Hello fellow Opponauts,

I'm looking to get some owner input regarding the reliability of 2011+ WRXs, hatch or sedan. My Focus ST has been plagued by steering issues from almost day 1, and I am looking at a few other vehicles to replace it.

One of those vehicles is a 2011+ WRX. I'm a sales rep by trade, and will probably average around 25,000 miles per year, so reliabilty is a great concern to me. I don't plan on modding the vehicle at all outside of snow tires and maybe some performance wheels and tires for the summer. I'm hoping to pick up a WRX with less than 30,000 on the odometer in the next few months.

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My question to any WRX owners out there—how has the reliability been? I've heard differing things regarding the transmission and engine reliability—namely the ringland failure issue. Though I feel that issue is a bit overblown, I'm curious to hear what owners experiences have been.

Can any 2011+ WRX owners shed some light on their experience?

Thanks all!