My name is Sam, and a few weeks ago I picked up my 2004 WR Blue WRX Wagon with 60,000 miles. I have to say I'm really thrilled with the performance and quality of the car. This is my first Subaru ever, and I'm starting to see what all the fuss is about.
To be honest, it was almost a tragedy when I was in the process of buying it. I had been looking online for used cars for months but never gave much thought to a WRX (though I had looked briefly for a used STI, but none were anywhere near my price range...). So I'm looking around the used car lot of the Porshce/Audi/VW/Subaru dealer here in town and I'm seeing GTIs and Jettas that are pretty sweet, but then out of the corner of my eye I see this blue wagon sitting in the back of the lot. I take a look, go for a test drive (naturally), and leave with the salesman's business card.
Fast forward one week.
It's a nice day, I finally have my finances in order, and I'm ready to buy the WRX. I roll up to the dealership with my cash and a vehicle to trade in, and I start looking for "my" car. It's gone. Nowhere to be seen. Where it had been sitting is now a BMW that I can't afford. I'm sweating bullets, and I literally jog into the showroom to ask the salesman I had been working with if he's seen the car. He says the magic words: "Oh yeah, it's in the back. Manager said too many high school kids were asking for test drives and putting miles on the car."
I tell him I'll take it.
So there it is. I narrowly missed my opportunity to own a pretty darn good car, but triumphed in the end. I have to say I'm pleased that things worked out.
No mods at the moment, none immediately planned (grad school = no monies), but I've spun a few wrenches in my time so eventually I'll post something really cool (I hope). In fact, I'm starting to notice some mild clutch slippage when I goose it, so that will likely be my first project. Anecdotes and personal wisdom are welcomed from anyone who has replaced their clutch!
Alright, so here's a pic I snapped yesterday while storming around some country roads; hope you like it!