What a change from the classic! I've never been in the "bug eyed" Impreza, but the WR1 "blob eyed" style is a revolution, the inside for a change is a nice place to be! No rattles, the plastic is still there, but I made my excuses for "saving weight"!
The low down torque is alot better than the classic scoobs, and as this is brand new didn't get to see it go over 3500rpms, (beeping everytime from the rev alarm), but it was still pulling really well. The sound is awesome,- still retaining the famous low down burble of the flat four, which in my opinion sounds more like an old style V8.
The handling is excellent, and brakes are awesome! (So they should be, being brembos!)
The styling is very classy for an impreza, no mica blue and gold wheels, but a silver/blue metallic colour and dark gray 18 inch alloys.
I'll give you all an update once it's run-in.