I took delivery of my WRX on Saturday and I must say I could not be happier. I just wanted to give a quick pro's con's list. It's only been three days but here are my two cents.
Fast - I only got on it for a second the other day, trying my hardest to be gentle for the first thousand miles, but the car can really pull.
Front Seats - Very comfortable, I enjoy the leather seats.
Rear Seats - A lot more room back there then I thought there was going to be.
Road Noise - Reading reviews on this site and other I was a little nervous that road noise on the highway would be unbearable. However, after driving 100 miles this weekend on the highway I can say it is both more composed and quieter than my Volvo C30 was on the highway.
Subaru STS - Comparing the WRX short throw shifter to my cousin's STi stock shifter, I am very pleased with the STS. I am sure there are better options, but as this is my first manual car it will do wonderfully.
Seat Heaters - It's really like sitting on a nuclear power plant. They are wonderful in this cold winter.
Bluetooth - Awesome Feature.
Sunroof - Very little road noise when tilted open or open all the way. Very pleased with that.
HID Headlights - Great visibility at night.
Pebbles - This isn't that big of a negative as it doesn't bother me all that much, but you can hear every pebble the tires pick up and throw into the wheel well. Not a big issue for me but it's there.
Bluetooth - While an awesome feature, setting up contacts have proven a little difficult for me. I haven't spent that long doing it, and I am sure I will figure it out, but it isn't the easiest thing in the world.
Seat Heaters - Again, they are awesome, however, with the arm rest extender extended they are a little hard to reach. (I know nit-picking now.)
Rear Windshield Washer - The spray is more like a hose and just dumps fluid onto the glass. Not very effective.
USB - Will not work with my 64 gb Zune HD
Stereo - While not the greatest, it is far better than I was expecting. From what I have read on this website I was expecting to not be able to understand lyrics/ anything. If you are getting rattles...turn the bass off +10.
Glass - The glass is thin on the windows.
Plastic Interior - Reviewers ***** and moan about the interior being made of plastic and while it is, my girlfriend has a Honda CR-V and it has the same plastic door panels, dashboard, and inserts, but I don't see reviewers tearing that apart.
Sorry for the long windedness. Just wanted to give some more information to prospective buyers, and anxiety to those who are still