Hey all. I've been secretly wanting a WRX for some time now and it's almost time to buy! Currently living in RI so the awd would be most welcomed. Currently, drive a Pontiac G8 GT with some mods and although the snow tires and traction control work well, there's nothing like awd.
I first 'real' car was a 1990 Mitsubishi Eclipse I bought new and had for over 16 years. I loved that car and really missed it once it was gone. A turbo four has always been on my wish list since and the WRX will be the next one.
I am just starting to research now for a purchase some time next year. Not sure I will sell the G8 as it's a great car but for now, it gets the job done. I may hold off to see what the 2012 WRX's look like/include as that may be tempting.
A couple of questions:
-any rumors if the 2012 or later will have a dual clutch system as opposed to the 6-speed (my wife has no desire to learn stick!)?
-how is rear seat room for kids? I have an 8 and 6 year old and currently in the G8 they have more than enough room to fight!
Thanks in advance for any information. I look forward to contributing more to the forum once I get my feet wet.