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Purchased low miles used 2010 WRX manual transmission. The car appears to be all stock. I am puzzled about clutch catch point and stalling. This isn't my first MT, I drove many sticks in the past, including one with a race clutch. My other DD car is MT.

This car seems to be very good at speed. It is relatively easy to rev match downshift. I don't see any slipping when shifting hard. I tried stall-in-second test for slipping clutch - all seems good. However, clutch is on a heavy side.

However... WRX is VERY prone to stalling when pulling from a standstill. I have to give it more RPMs than I think is normal. I stalled twice so far, probably the first time in at least decade. Anything below 2000 rpm and the could stall, without warning. Considering that I also have a vanilla Impreza with 5spd, WRX clutch behaves and feels A LOT different.

Is there a mechanical issue that I should be investigating or is this how it drives?
 

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That sounds just like my 2011 WRX. The combination of a "heavy" clutch pedal and low sensitivity to initial throttle pedal movement make for a long learning period for these cars. I have found that I need to start the throttle movement earlier but slowerto avoid the 2K+ revs when starting. Really difficult moving to another MT car that has a "lighter" clutch pedal. Makes one feel like a newbie all over. You will get the hang of it.
 

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It's the low compression motor.

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