RawRock's Non-JDM Content

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by RawRock, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. RawRock

    RawRock New Member

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    So, about a year ago, I traded a boring 2014 Impreza hatch in. So boring, I don't think I have one picture of the thing. It was a good car, great on gas, but lacked the guts to make the Subaru experience complete.

    What did I get on the trade, you ask?

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    A 2011 WRX Limited Hatchback!

    Sitting at the Lethbridge dealer, it had:
    Fairly low mileage (US model)
    Leather interior (burning hot in summer, comfortably heated in winter)
    3M on all leading surfaces
    Rallyarmor flaps
    Weathertech mats all around including cargo area!
    Tasteful window tint
    Winter & Summer tires

    I jumped on it!

    Its a great car. To me, it combined the best of the JDM Subies I've owned. The more modern, refined comfort of the Legacy GT plus the spirit of the STi GC8! It's my go-to for longer highway trips, snowboarding adventures, etc. Last february we drove down to Whitefish for some boarding - it was dark, and really gross weather driving through the mountain pass - I was so impressed. It was so stable and sure footed in the snow, slush, and standing water on the road . . . Truly a confidence-inspiring, all-weather machine.

    No mods yet . . . ;)

    [hat tip to Greg for thread title ;)]
     
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  2. Greg

    Greg Local Grumpy Moderator

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    Not my favorite of the Imprezas, but I do love the wheels.
     
  3. magnavahn

    magnavahn Vahn

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    RawRock New Member

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    @magnavahn - Interesting! I found so far that the OEM headlights are pretty awesome - but that could very well be because I'm used to owning 1990's cars with garbage headlights!:o No such thing as too much light. Which Osram bulbs did you go with?
     
  5. magnavahn

    magnavahn Vahn

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    The 5500K colour ones - thread here. I bought them locally from someone who chickened out on cooking their headlights. I've had the house brand, XB?, in 2 of my other cars which was fine but not as good.
    Totally agree, no such thing as too much light!