I'm a brand new WRX owner. I just picked up my new, to me, 02 WRX wagon. The story of how I scored it is pretty cool.
Long story short, I've NEVER been an import kind of a guy. I'm not a hater, I just have a specific kind of car that I'm interested in. Back in 1995 I was fresh out of the Marine Corps and I bought a brand new Ford Bronco. That truck has been my daily driver for the past 18 years. It's seen better days but has racked up 151,000 miles without any real major issues. That being said I'm not sure how much life it has left in it. So I've been on the hunt for a replacement. I wanted something that wasn't a gas guzzler like the Bronco but would be good in the snow and more fun to drive than my big tank of a Bronco.
2 weeks ago at a BBQ, a friend of the family mentioned to me that he was thinking of selling his wife's WRX. I have to admit that I knew that the WRX was quick but I didn't know much more. So on a whim I decided to check the car out. Turns out it's a one owner 02 WRX wagon that's been garage kept and only has 57,000 original miles. HA HA without knowing much about WRX's I bought it because it's SO clean. I've driven it back and forth to work the past 2 days and I'm really enjoying it. I'm looking forward to finding out as much as I can about WRX's on the forum.
Here's my ride:
I'm also a Musclecar guy. Back in 1985 as a junior in high school I bought a 68 Firebird with a 6 cyl "Sprint" motor. I still have it today. It's been restored/modified several times and in the late 80's it saw a LOT of street racing. It went from the 6 cyl to a 400, a 455, and currently it has a totally rebuilt and modified 400 with a Muncie M-20 4 speed and a 12 bolt rear with 3:55 gears. The Firebird lives in my garage and sees about 500-1000 miles a year for shows and cruises.
Here's my Bird: