Hello guys & gals:
I'm not quite a new member (joined in 2002), but I don't post much. I've been dreaming of WRX since its introduction in U.S. since 2002. Never thought my wife would let me get one.
Recently my Honda Pilot (my 2-year-old baby hauler) got minor damaged (hit & run) while parked in the city, so it needs to be taken to bodyshop for a week at least. My wife thought maybe it's time to retire her 2001 Mazda Miata daily commuter & replace it w/ MY dream car... a WRX. This way we would still be able to go around (especially if there were any emergency situation) while the Pilot is being fixed.
"Woo hoo!!!" I thought. My dream is coming true!
We went for a test drive in a TR. My wife doesn't care for the TR model (front seats, stereo, manual climate control knobs, no side skirts & fogs, and etc.). She likes Steel Gray Metallic & WR Blue Pearl colors, but our Pilot & Miata are both blue. So was our old Audi A4. It's time for a change... we will pick the Steel Gray.
The salesman said there isn't ANY standard WRX available in the whole California. What?! Even the Limited WRX are "limited". There was one Crystal Gray Metallic Limited WRX in the lot, but we both don't really like it because it looks like silver. Plus, I don't really care for leather seats & sunroof. The salesman suggested us to order the car and it would take about 8 weeks. We said we would think about it & we left.
After I got home, I searched Subaru's website for inventory. There REALLY isn't ANY standard WRX in California! Well... I found one WR Blue standard WRX about 80 miles down south from where I live. What's up w/ that?!