I just picked up my first Subaru yesterday. It's a 2000 bugeye WRX sedan in Sedona Red Pearl, with auto/tiptronic transmission. It's in immaculate condition and was one of the few unmodded/unthrashed examples I could find in my price range here in New Zealand.
I drove it about 400km on the open road yesterday, and it was awesome!
I do have one question though - response to acceleration down low seems to be really sluggish/slow to react. This is pretty important to me as the car will predominantly be used for daily driving, in traffic and stuff (thus why I got the auto, and mostly just cos I've always driven autos).
How can I improve this? Will a reflash of the ECU and a retune help? Could it be due to the way the ECU has "learned" the previous driver's habits? I've also read that maybe a high stall torque converter could help... whatever that means, haha.
Keeping in mind the context in which I'll be driving the car - mostly in the city, driven reasonably for the most part but with the occasional need for aggressive overtaking etc, which is why acceleration down low seems so lacking. I don't race or anything like that, and don't intend to modify the engine in any extreme way - I bought the WRX because it's a beautiful performance car with enough power to lug all my heavy guitar/music gear around in, while still being awesome.
All advice gratefully accepted and appreciated - please go easy on any stupid questions I may have. I'm really not a car person, truth be told!