Well, this is my first post to this forum and unfortunately it's not with a positive issue. I tried doing a brief search of the site, but didn't find anything that was completely related to my issue.
Anyway, I'm not the most knowledgement car guy in the world and am still getting my feet wet in the Subaru world. I just traded in my '06 Xterra for an '05 WRX Wagon 5speed in June this year that had 61k on it, purchased from an authorized Subaru dealer as a Subaru Certified Vehicle, and included a 3 yr bumper-to-bumper warranty...also, 10 days prior to my purchase had the 60k service done.
In any case, I haven't really driven it hard at all, but of course I want to know what my car can do so I've got in to boost a couple times as of late, not with hard launches, just easing off the line and then given it some gas through 3rd gear. Well, if I'm starting off in 1st, 2nd, or sometimes 3rd it seems to hit about 3k rpm and more frequently than I'd like it starts to hesitate as it reaches up to redline (I don't actually redline it though). It doesn't do this if I step in to it at speed in 3rd, 4th, or 5th...only in the lower gears at lower speeds under bigger loads.
Anyone have any suggestions of things I'm doing wrong, or worse, things wrong with the car?...or is it time to pay a visit to my dealership to test out that extended warranty?
Thanks in advance!