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Old 08-23-2012, 10:59 AM   #26
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Agreed! I bought some quality bulbs per Daniel's recommendations and they are incredible at only a small % of what HID's would run me.

Leather seats? Do you like leather seats? They are way too hot for me in the summers down south so I always prefer cloth. In addition, you may indeed slide around if you are going to drive agressive from time to time which my bro-in-law does in his...

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On a list of good ideas, retrofitting HIDs on a car that didn't come with thrm is about as smart as Hitler's invasion of Poland. I wish you kids would research more and think less. You could spend less than $50 and get quality bulbs that would OUTPERFORM the lighting of HIDs, but then you'd have to go to www.danielsternlighting.com and do some actual research. $50 bulbs could save you $1000 in this decision.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:15 AM   #27
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Like others have said, the $150-300 HID retrofit are garbage. Unless you do a proper retrofit like lightwerkz, you will be wasting money. I would probably do the lightwerkz before the OEM as it will have better light output for a similar price.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:20 AM   #28
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I like my leather seats...never had issue with siding around once I'm in no movement. In the desert the seats do get warm but for me its something I can live with. Just looks better than cloth seats.

No regrets on my Limited...I thought up and down about buying a base and buying a ton of aftermarket parts. It just didn't make sense so I paid more for limited and got exactly what I wanted. I had to wait a month and a half to get it but well worth it!
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:26 AM   #29
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I'm personally looking at a limited because I want leather and the HID lights, I think it's worth it. Then again I'm also not a big fan of retrofit..
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:38 AM   #30
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Hey all! Just joined today, well its midnight now, so yesterday. I have been poking in and doing some research here on the board lately, as I too, have been debating on a base/premium/limited. After much debate between my 2yr old son and I, I put my deposit down and ordered a '13 SWP Limited Sedan w/ a STS, wheel locks, center armrest, red illumination, auto dim mirror, carbon fiber trunk trim, and the rear cup holder (how this isnt standard on a 4 door car, bewilders me.) I figured as much as he throws his bottle across the car, despite it being leakproof, it still spills everywhere. So it was a no brainer getting the leather, cheap leather or not. Its not that bad, especially since I'm coming from a '98 prelude w/ cloth seats. Also figured as a single dad, the leather may give me a +1, if and when I start accepting applications again, or job offers :-0. The adjustability of the HIDs is a cool feature as well.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:10 AM   #31
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i feel its worth it bc i got a decent deal on my limited and the leather classes it up a little. Yeah its not like mercedes leather but its ok quality. And the HID's are very nice! better than the ones i had in my rx-8. These in the wrx seem to have more of a blue ish color to them where as my other cars with hid's were more pure white.


oh yeah and getting into your car and smelling leather is worth it just for that... I have a 2010 civic with cloth interior and it smells like a a worn sock now... Never spilled things in there or let it get dirty it just smells that way now... Dont have to worry about that with leather.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:16 AM   #32
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i also was worried about this living on the TN GA border it got very hot this summer! low 100's for a month. I had no issues with it, i dont know if they breath better than the other cars i have had with leather but i found i didnt get swap ass as bad as i thought, i actually think they felt the same as my other two cars i had with cloth interior. Also some tint which isnt expensive will greatly help this as well.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:44 AM   #33
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i have had leather in a number of my vehicles here in central Texas. i always install an Eclipse sunshade (for convenience) for the windshield and window tint. the seats are never hot.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:46 AM   #34
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When I got mine, I went in looking for a base and ended up with a limited...no regrets.
The limited is not that much more $$$ over the premium for what you get. The only reason I'd get the base would be for the cheap factor and more money for mods. Splurge for the limited...you will thank yourself later.
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Old 08-24-2012, 12:45 PM   #35
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When I ordered my WRX, there was no question I was going to get a Limited. Leather and HIDs are requirements for my cars. The OEM HIDs are superior to my prior G35's HIDs plus the WRX HIDs are power adjustable and the cut-off is very strong. The OEM foglights are a joke and I ended up covering them with black vinyl. I prefer the look.

The leather is decent quality, but it's too bad Subaru didn't perforate them. It does help a bit. With that said, leather does a add a bit more class to the interior and they're FAR easier to keep clean. If you (err your kids) spill something, it's not soaking in. I have no issues with the leather being hot on 100+ degree days because I have 35% tinted windows, I crack the moonroof, and use a sunshade. There's no doubt you will slide around a bit more on leather compared to the grippy WRX cloth seats. I fixed some of that by adding additional lateral bolstering to the lower seat cushion. In real race situations like auto-x, a simple fix to keep from sliding around is to engage the seat belt tensioner. Do that and you're going nowhere in the seat.

When it comes to selling the car, the Limited will be more desireable for most buyers and will command a slightly higher price.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:49 PM   #36
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I know this is not the thread to ask. But i will be ordering a 2013 wrx limited in january and wanted to know how much some of you paid otd with or without taxes.
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Old 12-02-2012, 08:53 PM   #37
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I know this is not the thread to ask. But i will be ordering a 2013 wrx limited in january and wanted to know how much some of you paid otd with or without taxes.
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