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This is a discussion on Should I buy a WRX? within the Car Purchasing Forum forums, part of the ClubWRX.net Marketplace category; Originally Posted by frenziedcage I have a bugeye and I love everything about it. It's very basic interior which some ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by frenziedcage View Post
    I have a bugeye and I love everything about it. It's very basic interior which some might not like but I prefer simplistic interior even on the newer models its still very basic.

    Maintenance wise on wrxs they can be a pain IMO I have more maintenance with the wrx than my last car, but you got to expect that with any performance car.
    What makes the maintenance a pain? Just the fact there is more of it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    The issue I assume you are referring to affected only a particular number of 2009 models built within a certain time frame.
    Okay I didn't know exactly what people were talking about just came across some posts that advised to make sure engine problems were cleared up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    Have there been any reports of surging
    I have not seen any reports of surging. Most people were saying the problem was due to the stock tune.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRX View Post
    This.


    Also, OP, i have the hatch back so i don't have any rattles.

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    Good to know I will be getting a hatch as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    When in doubt ,or even otherwise, test drive the car before you decide to buy it.
    I will definitely test drive. I just wanted to clear some questions up first. Going from a civic lx, there is almost no way I won't fall in love with the car once I drive it. So I wanted to clear some things up before I clouded my judgement. But from all the post so far I think I am ready to start looking.

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    Next question should I look for a 12 or 13 model?

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    One more thing just came to mind. I've heard about a clear bra on the front. Do any of you have this or recommend it?

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    Re: Should I buy a WRX?

    Quote Originally Posted by Atsuraka View Post
    One more thing just came to mind. I've heard about a clear bra on the front. Do any of you have this or recommend it?
    I have one. Put it on the first week I had it. I love mine and I recommend one

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    Re: Should I buy a WRX?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny1106 View Post
    I have one. Put it on the first week I had it. I love mine and I recommend one
    Did you get it done at the dealership or a local shop? And what was the cost?

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    Re: Should I buy a WRX?

    Quote Originally Posted by WRXchet View Post
    Yeah, i added a sound processor, amp and subwoofer.

    Went Stage 1 via Cobb AP
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    -waiting on my cobb short throw shifter / bushings and my winter wheels / tires

    Probably go Stage 2 in springtime...

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    Hey man what brand h9 lights did you use and where did you get them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny1106 View Post
    Hey man what brand h9 lights did you use and where did you get them?

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    i got the hyper white's from headlightbulbs.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by frenziedcage View Post
    Maintenance wise on wrxs they can be a pain IMO I have more maintenance with the wrx than my last car, but you got to expect that with any performance car.
    Its actually very little if you stop and think about it and thats after you factor in the fact that its a performance car.
    Only things that needed to be fixed were problems caused by the dealership. And 1 leaky valve cover gasket.... on a 100k+ mile car. Normal.

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    Re: Should I buy a WRX?

    Quote Originally Posted by WRXchet View Post
    i got the hyper white's from headlightbulbs.com
    Do you have any instructions on how to install and pictures?

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    H11 to H9 conversion. DIY with temps - NASIOC

    look at the first and third picture in that thread. i actually shaved both taps because i'm also running the heavy duty wiring harness with my H9's and it was a tighter fit than the factory harness.

    Harness: H11 Heavy Duty Wiring Harness | PLUG-N-PLAY | Wire Upgrade H11 H8 H9

    *pics stolen from the thread linked above, but you can google H11 to H9 conversion and get plenty of hits for other forums / cars. You don NOT technically need those Heavy Duty harnesses either. the H11's are 55 watt bulbs and the H9's on headlightbulbs.com are 65 watts






    **sorry for the thread drift**

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