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    Just bought my 2012 wrx hatch

    Dealer called me this morning and told me the car arrived, went down and drove it home this afternoon!!!!! So pumped I finally got a wrx! I got one question tho...why is it hard to shift into reverse?

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    Registered User peekeesh's Avatar
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    it's easier if you shift to first then reverse. there's also a thread here about this but i forgot where it is, which forum, exactly.

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    Registered User BPanda's Avatar
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    Congrats! Yeah, I just got mine yesterday, it's a pain to get into reverse. Like peekeesh said though, put it in first, then bring it down to reverse. I have noticed, even after only a day, it's already easier to get into reverse
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    Huh. I haven't had any problems with reverse. But, after 1300 miles it's still stoopidly stiff to get into first and fifth.

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    As stated, put the stick in first then down to reverse, or double clutch.

    Long term, get a short shifter and bushings
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    Previous Cars:2014 Golf TDI, 2012 WRB WRX Hatch, 2004 RSX-S, 1998 Grand Prix GTP
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    Registered User BigB007's Avatar
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    Reverse can be annoying in the WRX, a trick I've always used was to put it in 1st and move forward a tad then try reverse and it goes right in without a problem.
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    Sweet man, get some pictures up!

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    Registered User YorkWRX11's Avatar
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    I had this problem but the more you use it I feel it gets stuck less
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    it didn't happen if there are no pics

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