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Old 04-26-2013, 01:40 AM   #26
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My daughters car seat, and booster seat, both fit fine whenever I had her in my 06 STi. And it's a sedan, so I highly doubt you'll have issues in a hatch.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:23 PM   #27
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I'm glad I can plan to keep my WRX if I ever end up getting married and having kids in the next 2-3 years. I actually just bought a carbon fiber driveshaft today with the hopes that will take out some of the last-remaining drivetrain slack / harshness, which should obviously make the ride a little more child-friendly. Right now, with full bushings & mounts and the stock two-piece driveshaft, I could see it being a bit too jarring for an infant at times!
Compared to my GTi which was just fine, the WRX is MUCH softer riding. And both children rode home from the hospital in my SRT-4.

If there's a better riding car than the WRX for driving over railroad crossings at moderate speed, I've yet to drive it.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:00 PM   #28
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Compared to my GTi which was just fine, the WRX is MUCH softer riding. And both children rode home from the hospital in my SRT-4.

If there's a better riding car than the WRX for driving over railroad crossings at moderate speed, I've yet to drive it.
I have 22mm sway bars front & rear, which do make pot holes and diagonal railroad crossings a bit harsher. Nothing compared to a truck though.

The drive shaft should make my shifts even smoother. That arrives wednesday.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:57 PM   #29
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Drone from after market exhaust is a good thing with babies right?
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:06 PM   #30
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Lulls em right to sleep
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:11 PM   #31
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My wife and I are expecting twins in October/November.

I drive an '04 WRX...we'll see how it goes.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:03 PM   #32
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My wife and I are expecting twins in October/November.

I drive an '04 WRX...we'll see how it goes.
Bonus points from the wife if you have a wagon
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:07 PM   #33
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Just had out daughter 7 weeks ago, waiting on my 13 hatch, so this thread was refreshing and informative.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:22 PM   #34
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I have 2 daughters, 7 and 8, and drive an 04 wagon. My buddy is expecting twins and drives a 12 hatch.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:38 PM   #35
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Myself, my wife, and my 12-year-old and 16-year-old took my 06 wagon on an 950-mile round trip to Mt. Bachelor.

6 pairs of skis, boots, poles, etc. plus all other ski gear plus clothes for all for a week pules all of my waxing stuff.

Little daughter used to fit in a booster in the back just fine. Of course, my biggest key is my cargo box. Takes all the skis, most of the other ski equipment + some baggage. My older daughter ski races so her longest skis are 196cm Super-G's.

Wagon or hatch + cargo box and you can carry the world.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:17 PM   #36
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My ex used this as an excuse to talk me out of a WRX when they were brand new back in '02. A decade later, with a Sentra SE-R, an EVO VIII, and a silly SUV out of the way I finally pulled the trigger. I can fit 3 7-12s in the back and bags in the back.

Now I use my WRX to scare the crap out of my 12 year old son. Kinda makes me wonder when the 12-yo boy says "daddy slow down." and the 9-yo daughter says "daddy go faster." lol. maybe the (now ex) wife was steppin out....
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:55 PM   #37
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Bonus points from the wife if you have a wagon
I've already tried. She hates the wagons
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:28 PM   #38
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11STI Hatch with one ki. Plenty of room!
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:29 PM   #39
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2010 wrx hatch. 3" turboxs catback. 1 kid and she loves the rumble. Puts her to sleep
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:04 PM   #40
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Have 5-12-15 year old kids. They got along nicely there I the back seats of my 09 wrx hatch.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:23 PM   #41
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i only MAKE kids in my hatchback
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:56 PM   #42
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i only MAKE kids in my hatchback
I see what you did there
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:20 PM   #43
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I do if my dog counts as my kid!
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:01 AM   #44
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This is awesome stuff! Cant beat having a car so versatile.
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:54 AM   #45
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07 STi, drove from Fort Walton Beach FL to Eagle River AK with my wife and two kids. Plenty of room. Had a 06 WRX TR when my son was a newborn, was just fine. So a hatch would be more than plenty.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:38 PM   #46
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I have a 2010 STi and I can fit all 4 kids in there no problem!
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:54 PM   #47
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Drone from after market exhaust is a good thing with babies right?
Both of them go right to sleep in the WRX, and did in the SRT-4.

GTI, not so much, too rough riding.
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:30 PM   #48
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My 3yo loves to ride in our 2008 sti. she even requests "drive fast, daddy" quite frequently. :-)
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:52 PM   #49
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I've already tried. She hates the wagons
Wife has a wagon. I have a wagon. I f*&(#n love that bitch, she's fast and has good taste in men and cars.
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:02 PM   #50
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We have two kids and the wife has used a WRX as the "family truckster" since '08, and she used an Impreza before that. We got the roof rack and cargo box for road trips. A little extra space might have been nice, but it definitely wouldn't have been as nice as a turbocharged awd car with a manual transmission.
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