I was only being somewhat facetious.
Kia are reliable as any brand now but you're looking for performance cars in this area there's really only very mild interpretations or very "skeuomorph" versions like the Stinger or Veloster N even though numbers say otherwise.
Who buys a 300HP+ car just to baby it? Although I don't claim to know everything about the reliability of Subarus engines, Direct Injection engines also state you should not mash the gas at low RPM which is universally called LSPI low-speed pre-ignition. If you want to do that, get a NA engine. NA V6 / V8 and mash that go pedal all day long but I wouldnt' call that babying it just common sense. Same for high RPM on a cold engine.