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Old 02-28-2013, 03:51 AM   #51
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My buddy back in high school got his older brothers 02 aspen white WRX passed down to him when he turned 16. I learned how to drive stick, play in the snow, and appreciate the performance side of subaru back in 05.
My cousin then bought his 04 red WRX when we were 17 from the dealership with a backpack full of cash he had make working at a boat launch for 2 years. After he got one I had to have one.
Ended up buying my 07 WRX wagon in 2008 and have been hooked ever since.
I now own a 2013 STi limited.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:13 AM   #52
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I saw a black tinted bugeye with gold rims when I was 16 years old .. I falled in love. Bought a subaru 2.0 RS 2007 model then a 300C SRT8 because of my ex who wanted a luxurious confortable car which I sold because it made me feel am an old guy. After 2 years of searching for a good deal and driving a golf 5 GTI, I bought a wrx tr 2006 from the US with 12000 miles few months ago and am happy with it ... I am a subaru guy. PS: I do not live in the US or europe that is why it was so difficult to find wrx/sti and I am not an evo fan at all.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:11 PM   #53
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Lets see. so back in 03, gf at the time was driving a 95 Legacy which she traded in for a brand new 04 Legacy. Then i bought a used 98 LGT a couple months later. Then at the end of 05 i got a good deal on a 02 WRX, had both cars for awhile but the LGT had so many oil leaks that i got rid of it and still driving the WRX today.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:37 PM   #54
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My friend had a bugeye. I never paid any attention to it until he had me drive him to the store one night (he was trashed). I started looking at Subarus and two years later I got a rex. I honestly dont know how that happened.
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Old 02-28-2013, 03:39 PM   #55
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I had a 350Z. I wanted an AWD turbo car. I spoke with the owner of IAG before they opened. They had a CGM 05 STI. I bought it without a test drive. Loved this world ever since!
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:29 PM   #56
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I was a wee little boy, my dad bought a 98 Outback which we had for 4 years which he then traded in for an 05 Outback. One day his car was being serviced and I drove in my old car with him to drop him off at home, 99 Escort ZX2. We start looking around at cars and two days later I come home with an 08 Impreza
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:49 PM   #57
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Had a R33 Skyline. Engine started ticking and paint was falling off. Girlfriend had a friend whos boyfriend had a WRX. He let me drive it one night and wow! I was impressed. Sold the Skyline and bought a 2005 WRX.
This made my day
Subaru>Nissan win
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:52 PM   #58
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It was 2003 When I was 13 years old riding with my parents leaving Charlotte one night a wrb 04 sti flew by us on 77 and took an exit, after that I always wanted one and thought it was the coolest thing in the world!
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:29 PM   #59
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My dad has been taking me to rallies since I could remember. His favorite car was subaru, so of course it had to be mine too . My dads owned many many subarus while i was growing up, and I was determined to own one, of course a wrx. Thanks Dad lol (no he doesnnt pay for it)
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:36 PM   #60
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My brother had me convinced that Subaru was an Australian company when I was like 10, so I thought that was cool. Been hooked since. haha.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:52 PM   #61
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It was 2008 when I was 22 years old. I wasn't really into cars and I was just driving a dodge neon to get me around. I needed a new car and I was interested in getting an rsx-s.

My friend's older brother told me to see this 02 wrx for sale in town.

I went to see it unwillingly and when i saw the car i thought it was ugly

My vision about cars changed that day when I shifted that 02 wrx. I was impressed with how the car felt and the fun of driving. (It had tbe, prodrive springs and 17x8 wheels)

I didn't change oil or rotate wheels to that day. And today i am building my own engine.

In 5 years I owned
-Three 02 wrxs (still have my first 02 wrx)
-03 impreza ts
-97 legacy gt
-02 impreza ts (still have)
-04 legacy gt (still have)
-05 legacy gt (still have)
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:46 PM   #62
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My brother first introduced me to subarus when he bought his first '04 WRX and soon after my other brother and my mom bought a Subaru. I drove a 99 Honda civic stock just to get me from a to b. when searching for cars online I found my 02 impreza 2.5 TS for under 3000 bucks. It runs great but has its issues sometimes. I love it with all my heart and I'm hoping to do an engine swap to a WRX engine in the near future.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:14 PM   #63
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My friend really likes to research things. When it came to cars, he researched for weeks and weeks and finally ended up wanting a WRX. He bought a 2006 wrx and was very happy with it. A year later I needed a vehicle for my lawn business that could pull a trailer and got good gas mileage. In my price range, the 1999 forester seemed to be the best option as other brands equivalents in those years has more than 30 less hp and torque and trucks just didn't make sense for me. I finally found one and it worked perfectly for me. The head gaskets went bad and I ended up changing them myself And learning a ton about cars. Prior to that I had only changed oil, struts and more simple things. Since, I have installed many engines and transmissions, completely gutted a 1999 2.5RS and put an STI engine and LGT transmission in it, changed majors from Civil to mechanical engineering, owned a 02 wrx, and now a 2004 forester XT. All in a matter of 2 years. Now, I am looking for jobs in the automotive industry, and between my 2 roommates and I, we own 6 Subaru's!
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:19 PM   #64
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Searching for a first car, dad was picky and had to approve at the time. Picked out a 1997 impreza outback 2.2L with 130,000 miles and a 5 speed for 2800 bucks.

Had that for about 7-8 months and it ran like a dream (except the previous 2 owners burned the clutch to a scrap) . Traded the old girl in for a 2002 wrx with 65,000 miles and have never been happier with subarus. The bugeye is now stage 2 and my dad owns a 2008 forester. Never going to get a different manufacturer for a DD.

Two friends from highschool had wrxs too. One had an 06 wrx tr stage 2 and the other had a 07 Sti stage 2. Both were rockets to me and I had to have one.

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Old 02-28-2013, 09:34 PM   #65
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I came from a honda/acura background, then I started looking for a sedan that will be easy access for my family and at the same time I can have fun driving. I had a choice of an evo, mazdaspeed6, or wrx. I passed on the evo because of the insurance (I am only 22) and also because it has a rebuilt title, mazdaspeed6 It feels smoother and more comfortable but slower. So I've made up my mind to get a 03 wrx with 70k miles clean title and 2 owners only so I am the third owner. And also my sous chef at work convinced me to get a subaru and told me pros and cons of having a subaru. he was a member here since early 2000.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:33 PM   #66
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I was watching WRC about 10 years ago. Fell in love with the WRB color, and the car right away. I was facinated with AWD. Ever since then, I wanted one.

Finally, on October 26th, 2013, I picked up my first Subaru, a sexy 2013 WRX hatch, in WRB. My heart still races every time I start her up.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:39 AM   #67
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My first car was a Scion xB, which I'm sure everyone knows is an absolute dud to drive. I ended up slamming it to the ground and doing little things to and it ended up getting rear ended and totaled. While I had that though I saw blue bugeye WRX sedan, and instantly fell in love with everything subaru. Bugeyes will forever be my favorite subaru and WRX, a few years later I ended up buying my own bugeye WRX wagon.

The subie rumble, the way the bugeye looked, it was practical and sporty is what attracted me to subarus.

After researching more about subies, I ended up wanting more than just a WRX. I now want a fozzy XT and a legacy GT, so who knows what the future may hold.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:17 AM   #68
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I'm not really in the Subaru "world" yet, as I just ordered my first Subaru WRX a month ago in preparation of my return to the US in June 1 (I'm currently in South Africa on a 2 year assignment). Why Subaru? I have a wife, 2 kids and a dog, and for "my" car (family car will be a Minivan), I wanted a 4 door hatchback that's not wrong-wheel-drive with a proper transmission. There's really only one option. WRX here I come.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:26 AM   #69
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I've been a car nut since before I could even drive and while other kids in my area were drooling over the Crown Victoria, Impalas, Caprice, Camaro, Mustang, Corvette (about the only vehicle I too dreamed of owning) and other expensive luxury cars they thought were fast but really weren't, I was reading mainly about import and classic muscle cars...and drooling over imports we couldn't get here in the US like the Skyline, Type R Hondas, Holdens and other vehicles that just left me scratching my head as to why our market was so limited. The WRX/STi and Evolution were an instant dream and I couldn't understand why we weren't receiving these vehicles when we were selling their base models in the US already. Once they decided they were going to sell them here I knew I was going to get one...took longer than I planned but was worth the wait.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:26 PM   #70
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In 2003 needed a new car. Guy at work had an 02 WRX wagon that he loved and he took me for a ride. My wife wanted a sedan or mini-van as a kid was on the way. Convinced her the wagon could fit a stroller. Little did she know the obsession that would incur.
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:56 PM   #71
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My friend got a bug eye as soon as it was available. I drove it a few times, but I was not impressed. It felt like simply like a well tuned FF car. Of course, I never drove it on anything other than asphalt. Come 2004, I drove another friend's WRX, and it felt amazing especially on graveled paths. Shortly after, I drove yet another friend's '05 STi Having owned FF, FR, and driving MR cars for almost a decade, I thought it was time for 4 doors and AWD. That brought me to my decision to go with a new 2011 WRX. Had I gone used, I would have probably gone with an 04/05 WRX.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:10 PM   #72
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Always been interested in Subaru's for the versatility and all around practicality. Drove and modded an e46 m3 for 3 years and the bone jarring, 2 door, 8k revving sports car got to be too much for a daily commuter. I was looking for a 4 door, AWD, spacious car that was still fun and had a big aftermarket supply. The WRX hatch fit the bill nicely and I couldn't be happier with the switch. Surprisingly, I haven't even looked back since getting in the WRX.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:17 AM   #73
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My 240sx got totaled by someone else. I loved my 240 so I really wanted to stick with RWD. I considered an old 240z, IS300, another 240sx, e36 M3, or sc300.

I wasn't really interested in a Subaru. My friend said "trust me just take a Subaru for a test drive." I drove a bugeye and I was freakin' blown away. I ended up getting an '07 WRX, then eventually my current '11 WRX. There's this strange charm and personality to them.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:21 AM   #74
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always thought they were a cool car, but they just lacked something. In 2011 when the wrx 5 door got the wide body treatment, thats when I knew I was hooked. It was the only car that appealled to me visually in prob 5 years. still no regrets.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:50 AM   #75
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Must say I have enjoyed reading everyone's introduction

I saved up a ton of money when I moved back in after a nasty break up. I had the money for a DP on a house but couldn't find a house and decided to buy a car instead.

My best friend recommended the WRX wagon but I was unfamiliar. I was thinking about going the Forester route, however when I was thrown back in my friends GR STI, I was hooked instantly

Bought the car from Hueberger in CO, had an awesome vacation with some friends, bonded with my new car, and road tripped back to RVA with a newly broken in engine

I love my Subaru more than any girlfriend I have ever had XD
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