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    Sold my Honda Accord, said I wouldn't buy Import again, then it happened...

    Hi everyone!

    I test drove a WRX (last week) and loved it! Did research for a couple of days and spoke with friends about the car and they all gave me a good feeling to make a purchase.

    Yesterday, I closed a deal with a local dealer and don't have any regrets and I am very happy

    Being a noob at driving with a clutch is a bit nerve wrecking, but a few days of practice has made a difference. Can't wait to become more experienced and share pictures and rides with my buddies.
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    Welcome to the forum. Is it brand new? Details...?
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    Same thing happened to me kinda. I was huge in the BMW scene and I wanted to get out of my coupe so I started shopping around a little bit. I swore I'd never get a Jap car....then I drove the WRX....and here I am.

    Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new ride!!

    Post up some pics when you get a chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by metaldahlberg View Post
    Welcome to the forum. Is it brand new? Details...?
    Oh, the details, I was so excited and nervous typing.

    Anyhow,

    Purchased a new 2011 WRX, Satin Pearl White, Premium ed. with sports and all weather package. Additional options such as the short shifter, homelink and dimming mirror came with.

    That color grew on me even though my first choice when I tested out the car was the Dark Grey Metalic. I think that the white just pops and has really shows its curves and style so much smoother.

    Can't wait to take pictures after work.
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    Nice.color choice, the SWP looks great.
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    congrats on the purchase. welcome to the site. its nice to see another so-cal owner join!
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    hola and congrats

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    Quote Originally Posted by xFalleNx View Post
    Same thing happened to me kinda. I was huge in the BMW scene and I wanted to get out of my coupe so I started shopping around a little bit. I swore I'd never get a Jap car....then I drove the WRX....and here I am.

    Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new ride!!

    Post up some pics when you get a chance.
    Couldn't agree more. I was loving Audi, good build great quattro. Then the WRX came with great styling...now I have a WRX.
    I always had a thing for the German's but the Jap's got it right on!

    Did you get the Sedan or Hatch?

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    Welcome and congrats on the new car!

    As for driving a manual for the first time, just take the car to a parking lot and practice. One essential skill to learn is starting the car without touching the gas. This will give you a feel for your clutch you can't get any other way. I call it essential simply because it teaches you so much about how your clutch feels/works/engages.
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    Starting the car w/o touching the gas...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nebuka View Post
    I always had a thing for the German's but the Jap's got it right on!
    Couldn't agree more. I absolutely was in love with my Bimmer and swore I would stick to German cars. Obviously BMW/Audi ect will still have things over Subaru, but Subaru excels in other areas. Like the fact that my 10yr old 3 series had a nicer interior than my '11 WRX. I just feel like the WRX is the perfect car for me. Besides, a BMW coupe that sat about maybe 2" off the ground on 18's didn't really fit my lifestyle too much. I could never take the thing anywhere. lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Nebuka View Post
    Did you get the Sedan or Hatch?
    I got a hatch. Perfect for the dog and fitting all of my camping gear and other useless crap I have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nebuka View Post
    Starting the car w/o touching the gas...?
    Yeah i.e. don't rev the engine at all to get it moving from a dead stop. Just feather the clutch and let the engine idle keep the engine from stalling. It really teaches you how the clutch grabs. Otherwise you can compensate for poor use of the clutch by just revving it and all you learn is that you can rev it to overcome crappy clutch use. This forces you to really know how the clutch grabs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    Yeah i.e. don't rev the engine at all to get it moving from a dead stop. Just feather the clutch and let the engine idle keep the engine from stalling. It really teaches you how the clutch grabs. Otherwise you can compensate for poor use of the clutch by just revving it and all you learn is that you can rev it to overcome crappy clutch use. This forces you to really know how the clutch grabs.
    This. Learning the friction zone is the most important part of learning to drive manual. After that, it's cake

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