In the adventure that is life, I'm off to yet another car forum since the age of my driver's license. I just recently placed an order at a Subaru dealership for a 2013 WRX Premium hatch in Dark Gray Metallic. They had 0 hatches on the lot so they are going to locate one for me...or better yet factory order it since I am in NO RUSH to leave my current vehicle. My wife and I would like to have children and apparently it is illegal to attach a car seat (facing rearward) to the trunk luggage rack of my 2008 Mazda Miata. Who knew?
In my search for a car, I test drove a few within 20-30k budget and ended up in this. Most fun for the buck and the back seat made my wife happy.
Fiat 500 Abarth (gorgeous sounding factory car, once the seats were adjusted, the back seat was uncomfortable) - at this point the wife suggested 4-door vehicles, many other cars instantly ruled out.
2010 Audi A4 (6 speed)
Subaru WRX (sedan & hatch models)
Subaru WRX STI (how the salesman closed the deal, out of budget)
VW GTI (4-door)
VW Golf R (4-door, out of budget, would have purchased this if it were the same price)
Had I not driven the WRX I would have ended up in the GTI (I like VWs, be careful what you say! I still have my 1984 Rabbit GTI). That aside, what tips or things should I be aware of as a new owner?
I've done the whole mod scene for a while and I started to subdue my modding with the purchase of my '08 Mazda Miata and stuck to a few suspension upgrades, muffler, and brake pads. With the WRX, I'll get a feel for the car then go from there. Based on the test drive it will most likely be some sway bars, perhaps a short throw shifter, brake pads, and a baby seat.
My other question is...on the two forums I've looked at, it appears that the organization of the forums is different. On the VW forum and Miata forum, there were subforums for cars based on generation. Is this not the case in the Subaru world?
Had to get rid of the Miata to have babies, ordering a WRX hatch. Any tips for a new future WRX hatch owner?