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Old 08-26-2010, 10:07 AM   #1
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Cool 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX Limited sedan

After an entire summer of borrowing cars and riding (and repairing) my bike, I FINALLY got my ride.



I'm glad I picked this summer to wait for a car, seeing as how the weather was particularly crappy this year.



I don't usually take pics, so we'll have to rely on the pics that other people take for right now. Thanks, Charrons!

As far as anyone's aware, this is the first and only 2011 WRX in Alaska. It's the first Dark Gray Limited sedan that I've seen sold on NASIOC, too. Everyone else is happy to get their WRX hatchbacks, but we all know what those look like already!

Thanks to Alex (aka Grinder) with Continental Subaru for all the support in getting me exactly what I wanted in my first new car. Although I got to educate him on many aspects of the car, in the end he still schooled me on certain aspects of the car I didn't know existed (for once I have a car with remote trunk unlock).

I will be posting pictures of the car in this thread as I get them, as well as updating you guys on driving experiences and modifications.

Mods as of 9/5/10 (some factory installed):

- kartboy shiftknob with black sticker
- black tuner lug nuts
- Infinity Reference 6022i front speakers
- blue footwell illumination
- SPT carbon fiber trunk trim
- short throw shifter
- SPT boost gauge
- rear center console cupholders
- auto-dimming mirror with compass
- WRX Euro-style marque plate
- black WRX license plate frame
- WRX valve stem caps

600+ mile Review:

I'm loving it so far! It fits me just right. I'm coming from a 2005 STI and 2008 Forester Sports XT and this car is right in the middle. The STI was fairly overkill for me while the Forester was underwhelming comparatively. I thought I was going to be disappointed, but I decided to take a chance anyways. It really just came down to practicality for me. I need a daily driver and weekend warrior much more than I need a car for rallyx and autox. I barely utilized the STi's potential concerning the DCCD. Honestly, I didn't even understand it at the time. I also didn't really care for the sixth gear. For me, if I would've got the 2011 STI it would've just been to show off, and the extra coinage per month really isn't worth the few extra "oooh"'s and "aaaahh"'s.

I'm having a lot of fun breaking it in. I've seen the average MPG go from 15 to 18.6 now just in the past 10 days of driving. My shifting is kinda sloppy since I've had strict training on not riding the clutch, but I definitely have more fun when I do use the clutch a bit more.

I find the seats to be VERY comfortable and convenient to clean off. I'm in love with the power sunroof and turbo whine. I'm not crazy about controlling my iPod via the head unit and the stock speakers are the worse-sounding I've ever heard. I've connected my phone via Bluetooth, but I hardly get calls while I'm driving, so it's not a big deal (plus, since my phone is a Garmin it has loudspeaker while mounted anyways).

I'll continue to post updates as they arrive.
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:43 AM   #2
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I want to be the first to say gratz on the new wrx. I am loving the way the new sedan looks.

Cant wait to advance and trade in mine for the newer model.
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:21 AM   #3
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Well, unless your trade-in is REALLY nice, if I had a 2009 I probably wouldn't even bother. For me, I really wanted all-weather packaging with leather seats, a sunroof and adjustable HIDs. I say go for it if you want the creature comforts and plan on staying where it's cold. Otherwise trading up just for the body kit isn't really worth it. I do get 1mpg better than you, though. Thanks, btw!
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:24 AM   #4
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Thanks for letting me take it for a spin. its one sweet car. sorry 08-10 owners... this new body style with the flares kicks ass.

Love the new car chano, now lets mod it up!
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Old 08-26-2010, 11:58 AM   #5
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It's a beauty!
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:09 PM   #6
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Nice ride, enjoy the newness!
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:20 PM   #7
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Wow. Love the new look.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:20 PM   #8
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Nice car. I only sa once when it getting wash when it came in.
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Old 08-26-2010, 01:42 PM   #9
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Sweet car Chano.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:18 PM   #10
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Very nice, congrats on the new ride.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:19 PM   #11
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Lucky duck!
I might actually attend a meet up to see this.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:36 PM   #12
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<<<< This guy is jealous!
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:37 PM   #13
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Would like to see the car as well. I'm interested in seeing under side and under hood.
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:40 PM   #14
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Are the new wrx's still rated at 265hp?
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:50 PM   #15
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i saw it yesterday while i was at conti. its beautiful and i wish it was mine. congrats on the new car
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Old 08-26-2010, 02:54 PM   #16
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Are the new wrx's still rated at 265hp?
Yes according to the specifications they are.
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Old 08-26-2010, 03:59 PM   #17
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Very, very, very nice car! I can't wait to see it in person. I'm so glad Subaru decided to give the WRXs the widebody treatment.
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:24 PM   #18
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Wow, is all I could say.

I'm feeling that fender flare.
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:28 PM   #19
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Yea I couldn't stop looking at it when it rolled off the truck
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:33 PM   #20
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needs a drop and wider wheels, looks amazing though congrats.
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Old 08-26-2010, 04:49 PM   #21
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needs a drop and wider wheels, looks amazing though congrats.
+1....
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Old 08-26-2010, 05:25 PM   #22
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Wow Chano... It is beautiful beyond words. I usually prefer white cars, but this color is amazing.
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Old 08-26-2010, 08:33 PM   #23
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:26 PM   #24
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Old 08-26-2010, 10:30 PM   #25
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Damn! Just saw you son!! On dowling! That **** is on point bra
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