Caveman_Nick, on 2/24/12 9:15am, said:
The Impreza is a good choice if you like the size. My wife drives one.
I would just recommend spending the extra geeters to get the WRX version, as IMO her car really struggles to accelerate and especially so on the highway. Not always a big deal, but when you need the power to avoid a mishap it really becomes so.
i'd love to go for the wrx version, but for the same price as it's base model we could get a loaded sport limited. i completely understand the value of power as a proactive safety measure. we drove some last sunday and while the impreza only has 148 hp/145 torque, it passed cars/accelerated well, going uphill on the highway.
edit: also big difference in mpg between the two.
Edited by Bier Meister, 24 February 2012 - 12:43 PM.