Hoping we eventually like ours. New to forum, new to Subaru.
Bought a 2011 WRX w 27,000 miles. One previous owner and bought from a Subaru dealer in another state advertising on Autotrader. I was told had Perrin intercooler, aftermarket exhaust, and Ksport coilovers otherwise stock and excellent condition. Inspected and sold by the Subaru dealer. Saw the carfax and dealer pics on Autotrader.
It arrived with a broken coilover, 2 bent rims, and a broken console between the bucket seats. The Subaru dealer we bought the car from blamed the trucking company they hired to transport for the coilover breakage. Since then have had numerous problems and now won't shift into 1st and 2nd gear - we have driven the car 1700 miles. Now the local Subaru dealer says can't cover tranny under warranty as car has been 'hot rodded' and 'modified' (referring to the Perrin tubes you can see under the hood and exhaust sound).
This is simply a word of caution to those thinking of buying and thinking the cars are better if coming from a Subaru dealer vs private seller - may not be so.
I know I know - I should have never bought a car like this over the internet even if 'low mileage own owner' from a Subaru dealer.
Anyway I hope to get this car running good and being dependable.