if it's constantly grinding on you, that could be a problem. but they have designed these cars so that they don't shift into first going much more than 5-10mph.
hooey... I can put my wrx into first at about 22 mph..
If I go into second and take it to 40 and put the clutch in and gently try to put it in first.. (even gentle pressure) it will not pop in until the speed drops to 20-22 mph..
I have not let out the clutch at this speed but it will go in..
I believe you cannot just slam it into 1st gear even at 10 mph you have to put gentle pressure on for about 1 - 1.5 seconds before it slips in.. this was the same as my eagle talon awd and I belive this is by design...