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This is a discussion on New Subaru Owner within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Hey everyone, I just this weekend bought a used 2008 Impreza WRX. It is my very first Subaru. Before I ...

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    New Subaru Owner

    Hey everyone,

    I just this weekend bought a used 2008 Impreza WRX. It is my very first Subaru. Before I have owned German cars and American. I really like this car a lot. I went into the dealer on Saturday and was just looking around, and had planned on not buying one just yet. I wanted to price them out first. I saw a lightning Red WRX Impreza with premium options that was actually marked as the regular WRX. It had just had it's windshield replaced and was in the service lot, it was a trade in. Only has 36k miles on it.

    The dealer gave me the price on it since it was marked as a regular. So, essentially I got the all weather package, the nav/touch screen, the ground effects, spoiler and the mesh grill for the price of a standard model. I had been pricing them out this last month and it should have been priced probably at least 1k if not 1.5 to 2k higher. The car had been on the lot for only 4 days.

    I don't plan on upgrading it, or racing it, or anything like that. Just drive it casually and occasionally using the power it comes with when I need to. This particular dealership gives all Subarus an unlimited mile life time warranty on the powertrain. So, if it ever fails, it is covered and my deductible (or co-pay or whatever you want to call it) is only $100 on the repair. So the powertrain is covered for life, which is nice. Although I am not sure I will need it since Subaru has a great history of reliability.

    However, it did not come with any manuals. So, I would like to download and/or purchase both the user manual and the service manual if possible. Any suggestions on where to obtain those? I found copies of the STI manual, but not sure if they are compatible with the non STI WRX. I haven't figured out the nav system or the stereo yet...haha it is stuck on repeat and won't play folders from my burned MP3 DVD.

    So far I love this car. I got burned out on performance cars after my VW Corrado just drained my bank account and my last car was a Nissan Altima. The WRX is leagues different and I already love it. I am glad to be back in the seat of a car that has both power and can handle very well.

    Suggestions on maintenance, what to look for, and other things I should know as a brand new Subaru owner?

    I can post pics in a minute.

    Thanks,

    Tom

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    here they are taken with my cell phone so quality is no bueno, but I cannot for the life of me rotate them...
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    yeah sorry I could not find any options in the attachment section to rotate the pics, on my laptop they are obviously right side up.

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    welcome to the forum i thought the same thing when i bought my 08 wrx i thought i wouldnt race it or get performance parts only three months of owning it i got a downpipe lol but welcome again
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    Welcome to the Forum, nice car.
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    Thanks, I see you are in KC...I live in KC MO

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    Congratulations.Thank you for posting those pics.It's a lot easier for me when they are upside down.They look just fine to me as I'm doing my early morning "Sirsasana" & surfing clubwrx.

    To help the others you could use photobucket.I think there is a rotate function there. Upload your pics to photobucket,copy the url & paste it to "insert image" .
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    Welcome to the club and congrats on the new ride!

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    So any basic tips for a new owner? Maintenance, cool down after running, and all of that? I read a lot of different things online involving the WRX but not sure what to tell what is valid advice and what is not.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlarkin View Post
    So any basic tips for a new owner? Maintenance, cool down after running, and all of that? I read a lot of different things online involving the WRX but not sure what to tell what is valid advice and what is not.

    thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    Don't crash it...
    Or use it as a surf board?

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