Subaru WRX STI (2017)

Subaru WRX STI After

Overall: 6/10
Performance: 8/10
Exterior: 8/10
Interior: 6/10
Comfort: 4/10
Sound: 8/10
Price: 9/10
Running Costs: 5/10

As a Subaru should be, it performs very well. 0-60 in 5.2 seconds which is around average for the type of car it is. It handles very well through corners and you feel in full control at all times. It climbs through the gears but I must say the gearbox is very sharp. You do feel every gear change which is uncomfortable even in comfort mode.
Best positive you can get from it is that you can change a lot of the driving modes. Sport, Sport Sharp and Intelligent. You can even change the diff settings, very cool!

I’ve always loved the looks of the yobbo Scoobies. I’ve always wanted to own one but generally liked the old style models. But with this new version the craziness is back. A lot of aggressive features along with a massive rear wing. It comes in some stunning colours but the colour I had (picture above) is one of the best.

Really impressed with the interior. Seats come with half leather, half alcantara which is awesome, who doesn’t love alcantara. Really well finished with plenty of buttons to play around with. It is aimed for the younger generation with all the technology. You get so much feedback from the onboard systems about your driving which is great.

This is where the Scooby lets itself down I think. Perfectly comfortable when you are not moving but the suspension is so hard you feel every little bump you go over. I did try to go through all the driving modes but didn’t seem to change much. Not much else to say other than it’s terrible.

Epic sound from the quad exhausts. Uploaded exhaust noise on Youtube. Best thing about the car! Video will explain all.


Overall Verdict:
Really good car for the money but I would choose something more comfortable even if you do sacrifice some speed. I test drove the new Honda Civic Type R which is around the same price but performs a hell of a lot better! Although if you are die hard Scooby fan go for this and get an operation for a new spine.


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