Residents of Auburn and the greater Seattle area fall into one of two categories–drivers who have been zipping around King and Pierce Counties in their Subaru WRX vehicles and those who have been watching them do it. While many agree that the WRX is an awesome car, did you know that its drivers are among the most likely to receive speeding tickets? According to representatives in the auto insurance industry, it’s true. While that probably has a bit more to do with driving habits than the model itself, the certified technicians at Auburn Foreign & Domestic in Auburn, Washington, are here to help with preventive maintenance services and repair. But sorry, there’s no podiatrist here. You’ll have to take care of your own “lead foot.”
When the Subaru line was first introduced in the 1950’s, it wasn’t immediately known as a leading sports car manufacturer. Fast forward to 2002, and Subaru definitely had a contender in the sports car genre. Reasonably priced (for a sports model) beginning between $27,000 and $28,000, the WRX offers either a 2.0 or 2.5 liter 4-cylinder engine with horsepower ranging from 268 to 310. Buyers can choose from a manual or available automatic transmission and can expect to get up to 21 miles per gallon when motoring around town and as much as 27 miles per gallon on the open highway. It also comes standard with symmetrical all-wheel drive. Further, the great news–Or is it actually bad news?–is that the WRX can go from 0 to 60 in six seconds flat. Additionally, it’s a great handling car! This model features track-tuned suspension, dynamics control with active torque vectoring, quick ratio steering, and aluminum front lower control arms. It also boasts a direct-injection turbocharged Subaru Boxer engine, a performance package, Brembo performance brakes, and a Sport Lineartronic transmission. Further, drivers love the advanced technology, including audio features, driver assist functions, and multimedia capabilities. And for any driver who wants even more extras, the STI upgrade to the WRX is available.
As with any vehicle, be sure to keep your preventive maintenance services up to date according to manufacturer’s recommendations and your unique driving conditions. When you find that your Subaru WRX needs repair, bring it to Auburn Foreign & Domestic in Auburn, Washington. We’ll be glad to repair what we can–the mechanical issues with your car. Your driving record? Well, you’ll have to take care of that yourself.