I've been lurking for the past week trying to absorb all I can about my new WRX and have to say I've already received more assistance via PM's from a single member here than I've received almost anywhere else. Maybe I've been lucky, but so far the Subaru owners I've come across appear to be some of the most friendly and helpful car owners/enthusiasts out there. Maybe it's partly the older demographic (I'm early 30's), but I never felt at home on any of the 350z forums.
Anyhow, my previous car was a 2007 350z which I bought when I was a lot younger and more impulsive. I barely got by during the winter using a dedicated set of Blizzaks, but I knew sooner or later I'd have to find a much more practical car. I didn't plan on buying the WRX, or at least not so soon. I dropped by a dealership with my gf last weekend just to take a look, next thing I know I'm test driving, then putting a down payment on one all in the same day.
I was a little frustrated because I was hoping to land a Plasma Blue Pearl premium model but it didn't work out. Rather than wait for another one to come along, I decided to go with this DGM 2013 Limited WRX.
Love the car so far, although I'm still handicapped by the 1k break in period. The cars feels great around town though, even under 4k. The only upgrades so far have been 35% tint all around. Future plans at this time involve locating a decent set of winter wheels/tires or purchasing some good All Seasons. After that (and as soon as my wallet recovers), I'll be looking to hopefully get to Stage II.
No complaints so far except for the shifter, kind of wishing I paid the extra for a short throw shifter but it'll have to do for now.
Here's a pic of the new ride:
And the previous one: