles come with a warranty that can be extended as you see fit. As one of Australia’s largest wholesalers, we have an extensive network to secure the top price for your trade as well as an in-house valuations team commi

$34,990
Pinkenba, QLD

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2013 Subaru WRX (AWD)

  • 144715 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

Absolutely immaculate WRX with superb service history! No Accidents !Loaded with features including Bluetooth connnectivity, Alloy wheels , Cruise control USB , upgraded head unit and so much more! All our cars are workshop tested with warranty options from 1-5 years covered nationwide with unlimited claims. Ask us about our tailor-made financing packages that works around our customers needs and could have you driving away with zero deposit. JPM Motors stock only Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles wit

$21,990
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2000 Subaru gc8 WRX special edition

  • 120000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

2000 Subaru Impreza WRX (GC8) Special Edition *Gearbox has just shit itself and I’m done spending money on it* Selling this GC8 to fund a build my Version 6. GDB STi EJ207 120xxx VF48 ported wastegate housing new wastegate GC8 CS4 Gearbox Diff 90xxx APS Intercooler APS BOV Cobb 3 port boost solenoid Haltech Elite 1500 APS cold air intake Invidia N1 turbo back exhaust STi Tail lights Blacked out crystal headlights Blacked out crystal corner lights 22B vents GDB carbon fibre scoop Version 6 wi

$16,500
Albany Creek, QLD

5 hours ago

2018 Subaru WRX V1 MY18 STI AWD White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 34000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

2018 Subaru WRX V1 MY18 STI AWD White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

$79,990Drive Away^
Maroochydore, QLD

Dealer used
10 hours ago

Wrx gf8 1997 built motor just needs respray willing to swap

  • 20000 km

Wrx gf8 built motor ready to go next step is to respray it I just have no more time and it’s collecting dust it has a Haltech elite elite 2500 with Haltech wide band e85 tuned @ micks motorsports it made 290kw on 18psi for all the goodies off the car dm will swap for anything worst I can say is no cheers

$22,500Negotiable
Condell Park, NSW

10 hours ago

2019 Subaru WRX V1 MY19 STI AWD Grey 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 36850 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

2019 Subaru WRX V1 MY19 STI AWD Grey 6 Speed Manual Sedan

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Maroochydore, QLD

Dealer used
12 hours ago

2015 Subaru WRX Premium Lineartronic AWD Black 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 53236 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

WRX Premium - Stunning in Black Panther duco with only 53236 kms with full service history and 2 keys.This amazing WRX Premium looks and drives like new, unmarked inside and out. Features Packed: Sunroof, Leather interior, High Rise Spoiler, Alloys, Climate control and much more. Trades- ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fast approvals by our friendly team.

$38,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
14 hours ago

2016 Subaru WRX V1 MY16 STI AWD Premium Grey 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 9066 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

2016 Subaru WRX V1 MY16 STI AWD Premium Grey 6 Speed Manual Sedan

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Maroochydore, QLD

Dealer used
15 hours ago

2013 Subaru WRX Premium AWD Black 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 95315 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4

This beautifully presented 79 Impreza comes with service history, 2 keys and includes the following features: - 17" ALLOY WHEELS - MULTI-FUNCTIONAL STEERING WHEEL - VOICE CONTROL - BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY - CLIMATE CONTROL We are part of one of the largest automotive groups in Australia and hold an extensive range of Pre-Owned Vehicles, giving you the widest choice. All our vehicles undergo a rigorous 130-point safety & mechanical check for 100% peace of mind. We welcome trade ins aga

$31,990
Midland, WA

Dealer used
15 hours ago

2018 Subaru WRX Premium Lineartronic AWD White 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 66412 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

* FULL SERVICE HISTORY * LEATHER * SUNROOF * LOW KM'S * THIS VEHICLE PRESENTS IN FANTASTIC CONDITION AND VIEWING WILL NOT DISAPPOINT JUST PASSED OUR CERTIFIED PRE OWNED MECHANICAL INSPECTION AND SERVICE ( full service history from new ) - ELECTRIC SUNROOF - FULL LEATHER INTERIOR - LANE ASSIST - BLIND SPOT MONITORS - NAVIGATION - ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL Short of Time? Buy Online!!! We offer a complete purchase option from the comfort of your home via our easy, stress free online purchasi

$45,875
Bibra Lake, WA

Dealer used
15 hours ago

2019 Subaru WRX STI AWD Grey 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 23331 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

* FULL SERVICE HISTORY * LEATHER * LOW KM'S * NEW CAR WARRANTY * 6 SPEED MANUAL WEAPON * THIS VEHICLE PRESENTS IN FANTASTIC CONDITION AND VIEWING WILL NOT DISAPPOINT JUST PASSED OUR CERTIFIED PRE OWNED MECHANICAL INSPECTION AND SERVICE ( full service history from new ) - HI RISE SPOILER - INVIDIA CATBACK SYSTEM - AEM INTAKE - SMOKE LED TAIL LIGHTS - ALL STANDARD PARTS INCLUDED Short of Time? Buy Online!!! We offer a complete purchase option from the comfort of your home via our easy, st

$86,980
Bibra Lake, WA

Dealer used
16 hours ago

2000 Subaru WRX Club Spec Evo 4

  • 261000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

2000 Limited edition GC8 Club Spec Evo 4 Build # 190 261,000 km Owners manual and some maintenance history provided ( Factory service manual missing ) Previous modifications include: Lowered suspension Exhaust Tune Car presents and drives very well. Would prefer to sell although may be interested in trade/swap for something of interest HSV, FPV, WRX, EVO, Torana, VK,

$35,000
Narangba, QLD

17 hours ago

2014 Subaru WRX STI AWD Premium Grey 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 145444 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl 2.5L

** FIND OUT OUR PERTH LOCATION & SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THE AD ** Please genuine enquiries only as we are charged per lead ** WOOOW ** WORLD KNOWN ** WRX STI PREMIUM ** IS A POWERFUL CAR ** from ONE of the MOST RELIABLE Brands in the MARKET! This GREY 2014 SUBARU WRX STI PREMIUM WILL BE A COLLECTORS DREAM, ** POWERFUL 2.5L TURBO PETROL ENGINE HAS BEEN TUNED ** RESPONSIVE 6 SPEED MANUAL Transmission with ** CENTER DIFF CONTROL MAKES THIS MODEL STAND OUT FROM THE REST**, this CAR IS PURE POWER

$39,855
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
17 hours ago

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  • CarsGuide gave the Subaru WRX an average rating of 7.5 out of 10 with 21 expert reviews.The reviews span across several years and variants. Check CarsGuide site for more details.

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.