Last post on Jan 15, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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Mitsubishi Lancer, Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Car Comparisons, Sedan
2009 Subaru WRX vs. 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart - Although it doesn't turn into a corner like an old-gen WRX, the 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX is the better of these two sport compacts. It doesn't matter that the 2009 WRX lacks fancy differentials and a twin-clutch gearbox. It's quicker, lighter and cheaper than the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart.(more)
Jan 14, 2009 (8:45 pm)
you won't see all of those stupid VW quality defects on your new '09 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X. VW's sauce is weak, smelly and not all that attractive. Where is this supposed desire in America for VW's? Mitsu spanks Mazda, Nissan, Toyota, Hon-duh, Audi, VW, Porsche, MB, etc., and on and on and on.
I'd buy a new Suzuki before I'd buy a new VW.
Jan 15, 2009 (8:15 am)
I bought a new Jetta in '00. Never again. Lemon^3.
Very comfortable, but mechanically unreliable. Everything plastic broke, particularly in -30 weather.
Even better, is everyone that has owned a VW between '00 and '08 has a story to tell about their windows going down, and not coming back up.
I'm all done with Volkswagon. I've got three friends that own Audi A4/S4's, and their cars in the shop at least once every other month. Very dissappinting.
I've had zero problems on my Toyota 4-Runner, and so far zero problems on both Subaru's I own.
Jan 15, 2009 (9:25 am)
It's funny, VW owners either love them or hate them and will never buy another. It's hard to find anyone indifferent about them.
They had plenty of window regulators and ignition coils fail, but let's be fair - I think they've improved. Plus, the GTI is definitely mostly male-owned.
It's just not quite cranked-up-a-notch enough to compete with the WRX and Ralliart, IMO. The R32 was.