Hello all ... I'm new to the Subaru world, but thought I'd get started over here as well, and have heard these boards are the place to be.
I'm an Audi guy, and have been an active member over on AudiZine and AudiWorld for a couple of years, as I have modded the holy hand-grenades out of my Q5 and have turned it into a custom-built S
model at the current time. This spring I'm going to finalize that car (famous last words) by putting on a set of Coilovers for better suspension and more low, adding new resonated exhaust and HFC/downpipe, new slotted rotors, front Brembos and adjustable control arms to be able to fix any camber issues I get from lowering. I've already modded the crap out of it with a K04 turbo upgrade, APR tune, etc., and a bunch of sport package items both interior and exterior. Once the HFC & exhaust goes on, I'll be up in the 350 bhp range. I'm currently sitting at about 320 bhp. Anyway, I'm not a stranger to the modding world, but I am to the world of performance Subaru.
My wife is now on her second Subaru, as we took delivery on a 2013 WRX 5-door this evening. She went into the dealer to get the oil changed on her 2009 Impreza Outback Sport (blue/silver) and we walked out climbing into the confines of a fresh off the truck 2013 WRX Limited hatchback. She's never been a "car person", but now she loves horsepower!
Here are the specs of the ride:
2013 Impreza WRX (Limited, 5-door hatchback)
*Boxer engine (265 bhp, 244 lb-ft torque)
*Turbo with top mount intercooler/hood scoop
*Dark Gray Metallic Paint with BBS Rims (Gray Powdercoated)
*Performance Sport/Track suspension
*5-speed manual tranny with STi shift knob
*Sport Race seats in all black leather with WRX red logo stitching
*Double-red stitched trim on the seats and the steering wheel
*Heated leather seats
*Aluminum race pedals
*STi Rear Hatch Spoiler
I tried to get her to jump up to the STi, but the WRX car was just set in the showroom, had just come off the truck the afternoon before and unwrapped, and already had 10 people calling about getting it. She's not as worried about the 305 bhp as I would be, but it's her car, and she loves it!
I wanted the up-tuned engine, the Brembos, and the Alcantara upgrade, but that car still goes pretty darn nice, I must say. Love the blacked out look, and that dark gray metallic is a beautiful paint color. The shifter and rear spoiler are both STi as well.
The DCCD and the short throw STi shifter would be nice as well, but she is in love with the car she got and that's all I can ask for.
I have to admit, I love the leather interior myself. Those sport seats are very soft and really comfortable.
Anyway, Hope to learn a bit more about the Subaru's on here. I'm already looking into the Cobb Accessport ...