The quest for a WRX Wagon has begun!
I was cruising dealerships yesterday and spotted an 04 WRB wagon w/30.5K miles at a Honda dealership here on LI (Huntington Honda).
Salesman said they wanted $16.5K and went to get the keys for me. Sounded like a CBE was installed (OK...I admit it...I got the goosebumps when I turned the key and heard the familiar F4 rumble again ). It also had a very sloppily installed and loose aftermarket boost gauge (held in with a wood screw... ). Car had an STI hood scoop and was debadged. It also had an alarm with a turbo timer installed. I actually declined a test drive beacuse I was already late getting where I needed to be.
Overall body and paint & interior were nice. Car needed a wash though. The hood scoop seemed to be sloppily painted and I noticed what looked like a drip on the front pass side corner of the scoop...
Not wanting to buy a WRX from a dealer other than a Subie dealer, I'm going to pass on it.
However, my first impressions of a WRX were good. After looking at a few on eBay, the back seats all seemed to be very tight. After adjusting the very comfy driver's seat to my liking, I was very pleased to see that the back seat will be fine for my daughter (she's 5). I rarely have any adults in the back seat of my cars so I don't really care if adults can fit. Thats what the wife's Grand Caravan is for... (I know - mini van! ewww... )
I do have a question (and I apologize for not searching for it), are the hoods on the WRX's really light? (no, it wasn't painted CF) I remember my 97 Outback Sport having a heavier hood and my 01 Sonata's hood is kinda heavy as well. I wasn't expecting the hood on the WRX to be so light and was very surprised. Are they aluminium?