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    First Subaru ordered, '12 WRX hatch to be my daily driver

    Greetings everyone!

    I've been combing the forums for weeks now doing research into Subarus as I shopped for a daily driver. My girlfriend and I have just started scuba diving and it's been a real challenge to cram all the gear into my current car. I'm also starting to grow weary of driving a track car on the street and I have been anxious to pick up a car that's not going to scrape on every parking lot and rattle my fillings loose on these bumpy central Houston roads.

    I went and test drove an '11 last weekend and it was a blast (not that I'm telling you guys anything you don't already know). I was torn between the WRX and stepping up for an STI, but after driving the WRX I'm confident it'll be more than enough fun for me.

    Monday I put a deposit down on a WR blue '12 WRX Limited 5 door that is due to arrive at my dealer on 7 November. No navigation (which I don't think I'll miss) but it will have the SPT exhaust and the short throw shifter.

    This will be my first Subaru, my first AWD car. Heck, I've only had one other car in the past decade that's even had a back seat and that one wasn't really functional. I'm probably not going to know what to do with all this practicality.

    Quite excited, and I'm counting the days. Thanks to everyone here for the great threads and wealth of information -- it sure makes the purchase decisionmaking go a lot smoother.

    (Rarh is a trendsetter, I guess. He and I just ordered very similar cars)

    4-Nov-2011: Picked it up this morning!



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    Welcome to the forum.What do you drive now?
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    This is my current daily driver (link in sig):


    Once I've got the WRX I plan to make it a bit less streetable.
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    Nice.My brother and me went to pick up a Carrera 4S for him yesterday .I had a blast driving it.I hope to someday buy a GT3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    Nice.My brother and me went to pick up a Carrera 4S for him yesterday .I had a blast driving it.I hope to someday buy a GT3.
    Cool. They really are magical cars. I'm a sucker for boxer engines.
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    You're going to love the WRX as a daily driver. I came from an e46 M3 and was worried it would be a downgrade but I would never call it that, in terms of the driving experience. The WRX actually has slightly quicker turn in, which makes it a lot of fun when the roads get curvy!

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    Couldn't wait until Monday, so I bugged out of work for a few hours and picked it up. Pictures added to first post above
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    Very nice, congrats! You're going to love the cargo space. ;-)
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    Sweet! I didn't think I would like the new headlights but, they really don't look bad! Congrats on the new Rex!

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    Scooby leading the boxer pack



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    I know a couple LS1 Miatas, and an LS3 BMW 3 series, but not an LS1 944.
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