Figured since I had some time, I would start one of these. Got my 2008 OBP WRX sedan in 09. Was looking at the 09's but for the price they gave me on the 08 I couldn't pass up the deal. I was finally happy with my car again!!!
A while back this was my car
I used to take it to the track all the time drifting and HPDE's. Heavily modded it. Coilovers, S/C'ed it, BBK, C/F Hood and trunk. I was getting ready to cage it and wouldn't you know it, I knocked my wife up. So I figured it wasn't the best time to be putting all that money in my car. Around the same time I got a new job and they offered me a company car....a Honda Odyssey.
Yes I went from a S/C'ed M3 to a mini van. It's cool though, used the money from that to put a down payment on our first home. Everything was going great, but I didn't like my job so I found a new one. With it went the van. I loved the fact that I could pile a bunch of baby crap in the back of the van so I decided an SUV was the proper route for me. Picked up a Chevy Trailblazer. Once again
In 08 gas prices were going up and I decided I didn't need all the extra room anymore, so I tried to do the sensible thing and pick up a new Honda Accord. The dealership only wanted to give me $1200 for my SUV though...this was the best thing that could happen to me. A few months later I visited a Chevy dealer to see what they would offer me. Turns out they were also a Subaru and Mazda dealership. I always thought about the WRX or Mazdaspeed 3. No Mazdaspeed 3's on the lot so I test drove the WRX, loved it and they gave me an offer I couldn't refuse, so I got it.
Back in the day I did a lot of driving events, from when I had my FWD SE-R to my M3. Hadn't been to the track in almost 5 years and I come across DI and learn about Rally X. Did my first event last year and was hooked. Thanks Dave (rallyOBXT) for throwing awesome GH events.
Then the modding bug hit
For now I want to stay in the Stock 4WD class to learn to drive on the dirt and do as many Rally X events as I can. In the future though, who knows what is in store for the car.
2/09 Here is the car when I got it
Added a strut brace for ****s and giggles
Since I have taken it out...
Signed up for my first rally X event my buddy said he would pay if I ran his stickers. I also decided to put on some home made mud flaps.
I also had them black out the chrome strip in the back. But no pics at the time.