After searching for a couple of weeks, I was finally able to find a 04 WRX in my area. Luckily, I got the car for about ~$2000 under blue book because there was a price typo in the ad and the dealer honored it.
I went from an '86 Chevy 4x4 pickup to this and whoa! This is only my second car because I'm 20-years-old. It's my first manual transmission so I have a lot of learning to do, but at least I feel confident enough to drive it outside of the neighborhood. If you have any pointers, feel free to let me know.
The only problem that I've come across so far is the stereo. Half of the buttons don't even work. The dealer threw in a $60-70 Kenwood deck, but I'm debating if I want to put it in, or buy something else.
Couple of questions:
The car doesn't have any type of alarm system right now. Does anyone know how much does a decent one costs and can you recommend some brands? Also, my current lock/unlock remote is kind of crappy to say the least. Would a new alarm system replace my current lock/unlock remote? Should I get LoJack?
I only received two keys. The sub-master and valet. How much would it cost to have a new master key made from a Subaru dealer?