Hello from northern Canada!
After a recent job change I lost the convenient perk of having a company truck. For a while I considered picking up an F150 or equivalent, but thought otherwise given that I'd use the truck as a truck maybe 5% of the time. Besides, I can borrow a truck from work if I ever need the tow or haul capacity. It's a commuter I need, and after far too much hang wringing and research I decided on a black 2012 WRX Ltd sedan. It's 1-3 weeks away.
Now I feel like a giddy 15 year old all pumped to drive the family '94 Ford Aspire. Since then my tastes have evolved a bit. I'm used to driving mostly half-tons and diesel one-tons. My most recent car (back from '07) was an '02 Mazda Protege5. Fun car to drive - great handling and pretty peppy.
I have no idea what to expect with the WRX. Never even test drove it ... which is pretty out of character for me. Then again, so is getting a sport sedan with 265hp. The closest I've come to driving a car with that much juice is a '79 Porsche 928 a friend recently bought. Right now the WRX is on my mind way more than can be healthy. It's becoming an obsession! From everything I've read it sounds like I'll be making excuses to take the long way to and back work each day
Anyhow, just needed to throw this out there since my flatmate is getting tired of hearing me gab on about the car.