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    Newbie - Subie WRX 2011 Sedan

    Hi all,

    Just purchased a WRX Sedan (Black), first 'real' car I've had, considering I used to drive the equivalent of a Chevy Aveo back in Australia!

    Loving the car, can't wait to hit the 1000 miles. Bit of an issue, still getting used to driving on the wrong side of the r-oad and the wrong side of the car.

    Anyway, got pointed to this site by a mate, just nosing around. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by jd92677 View Post
    Welcome! Tons of info and lots of great people willing to help here
    That's awesome, because I know SFA about cars in general

    PS nice car, I wanted to get the hatch too, but there were just none available unless I did a factory order and I needed a car ASAP. Ah well, still love my Subie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by koppah View Post
    Hi all,

    Just purchased a WRX Sedan (Black), first 'real' car I've had, considering I used to drive the equivalent of a Chevy Aveo back in Australia!

    Loving the car, can't wait to hit the 1000 miles. Bit of an issue, still getting used to driving on the wrong side of the r-oad and the wrong side of the car.

    Anyway, got pointed to this site by a mate, just nosing around. :P
    no no no mate.. you guys drive on the "wrong" side of the road.. here we drive on the "right" side...

    Jk.. welcome aboard man... I had to pull the play on words.. no way I could let such an easy one go

    Actually you're probably having the same problem I did when switching over.. except I kept trying to shift the window crank of the escort xr3 I was learning in. You'll get used to it. I found it even funnier when I came home and found myself driving down the wrong side of the road. Thankfully it was only a residential street .. that could have gone much worse lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by koppah
    Don't know why '****' is banned?
    I noticed that same thing when replying to your HID thread. Not sure why, but it's squared away now...

    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick
    no no no mate.. you guys drive on the "wrong" side of the road.. here we drive on the "right" side...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick View Post
    Actually you're probably having the same problem I did when switching over.. except I kept trying to shift the window crank of the escort xr3 I was learning in.
    haha I was the doing the same thing last time I was here in the rental car... and it was an auto :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by koppah View Post
    haha I was the doing the same thing last time I was here in the rental car... and it was an auto :P
    Yep.. I do that every time I'm in a auto trans vehicle.. at least once the clutch foot will slam on the floor (expecting a pedal to be there) and I'll grab the shifter. lol.. damn that muscle memory.
    almost always when coming to a stop or turn that I'd downshift for.
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    Yeah the biggest issue I have right now is learning to drive around with the turbo, but since I can't push the car past 4k, I don't even know if I'm not aware of what I'm in for yet!

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    Congrats ! I picked up my '11 WRX Ltd Sedan yesterday. Had a set of snows put on and took her for a 200 mile trip. Car drove great. Rained the entire ride there, car performed great.
    In 5th gear doing 80 - 85 you are just a bit over 3000 RPMS. I tried to vary the RPMs, but hard to do on a highway trip. I did hit 4k and put it over a few times, you are really moving when you do that.
    Good luck and drive safe.
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    Considering I come from a country where having snow in the major cities would mean we've hit a Day After Tomorrow scenario, please excuse the dumbness of my questions: how much difference is there between having the summer tires on there in the snow?
    How much snow do you need before they start becoming dangerous?
    For those that keep snow tires handy, do they just have them on cheap rims?

    This is probably a very noobie question, but what's the general consensus on bolting wheels on and off? Hand-tightened is enough?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mangostick
    Yep.. I do that every time I'm in a auto trans vehicle.. at least once the clutch foot will slam on the floor (expecting a pedal to be there) and I'll grab the shifter. lol.. damn that muscle memory.
    almost always when coming to a stop or turn that I'd downshift for.
    I do that every once in a while when driving the Blazer and end up clipping the brake pedal :doh:
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    The summer tires are for summer, warm weather. The winters here are 30 and below and so far we have had about 50 - 60 inches of snow. Summer tires are like greased slicks in the winter.
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