I bought an 08 WRX (my first and stock) and seem to be having (what I think) are problems:
1: It feels like I have a studder. I feel a slight studder when accelerating. I have had turbo cars before (2005 A4) and would not attribut to turbo lag
2: I think the car feels under-powered. A co-worker has a scion (not sure the model but it a sportier one). If we take off at the same time time I VERY slow take him but come on, it is a scion. Had the same problem when trying to take a v6 camaro as well. Very embarassing.
3: Quick take offs make a smell, I think it may be the clutch. I'm not making it slip, just hard take off's.
I'm wondering if these problems are some what normal? Have others noticed the same issues? Could not find other posts on the issues so if they are out there please point me to them.