Hello, brand new to the forum and two weeks of experience with Subarus. I just purchased a new '13 WRX (Prestige package). The window sticker said extras included carbon fiber trunk trim (which was installed), short throw shifter, and full tank of gas. When I picked up the car, the tank was empty, so I had to drive the salesman to the nearest gas station to fill my tank with the dealership expense card. There was a cardboard box in the trunk that said "Short Thrw Sft L 5MT C1010AG001". The box appeared to be sealed in the original packing tape, but I was assured that this was the old shifter in the box. Eventually I opened the box and found, well, what appears to be a brand new short shifter assembly. I called the dealership and never received a call back. Today I called again and spoke with the sales manager, who told me that this was the old shifter and whoever had prepped the car had forgotten to throw it away.
As this is my first Subaru, I really don't know what their shifters feel like to make any sort of comparison. Here's a few pics of what was in the box: