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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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Top2014 Subaru WRX V1 MY15 Premium Lineartronic AWD White 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 15630 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

LOOKS AT THOSE KMS This 2014 SUBARU WRX PREMIUM In IMMACULATE Condition inside and out. 6 MONTHS REGO INCLUDED FROM DEALER LEATHER INTERIOR REVERSE CAMERA LEATHER INTERIOR NAVIGATION LED HEADLIGHTS Enquire NOW for more information! WHY BUY FROM US? We are a LARGE multi-site and multi-franchise New/Used cars dealership operating since 1974. We have more than 40 years of experience selling Quality Used vehicles. All our vehicles go through a very STRINGENT inspection process and are

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Moorooka, QLD

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29/11/2021

Top2018 Subaru WRX V1 MY18 Premium AWD Black 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 71662 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

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Hermit Park, QLD

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Top2019 Subaru WRX V1 MY20 Premium Lineartronic AWD Grey 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 72426 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

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Moorooka, QLD

Dealer used
29/11/2021

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

  • 72426 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

This 2019 SUBARU WRX PREMIUM Auto MY20 in IMMACULATE Condition inside and out. Awesome Value Luxury Sports Sedan in Auto. Looks and Sounds Amazing. 6 MONTHS REGO INCLUDED Enquire NOW for more information! APPLE CAR PLAY & ANDROID AUTO REVERSE CAMERA ELECTRIC SUNROOF BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY ALLOY WHEELS PUSH BUTTON START ELECTRIC SEATS TURBO Why buy from us? We are a large family-owned dealer group with 40 years experience selling quality cars to SEQ buyers with customer service

$42,700Drive Away^
Moorooka, QLD

Dealer used
29/11/2021

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

  • 15630 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

LOOKS AT THOSE KMS This 2014 SUBARU WRX PREMIUM In IMMACULATE Condition inside and out. 6 MONTHS REGO INCLUDED FROM DEALER LEATHER INTERIOR REVERSE CAMERA LEATHER INTERIOR NAVIGATION LED HEADLIGHTS Enquire NOW for more information! WHY BUY FROM US? We are a LARGE multi-site and multi-franchise New/Used cars dealership operating since 1974. We have more than 40 years of experience selling Quality Used vehicles. All our vehicles go through a very STRINGENT inspection process and are

$41,590Drive Away^
Moorooka, QLD

Dealer used
29/11/2021

2018 Subaru WRX V1 MY18 Premium AWD Black 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 71662 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

We are a Local Business in Townsville and have been operating for over 42 years with partner sites throughout QLD. We can transport vehicles anywhere around Australia if you're not able to visit us in Townsville. Fully Qualified Technicians. Easy Finance Options Available. From the initial welcome to the final delivery, YOUR EXPERIENCE IS OUR PRIORITY. We offer competitive finance packages, tailored to your budget and lifestyle! With same-day trade appraisals available, we make searching for y

$37,990Drive Away^
Hermit Park, QLD

Dealer used
29/11/2021

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.