I picked up a 2004 WRX last October with about 56000 miles on. No complaints - it's amazing to drive. I've never owned a WRX or a turbocharged car in general, so I'm unsure of something.
Now that the weather is starting to pick up, naturally, I'm using the AC. I've noticed that whenever the compressor kicks on, the car "skips" or sputters, almost like a misfire. It's VERY noticeable if I'm accelerating at the time. It's definitely the AC starting up; I experimented a bit by turning it on and off - having it off, accelerating, and then turning it on. Big hiccup.
Is this normal?
EDIT: No mods.