Hi everyone, been lurking around here for a few years now. I hardly ever post because until now I didn't have much to talk or ask about. I have recently sold both my cars and now looking for something new to get. I have loved the look, sound and performance of the WRX and STi since getting a license and have always desired to have one. I also recently picked up an odd love for some of the faster SUV's around my area. I feel as if I have read every 2011/2012 WRX review and watched all the videos on youtube (cheers to Smurfinwrx if he is part of this site) and yet I feel not all things I want to know have been answered. I think the two vehicles I have finally narrowed it down to are either a 2012 base model WRX or a 2006-2008 Chevy Trailblazer SS with AWD. I know, I know couldn't be much further apart but both vehicles have many similar qualities. Either will stay stock and whichever I buy now (should it be either) I will own the other at some point down the road..
I am asking for those of you with a 2011/12 WRX to give me your real driver thoughts of your car, if I decide on this I will be leaving it damn near bone stock for the duration of the warranty. I've had a few turbo cars before this and tried to get my "ya-ya's" out before making this decision. Sure it may see a drag strip 2x a year but no power shifting or crazy driving. What do you guys like about the interior, gauges, seats, leg room, visibility? and external features? stock tires too loud at highway speed? any bad blind spots? How does the air conditioning work in these cars? I'm a big guy that lives in an area that 90+ degrees is not uncommon 5-6 months out of the year. Sorry to rattle off random things but this is what I feel I have not seen answered in my research.
Also if anyone has/had a Trailblazer SS give me your thoughts on that as well!