Hey fellow WRX owners, got my first WRX....which I call Sonic...about a month ago and couldn't be happier, it's definitely a head turner and it's fun to drive and can't wait for the upcoming winter to see what it can really do. I have a few questions concerning mods, cleaning and troubleshooting. Since it's my first car with a hood scoop and turbo, I'd like to know if it's ok to take it through a brushless car wash or it's a better idea to wash it by hand, I don't want to mess up anything with the engine. Then I'd like to find out what are some good first upgrades that will add some HP but won't destroy my MPG or my wallet. I was thinking of putting on a K&N typhoon air filter kit and Magnaflow catback exhaust with downpipe to start and then eventually a short throw shifter...any suggestions on those or any other parts?? Also, is there any common problems that I should be aware of or look out for. Thanks, and glad to be part of the WRX family now, it's cool to have a car that's kinda rare in my area and so when I do see someone else with one liking passing on the road, they give me a wave or a head nod and it's kinda cool cause we know we part of an elite group.