Hey everyone, I've been reading these forums for months while doing research to choose a new car and am now proud to say that my new WRX is on the way. I had a few criteria in my search: awd (winter is looong here), four doors (kids seats in the back), manual, and fun to drive. WRX = check, check, check, double check.
I had a RSX for a while and really enjoyed it but I traded it in and took one for the team (family) to get our Odyssey (don't judge...it's actually a pretty sweet people mover After I test drove the 2013 ice silver premium sedan at my local dealer I knew I had to have it. Wow! Is this what you've all been up to all this time? I test drove many cars...328xi, 335xi, A4 2.0T, Evo MR, G37XS, Legacy GT, GTI, and while many of them did one or two things quite well none of them offered the same overall feeling I got from driving the WRX. The bonus is that I see all those other cars (except Evo) all over the place every day...not so many WRX's around.
My car is currently having a few options added at the dealer: short throw shifter, body side molding, under-seat sub, auto dim mirror/compass, blah blah blah. I had leather in my RSX and decided not to go the limited route on the WRX (though those HID's look nice) since I totally, unexpectedly loved the standard seats.
Ill post some pics after I pick it up. Thanks to all of you for providing me with invaluable information during my research phase and now I really look forward to enjoying my WRX ownership experience with all of you. Rock on.