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Hi,

I bought my 5-door (Sports Package) last October and only recently discovered this forum! This is my first car and I love it, just too bad I couldn't afford a WRX ;) It's my daily driver and LOVED having AWD this winter. Next winter, I plan to ditch those RE92s and get some real snow tires.

I've ordered a Kartboy SS + brushing for Christmas, but I'm waiting for warmer weather to install it. I also plan on picking up some front and rear sways soon probably from Ralitek (after learning about them here!)

Come complaints I've had (I've gotten 3 loaners so far but for all minor things)
1) Rattles in the A-piller - Dealer added some silicon to eliminate / reduce rattle. They gave me an 07 Impreza.
2) I think water froze on my e-brake making them stick every time I used them. (Very loud clunk when moving after parking and took some gas to 'break' free). - By the time I brought it in, we had a day of above freezing temps and my e-brake was fine, but they still lubricated / cleaned it. Got an 08 Forester
3) Rattle where the radio is. They currently have my car, but got another 08 5-door as a loaner.
4) My left front signal bulb has gone out twice on me so far, but they always broke after I had an appointment with my dealer
 

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welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear your troubles mate. The rattle around the stereo head unit has been talked about on here before. When I first bought my wrx the dealer installed the alarm incorrectly so I drove away from the dealership and as soon as I shut the engine off I couldn't get it started again. I called my sales guy up and he came to my house @ 11:30P.M and fixed it lol.
 

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Welcome, were are you from exactly
and dont worry about "just having" a 2.5i.... my first car was a 10 year old Dodge Colt and was taking more oil than gaz... so consider yourself lucky...
 

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I'm in London.

To be fair, this isn't my first car, but my first car that I've paid for. I used to drive my parent's old Ford Escort and Saturn.

Got a job in September and literally, on my first paycheck I bought a car lol

I was messing around with insurance quotes, and for me, it's cheaper to insure a STi over a WRX :eek: ($2 less / month).
 

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Logic and insurance are like oil and water. My WRX is more expensive to insure than my 40K loaded 4x4 was.......

I'm a first time Subaru owner too. From everything I read, rattles are par for the course on these things. The brake clunk is another thing that I've read a lot about. Apparently it is normal as well. Kudos for making the dealer work for their money though.
 
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