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Subaru Impreza WRX STI hatchback (2011-2012)

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The latest in a long line of rally-bred production road cars the Subaru Impreza WRX STI is a performance car icon. Instantly recognisable and with a distinct engine note the WRX STI is a fast four-door hatchback with four-wheel drive and a taste for twisty back roads. Situated at the top of the range the interior is practical and spacious but features cheap plastics which reduces comfort levels for passengers. Due to recent improvements the WRX STI is still a rewarding car to drive, especially in wet or damp conditions, but it's expensive to buy and run, especially when comapred to it's rivals from MINI, Ford and Volkswagen.

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Richard is a former editor of Carbuyer, as well as sister site DrivingElectric.com, and he's now Deputy Editor at Auto Express. Having spent a decade working in the automotive industry, he understands exactly what makes new car buyers tick.

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