Around the triangle in NC, it looks like the only color of WRX Limited they keep in stock is silver, which is the last color I would choose. So it looks like I will have to order one, which I am not opposed to, but I do have some questions.
I've watched a lot of Youtube reviews and read a lot of blogs and caranddriver type reviews. The common complaint is the base stereo. Is the major problem because of the head unit or because of the speakers? I'm considering getting the NAV/Keyless option because of this, but if the issue is only due to the head unit, I can get a good one for $300-$400 and be done with it (and save $2000). I don't need the nav, necessarily, especially since some say it's quite lacking. The keyless entry and remote start are also non-necessities. I tried to read through some of the posts, but there's so many to go through and the searching terms are rather generic.
My second question is, how long is the break-in period? I bought my 2010 Scion TC new in 2009 and I think the break-in was about 500 miles. Obviously it varies by vehicle, I'm just wondering how long I get to have a good excuse for playing around in a new car.
A food for thought question: What annoys you the most about the new WRX? What annoys me the most about my TC is that it won't charge my ipod when the car is turned off (it's actually an old iphone which is probably the problem), essentially it dies over night and has to charge for 2-3 minutes before it turns on. The only radio station that's decent around here has an unhealthy obsession with Tom Petty. I can only take so much. I wonder if the USB port on the new WRX can keep my old iphone/ipod charged?
My planned WRX is:
Limited trim, black in color
The short throw shifter and auto-dimming/compass mirror seem to be a commonly packaged group of options, which I think I'd like, so can't argue with that. Are there any "must have" options other than that?