welcome fellow floridian!
This is a discussion on New to the club... within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Hey guys, Just picked up my 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX Premium DGM on 11/9/2012. Can't say I've been happier with ...
Just picked up my 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX Premium DGM on 11/9/2012. Can't say I've been happier with a car. I was looking at Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicons and the Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S and didn't like the BRZ (too small). I didn't even get to test drive the Jeep because after test driving a WRX I was in love... lol.
Anyway, as for features included with my car, I've got the Premium trim (still cloth interior, but it has a moonroof, fog lights, heated seats, etc). It also came with the STI short-throw shifter, auto-dimming compass rearview mirror, blue footwell illumination package, all-weather mats, and a sunshade.
A little about me: I'm active duty Navy stationed on the USS Vicksburg (CG-69). I'm a Fire Controlman 2nd Class and work as an Aegis Computer technician. I just got back from my first deployment 11/5/2012 (8 months is a LONG time).
I've already ordered my first mod; I'm going to install a 2 gauge cluster that matches the factory look and goes right over the speedometer/tachometer. It will have oil pressure and boost pressure gauges installed.
In the future I plan to do either the AEM or COBB CAI, get the SPT/STI exhaust installed by the dealership, and get a COBB Accessport to flash my ECU, as well as other mods.
Here she is:
Welcome and congrats! Sounds like you've already done some research!
First Mods: What to do and what not to do
2012 WRB WRX base hatchback - Stage 1 with a meaty area under the curve thanks to Mattypants @ WTF Tuning, LLC
Previous Cars: 2004 RSX-S, 1998 Grand Prix GTP
"Isn't it amazing how smart you feel when you just aren't being stupid?"
Congrats on your new WRX...Cool beach photos!
Consider buying the exhaust used and DIY install. A catback is a pretty simple job with basic tools (few bolts and exhaust hangers), and both of those together could save you $300+.
Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely look into it.
Welcome to the club. Nice color choice!
2012 DMG WRX base Sedan Cobb S1 93 Octane
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2011 Subaru WRX Premium
1988 Ford Mustang GT
2000 Jeep Wrangler TJ
Welcome!! Great looking car. And more importantly, thank you for your service!!
welcome. i'm new as well...
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2005 STi WRB w/Silver BBS Stage II OpenSource tuned by: Mattypants @ WTF Tuning
[APS Catless Downpipe] [Invidia G200 CBE][Feal 441 Coilovers][Kartboy Shifter and bushings][Group-N Tranny Mount]
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Welcome & Cheers!
2005 Subaru Impreza WRX Sti - SOLD
2000 PY Acura Integra Type R 59k miles - EX track warrior/weekend car
2012 WRB Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan - SOLD
2013 WRB Subaru Impreza WRX Hatchback - Factory order placed 8-11-2012 picked up 11-01-12
2013 WRB Subaru Impreza WRX Hatchback - Factory order placed 12-06-12. Yes! Another one
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