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    NEW Car today

    Hi,

    Just picked up my 2012 white WRX this morning.
    It's the base? model with the short shifter.
    It's my first Subaru, and I have wanted one for a while.
    Was looking to keep a sporty car, but save some money at the same time.
    My last vehicles were a Jeep SRT8, a 2003 M5, and a 2004 NSX.
    I have only driven the car today, but I can tell I'm really going to enjoy it
    (sorry for the crummy pic)




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    Welcome to the fold. Nice list of cars you've driven. I'd love to hear how you feel the WRX compares to each of the cars you listed.

    Enjoy the car and forums.
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    I personally think white hatchbacks are the best. esp with some nice wheels. congrats and welcome!

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    Thanks .... The WRX is really nice !! I was surprised at how much I liked it - during the test drive, and after buying it.
    The other cars were nice.
    The NSX, probably my favorite car/s, but I was very paranoid about parking (Dents, scratches, etc).
    As long as I knew where I was going, and they had good parking, it was cool.
    I guess I'm a little OCD like that, but I know alot of car guys are.
    I always had an suv as my second vehicle, so I would drive that alot - but it sucked, because I wanted to be driving my nice/fun car - but just couldn't "chance" it - if you know what I mean ...
    I guess this time, I just wanted something that I could drive anywhere, anytime, and not really worry about it.

    The M5 was very cool - not much to really say about that car - one of the nicest cars I have ever owned.
    Was VERY tough to sell that one - and it only had 18k miles on it, it was still like new.

    I had a 2000 BMW M coupe (white) - that was a blast, but a little on the small side - for trips over 90 minutes, it got uncomfortable - but I think that car probably drew more attention than my (yellow/yellow) NSX. That body style is just wild.
    The Jeep SRT8 - that was a riot. Just so fast in a straight line, and handled pretty well for an suv - but 10-11mpg was not so fun.

    I really like the interior of the WRX - the layout, the view, the seats - I guess it just fits me.
    As soon as I sat in one, it just felt right.
    The hatchback body style is awesome IMO - and love the white.
    I was just as excited today picking it up as I have been with any other car I have bought (except maybe for the NSX
    I'm looking forward to driving lots of miles in this car, and keeping it a while.


    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyRex View Post
    Welcome to the fold. Nice list of cars you've driven. I'd love to hear how you feel the WRX compares to each of the cars you listed.

    Enjoy the car and forums.

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    Thanks for your thoughts comparing it to your other cars. You have a bit of a dream ride list there for most enthusiasts. I used to own a 5.9 Grand Cherokee, and have always had a desire for a SRT8, but between cost to buy and cost of ownership it has not made it into my garage. The WRX is a great everyday car, mixing performance and practicality well. Enjoy!
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    Welcome! Any plans to mod the car? Or, are you going to keep it stock?
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    this is awkward, but can you pm your vin or post it on here? I ordered the EXACT same car to the same dealer, and the ETA was 1/26. I'm wondering where the F my car is, and they said it was supposed to be coming the day you got yours. Then suddenly they called me saying it would be a week more, I should be getting it tomorrow. What was your order date? I'm just curious if they swapped our cars somehow.
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    hey ... I don't have my vin# here in my office, but I ordered about 8 weeks ago if that helps.
    Congrats on your new car though !! Great color choice
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    No problem.
    Ya, the Jeep was alot of fun, but ya, it was pricey. The off the line acceleration never got boring I only kept it 12,000 miles, so not really sure what brakes/tires and such cost, and didn't really want to find out. I have had a great time driving the WRX this week - SO glad I got it. It reminds me of my M coupe a bit, but alot more interior room - it's really pretty comfortable. I have read about the "cheap" interior - but I love it.

    I don't plan on doing any mods - I usually keep my cars 100% stock except for the audio.
    I do like the stock radio, but have always had aftermarket, so I know I won't be happy for long.
    Will probably drop it off early next week to get something installed.
    I plan on going with some type of NAV/DVD head unit, Amp, Focal Speakers, and a 8 or 10 inch JL sub in back.
    I did that setup in my wife's Toyota, and am very happy with the sound - and cost just under $2k with install ...

    Quote Originally Posted by BigDaddyRex View Post
    Thanks for your thoughts comparing it to your other cars. You have a bit of a dream ride list there for most enthusiasts. I used to own a 5.9 Grand Cherokee, and have always had a desire for a SRT8, but between cost to buy and cost of ownership it has not made it into my garage. The WRX is a great everyday car, mixing performance and practicality well. Enjoy!

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