Hey guys I finally picked up my WRX Premium yesterday. Only one cell phone camera pic...too busy driving around everywhere.
First impressions: I absolutely LOVE this car. Usable power in any gear for me. Trying very hard to stay under 4k. Broke that rule one or twice on the way home but no more til 1000 miles. I was really concerned with the radio, but hey we didn't buy this car for the radio did we. Coming from a car with aftermarket amps/subs this sounds decent, especially when audio is coming from my Evo or my girlfriend's iPhone. I heard some people mention that listening to plain radio is when you notice the subpar quality. I would agree to a certain point. I'll wait a little while and then put a powered subwoofer under the drivers sear for some more bass. The mids and highs can wait til later.
First mod will definitely be snow tires. I urge anyone thinking about "risking it" to really consider some winter tires. We had < 2 inches of snow this morning and I was slipping all over the place, and ALMOST got stuck on a pretty steep grade leading to an onramp. Be smart, don't chance it and invest in your car's shoes. I bought from Manchester Subaru in NH and they were AWESOME to deal with. Only had to wait 3 weeks for it to get here (someone else's cancelled order probably) and I got all the options I wanted. I used Truecar.com and ended up getting the car with options for 500 under invoice. If anyone is in my area I definitely recommend this dealership, they took care of me!
It's hard to pick out my favorite thing about the Rex. I have to say stock exhaust/rims is a tie for first with color coming in at a close second. After 3 long years of saving and waiting I finally got my dream car. It was well worth it! Thanks for all the members providing good info here, you helped ease the pain with some quality reading time.