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    My new WRX feels Huge

    I'm pretty sure I could fit a refrigerator in it. Ok, maybe a mini-fridge. I also feel like I'm as high up as an SUV! Ok, maybe I exaggerate. Ok, I am coming from an '08 Mazda MX-5 that was my daily driver. Life changes (first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes family planning) warranted the move to this station wagon.

    After placing my order in the first half of October it finally arrived. Kudos to the dealer and salesman for not installing the front plate and giving me a voucher to get it inspected after I figure out how to mount the plate without drilling holes. I may try to make my own tow hook mount one, but until then I will come up with a temporary non-drilling solution. I'm not dropping $70 on a license plate holder. The car arrived with 4 miles and I received it with 6.





    I will miss her. This was the hardest car to leave behind at the dealer :



    Someday I will again own a 2-seater rear wheel drive roadster. I will truly miss driving around with the top down...year round and to the ski mountains. It was practical, really, it was. I could fit a laundry basket in the trunk, a snowboard on the luggage rack, and a bike rack on the trunk. The bonus was I never got asked to be a car pool driver.
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    Congrats on the new car! I'm just the opposite. I feel super low to the ground after coming from a 1990 F250.

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    I agree on the size. Im 6'6" and can comfortably get 2 car seats in the car. Manual and turbo 4banger is an automatic must have for the family man.
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    I felt the same way coming from my 06 Honds S2000.

    Funny thing is that I never realized how small the S was until I traded it for the WRX.

    With this car there is more body roll, but the suspension is pretty darn good right out of the box.

    The other thing is that in the S...if you were going fast...you knew it. In the WRX, I've been going waaaay faster than I thought I was several times. Easy to get into trouble....lol.

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    Congrats on the WRX

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    So far, I like the suspension on this car. Especially for a car of this size and weight. It's amazing how the size of a previous car effects the feeling in this car. It feels almost as big as my wife's Forester! I'm just not used to having much of a car behind me anymore. Part of the reason for the hatch was better visibility out of the back. Personally, I'm not sure I would enjoy driving a sedan with a high trunk...where is the end of the car??

    I agree with the comment regarding speed. I didn't need to go fast to have fun in the Miata...at least until I added better sway bars and suspension components. I find myself watching the tach, primarily because the manual says not to take it over 4000 RPMs (unless it's an "emergency"). I feel like when I hit 4000 RPMs the car is just getting going and wants to take off. Before I knew it I was quickly in speeding ticket territory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimboAA View Post
    I find myself watching the tach, primarily because the manual says not to take it over 4000 RPMs (unless it's an "emergency"). I feel like when I hit 4000 RPMs the car is just getting going and wants to take off. Before I knew it I was quickly in speeding ticket territory.
    Happened to me as well. You'll get used to it, and then want to mod! It's inevitable...
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    Mods on this car will be light. I hope. Only future plans are sway bars and end links for now. Now to find a winter tire/wheel setup!

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