|Reviewed By||Gary Anderson|
|Price as Tested||$34,620|
250 turbocharged hp, 250 lb-ft of torque, Bilstein-tuned suspension, all-wheel drive, and limited-slip rear diff; as fun as a WRX. Titanium Silver with small hood scoop and no rear wing, leather interior with sports seats, alloy pedals. Only performance clues are 18-inch alloy wheels, halogen fog lights, and large exhaust tips.
Rear seat isn’t generous and trunk is small. Exterior styling is bland; a little more flash might be fun. All accessories standard, including nav system, heated mirrors and seats, and moon roof, which add to cost but not performance.
Great value for performance and equipment; a comparable BMW 3-series costs $10,000 more. If you like the idea of driving very fast in comfort and with all the mod cons, but prefer seeing the tickets go to Fly Yellow tuner cars with obnoxious rear wings, this is the car for you.
|Fun to Drive|
|Fun to Look at|
Apr 19, 2006