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Last july, my wife and I went shopping for a new car for my wife. she wanted something safe, decent on gas and enough room for our 2 daughters (at the time 3 years old, and due in november) and all the stuff that kids require. She liked the vw jetta sport wagon tdi, which we had been reading reviews of 50+ mpg..she was sold on that alone. We test drive it, she liked it and we scheduled another appt with the dealer to hammer out #s and take one home. basically a sure sale for him. We show up, another salesman says he's on a test drive and will be back in a few min. 45 mins go by, he's still not back. (I've never been on a test drive that lasted more than 10 min myself) so by now, we're bored to tears, and we start browsing the subaru dealer right next door to the vw dealer. She is now very interested in the outback. They have one with all the options she wants, we sign, we pick it up 2 days later. We traded in my hand-me-down 200? neon for her to get a new car.. And guess what I get? her old 200? Who gives a crap what year it's a lousy hyundai elantra! Now the whole time were looking at the subaru dealer, I'm reminding her how much I've always wanted a WRX since I had first seen rally cross as a teenager. A few weeks later I test drive a WRX and I LOVED it as much as I thought I would, but didnt say much, just kept thinking about it as a dream car. Over the next couple months I keep reminding her on how she always gets the new cars, and I'm always stuck with the hand me down. And at the same time she is throwing out questions which at the time seemed irrelevant to me, but she was felling me out. She would ask me about her father, who had been thinking about selling his '02 vette, and I'd say I would love it, but where would the kids go? And then she'd ask about a maxima, and while I do like them, I told her that I wasnt interested because it was fwd and you couldn't get one with a manual tranny anymore. Basically the whole time implying that I just want a WRX. now we got our tax return, and totally pay off my hand-me-down elantra, and it feels good to again have only one car payment. So good that I forget about the WRX.
now we start talking about my 30th bday.. We usually have a bbq for my birthday, and she asked me if I want to do a bbq, or go to vegas for UFC 148 in july, 2012(both of us are big fight fans) I didnt have to think to long about that.. Vegas, here we come! So now my birthday is comming up, our trip is booked, and I'm expecting a card, and maybe a cute, goofy gift. no goofy gift.. my dream come true! OBP 5 door WRX in my driveway!
I've had the car for almost a month now, and I'm absolutely in love with it.
so far, I've added the spt boost gauge, and tinted the windows 5% on the back windows and windshield visor, and 20% on the front windows. Next, I'm looking to do an exhaust & intake, and maybe rims and a set of all season tires for the snowy NY winters. Other than that I dont feel as if it needs much... But than again, I've only had about a month!
 

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That's awesome. What a nice gift from the mrs! Now all you need to do is stage1 tune it.
 

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Before I do anything, I've got to figure out what I'm doing for her 30th... I'm not sure I can come close to what she did, so I guess I'll just send her some flowers:confused:
 

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Welcome, and great story! Nice ladies you got there :)
 

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Have you talked to her? She has been eyeing the aqua racer with the diamond bezel for some time now.. something like $5500!
Perfect. Plus you get the discount through 90crxfreak.
 

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That's a really awesome story man! You got yourself a keeper.

Welcome to the forum!!
 

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Wow ... great story. I should have my wife read it.

Enjoy the car!
 

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Welcome to the forum man. Make sure you tell your wife you appreciate her. I need to remind myself how lucky I am sometimes to have an awesome wife. I was going to buy a used WRX (still awesome), she wanted me to have what I really wanted. She stood behind my decision and loves driving the STi as well.

Congrats on the car man!
 

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That's a pretty f-in' sweet gift! She make all the $$ to be able to pull off a stunt like that (unlike my wife). ;)
 

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Thats pretty awesome. My wife knows better than to pull something like that though. She knows I want an STI, and she's fine with me getting one in a couple years, but she would be afraid of missing some option or color. I would be happy with whatever she got me, but with $30k on the line, I could see her just surprising me at the dealer and letting me pick one or something.

Welcome to the Club!
 

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For my 30th birthday my wife bought me a house!!!

That's also what she got me for my 28th, 29th, 31st...and what she will get me for my 32nd, 33rd, etc...
Consequently...that is also what I get her every year for her birthday :)

JK. That is a pretty cool story. Too bad you guys don't have video of your initial reaction. I would say it was probably "priceless", but judging from the fog lights, it was probably about $28,095. :p
 

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Congratulations! happy B-day.sweet, awesome wife, sounds like me allways getting the handme downs, not this year though i finally bought myself something for my 40th B-day ! here let me show you....

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this first pic is about 1 month after bringing it home , second is right after getting windows tinted.

i keep trying to get my wife to get on the hood and pose for me but she keeps saying NO!

cant wait for my vanity plate to come in, allready went to DMV and got the plate ordered, just waiting for it to arrive it is called "WRXTASY"
 
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