Well, I have bit of a checkered history with Subaru.
A bit of history, in 2011 I bought a Legacy spec.b -- my first Subaru. I thought I was going to love it, I flew down to NC (I live in CT) to pick it up (my g/f's mother lives close by so we justified it by saying we were going on vacation) and drove it back home. Immediately I was a little let down. I figured there were things I'd like to do to it to get it up to speed and I'd end up loving it. Well long story short, 3 years later: tune, downpipe, new struts, minor cosmetic/luxury changes and I'm still pretty unhappy. Not to mention since I picked up the car there was this intermittent 1/2 second complete loss in power while accelerating around 2500rpm that nobody could ever explain. I figured I'd live with it -- it really only serves as a back and forth to work and around town, etc. At this point I told myself I'd never buy another Subaru again.
Well, end of may rolls around and I'm sitting in the waiting room at the dealership while my car has a routine oil change and I see this spec of pretty blue in a window leading to the showroom. Bored, I decide to go out, have a seat, and daydream... Well, I drove it off the lot that day! 2015 STI Launch Edition!
Almost two months later and I couldn't be happier! I really love this car. It's a bit bouncy, but that's nothing new to me, I've owned sports cars before (had a stage 3 Stillen 300ZX in the 90s). This really was an impulse buy in its truest form. I wasn't even aware of the many amenities this car offers, bluetooth music, rear backup cam, keyless entry, etc. It was surprising and funny when I turn my head to back up and my g/f says in excitement "Oh, you have a reverse cam, COOL!" and I'm like, "I'm pretty sure I don... Oh SWEET, I do!"
And probably my favorite thing about driving this car is how amazing the community can be. I don't think a day goes by that I don't get a "thumbs up" or wave from another Subaru owner. I'm pleased I decided to give Subaru another chance.
2015 Sti Launch Edition