Hi All -- I'm new to the Club WRX but not to Subarus -- I'm on my second [my first was an 2003 WRX that I just sold this past summer].
Anyhow, my new 2009 is a great ride -- albeit not without some quirks. One issue I wanted to ask about is a strange RPM elevation that occurs during stop and go traffic in 1st gear and also while in reverse. When I am in stop and go traffic in 1st gear and disengage the clutch the RPM's will usually stay at between 1500-2000 before dropping afer a few seconds or when the car comes to a complete stop. The only way to get the Revs to drop to idle immediately is to slip the transmission into neutral.
Never had anything like this on my 2003. I did contact Subaru of America and they sent out a field Rep. to look at the car [also had some annoying rattling issues that he had to check out]. With regard to the RPM issue, he said he checked my car against other 2009 WRX's and found this to be normal.
So -- has anyone else that has an 2008 or 2009 experienced this phenomenon?
Thanks for any input!