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Why Subaru WRX Owners Are Lifers [Video]

Subaru Owner Stories: Joseph Batson’s WRX [Video]

When someone buys a Subaru it’s the start of something unique. When they get a Subaru WRX it goes to another level. Joseph Batson started out with a Subaru Impreza sedan and it kept him safe on his commute from New York to Boston. He was hooked on the Subaru Symmetrical all-wheel-drive getting him through the rain, snow and ice. When he got his WRX hatchback, a whole new love affair started with Subaru. Now he’s a Subaru guy for life.

It could be your story too. This story has played out thousands of times across the U.S., Canada, Australia and Europe. Someone buys a Subaru, finds out about the WRX or WRX STI performance cars and then their life is never the same.

After creating West Texas Subaru Owners Club, Joseph has a new family of friends who share his passion for the brand. Even his daughter, Isa took her very first car ride in his Subaru WRX on the way home from the hospital. Joseph says, “I wanted her to be safe, and her first ride needs to be in a Subaru, because it meant so much to me.” It’s a story that plays out all over the globe.

Watch Subaru Owner Stories – Episode One: Meet Joseph Batson

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Dan (not verified)    August 18, 2016 - 11:46AM

Still driving my '02 WRX that I bought 15 years ago. It runs like new.

A couple years ago I got a new car itch and bought a 2014 BMW M235i. I really wanted to like it, but after owning it for two years I decided its not my kind of car and sold it.

Its not even about money. I could afford lots of more expensive cars. I just don't want any of them.

SubaStar (not verified)    August 18, 2016 - 4:45PM

My love story with Subaru started when the brand began to be imported in France.
I bought a Legacy Turbo 4WD SW, Dark Green Mica, black leather interior.
Since then, I owned 4 Outback, ideal car during the time my 3 kids grew up.
And finally, I got my 2013 dream car : the WRX STI.
It meets exactly my definition of "Fun-to-drive" car, and I entered the Subaru fans through forums, rides and meetings : 100 % fully satisfied, I'm not looking for more elswhere...