New guy here... I just acquired a 2002 (Silver) WRX yesterday. That's the good day part... I also traded my 2000 (Silver) Miata in on the subbie. You see, I spent the last three years building the Miata into the perfect (for me) little terror. I did all the suspension modes, exhaust, wheels/tires and... I supercharged it. Granted T/Cing would have been easier, but it INSTANT, slam you into the seat accelleration was highly addictive and the car still barely weighed over 2k pounds. Besides tormenting many a muscle car drivers (light to light/first 60"), it still had near perfect balance. But... And this is a big one. I couldn't sit in it for more that 30 minutes tops without dosing myself with painkillers. Apparently sometime during my misspent youth I broke my L5 and it is now causing considerable pain doing certain things... Like driving the Miata!
So, time for a sedan with seats that would not become a torture rack and it had to be an "entertaining" vehicle... Otherwise I could continue to drive my daughter's Escort. So, up pops this WRX on Craigslist... I test drive it. And I don't mean just around the block and up/down the freeway. I mean test drive it. It proved to be quite "entertaining" through a number of 90° and tighter turns. I return to the dealer and there are two other guys waiting to test drive it. Needless to say I made the deal quickly. Apparently there are few unmolested '02 WRX's anywhere near Boise. I now get to play with a new style of driving (AWD vs Rear drive) and my back doesn't hurt!!! And I'm able to adjust the ergonomics to fit me, not me trying to fit the car...
I'm not sure what I want to do with the subbie just yet. I'll spend some time just to get familiar with it and see what happens. I may have to consider selling one of my bikes just because I don't have enough spare time for all the toys. And it would make a bit more room in the garage... The subbie IS bigger than the Miata was.
So... is it subbie, soobie/sooby or scooby??? Inquiring minds want to know.
BTW, the dealer took the Miata out for a test drive and came back with a big grin on his face.