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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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Top2015 Subaru WRX V1 Sedan 4dr Man 6sp AWD 2.0T [MY15] White Manual Sedan

  • 178791 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Comment Immaculate 2015 WRX Premium Auto -Mag wheels -spoiler -Full body kit -cold air intake -You don't buy this for economy but I'm blown away with the average 8.7L/100km SAFETY FEATURES FOR YOUR PROTECTION - Side airbags - Passenger airbag - Driver airbag - Knee airbag for driver THINK BIG WITH THESE EXTRAS This Subaru WRX has an electric sunroof. It has leather steering wheel, leather seats, USB audio input, 17'' alloy wheels and starter

$27,950
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
17 hours ago

Top2013 Subaru Impreza G3 MY14 WRX AWD Black 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 84011 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Fast and Furious Black on Black with Manual Transmission a very desirable combination Low Kilometres and lightly Driven Very Popular Subaru WRX Premium offer Power and Performance , Style and Comfort , Safety and Reliability . Many Safety and comfort Features including : Blue tooth ,Multi Function Control Screen and Steering wheel , Premium sound ,Multiple Airbags , Brake assist and ABS , Traction Control , Hill Hold , Rear Camera , Alarm and Central Locking , Cruise Control and

$32,990
Gosnells, WA

Dealer used
24/02/2021

Top2016 Subaru WRX V1 MY17 Premium Lineartronic AWD White 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 44286 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

# Easy and Fast Finance Available. # All our cars comes with 100 point safety check. # Complimentary 3 year up to 175000kms mechanical protection plan on selected vehicles # Great Trade in Prices # Yes We do deliver cars Australia wide All our used vehicles undergo a strict 100 point safety and mechanical inspection performed by a team of fully trained technicians dedicated and focused on customer satisfaction. For your peace of mind we can also offer a comprehensive range of Nat

$37,990
Berrimah, NT

Dealer used
23/02/2021

Top2015 Subaru WRX V1 MY16 Premium AWD Crystal White Pearl 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 92622 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

WRX Premium - Stunning in Cystal Pearl duco with full service history and 2 keys. This is the Premium model with features like: Sunroof, leather interior, climate control, alloy wheels , push button start, crusie and traction control and loads more. Trades - ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fast approvals. Great buying..

$29,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
23/02/2021

Top2012 Subaru WRX MY13 Premium (AWD) Blue 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 141359 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Stunning blue MY13 WRX - Suede bucket seats much more comfortable than leather - 5 speed manual - stage 1 tune - X-Force exhaust - full service history - big intercooler - Cold air intake - Very enjoyable to drive - Plenty of receipts - Rota Grid rims with Pirelli tyres - Bluetooth - Cruise Control - This car is an absolute head turner, don't miss out!

$24,999
Wangara, WA

Dealer used
16 hours ago

Top2013 Subaru WRX V1 MY15 Premium AWD White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 59469 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

2013 Subaru WRX V1 MY15 Premium AWD White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

$33,990
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
16 hours ago

2017 Subaru WRX V1 MY17 Premium Lineartronic AWD Pearl White 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 47342 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Upmarket performance sedan with the powerful 2.0 litre boxer turbo engine, eight speed Tiptronic auto including paddle shift, SatNav, luxurious sports styled leather seating, cruise and traction control, front side airbags, blind spot monitoring, Bluetooth, electric drivers seat with memory, electric sunroof, alloy wheels plus reverse camera and sensors. 47000kms and fully workshop tested. Sporty special. We are a friendly and efficient company, trading with integrity and determined to give

$39,777
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2014 Subaru WRX V1 MY15 Lineartronic AWD Blue 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 82910 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Stunning car,hard to find Auto WRX,full Subaru service history, you will not fault this car We are a multi franchise dealer located 1 Hour South West of Sydney. All our vehicles have been workshop tested & serviced for your peace of mind. Trade In's are welcome. Finance is available to approved purchasers. We are a Covid Free Dealership & prefer viewing by appointment only please. WE can also help we delivery. Ask us how.

$31,850
Moss Vale, NSW

Dealer used
2 hours ago

2018 Subaru WRX V1 MY18 AWD Black 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 19982 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Power 197kW @ 5600rpm Torque 350Nm @ 2400-5200rpm Bluetooth Connectivity Reverse Camera Cruise Control Blind Spot Sensor Electric Sunroof Electric Seat - Drivers with Memory Keyless Start Premium Sound System 18`` Alloy Wheels 5 Star Ancap Rating Why Not Visit Perth’s Favourite Toyota Dealership? With Market Leading Prices To Make Your Pre Owned Car Purchase Easier Then Ever. FINANCING… Why Not As

$38,488
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
3 hours ago

2017 Subaru WRX V1 MY17 STI AWD White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 29490 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Power 221kW @ 6000rpm Torque 407Nm @ 4000rpm 4 Cylinder, 2.5T 6 Speed Manual 18`` Alloy Wheels Keyless Start Reverse Camera Cruise Control Bluetooth Connectivity 5 Star Ancap Rating Why Not Visit Perth’s Favourite Toyota Dealership? With Market Leading Prices To Make Your Pre Owned Car Purchase Easier Then Ever. FINANCING… Why Not Ask Us About Toyota's Personalized Rate? With Finance Experts That Are 100% T

$49,888
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
4 hours ago

2017 Subaru WRX V1 MY18 Premium AWD Silver 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 43030 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

ONE OWNER AND LOVED FULL HISTORY TEST DRIVES WELCOLMED HAVE YOU CONSIDERED FINANCE? OUR FINANCE AND INSURANCE DEPARTMENT HERE ALSO OFFERS A VARIETY OF FINANCE AND INSURANCE OPTIONS, ALLOWING YOU TO GET BEHIND THE WHEEL A LOT SOONER THAN YOU WOULD THINK. WE OFFER COMPETITIVE RATES AND ARE BACKED BY ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S BEST FINANCE PROVIDERS, T TRADE-IN'S ARE WELCOME. SIMPLY BRING IN YOUR CURRENT VEHICLE FOR AN INSPECTION BY ONE OF OUR EXPERT VALUERS. THEY WILL INSPECT THE VEHICLE AND GET

$38,970Drive Away^
Dandenong, VIC

Dealer used
5 hours ago

2016 Subaru WRX V1 MY16 Lineartronic AWD Grey 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 58489 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

High performance sedan with very low 58000 kms, one owner, full service history, powerful 2.0 litre turbo engine, eight speed Tiptronic auto, sports style seating, cruise and traction control, safety of AWD, bluetooth, front side airbags, electric windows, alloy wheels, body kit plus more. If you want the best this is it. We are a friendly and efficient company, trading with integrity and determined to give our customers the very best of service. WA's most trusted car dealer? Absolutely!

$31,999
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
6 hours ago

2015 Subaru WRX V1 MY15 Lineartronic AWD Silver 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 146000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

SUBARU WRX MY15 4DOOR SEDAN AUTO IN EXCELLENT CONDITION! We are a premium pre-owned vehicle dealership located only 5 minutes from Perth CBD. All vehicles are 100 point safety inspected and quality is assured. We have access to the best finance packages available to the market and our extended warranty and aftercare options assure maximum cover and peace of mind for your investment. Our vehicles are not always on site so please send an enquiry if you wish to view one of our vehicles and one of

$23,990
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
6 hours ago

2015 Subaru WRX V1 MY16 Premium Lineartronic AWD Pure Red 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 50626 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

WRX Premium - Stunning in Pure Red with only 50626 kms with full service history and 2 keys. This amazing WRX Premium looks and drives like new, unmarked inside and out, a credit to the previous owner with a full Black-out exterior which includes Black roof, Black alloys, Black mirrors, Black door handles and This is the Premium model with features like Sunroof, leather interior, climate control and loads more. Trades - ins are welcome and finance is available at great rates with fast approvals

$36,999
Welshpool, WA

Dealer used
7 hours ago

2016 Subaru WRX V1 MY17 STI AWD Premium Blue 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 47500 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

With Market Leading Prices and Friendly Staff To Make Your Buying Experience Smooth And Easy With Our Fixed Priced Deals. FINANCING… Why Not Ask Us About Our Quick, Easy and 100% Transparent Finance Options With Loads Of Lenders To Save You Time And Money. TRADE INS Being a high volume small margin dealer we pay the best money for trades ALL TRADES ACCEPTED trade in your Auto, Automatic, manual, Diesel's, Petrol, Ute, Suv, Wagon, Convertible, sunro

$49,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
8 hours ago

2012 Subaru Impreza G3 MY13 WRX AWD Dark Grey 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 87700 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

GREAT KMS ON THIS EXCITING WRX MANUAL! FIRST TO DRIVE WILL BUY!

$28,888
Osborne Park, WA

Dealer used
8 hours ago

2020 Subaru Wrx Premium (awd) Continuous Variable 4d Sedan

  • 13500 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Immaculate condition. Darkest Legal tint windows Dash Cam Optix paint protection by Auto FX WA Smoke tint on rear lights by Auto FX WA Red walls on tyres.

$51,000
Meadow Springs, WA

8 hours ago

Suburu WRX

  • 200000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Selling my 2002 WRX 2.0l turbo petrol 5 speed manual, in great condition, rego end of August, for new tyres, fresh paint Engine been rebuilt 3 months ago, drive very nice and nice looking colour, spend a lot of money, looking for offers price negotiable New heads New timing belt New water pump New oil pump sti New spark plugs New sti vf34 turbo Boost gauge New clutch Adjustable suspension Read less

$14,000
Bassendean, WA

9 hours ago

*Great Drive* 2015 WRX STI Premium

  • 72900 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Will consider swap for Land Rover Discovery Sport, Pajero Sport Exceed, Ford Everest (trend/titanium will do cash on top) or Forester 2.5is (2019+) Hi there For sale is my pride and joy - only selling due to moving interstate and needing to go down to one car with my partner. This car is tastefully modified to how it should have come from the factory, amazing to drive but not obnoxious to the point where it attracts the wrong attention. Improvements: - Process West intake - Invidia catted d

Contactless
$40,000NegotiableWas $42,000
Cranebrook, NSW

10 hours ago

2016 Subaru WRX V1 MY17 STI AWD White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 50075 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Power 221kW @ 6000rpm Torque 407Nm @ 4000rpm 4 Cylinder, 2.5 Litre 18`` Alloy Wheels Keyless Start Electric Sunroof Sports Seats Electric Seat - Drivers Bluetooth Connectivity Reverse Camera 5 Star Ancap Rating Why Not Visit Perth’s Favourite Toyota Dealership? With Market Leading Prices To Make Your Pre Owned Car Purchase Easier Then Ever. FINANCING… Why Not Ask Us About Toyota's Personalized Rate? Wi

$44,888
Maddington, WA

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2019 Subaru WRX V1 MY20 Premium Lineartronic AWD Grey 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 5526 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

BALANCE OF SUBARU FACTORY WARRANTY UNTIL 2022. This car has dual climate control air conditioning, rear vision camera, 17 alloy wheels, push button start, key-less entry, cruise control, remote central locking, power door mirrors, USB audio input and Apple & Android Car Play. It has 7 airbags fitted for your protection. This car has driver airbag, passenger airbag, side airbags and knee airbag for driver. Why choose us -- Minimum 12 month warranty -- Optional extended 3 year plat

$49,990Drive Away^
Ashmore, QLD

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2017 Subaru WRX V1 MY18 STI AWD Premium Red 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 5866 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2017 Subaru WRX V1 MY18 STI AWD Premium Red 6 Speed Manual Sedan

$49,990
Glebe, TAS

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2015 Subaru WRX V1 STI Premium Sedan 4dr Man 6sp AWD 2.5T [MY15] Black Manual Sedan

  • 48889 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Just arrived... ''SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO FIND OUR PERTH LOCATION'' Please genuine enquiries only as we are charged per lead** Excellent condition Just Serviced, New Oil and Filter Excellent km's It has all the bits you would expect on a modern car. It also has an EcuTek tune Invidia exhaust, Invidia down pipe and custom headers Process west CAI, FMIC and engine dress up kit Perrin turbo inlet BPT turbo 3 port boost solenoid Grimmspeed AOS Turb

$44,921
Como, WA

Dealer used
10 hours ago

2019 Subaru WRX V1 MY19 Premium Lineartronic AWD Blue 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 26816 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

# WE OFFER CONTACTLESS PURCHASING # As part of our unique service we provide FULL VIRTUAL VIDEO PRESENTATIONS # SAME-DAY FINANCE APPROVALS AVAILABLE # WE CAN TRADE-IN ALL MAKES & MODELS # DELIVERY AUSTRALIA-WIDE available # FREE SMARTCLUB REWARDS PACKAGE with every purchase # You could earn $150 with our unique REFERRAL PROGRAM for family & friends # WE OFFER CONTACTLESS PURCHASING # As part of our unique service

$44,998
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
11 hours ago

Subaru Wrx 2013

  • 139000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Subaru Wrx 2013 * xtreme heavy duty clutch installed 3k ago *timing belt done and water pump replaced 120000km * process west verticooler, invidia catted downpipe, turbosmart boost controller, aem intake, walhbro fuel pump (e85 ready)installed 3k ago. *n1 invidia catback (deepest rumble note) *dyno tuned by Jonathan at Volonte Motorsports 18psi very conservative and reliable power for a street car. * engine oil and filter Hpr 10w40 used every 5000km. *never had no issues besides flat battery in

$23,500Negotiable
Englorie Park, NSW

11 hours ago

2015 Subaru WRX MY15 Premium (AWD) Grey 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 81730 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

We are one of Sydneys largest vehicle wholesalers, we sell direct to the public! Located in the Hawkesbury district a short drive from the m7 and m5. Sydneys Wests largest wholesaler. With a very high turnover of stock, we aim to bring you QUALITY VEHICLES at WHOLESALE PRICES – WE SELL FAST, WE SELL CHEAP! Call us now to make arrangements or book an appointment. Trade Ins are welcomed with Finance and Warranty available TAP.

$32,880
McGraths Hill, NSW

Dealer used
11 hours ago

2012 Subaru Wrx Club Spec no. 1 of 300

  • 131000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Regretful sale! Up for sale is my 2012 club spec wrx. It stands out in the crowd with its bright colour orange and nice sounds 3” full turbo back exhaust. It has a Cobb cold air intake as well as a turbo smart blow off valve. It is a club spec edition and this car is the 1st build off the floor. Just had its major service done, all oils changed and just replaced the clutch as well (have the receipt). Needing to upgrade to a family car and move away from the turbo boost life. Feel free to ask

$26,500Negotiable
Rosewood, QLD

11 hours ago

2012 Subaru Impreza G3 MY13 WRX AWD White Diamond 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 96988 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2012 SUBARU WRX PREMIUM AWD SEDAN TURBO MPF 2.5 L MANUAL Easy Finance available TAP with low interest rate. We do TRADE IN with FAIR PRICE. Our dealerships is located in heart of Western Sydney, just a 2 min drive off the M4 and M7 motorways Yard 6 & 7 , 591 CARLISLE AVENUE ,MINCHINBURY, NSW 2770. Please contact us on 02*****8081 /

$29,990
Mount Druitt, NSW

Dealer used
12 hours ago

Wrx premium v1

  • 190000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Hi selling my wrx lady driver with low klms dew do not need it i Need it gone ASAP

$39,900Negotiable
Punchbowl, NSW

13 hours ago

2016 Subaru WRX MY17 Premium (AWD) Blue 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 44479 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

IMMACULATE PREMIUM WRX!! LOWEST KMS IN THE COUNTRY!! Be quick this will not last long, drives and presents like a brand new vehicle!! Truee credit to its previous owner, awesome fun to drive and very cheap to maintain!! Will suit any new car buyer, enquire today on our awesome finance packages available on this beast!!

$36,990
Jandakot, WA

Dealer used
13 hours ago

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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.