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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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Top2020 Subaru WRX V1 MY20 Club Spec AWD Crystal Black 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 24984 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Our Dealership is located in the heart of South West Sydney, 30 minutes from the CBD and a stone throw away from the M5. We have been in business since 1938. And we are part of Australias Largest Motoring Group. We thrive in customer service and will not be beaten on quality and price. Need Finance ? Our in house Finance team offers great and on the spot finance packages T.A.P All our pre owned vehicles come with a 100 poi

$56,990
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

Top2015 Subaru WRX V1 MY15 Premium AWD Grey 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 110011 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Premium Yes it's manual Finished in popular dark grey ducco , Sun roof, leather trim plus so much more we offer great low rate finance packages together with great trade in prices listed below are the excellent features Audio - Aux Input Socket (MP3/CD/Cassette) Audio - Aux Input USB Socket Audio - MP3 Decoder Audio Decoder - WMA Bluetooth System Multi-function Control Screen - Colour CD Player Colour Display Screen - Front Video - DIVX Decoder 9 Speaker Stereo Subwoofer Amplifier - 1 S

$32,800
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
02/12/2021

Top2017 Subaru WRX V1 MY18 AWD White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 67830 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

# OPEN 7 DAYS # 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 # You could earn $150 with our unique REFERRAL PROGRAM for family & friends

$36,500
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
01/12/2021

Top2020 Subaru WRX V1 MY20 Premium Lineartronic AWD White 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 12251 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Come and view this 2020 Subaru WRX Premium and book at test drive today. Features include: *ALLOY WHEELS *LEATHER SEATS *SUNROOF *GPS SAT NAV All our pre-owned vehicles come with a 3 year Extended Warranty*, National Roadside Assist** & a 100 Point Safety Inspection. (*Please ask for a full copy of our terms and conditions upon enquiry of this vehicle.) We have easy finance options available and will pay top dollar for your trade-in. We are one of Perth?s leading Toyota dea

$49,930
Morley, WA

Dealer used
02/12/2021

Top2017 Subaru WRX V1 MY17 Premium Lineartronic AWD White 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 85230 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

POCKET ROCKET with POWER and PERFORMANCE FUN To Drive ALL WHEEL DRIVE 2.0Litre TURBO with AUTO TRANS Standard Features Include; Bluetooth System Multi-function Control Screen - Colour CD Player Colour Display Screen - Front 8 Speaker Stereo Subwoofer Amplifier - 1 Separate Premium Sound System Airbag - Driver Airbag - Passenger Airbag - Knee Driver Airbags - Head for 1st Row Seats (Front) Airbags - Head for 2nd Row Seats Airbags - Side for 1st Row Occupants (Front) Seatbelts - Lap/Sa

$40,000
Gosnells, WA

Dealer used
02/12/2021

Top2015 Subaru WRX V1 MY16 AWD White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 122484 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Why pay more? Located just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in Mile End South is where we make car buying easy. With multiple car finance options and the best market value on your trade in, we make it even easier. We have hundreds of cars all under one roof and we can bring the car to your home or office. We can also help with a Virtual appointment, so why pay more and do things the hard way? Car buying made easy! Why pay more? easyauto123 Located just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in Mile

$29,856
Mile End South, SA

Dealer used
24 hours ago

2012 Subaru Impreza G3 MY12 WRX AWD Silver 5 Speed Manual Hatchback

  • 181792 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Looking for a sporty AWD sedan offering great value and beautifully presented? This manual WRX looks stunning and comes with great comfort and safety features. Buy with confidence from Australias leading dealer, home of the Best Car Price Guarantee. Whether you are looking for a Turbo Diesel 4x4 Ute, Hybrid passenger car, V8 Ute, Automatic Hatchback, Euro Luxury with a sunroof, or even your next auto van, and anything in between, we have it all. At easyauto123 - Australia's fastest-growing b

$23,879
Canning Vale, WA

Dealer used
37 minutes ago

Subaru sti bugeye 02 6 speed manual

  • 143000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual

Just An EOI Selling what offers I can get either swaps or cash Might be interested in swap for a Evo or other jdm cars of equal value or cash my way -ej207 6 speed manual -heavy duty clutch -red perrin cooling pate and pulley cover -blitz bov -greddy intercooler -jvc touch screen headunit -varex cat back exhaust -red jdm lug and purple air caps -18inch Hrs bronze wheels -front lip and car bra (rare) -roof spoiler - and other standard sti freatures And probably others parts that Ive forgotten

$35,000Negotiable
One Tree Hill, SA

42 minutes ago

2016 Subaru WRX V1 MY16 Premium AWD Lapis Blue 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 98909 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

**JUST ARRIVED** 2016 SUBARU WRX PREMIUM ** **PLEASE ASK FOR A VIDEO WALK AROUND ON THIS CAR** ** HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER WITH SOME FANTASTIC OPTIONS*** ** SUNROOF, SPOTLESS PAINTWORK, LEATHER TRIM, SAT- NAV. **WE ARE A MULTI – FRANCHISED CERTIFIED DEALERSHIP WITH EVERY VEHICLE TESTED, DETAILED AND CURRENT VICTORIAN ROADWORTHY CERTIFICATE** **WE PUT OUR 'BEST PRICE FIRST' AND OUR CUSTOMERS LOVE IT, WE SELL OVER 100 CARS A MONTH, SUCH HIGH TURNOVER MEANS WE CAN OPERATE WITH LOWER MARG

$35,999Drive Away^
Traralgon, VIC

Dealer used
8 hours ago

2021 Subaru WRX V1 MY21 STI AWD Premium Crystal Black 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 7955 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Our Dealership is located in the heart of South West Sydney, 30 minutes from the CBD and a stone throw away from the M5. As we are part of Australias Largest Motoring Group we thrive in customer service and will not be beaten on quality and price. Need Finance ? Our in house Finance team offers great and on the spot finance packages T.A.P All our pre owned vehicles come with a 100 point safety inspection, service and detail. You will also receive

$75,990
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
8 hours ago

EOI 2008 WRX Hatchback

  • 170000 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual

Selling my 08 WRX Hatchback. - 170,000 KMS - Process West Intercooler - VF52 Turbo - Turbo Back Exhaust (Downpipe and Catback) - Aftermarket Wheels - 4x Pilot Sport 4s Brand New ($1000) - Aftermarket Spoiler - Carbon Hoodscoop - Carbon Spoiler - Dyno Tuned at Evo R 280WHP @18PSI ($800) - Freshly Rebuilt Heads ($1800) - Brand New Head-gasket and Thermostat ($3000) - Double Din Touchscreen Headunit with Bluetooth - Full Service History, Last service done less than 1000kms ago - Only filled ever

$19,500
Maylands, WA

12 hours ago

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

  • 86823 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

We have over 300 good quality cars at unbeatable prices, Auto or Manual, SUV or Wagon, Coupe or Convertible, Sunroof , Hatch or Sedan,Petrol or Turbo Diesel, 4x4 or 4x2 All cars are workshop tested, and optional parts and labor warranties are available . Trade-ins are welcome and we pay top dollars for them, and for interstate buyers transport can be arranged .Finance can be arrange at best rates for all customers. We are located in Western Sydney. Call us today for the best deal 02 9625 8

$35,995
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
12 hours ago

2011 Subaru WRX PREMIUM (AWD)

  • 95000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

WRX PREMIUM AT ITS BEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BLACK ON BLACK DONE ONLY 95000 KLMS THE PHOTOS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES REAL HEAD TURNER 1ST TO SEE WILL APPRECIATE AND BUY ! $27990 PLUS ONROADS OR FINANCE FROM $65PW EASY TERMS FINANCE FROM $65PW EASY TERMS ON A WIDE RANGE OF OUR VEHICLES HERE AT STYLISH RIDES WE ARE YOUR ONE STOP SHOW FOR ALL YOUR VEHICLE AND FINANCE NEEDS ! WITH OVER 140 CARS TO CHOOSE FROM AND AN EXPERIENCED FINANCE TEAM ONSITE STYLISH RIDES WILL MAKE YOUR PURCHASING A NE

$27,990
Slacks Creek, QLD

Dealer used
22 hours ago

2015 Subaru WRX V1 MY16 AWD White 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 122484 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Why pay more? Located just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in Mile End South is where we make car buying easy. With multiple car finance options and the best market value on your trade in, we make it even easier. We have hundreds of cars all under one roof and we can bring the car to your home or office. We can also help with a Virtual appointment, so why pay more and do things the hard way? Car buying made easy! Why pay more? easyauto123 Located just 5 minutes from the Adelaide CBD in Mile

$29,856
Mile End South, SA

Dealer used
24 hours ago

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

  • 31058 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 # You could earn $150 with our unique REFERRAL PROGRAM for family & friends

$46,990
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
24 hours ago

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

  • 69439 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

*** YOU WILL NEED TO BE QUICK - ACT NOW WHILE STOCK LASTS *** *** AUSTRALIA WIDE DELIVERY AVAILABLE *** *** Please enquire about your personalised interest rate *** 2014 Subaru WRX, Auto, Registered until 30/04/2022!!! 17" Alloy Wheels, Tyres in Good Condition, Aux Input USB Socket, Bluetooth System, Cruise Control. Great Reliable Vehicle, Enquire Today, This wont Last!! ABOUT US - We can tailor a Finance Package to suit your Needs and Budget! Our expert Business Managers will provide y

$33,990Drive Away^
Mackay, QLD

Dealer used
Yesterday

2020 Subaru WRX V1 MY20 Club Spec AWD Crystal Black 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 24984 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Our Dealership is located in the heart of South West Sydney, 30 minutes from the CBD and a stone throw away from the M5. We have been in business since 1938. And we are part of Australias Largest Motoring Group. We thrive in customer service and will not be beaten on quality and price. Need Finance ? Our in house Finance team offers great and on the spot finance packages T.A.P All our pre owned vehicles come with a 100 poi

$56,990
Liverpool, NSW

Dealer used
Yesterday

2014 Subaru WRX V1 MY15 Premium AWD Black 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 60725 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

*** GREAT VALUE, GENUINE ENQUIRERS PLEASE*** *** Just Arrived, Based in ACT, Finance available to approved customers *** 2014 Subaru WRX V1 MY15 Premium Sedan 4dr Man 6sp AWD Safety Options Bluetooth Reverse Camera Sat Nav Priced to sell *** We research our cars on daily bases to provide the most competitive deals for you! *** *** COMPETITIVE FINANCE DEALS *** Why buy from us? We are a major Canberra Dealer for your peace of mind and have been a part of the Canberra Community fo

$34,888
Phillip, ACT

Dealer used
Yesterday

2015 Subaru WRX V1 MY16 STI AWD Premium Black 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 22662 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 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 # You could earn $150 with our unique REFERRAL PROGRAM for family & friends

$48,990
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
02/12/2021

2015 Subaru WRX V1 MY15 Premium AWD Grey 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 110011 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Premium Yes it's manual Finished in popular dark grey ducco , Sun roof, leather trim plus so much more we offer great low rate finance packages together with great trade in prices listed below are the excellent features Audio - Aux Input Socket (MP3/CD/Cassette) Audio - Aux Input USB Socket Audio - MP3 Decoder Audio Decoder - WMA Bluetooth System Multi-function Control Screen - Colour CD Player Colour Display Screen - Front Video - DIVX Decoder 9 Speaker Stereo Subwoofer Amplifier - 1 S

$32,800
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
02/12/2021

2012 Subaru Impreza G3 MY12 WRX AWD Grey 5 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 150330 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

# OPEN 7 DAYS # 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 # You could earn $150 with our unique REFERRAL PROGRAM for family & friends

$24,500
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
02/12/2021

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

  • 85230 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

POCKET ROCKET with POWER and PERFORMANCE FUN To Drive ALL WHEEL DRIVE 2.0Litre TURBO with AUTO TRANS Standard Features Include; Bluetooth System Multi-function Control Screen - Colour CD Player Colour Display Screen - Front 8 Speaker Stereo Subwoofer Amplifier - 1 Separate Premium Sound System Airbag - Driver Airbag - Passenger Airbag - Knee Driver Airbags - Head for 1st Row Seats (Front) Airbags - Head for 2nd Row Seats Airbags - Side for 1st Row Occupants (Front) Seatbelts - Lap/Sa

$40,000
Gosnells, WA

Dealer used
02/12/2021

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

  • 96999 km
  • Hatchback
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

2012 SUBARU WRX PREMIUM AWD SEDAN TURBO MPF 2.5 L MANUAL *FRESH AUTOS OPEN 8AM -6 PM AND 24 HOURS 7 DAYS ONLINE * DELIVERY TO YOUR DOOR (WITHIN SYDNEY METRO AREA) *DOOR TO DOOR VEHICLE DELIVERY SERVICE TO AUSTRALIA WIDE *ALL PURCHASE INCLUDED EXTENDED WARRANTY (PARTS & LABOUR) *ONE YEAR 24/7 ROAD SIDE ASSISTANCE. *EASY FINANCE PACKAGES APPROVAL AVAILABLE ONLINE *FRESH AUTOS OPEN 9AM -6 PM AND 24 HOURS 7 DAYS ONLINE * DELIVERY TO YOUR DOOR (WITHIN SYDNEY METRO AREA) *DOOR TO DOOR VEH

$29,990
Minchinbury, NSW

Dealer used
02/12/2021

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

  • 108889 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

WRX PREMIUM IN STOCK NOW!! BE SURE TO TURN HEADS! DON'T DELAY, CALL NOW! We are a well established dealership, situated just 30 minutes north of the Brisbane CBD. All government charges are included and the price is drive away. If the vehicle is un-registered at the time of purchase, 6 months rego will be included in the sale price. Purchase with confidence, all vehicles are sold with a 100 point safety check and roadworthy from our manufacture approved master technicians. Being part of the lar

$31,990Drive Away^
North Lakes, QLD

Dealer used
02/12/2021

2012 Subaru Impreza WRX G3 Manual AWD MY12

  • 104000 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

This is the perfect balance between a Subaru WRX & STI, included with a lot of genuine STI parts. It's a perfect mix between comfort and power. Happy to sell the car with the TE37RT's for the asking price. Otherwise the car will come with stock rims. The WRX is the PREMIUM model. With a Sunroof, leather seats trim (backseats are STI seats but stock leather seats will also be provided), nav double din (will be provided), REVERSE SENSORS, REVERSE CAMERA. The WRX will come with a Roadw

$28,000
West Melbourne, VIC

02/12/2021

2020 Subaru WRX V1 MY20 Premium Lineartronic AWD White 8 Speed Constant Variable Sedan

  • 12251 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Come and view this 2020 Subaru WRX Premium and book at test drive today. Features include: *ALLOY WHEELS *LEATHER SEATS *SUNROOF *GPS SAT NAV All our pre-owned vehicles come with a 3 year Extended Warranty*, National Roadside Assist** & a 100 Point Safety Inspection. (*Please ask for a full copy of our terms and conditions upon enquiry of this vehicle.) We have easy finance options available and will pay top dollar for your trade-in. We are one of Perth?s leading Toyota dea

$49,930
Morley, WA

Dealer used
02/12/2021

2015 Subaru WRX V1 MY15 Premium AWD Grey 6 Speed Manual Sedan

  • 147669 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Our Selected Used Vehicles all have: -Insurance history check -Stolen vehicle check -Odometre reading check -Finance Interest check We are a family business and we are dedicated to offering the best service and value to all of our customers. Our Service and Parts department can service most makes and models. Please visit www.countryautos.com.au for more of our great stock.

$31,990
West Tamworth, NSW

Dealer used
02/12/2021

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

  • 94957 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

how good is this for value 2018 Premium WRX and in fantastic books and history comes with 100 point inspection for your protection most popular manual transmission finished in pearl white we offer no fuss low rate finance plus top trade in us take the hassle of buying we also have 4 other WRX to choose call now make it easi Audio - Aux Input Socket (MP3/CD/Cassette) Audio - Aux Input USB Socket Audio - MP3 Decoder Audio Decoder - WMA Bluetooth System Multi-function Control Screen - Colo

$39,998
Victoria Park, WA

Dealer used
02/12/2021

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

  • 79773 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2015 SUBARU WR-X PREMIUM AWD AUTOMATIC 2.0 TURBO 4 DOOR SEDAN. We are a Multiple Award-Winning Dealership For Sales, Parts and Customer Service. 1. All our vehicles have a 100-point mechanical safety inspection by our qualified technicians. 2. Best Trade in Prices on any Quality and any Age Vehicle by our Senior Valuers who will give you Best Current Market Prices. 3. Super Competitive Finance Packages Tailor made to suit your Individual Circumstances and Requirements. 4. 24 Hour Finance Appr

$35,888
Myaree, WA

Dealer used
01/12/2021

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

  • 85118 km
  • Sedan
  • Manual
  • 4 cyl

Jump the queue and make sure you don’t miss out, YOU CAN BUY THIS NOW-ONLINE! Only $250 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 ha

$39,999Drive Away^
Berwick, VIC

Dealer used
01/12/2021

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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.