I’m a new owner of a 2011 WRX. This was the last WRX in about 100 miles where I live, so I’m glad I was able to get it. Got a great deal on the car too. $25,094 out the door.
I’m not new to modifying cars, been doing that for about 14 years, but my experience is really with muscle cars (mustangs). This is my first Subaru, first AWD, and first turbo. My last car was a 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS. I won a few car shows with the Lancer GTS and also won a national Mitsubishi contest and got to put my Lancer in the 2010 NYC auto show. Even though it was a beautiful car after I got done modifying it, it lacked the performance that I like. I went as far as I could with that car and decided it was time to upgrade.
The only thing that is really taking some getting used to is having to actually use a remote & key again, lol. My Lancer had the mitsu FAST key system. All you needed was the fob in your pocket, then to unlock the doors you just grabbed the door handle, and you also didn’t need a key to start it, just turn the ignition. But I’m sure after a while the remote & key will be second nature again.