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Just picked up my first Subaru ever, a 2022 WRX Premium in Ceramic White.
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The car is quite good in my limited and unqualified perspective. My other car currently is an '07 Cayman S, and I wanted something under warranty with a stick shift to beat on over the winter and as a daily to keep the miles low on the croc.

To that end my first order of business finding a cheap set of 17s for winter, maybe even 16s. Braid sent me a template to check if a set of Fullrace As will clear the calipers, so we'll see about that. I'd love to soften up the ride a bit with a fat sidewall.

I read way too many reviews online and while I have not put even 100 miles online, I gotta say they all seem like BS from people parroting a few overplayed generalities. For example, one review said this car had a "rifle bolt" transmission, lol, maybe a Mosin Nagant. I gather most of you are on the same page from reading around the forum, a Miata these are not.

That said I think this thing has serious daily driver chops... I mean this in the best way, but the lack of feel from the clutch and the steering give it this Cruising-USA-arcade-sim feel. It's a bit twitchy on the highway but nothing damning. Oh, the reviews also said that these have fixed the rev hang issues of previous gen - okay, maybe, but the 1-2 shift still feels like it hangs pretty good. I haven't gotten on it, not planning on spending much time north of 4k RPM until it's broken in.

As far as the plastic goes, I'm all for it, I live in the yeehaw gravel and dirt part of Oregon.

Anyway, hello!
 

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Hi, I just purchased my first ever WRX! Same exact one you have. Haven't driven a manual transmission in 15 years. Having a blast learning all over again. What part of Oregon you in? Do you know of any Subaru WRX clubs in the Portland metro?
Well bought! I don't know the Portland area at all unfortunately, I'm much closer to Idaho than I am Portland.
 
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