My wife has a 2003 Forester. I would post this in a Forester group but I don't think one exists. Anyway, from day one her car has been smoking. It drips this greasy crisco like substance on the exhaust and it smokes. It has been going on for about 1,000 miles. The dealer says it is "normal" but used some degreaser to clean the engine up a bit. It is getting better but it still smokes from time to time. Did your WRX smoke when new? If so how long did it take for you to burn off all of the grease?