Why I drive a Subaru WRX


Charles Pineda with his 2015 Subaru WRX, photo by Pineda

A new car that I recently got over the summer is a 2015 Subaru WRX. It has been my dream car for the past ten years since I was seven. I’ve always loved the car, how it looked, the way it sounded, and just the history behind it. The WRX is an all-wheel drive sports sedan with 305 horsepower and is turbocharged. Subarus are mainly known for driving in the snow and on muddy and rocky terrain. The main question I hear is was what made me choose the car?

The car I drove before the WRX was also another Subaru, except it was a 2002 Forester. I loved the car and had a blast with it. Like all Subarus, it was all-wheel drive, and I never really had a problem with it. It was a great first car, and I would really recommend it for new drivers. That car was a big inspiration for the next car I wanted to get.  The reason I don’t have the car anymore is that it was getting old and it already had 200,000+ miles on it. My family had the car for over seven years, and it helped us out a lot. My family went on road trips to North Carolina and Minnesota with it and it drove perfectly. It was a small car, but it drove really well in snow and rain like if nothing was different.

The car brand Subaru also helps out the community, and I really like that. Subaru is involved with many programs across the world to help out not only people but animals. In January, I was at the Chicago Auto Show, and Subaru had dogs up for adoption for no cost. It was really sweet to see them help out and try to have these dogs adopted and find them a family. Subaru also has a day over the summer when it is a big dog adoption day for no cost. They love supporting the animals and people around them. They are involved with programs such as Meals on Wheels, American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys and Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, USO, Ronald McDonald House, Chicago Botanic Garden, Greeley Transitional House, Military Warriors Support Foundation, Salvation Army and the list continues. Not that many other car brands can say they support as many foundations and give back to the community.

My whole family drives Subaru cars. My mom has a 2013 Subaru Outback, my sister has a 2018 Subaru Impreza and my dad has a 2014 Subaru Forester. So it was basically set that the next car would have to be a Subaru. Luckily, I was able to get the WRX that is my dream car. We found a 2015 WRX with low mileage, great condition and a low price. We took a drive up to Milwaukee to get the car, and I had a phenomenal time driving the two hours back.

I’ve now had the car for around half a year and have no complaints about it. It was fantastic during winter, and it drives great. I enjoy every drive, and I always have the same first feeling of driving it. It has great gas mileage, and I only have to fill up once a week for not a bad price. The Subaru WRX is a great car that I love and enjoy driving everyday. My family is also proud to call ourselves a Subaru family, and we love the brand and support it.