Hi guys, im a new user here, i have been reading the forum a bit before buying it tho. Im from Québec, Canada (i speak french ) and im 26 years old. So, my previous car was a mazda 3 gs 2005 (bought it new in 2005) and now that i had over 25 i was willing to get something sportier (insurrance cost under 25 for sports car sucks). After testing some car, it was between mazdaspeed3 (had really good offer since i had a mazda already) and WRX (AWD is a plus when you get 5-6 months in the snow each year). So despite being more expensive, i went with the WRX. Canda price are alot higher than in US despite money being almost same, my base trim was 32,5k plus prep and taxe sticker, (been able to get 1k off the price and gave my car (4500) + 3k cash) so im still paying 450$ a month for 7 years (interrest rate are really high also, 6% for 7 years). I live in a really small town so my insurance are 90$ a month (clean record) Its a base trim in plasma blue (Yes, its available here)
Im really happy with it so far. Still break in it (close to 500 km done so far) but im a not a guy who drive hard much so i guess i wont be an ass on road with it after the break in period. The radio isnt really good but with the sound the car do, who cares about the radio, i hardly turn it on. The rest of the car feel nice, i may try to change for a short shifter in future but i want to start spending my money on protecting it first. I bought the all season floor mat yesterday, i also took a rendez-vous for paint, rust and cloth protection (company is call Perma-Shine), some ppl will say to do it myself but i did my previous car there and the guy do an awesome job. All i have to do is wash it often and it keeps its wet shine and water pearl on it. Even after 3 years (summer +winter) without any wax, it was still looking really good. I think it should protect paint around 5 years before you need to reapply it. (This is what they say, but i can confirm that with my mazda after 3 years it was still protected) The rust protection (perma guard) is guarantee for 10 years (first time i try this tho, will see)
After that, ill probably look for a clear bra, window tint (cant put any in front window unless i go illegal, but i can put anything i want in rear one) and some winter tires. Im thinking of using the stock rims for winter and get maybe some gold rims for summer (i guess a purplish color with gold rims must look nice, if anyone have that i would like to see a pic please)
This is the first time i participate to a car forum but after reading a bit here the community looks nice and i guess i will be able to find some good tips here.
Have a nice day everyone