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    Hello! (My horror story with a happy ending)

    So my wife tells me that her mother's '90 Camry is dying a slow and expensive death.
    Then she tells me that she thinks we should give her mom our '97 Corolla (we have that and a 4runner).
    And then she tells me, "You've never had a brand new car, why don't you pick out what you want to drive (I do 90% of the driving anyway...). I want it to be YOUR car, so I won't give you any input and I don't need to know anything about it until you need me to come down to the dealership to sign the papers."

    So I did some research...drove a few cars...and decided I wanted a WRX.

    I went back to the Subaru dealer and told him what I wanted (they didn't have that in stock, so I had them get the car from a dealer in Nevada) and they said they would have it there the next day. The car I had them get was a new black '05 WRX with automatic transmission, with NO sunroof (I needed the headroom). None like it available in the state of California.

    It arrived the next day (Friday) and it looked like I was going to get one kick-ass X-mas present...until I saw the car.

    It had water spots all over (not surprised, been on a lot for most of a year) and a 3" scratch on the driver's side of the hood. When the salesman saw it, he was mortified (he's the new guy on the lot). He said they could keep it until Tuesday and have their body shop guys take care of the spots and scratch, then I could come back in and make a decision then.

    Needless to say I was a bit peeved at not getting my X-mas present until after X-mas.

    So I show up at the dealership Tuesday morning, hoping for the best. Water spots gone scratch still there and now there are little white specks all over the hood . The salesman shows up and says that the building next door is being repainted and got "overspray" on about 10-12 of there vehicles...mine included.

    The good news - according to him - is that they also had two other black Imprezas delivered in case they couldn't fix the spots /scratch on the first one. One is a 2.5i AT, the other is a WRX MT, both 2006.

    Long story short, I drove away in my brand new 2006 WRX (MT) for the same price, with same options as the 2005!

    ...pix coming soon!...

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    sweet man ,, good ending, , the part that made me the happiest was the manual tranny
    dude one time i tried to put the trailer bully into the coiler, and I got all messed up

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    i swear i just posted in this thread

    Same here about the manual transmission!

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    Congrats man. You'll thank yourself that you chose the MT in the long run!!!!

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    Im new as well here..yeah nice deal man.

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    You have no idea what you just avoided, you will love the MT, and would have kicked yourself had you got the AT. Congrats.

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    Congrats man. Sounds like it worked out really well for you. Definately a good idea to have gotten the manual and now you have the 2.5L under the hood so the extra torque will make it a more friendly daily driver. Now get some sort of engine management and a downpipe and have yourself one heck of a beast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ynotajb
    sweet man ,, good ending, , the part that made me the happiest was the manual tranny
    +1000 Best. Decision. Ever!

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    seriously, that '06 rocks! Congrats, dude, from another noob! (Actually, this is my first new car as well, but I'm not married at all, sooooo.... )
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevlarcupid
    seriously, that '06 rocks! Congrats, dude, from another noob! (Actually, this is my first new car as well, but I'm not married at all, sooooo.... )
    same here! I just picked up my '06 about three weeks ago.

    Congrats on the good luck!

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    must have been Gods way of telling you to get a manual!

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    and the 2.5L to boot. mmmmm.....potential is exponential....Have fun!
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    Good story, and congratulations!!
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    oh sweet man, but 05 still looks better! lol welcome to the club

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