I first drove a 2001 WRX and loved the experience. It was an automatic, but I was hooked from that point on. Over the years I have never stopped wanting one, yet went with other car choices. I first had a Scion tc, then last year moved to a Hyundai Elantra. I do a fair amount of commuting with a 45 minute drive to work, but I found the driving experience in my Elantra to be severely lacking. That fun to drive factor was missing, and really any steering feel at all for that matter. After a year of driving it I came to the conclusion I need something different. I was originally going to wait for newly designed WRX (hopefully for 2014), and in the meantime was going to pay off the rest of the Elantra. However, today I went with my girlfriend to the Subaru dealership to look at a new impreza for her. Upon arriving there was a bright blue WRX sitting there on the lot. I didn't think there would be a chance in the world that there would be any 12s left, but there it was. This was strictly a trip to look for a new car for my girlfriend, but as the day went on it became something different. We left the dealership to look at a CRV and the whole time my girlfriend was encouraging me to get the WRX. I couldn't believe she was on my side, and after talking it out we ended up going back to the subaru dealer. Long story short; awesome girlfriend and 2 subarus ordered (2013 impreza hatchback for her and 2012 WRX for me!)
Its a standard model, with short shifter & spoiler. Here are a few pics from the dealer:
Can't wait for her to be mine...Next week can't come fast enough. Look forward to sharing with you guys on the forum.