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    Oh yes, another new guy

    Hey everyone. Proud owner of a 2007 rex wagon, love the wagons! Satin white pearl... Little advise: never buy a white car unless you have the $$$$ to get it detailed every 2 weeks.
    Especially if you live in Canada.
    I have so many questions, so let's start with one that goes to the wallet: when is the turbo spooling in these babies, just want to know if I can shift before the turbo really starts to haul-in the old gas? (fuel consumption question)
    Thanks folks.

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    welcome to the club! i'd kill for a white wagon. youre lucky

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    Welcome to the club
    MY cars turbo kicks in at about 2500rpm, but its not stock, so Im not sure how your car maybe. I shift between 2500 and 3000 during normal driving, and get on average 21mpg with a mixture of highway and city driving
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    welcome to the club.
    Drive the car like any commuter car, and it'll be fine.
    I also shift under 3000-3500rpm for economical reasons..
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    Hello and welcome to the club "Lex"!

    Surprised no one had grabbed that username already.

    Prior to the WRX, my previous three cars were white. I found them fairly easy to keep clean. Silver has turned out to be a great choice for clean looks. Black would be the worst to keep clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
    Hello and welcome to the club "Lex"!

    Surprised no one had grabbed that username already.

    Prior to the WRX, my previous three cars were white. I found them fairly easy to keep clean. Silver has turned out to be a great choice for clean looks. Black would be the worst to keep clean.
    how bout WRB?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
    Hello and welcome to the club "Lex"!

    Surprised no one had grabbed that username already.

    Prior to the WRX, my previous three cars were white. I found them fairly easy to keep clean. Silver has turned out to be a great choice for clean looks. Black would be the worst to keep clean.
    +1 Silver is easy to make look sharp
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    Quote Originally Posted by tmann05 View Post
    how bout WRB?

    INSANELY easy to keep clean! i only wash mine like.. once a month but you cant even tell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Death To Ricers View Post
    +1 Silver is easy to make look sharp
    I think it is the easiest overall. PSM hides light swirl marks very well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    INSANELY easy to keep clean! i only wash mine like.. once a month but you cant even tell
    thats because you're in the FLA...

    I HAVE to wash my WRB wrx creeper weekly, else it starts looking like an srt4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogan View Post
    thats because you're in the FLA...

    I HAVE to wash my WRB wrx creeper weekly, else it starts looking like an srt4
    Ouch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LexLuther View Post
    Hey everyone. Proud owner of a 2007 rex wagon, love the wagons! Satin white pearl... Little advise: never buy a white car unless you have the $$$$ to get it detailed every 2 weeks.
    Especially if you live in Canada.
    I have so many questions, so let's start with one that goes to the wallet: when is the turbo spooling in these babies, just want to know if I can shift before the turbo really starts to haul-in the old gas? (fuel consumption question)
    Thanks folks.
    Maybe you should of bought a Smart car with trying to save gas and all.Just kidding Subies are worth every penny .

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    Silver is the best color for hiding dirt - so it looks the best in the middle of winter. However, I have never found that I could get a silver car to look as good as a brighter color (WRB, red, yellow, etc..) after being washed/waxed.

    Welcome to the club.

    Turbo spool isn't a function of RPM. It is a function of load. The best way to tell when it is spooling is to either buy a gauge or to try and listen to the spool with the radio off.
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    Thanks everyone for your input.
    Don't get me wrong, I love the white, and it's killer on the wagon, especially since no SWP wagons made it Canada. Yes, I purchased it in the States, new ride for Lex, so much cheaper! I am the only one in Ottawa (capital of Canada) with this pimpin' ride.
    Little question: I can hear a very faint metal on metal noise when I drive alongside other cars or a concrete wall. Is this because the brakes are not properly adjusted? Sounds like the beginning of the end of the pads when they wear down, but she's new so that can't be it, I was thinking (like a road or mountain bike) the pads need to be adjusted. Any thoughts???
    Cheers Peeps.
    Anybody else from O town Canada?

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