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    Hello! From Sunny North Dakota--Pics added

    OK...living on the northern great plains can be an adventure. Winter weather can be bitter, snowy and very slick at times. Summer (dry, decent roads) lasts about six months...the other six months (winter) can give you some nasty conditions that render a rwd auto completely useless.

    So...after much research, I decided that the Subaru WRX was the solution. AWD, quick, practical (can actually be used to haul people and "stuff") and eye-appealing, as well.

    I searched for awhile; finally opted for a 2010 WRX on closeout, with 2.9% interest and immediate delivery. Our local dealer (and trust me, there aren't many to choose from in this state) is reputable and generally customer-service oriented. So...now I've got the car; it has 176 miles on the odometer (28 when I first test drove it; and 46 when I took delivery.)

    It's fast, it's fun, it's functional, and it's mine (well...mine and the bank's. LOL)

    Here are a couple of photos...














    I'm going to read a lot of posts, learn about a variety of things, and enjoy this forum and life in general.

    Thanks for letting me tag along.
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    Welcome to the site though dude, you made a good choice. The weather here in UT was my initial drive behind getting a Subaru, the performance is what pushed me to getting my first WRX 5 years ago. It's a very addictive car, so enjoy it, but please be responsible.

    Oh and you're lucky you get the 6 months of good weather. I count myself lucky to see 3 months of decent warm weather, but damn does it get hot when it decides it's summer.
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    Thanks, Anub1s. I can already tell that the WRX will be addictive. Not sure if I will get into the whole modification game or not, but have found discussions on this forum very interesting to date. I have a lot to learn!

    As soon as I get my camera out, I'll swap out my 1 HP avatar for my WRX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunter20ga View Post
    Thanks, Anub1s. I can already tell that the WRX will be addictive. Not sure if I will get into the whole modification game or not, but have found discussions on this forum very interesting to date. I have a lot to learn!
    Even if you don't get into the modification game, you can still enjoy your car and learn a lot about it. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask, but I would advise that you make a search query first to see if a thread has already been created about it, 99% of topics have been covered in some form or another, so you're likely to find answers that way.

    Welcome to the community dude, enjoy your stay.
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    Welcome. Where in ND are you? I'm originally from the ****inson area.


    Edit: My hometown of D ickinson is censored. Now that is funny...

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    Quote Originally Posted by economatic View Post
    Welcome. Where in ND are you? I'm originally from the ****inson area.


    Edit: My hometown of D ickinson is censored. Now that is funny...
    I am currently in the capital city...Bismarck. Wonderful place, but ND is changing because of the massive oil field (the Bakken play) being developed in the Williston basin. We're just about the only state in the Union with a budget surplus and a booming economy. Unemployment is about 4% or less, and houses are being built all over the place.

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    Greetings and welcome to the Club!

    I think of the movie "Fargo" when ND in the winter is described.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sasquatch View Post
    Greetings and welcome to the Club!

    I think of the movie "Fargo" when ND in the winter is described.
    ...and the many uses for a wood chipper?
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    Welcome. I'm from Minot and the wrx is definitely a great purchase for the winters.

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    Thank you, ABauer...do you have any recommendations for winter tires?

    hunter

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    I don't really have any suggestions beings I've only been running all seasons at the moment. I have heard good things about blizzaks though.

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