So i have a '13 wrx hatch with 5000 miles (bone stock), and since day one shifting into any gear, (1,2,and 5) specifically, have been far from smooth. I've driven an older Volkswagon passat with 200,000 miles on it and the shifts were smoother than my WRX. A side from that, my knowledge of how shifts should feel is next to nothing. The person who had the passat even said that my wrx was more of a pain to drive then his old passat.
If i want to have a smooth shift from 1st to 2nd it has to be real slow, and even then when it goes into gear it has always felt like it just "clunks" in. As another post in this forum said, it's like pushing a stick through a bucket of marbles. Which is more or less exactly how i would describe it.
Shifting from 2nd to 3rd and 3rd to 4th is a little smoother, but i still usually have to wait and pause before it slides into gear smoothly and by that point i have to re-engage the clutch real fast or the rpms have already dropped below where they need to be for the given gear.
I'm not sure if this is just how the WRX's are, or if I should be worrying about this and bring it to the dealership. If its normal i'm fine with that, i'd just like to know. i was guna just bring it up when i bring it in for the 7500 maintenance, but if i should have it checked out asap i could do that as well.