Fuel consumption is horrendous.
Overall the WRX returns 26.9mpg, just 0.2mpg better than a 500bhp, 2.3 tonne Bentley Continental V8 and giving a range of little better than 250 miles if you’re driving with anything less than saintly restraint.
An £815 first year tax disc is going to sting a bit too.
You might expect the residuals of these cars to be strong given that they’re relatively scarce and come backed by Subaru’s legendary engineering integrity. But a search around the classifieds soon reveals that if you pay full whack when new, don’t expect the car to retain much more than half its value after a couple of years.