I'll be placing my order on a new 2014 WRX Hatch soon and am trying to get some input on options.
The limited model cost $3,500 more but it comes with HID headlights, Leather seats, fog lights, heated seats, heater mirrors, wiper de-icers, and moonroof.
I really want the HID headlights and the winter package since the car will be my daily driver.
Also the leather is pretty nice too (easier to clean, possible kids in the future and I plan on keeping the car very long).
The fog lights I planned on adding anyway ($300 online)
I'm not worried about the added weight as I highly doubt I'll be taking it to the track much if at all.
I've done a lot of reading online about retrofitting to HIDs and I definitely do not want to be opening the casing for anything due to safety issues (blinding other drivers) and melting the housing.
Now my questions are,
Is the H9 conversion a simple bulb switch out? and how does it compare vs base model halogens vs limited model HIDs?
Does anyone know where I can buy new OEM HID headlights from the limited that I can just drop into the base model? (haven't been able to locate any online)
If I could manage to get the Limited's HIDs into a base model then I'm sure that is the route I will choose.
I know its a personal preference but any feedback would be great.
Thanks in advance and I'm happy to be joining the community.