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    New Subaru WRX Owner

    Lurked for a few weeks, thought I'd join now that I have the car. Picked up a Blue WRX Premium, has cold weather package, arm rest extension, and the bluetooth. It was the only one I could find in Colorado, but was exactly what I wanted. I actually had my heart set on an STI but after driving a 2010 sti and the 2011 wrx my mind was made up to purchase the wrx.... I ended up paying $28k out the door, which I was pleased with.

    So far, I couldn't be happier! The car is hands down the funnest to drive I've owned, I've gotten numerous compliments in the 2 days I've had it.... The power and ride is incredible, the radio is terrible (only complaint)

    The only questions I'd have would be typically what mods do you guys perform that could bump the power a bit, and retain the warranty?



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    Quote Originally Posted by randomhero View Post
    Lurked for a few weeks, thought I'd join now that I have the car. Picked up a Blue WRX Premium, has cold weather package, arm rest extension, and the bluetooth. It was the only one I could find in Colorado, but was exactly what I wanted. I actually had my heart set on an STI but after driving a 2010 sti and the 2011 wrx my mind was made up to purchase the wrx.... I ended up paying $28k out the door, which I was pleased with.

    So far, I couldn't be happier! The car is hands down the funnest to drive I've owned, I've gotten numerous compliments in the 2 days I've had it.... The power and ride is incredible, the radio is terrible (only complaint)

    The only questions I'd have would be typically what mods do you guys perform that could bump the power a bit, and retain the warranty?


    Depending on how much your budget is, I would recommend doing a turbo back exhaust (tbe). Or if you want to spend a little less, get a catback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by josnroh View Post
    What was the deciding factor in picking the WRX over the STI?
    Well I drove a 2010 sti and this car back-to-back twice, and honestly didn't like any aspect of the STI over the WRX. The power on the wrx was much more linear, where I felt the power on the STI was very herky-jerky, and honestly I didn't notice much speed/power difference. Honestly between the ride, the jerky mantality and the price tag (not to mention I don't think I could have sourced a 2011 sti for months and the dealers wouldn't budge on price) I couldn't justify spending an extra 5-8k for a car that for me, had minimal, if any appealing aspects.

    I've "wanted" an STI for almost 10 years (remember the snow camo DC Shoes STI that did Gumball!!) But after driving the WRX I fell in love. I figured for the money I saved I could do a couple mods, and live happily ever after......

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxsti007 View Post
    Depending on how much your budget is, I would recommend doing a turbo back exhaust (tbe). Or if you want to spend a little less, get a catback.
    Yeah... I was told by a Subaru Service manager only mods that won't void warranty were cat-back exhaust and air intake (which I've read is not worth it w/these newer wrx's)

    The stock exhaust on this car sounds GREAT!!! Could be a skeetch louder, but honestly it's the best sounding stock exhaust I've ever heard

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    I have to agree, the exhaust is awesome for a stock unit! Have taken several people for a ride in mine and they can't get over how nice it sounds!
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