It is not a wrx even if it looks and sounds like one.
I am sure at one time this was a great car, but to be fair it's trying to be something it's not: a wrx. If you want to build this into one, I am sure it could be a fun project. But as is it is a faker, that can trick nonsubi lovers into thinking you're driving a sports car when you are not. Handles great in the snow, ice, and rain. Good starter car for someone that wants to look cool but not have to learn how to drive a fast car. Good gas mileage, but that might have something to do with the manual transmission. Do not ignore your misfires, or any little bit of maintenance because it will snowball out of control quickly.