Well, I purchased my WRX right after the new one was announced. I did not like it. I was holding off till 2015, but well. That didn't happen. I searched far and wide to find a Hatch in white. That was a miserable fail. I searched even farther for a hatch that wasn't the premium (was in my senior year of college, just about to graduate. Boy was I broke). But I needed a new car, and my GF convinced me to get one I would enjoy, since I haven't had one I've enjoyed since I totaled my wrangler. So I hunted and hunted, and found a few around the tri-state area. They were all being sold by the time I arrived at the dealer, stupid me, I did not think to look the forums too much. I could have just contacted (Insert name here for the guy at Ramsey because I'm temporarily forgetting it). Then I remembered I had an ex-coworker who now worked at a Subaru Dealer. As soon as I contacted him, he sent me pictures of a 2014 ISM Hatch Base model that he was pulling off the truck. I told him I would be there within that hour to buy it. Well, turns out, it was a dealer trade. So, they were sending it to another dealer. Not only was I bummed, so was he. So after pushing, calling, harassing, threatening, beer buying, and some finagling I had him on the hunt as well. After about 10 days, he calls me up, and tells me he worked out a deal to get that car back. And if I wanted it, I needed to come to the dealer to sign a form saying I was going to buy it, once it was back. So I left my Advance Plant Physiology class and broke many laws to get to the dealer. I signed the papers... After a couple days the car came in. And well, now here's where it gets fun. I was approved for a college graduate loan from Subaru my first visit to the dealer to buy the car. So, no problems there. Since the car was sold, they canceled my loan. Which at the time was no big deal. But then, 12 days later I'm trying to get another one (I didn't realize it would drastically change my outcome) but this time I needed a co-signer. So, great. I did not talk to my parents that often at this time, and pretty much had my close friends and GF. To top it all off, this was finals week as well. Way to much stress. Next thing I know, I get a phone call from my buddy at the dealer, and he was like you got a co-signer. Come pick up your car. Well, turns out It was my girlfriend, she ended up co-signing my car. And now here I sit. 8 months later, with my WRX that I love. That I barely get to drive. I live in North Jersey, and currently have a lab at Columbia University doing research on Heart Disease, where I go in early and leave late. But the weekends sure are fun. Anyways.. Sorry for the story. I like writing! Heres my hopes and dreams, and then reality.
What I want:
A reliable daily driver, that can take me to point A and B and sometimes C (when I have time). And along the way, I want to have as much fun as possible.
-Suspension (got to rid of this body roll)
-Wheels and tires
A headache, and the need for constantly more power.
What I've done so far:
[Pics to follow tonight as I am on my lab computer and have no pictures here]
Nothing really performance wise. I've been nervous of voiding warranties. But now that I've decided to not GAF, an AP, Exhuast, and intake are in the works.
-Mudflaps: GF bought these for my birthday
-Headlights: Baked them, was in the process of doing black with the blue ring and highs, but... When I painted the blue, I was too mesmerized by the color shifting properties it had on the chrome. So, I kept them... For now. Thinking of eventually adding the black. But, I can say, it's quite original!
-I also added a blue light into the grill. I've always been fascinated by lights. But I enjoy the look of it.
EDIT: On 2/16/2014 I added some last minute touches for the new year! Rebaked my headlights making them have the blue high bowl, and then a blue ring on the projectors. I am thoroughly happy with them. Love the black and blue lights. Looks like my car got into a bar fight!! Pics on page two.
EDIT: Added the vlimited lip and some hella black magic fogs on 2/21/2015. Pictures are in the thread on page 3. I am very pleased with how they came out and work great! I will post pics of my switches as well, when I get back to the car eventually.
Well, that's it so far. Any comments, questions, points, tips, anything would be appreciated!