I’ve been lurking in the forums for a few months now, and want to finally get into a WRX. I’ve never been much of a performance car person…I had never even heard of a WRX until I got married a few years back. My wife’s 2 dream cars were a WRX or a Nissan Xterra. Well, I owned an Xterra, so she married into 1 of the 2 cars. She now drives the Xterra to tote around the kids, while I inherited her POS ’97 Jetta as my daily driver…broken AC, Stereo and all.
I first saw a WRX up close at a car expo in Jan 2011 and fell in love. We talked about paying down some debt and possibly getting into a WRX later that year. Needless to say, over a year later, I’m still in the Jetta. I'd like to be rid of the Jetta before registration comes due again this Sep.
My heart is telling me to bite the bullet and just get a new WRX (’12 WRX Premium Sedan DGM).
My head is saying, all I really need is a reliable economic daily driver to get me to work and back (‘08+ generic compact).
Has anyone else struggled in their decision process with practicality vs. performance when purchasing their WRX. Any regrets after the purchase? Should I just take the middle ground and find a good used WRX? Any thoughts are appreciated.