After 6 years of wishing that I had just bought a WRX rather than whatever I bought instead, I finally have my WRX. I only waited about a month to get it after I placed a deposit on a car that was already in the pipeline.
Car is pretty basic- SWP Base 5-door with only options being AW mats, cargo liner, rear bumper cover, HomeLink mirror. Was supposed to have the STi short shifter and the aluminum&leather STi shift knob, but it got deleted at the port.
With destination and all fees, I paid $25,000 even. Not the best deal I have seen on here, but not the worst, either. Basically, invoice price or just slightly under.
The only real gripe that I had was that I specifically instructed them NOT to install a front plate, as WV des not require them. The car came in last Friday and a note was put on the dash and steering wheel telling the prep guys not to add a front plate. It made it to this Thursday without anyone putting one on, but someone removed the note and the plate was put on. They did not even pre- drill; just rammed a screw in there and went to town.
I was not willing to wait months for another car to come in, and they offered $400 off of the car plus bought me a billet plate delete from MachV/fastwrx.com to cover the holes. I did not like the flat spot on the front of the bumper anyway, so all in all, it was not the worst thing that could have happened.
I added an STi "piston" knob because I hate the height of the stock knob, but I don't really like the feel of the piston knob, so it needs to be replaced.
I need to do something to supplement the audio, as it lacks bass altogether.
Plans are some legal tint (40%), add some mudflaps/splashguards, remove most of the badges, swap on some 16" LGT snowflates for winter use, replace the shift knob, and later on, run some STi front springs and add some swaybars. HIDs and factory fogs are also on the list.
So anyway, on to the pics. It was crappy on the drive home so it got a bit dirty, and it was dark when I took the first few shots. I took some better (outside) pics today, but the car is still dirty.