Fuel consumption is horrendous.

Overall the WRX returns 26.9mpg, just 0.2mpg better than a 500bhp, 2.3 tonne Bentley Continental V8 and giving a range of little better than 250 miles if you’re driving with anything less than saintly restraint.

Subaru’s excellent dealer network has long been one of the best reasons to buy one of the company’s products

An £815 first year tax disc is going to sting a bit too.

You might expect the residuals of these cars to be strong given that they’re relatively scarce and come backed by Subaru’s legendary engineering integrity. But a search around the classifieds soon reveals that if you pay full whack when new, don’t expect the car to retain much more than half its value after a couple of years. 


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