Better late than never I guess... I finally had some time (bored at work) to sit down and start a thread:
I purchased my 11' WRX from Otto's Subaru in Ottawa, ON in March of 2012. It was one of those trips where you go out for some groceries and get caught across the street at a dealership making a rather large financial decision..
My previous vehicle was a 2010 Ford Escape XLT with every factory option. I had no complaints about it whatsoever, but for some reason I couldn't stop thinking about owning a WRX. It seems to be unheard of, but the dealer took my trade in for what I owed on it.. and gave me $4000 off MSRP for the WRX. How could I pass up a deal like that??
Once the paperwork was done, I pre-ordered a few parts that I was interested (RA mudflaps, HID kit from TRS, Hella's)
Here she is soon after I got it home with the RA's installed:
I ordered the HID retrofit kit from Andrew @ TRS and I would highly recommend them based on customer service and the quality of products they sell. As I write this, the HID kit has been installed for roughly 18 months with no issues.
A few pic's of the install:
Before re-installing the lights and front bumper, I made a custom bracket for the Hella Supertones, painted the grills on the gunmetal grey to match the stock rims and installed them using the factory hood latch bolt location. I also removed the wrx logo from the front grill.
After a few more weeks of driving the car daily, It didn't take long to realize the stock head unit left a lot to be desired. I ordered a Pioneer AVH-8400BH head unit along with the iPod cable for App Mode capability.