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Old 03-04-2013, 03:38 PM   #1
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Default Greetings from Potential 2013 WRX Buyer - Feedback?

Good afternoon, everyone, from DC. Just wanted to introduce myself and hear your thoughts on the 2013 WRX as I'm considering purchasing one.

Right now I've got a 2008 Mustang GT with a CAI, tune, exhaust, Ford Racing Performance Parts handling pack, and 18" Michelin Pilot Super Sports.

I love the Mustang but got the bug to look around when my roommate bought a new BRZ. I like the BRZ but it doesn't have enough power for me. I dabbled in WRX's about 10 years ago when a college roommate had one with a slew of Prodrive goodies.

I know the 2014 is in the works so I'm thinking I can get the optimum deal on a '13 in August. What are everyone's thoughts on the 2013 WRX?
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:51 PM   #2
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It's going to be a big jump going from a V8 to a WRX. The power is there, but the low end torque won't be.

Aside from that, the car is great. No more worrying about crappy weather
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:15 PM   #3
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The only one who can really tell you if you'd like switching from a GT to a WRX is yourself. You should visit a dealership and test drive one. Definitely doesn't have the low end torque that you're used to, but having AWD is totally worth it.
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:29 PM   #4
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Thanks, guys. I have driven the bugeyes before and enjoyed them. I also have Mustang friends who own them, as well. Great reviews across the board. Was just wondering if there were any quirks I should be aware of.

I'm also concerned about the news I just heard that 2014's will be arriving in September. Do you think that will impact my ability to grab a 2013 in say August or September?
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Old 03-05-2013, 04:59 PM   #5
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I searched but really couldn't find a thread without alot of junk in it. How much, on average, are folks paying out the door? Are there any options I should avoid, like the extended arm rest?

How good is the standard stereo without the optional woofer?
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:21 PM   #6
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Thanks, guys. I have driven the bugeyes before and enjoyed them. I also have Mustang friends who own them, as well. Great reviews across the board. Was just wondering if there were any quirks I should be aware of.

I'm also concerned about the news I just heard that 2014's will be arriving in September. Do you think that will impact my ability to grab a 2013 in say August or September?
I believe that I heard the deadline for ordering a 2013 is April 1, 2013. Or close to that date. On average, the wait for a WRX OR STI when ordered is 4 months. Do not wait if you want the 13.
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Old 03-05-2013, 06:24 PM   #7
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I searched but really couldn't find a thread without alot of junk in it. How much, on average, are folks paying out the door? Are there any options I should avoid, like the extended arm rest?

How good is the standard stereo without the optional woofer?
Such a vague question will only attract the sharks and they will dominate you. There are several good threads which address this topic. Use the search option on this site or Google.

Personally, I ordered a 13 STI 5DR with NAV and several other options for $35K. OTD will vary greatly by state.
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