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    any problems or unsatisfy things about WRX to u guys??

    Hi guys,
    can u guys tell me wat problem have u guy experienced with the WRX and any unsatisfy thing about Subaru WRX, any info would help alot, Thanx!!!!!!!!!!!

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    no sunroof option, and no seek button on the radio. Those are the only two problems with the car, if you can live with no sunroof then its fine. Also no leather, but I dont like the feeling of sticking to my car when i get in on a hot day.

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    I have heard (and unfortunately, starting to experience first hand) that the paint quality is not all that high. Seems like many flying objects that should not leave a mark do I don't know if that is just my bad luck or what, I am not talking serious off roading here. Anyone else?

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    I don't have any quirks with my car. It has been a great car for me. As for the comment on no seek button, if you turn the knob and hold it will start to seek.

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    Yeah, definitely cheap/thin paint

    thin sheet metal (dents very easily)

    Downshifting into 1st gear is difficult, won't go into 1st until the car is almost stopped.
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    rattles and shakes. very little sound dampening, so there is some road noise.

    it's all worth it and then some though when that boost hits.

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    Needs one more forward gear

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    Stock tires kinda suck.
    Stock wheel width is too small.
    Cruise control disengages each time car gets turned off (annoying).
    Hard to shift into first. Rev matching a necessity.
    Swirl marks (esp. on a black car)
    I have lots of door dings (not sure if it's the metal, but probably is, hopefully they're easy to remove).
    The cupholder (top one) is kinda a pain to pull out all the way.
    Subaru of America is notorious for warranty claim denial.
    Driver's side window squeak.
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    Cheap a$$ paint but really nice finish. I think they only gave us like 1 to 2 coats of paint and a clear coat.

    Trans doesn't want to go into reverse all the time.

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    Paint looks great but chips pretty easy, 3 months and already 4-5 small chips on the hood (you can buy a protective 3m clear cover for it, I need to put mine on)

    My suspension creaks some, put lubricant on the sprints and struts, fixed it for awhile but seems to be coming back. I will have to take it to the dealer.

    Black wheel well cover on the front driver side has some holes, looks like stress points that cracked, dealer will fix.

    Interior rattle from right side of car, very well documented with a do it yourself fix.

    1st and Rear gears hard to get in sometimes, in general its not the best feeling shifter I have used, I love the RSX-S shift feel.

    Dealership needs the car for the full day to fix things or for an oil change, but my dealer said he would loan me a floor car

    All in all these are all minor things that can be fixed or ignored, and I am sure every car has its quirks, these are all of them I can think of for my car.

    Oh yeah and I got a ticket the day after I got the car, but thats just a prime example of how much fun this car is and its worth every penny and more. Its fast, strong and fun. Everything a rally car should be.


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    I agree on the wheels. Why does everywhere else in the world get 17" (which actually look pretty decent) but those of us in North America (not sure about Australia though) get 16" hard-as-hell-to-clean wheels? And yes, the stock tires do suck.
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    Stock tires blow, the stock wheels are a PITA to clean, minor rattles, the gear ratios are awkward and we should have a six speed anyway.

    One the positives: excellent warranty service, the huge smile on my face everytimes I drive my car.

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    what are all of you guys talking about hard to clean wheels?? i don't find them to be a challenge at all, actually, they are some of the fastest wheels i've dealt with for cleaning?

    my gripe is the seats aren't very comfortable on longer trips, and there isn't enough room for my right heel at the gas pedal. and it's too fast

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    Originally posted by glepko
    what are all of you guys talking about hard to clean wheels?? i don't find them to be a challenge at all, actually, they are some of the fastest wheels i've dealt with for cleaning?

    my gripe is the seats aren't very comfortable on longer trips, and there isn't enough room for my right heel at the gas pedal. and it's too fast
    Heh, the small spokes make it hard for me to clean...I don't know how big your fingers and hands are, but I've got piano fingers and it's hard to get in those spokes
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    Uncomfortable seats! The seat in the WRX are more comfortable than any car that I have ever driven!

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