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I have been lurking here for a while and have been enjoying some great reads and pictures! My lease is almost up on my 08 Altima SE and I am dying to get myself into a 12 WRX 5 door. I have driven an 11 STI but that was a while ago and I think it has left my memory enough for me to get the "lesser" WRX. I called our local dealer (Gemini Motors)for a test drive today but there was snow on the roads so they wouldn't let them out for test drives. I have until the middle of February for this lease to be up and I can't wait, only need the test drive to seal the deal in my mind.


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Welcome to the forum.

Your dealer won't let you test drive because there is snow on the roads?Mine wouldn't let me test drive even in the dry.
 

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Thanks rage.

They have a few on the lot but none of them have snow tires, was thinking about calling a few other dealers to see if they have any they would let me drive but then I opened a beer.
 

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I didn't think about the tires.The cars are not driveable on the stock summers in the snow.

That is a problem if you want to test drive.Best bet would be to test drive a used 09+. Something with winter or all season tires.
 

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I bought my '11 in October and when I asked for a test drive the SA was hesitant. He said something about the fact they only do short test drives so as to not put miles on the WRX's. He let me take it on a VERY short drive for a couple of miles. As for the STI, forget about test driving that. My friend's brother screwed that up for everyone when he took an STI out and ended up wrecking it. :shakehead:
 

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Haha, I do not plan on test driving another STI because my car payments will go up if I do that. I think I will be perfectly happy with regular WRX. I have been reading on this forum for the last week and I like most of the people (based on their posts) so I am pretty sure I will be sticking around.

Now to go to the weather network to see when the next snowless day will be so I can actually take one out.
 

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Yeah I got a test drive in my sti. They were actually pushing it on me. And your right it is a hand full on the 18' summer tiers in the snow!! But I love the car so far
 

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finally got my test drive in today as the weather held out and the roads were reasonably dry. I have made my decision, talked them in to 1500 off and they threw in the roof rails for the ski rack. They are now searching the province of a 2012 DGM WRX and they figure that they should have it in time for when my lease expires on my altima on February 15th.

Now I have to go searching for some winter tires and rims to get me through this winter.
 

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why where you confused? is that not a common colour?

thanks for the welcomes all, cant wait until Feb 15th
 

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why where you confused? is that not a common colour?

thanks for the welcomes all, cant wait until Feb 15th
Its not common for base imprezas in the US, only for wrx/sti
 

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YEE HAAWW just seen my new WRX at the dealership when I dropped off some winter rims and tires. So pumped I get to pick it up tomorrow.

Oh and its going to snow tomorrow, I think its Christmas finally!
 

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ah the cars are complety drivable with stock tires...just cant drive insane...live in ND and most here know the grip and ice...although in NY you get much more snow if your by the lake...but this year we are down about 30 inches...we have only had 4 inches this year...and it just dropped below 40 degree highs...way weird for us...usually 10 below...but i like it...Jeff

I didn't think about the tires.The cars are not driveable on the stock summers in the snow.

That is a problem if you want to test drive.Best bet would be to test drive a used 09+. Something with winter or all season tires.
 

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yeah yeah our winter has been lame here too, nothing on the ground right now and its raining. I am going to save the summer tires for the summer and drive the crap outta the winter ones! hahaha
 
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