A quick history lesson: In 2008, Subaru released the third-generation Impreza WRX–a grotesque blobfish of a car that was almost universally criticized in the automotive press and by WRX fans for being incredibly ugly and boring. The backlash was so bad that Subaru gave the car a significant update just a year into its production car run. They couldn’t/didn’t fix the styling, but I guess they substantially improved the driving experience, because most of those complaints stopped. Now, almost a decade and a half later, Subaru has come out with a new WRX, and, uh, this thing had better drive really, really well, because if not, it’s 2008 all over again.
Rory Cahill is a highly sarcastic teenage car enthusiast and amateur automotive journalist, who is especially interested in 80s/90s cars, classic off-roaders, and anything weird. He owns a 1984 Mercedes-Benz 300D Turbodiesel. He is also very interested in rock music and politics, and wrote this whole bio in the third person because he is a filthy, filthy snob