Subaru WRX STI R205
The real fun comes when you get behind the wheel of the STI and if you can get one on the track like I did with the Rocky Mountain Driving Experience that is like heaven. On the track the Subaru exhibits good control and quick acceleration, however the boost is noticeable. The other thing that is different from other cars I have recently driven with a turbo, like the 2010 BMW 335i, is that the power band seems very narrow. The STI has a bright red shift light built into the tachometer that seems come on well before the redline. Once you get used to where the power is the STI is fun to drive.
We should mention that for everyday driving the STI is a little sparse on the creature comforts and has a good bit of noise in the cabin. On the gas mileage front it has a bit of a drinking problem for a car of its size with city mileage coming in at 17 mpg and highway mileage of 23 mpg. Considering the power and the capabilities this might be a small price to pay, but should be considered when looking at living with a car in an everyday environment. At an MSRP of $34,995 the fun might be worth the sacrifices in comfort and MPG. To make up for it, you can bicycle to work a couple days a month and lower your carbon footprint.
Check out the full review of the STI here.