Okay. So as some saw from the "Just a couple of cars I saw lately" thread. I traded in my WRX for a few reasons.
-Gas smell coming through the vents when it's warm-cold out. (not happening right now since it's hot out) -WRX is required 93 oct and only 91 is available in California (so it's already slightly pulling timing) -Driver seat is getting ripped and the left slider bolt keeps getting loose.
and then -the 75k mile check is coming up soon -I need new tires too -I have to renew my insurance very soon too
These reason are why I pushed switching cars sooner rather than later. If I waited, all of my money would have gone to maintenence and tires.
Engine - 2.0T
Transmission - StandardShifter.
Trim - Base, Lime Rock Green
Anyways some pics.
It was the one on display when you first drive up for service dept.
This is just the first run. Unfortunately I was on the noisy dynojet. Will post graph when they email it to me, the printer wasn't working. I have the ARK downpipe back exhaust, 18lbs PowerAxel Reflash, Forge Blow Off Valve.
Adding a little bit of rice but whatever heh. Good for meets and photoshoot stuffs.
9/2/2010 - Green CCFLs AEs and switchback LED turnsignals (white/amber) installed. They are powered by the parking lights and have individual switches for each side for now.
9/22/2010 - Vertical Door Hinge installed
Okay got the VDI hinge installed and GCTuner rewired the AEs to run off the battery and a single switch, since I can't drive with them on and I don't wanna have my parking lights on the entire time of a "show".
Here she is with me, my brother, and 1 Vertical Door. My brother rides in my car every once in a while and I would rather not have it any harder for him (or for me to help him) to get in... maybe I can suicide the passenger door. I'm pretty sure he can still get in easily if I do that.
3/31/2011 - Green LED Dome Lights
4/2/2011 - Green Skull Shift Knob
Found this at WalMart and thought it looked neat. I had them universal rubber adaptors, that I really hate, so I took apart my stock knob and grabbed the piece with the threading from it. After cutting off the alignment bumps, it fit perfectly into the new shift knob. I painted that piece black for looks. With the shortshifter it sits at a great height and the throws are nice. It feels a tad lighter than the RRM metal shift knob but it's because all the weight is at the bottom (metal threading pressed into the plastic green skull) instead of over the entire thing.
4/3/2011 - WHEELS!!! XXR 006 Chromium Black with Green Lug nuts
I think it looks great. I am getting a little steering wheel shimmy on the freeway, even after getting them balanced 2 times, but it's not bad. Will get the alignment checked next weekend. I'll live with the shimmy since it is only on at freeway speeds and I normally take the street to work. Update: 4/8/2011 Got rebalanced and alignment and all is gravy. TirePros rebalanced them correctly. No more shimmy or pull.
Yeah, The sales person (Keri) worked really hard with the finance lady (Kerrie) to find out how to do it. Especially since I picked up a used Buick for my parents like 2 weeks ago, from the same dealership.
Nice car. I watched a couple car reviews and apparently (I'm sure you know this) it uses the same engine as the new Evo X and it doesn't take much to get 300+ HP from that engine.
The Short block is the same (bottom of the engine) but the rest is different. I don't plan on modding it but if I do anything, it'll probably only be boost gauge and some debadging. Right now, on totally stock engine, they have hit 400rwhp but only like 320rwhp safely... I think. Power modding really isn't my thing so I am not totally up to date on where they are at.
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It's a real nice car! I love it. 7.2% APR is a bit high, though, all things considered. On a new car I wouldn't go over 5%.
It's basically not a car loan, though.
Once the car is off the lot, they're unsecured in almost half the value of the loan, and it will only get worse for over three years. Given the events of the last most-of-a-year, it surprises (And, frankly, somewhat distresses) me the loan got made at all.
The prospect of being five figures upside-down in a $514 payment that will go on for 6 years would terrify me. It looks like a very nice car and I congratulate you on it, but, well, I wish you the best.
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