It was the Subaru gen2 Leone hatch that initially caught my eye. It’s the stablemate of the hardtop we looked at the other day. But now that I really look at this picture, I realize how rare these first “bug eye” WRXs have become. I guess they all got beat to an early death by their boost-jacking youthful owners. I lusted after one of these; the WRX was a serious “game changer” when it first appeared, in a class of its own, in terms of an unbeatable price-performance equation. And this one looks very unmolested. Is that a “For Sale” sign on the window?
– August 1, 2014