Well its been (almost) a month since I picked up my 2011 5-Door WRX and I have just crossed that 1,000 mile hurdle! I thought I would post some initial impressions
- I'm loving the power! Coming from a 98 Mercury Tracer this has obviously been quite noticeable. I love opening her up and feeling that turbo kick in. This will also be the first winter where I say bring on the snow! Looking forward to testing out that AWD!
- As everyone has said, the stereo leaves a little to be desired but it hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be. I like how it plays nice with my iPhone.
- This is my first manual car so it was a little rough in the beginning but I'm getting the hang of it. Shifts are smoother and less jerky and stalls are fewer and farther in between. I installed the Kartboy STS with bushings at 400 miles and its helped a lot. It took me all of those 1,000 miles to feel comfortable but I'm no longer a nervous wreck at every traffic light.
- I want to punch that hill assist right in its stupid face! It helped in the beginning but now its becoming a pain in the ass. Why does it engage when I go from reverse to 1st when I'm backing out of a parking spot?!?!?! It makes the process take longer as I wait for it to disengage and I have stalled on more than one occasion because of it.
Overall I'm more than happy with my purchase. Its a beautiful car! The WRX community has been great and I'm proud that I'm apart of it now!