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Old 10-10-2019, 10:57 PM   #1
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Join Date: Sep 2019
Default bought my first WRX

Hi all,

A couple weeks ago I woke up one day and thought "I should buy a turbo Subaru." I have liked the blob-eye cars for a long time, but never thought I'd actually own one. They weren't my style. Diesels were my thing. I started looking on Facebook and Craigslist and within a couple weeks had found one I liked that was priced where I wanted. That's how I became the owner of this white 2005 WRX.

So far I've enjoyed it quite a bit. It's been an amazing car more than I imagined. I never thought you could get the handling and performance these give you in something that can take you up dirt roads without trouble.

I'm looking at a 6 speed swap eventually, that's really the mod I would like to do, along with the possibility of STI brakes. Otherwise I'm just having fun driving it around and the 2.0 is good enough for my needs while being both fun do drive and relatively economical and reliable. It has a Borla Hush exhaust which I like though I wish it droned a little less.

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Old 10-12-2019, 02:08 AM   #2
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Join Date: Aug 1999
Chapter/Region: SWIC
Location: Las Vegas, NV.
2011 WRB WRX
2000 Impreza 2.5RS


Nice clean looking WRX. Enjoy!
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:09 AM   #3
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Chapter/Region: MAIC
Location: SW Ohio
2019 WRX
Pure Red

Thumbs up me too...sort of

Well, I guess you and I are sort of the same. I too bought my first Subaru, which just happened to be a WRX a few weeks ago....

however, mine was a 2019 WRX in base trim outfitted in Pure Red paint.

So, my first Subaru just happened to be a WRX.

I guess, back in 2004, when I bought my 04 GTI 1.8t, I should have gone the Blob eye WRX (in wagon body) route and probably had more fun. I was in CO at the time, so I'm sure I would have found uses for the AWD system; but 15 years with the VW wasn't too shabby.

Congrats, and enjoy.
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Old 10-12-2019, 12:05 PM   #4
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Join Date: Sep 2019
Chapter/Region: South East
Location: Orlando
17 WRX


Welcome to the fam-damnly y'all
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Old 10-12-2019, 12:59 PM   #5
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Join Date: Jul 2014
Chapter/Region: Tri-State
2005 92x Aero


Welcome and enjoy. I would recommend a couple things. Get an access port and do the stage 1 tune. It will help smooth out the power band and make the car more fun and easier to drive. It's not a huge power increase and I really didn't notice too much difference in terms of power. What I noticed is the car ran smoother and went through the revs easier. The other thing I'd recommend is brakes. If you get the STi brakes, just do the fronts. Get the 06/07 WRX 2 pots for the rears. Better balance. But in all honesty if you don't plan on tracking the car get the 05-09 Legacy GT front rotors and calipers and the H6 rear conversion. Best bang for the buck. Will be more evenly balanced and is a hell of a lot cheaper. Other than that, some basic suspension/chassis upgrades and it really brings these cars to life.
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Old 10-12-2019, 02:43 PM   #6
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Location: W Sac, CA
2016 WRX (traded)
2019 STI CWP


Congrats and welcome to the community! Car looks great and well taken care of. Enjoy!
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Old 10-12-2019, 10:53 PM   #7
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Location: Tampa florida
2006 wrx sedan


Welcome to the family and enjoy it's a labor of love in many ways I owned a hawk eye and loved and miss it now have a 2019 also love it but the older models felt more raw the new ones are more refined which is fine with me now that I'm a lil older I appreciate it a little more ... Anyways regarding the 6 speed swap(not to rain on your parade just being devil's advocate) that is a very expensive swap and when it comes down to it may just be cheaper to find a 05 sti ... Not to mention you would also get the 2.5... just food for thought I know the blob and Hawk sti's Are holding value and harder to find low miles/not beaten on but even if you found one probably still better to rebuild in the long run then upgrade existing WRX.... If not either way enjoy and again welcome to the fam.
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