I'm a WRX owner.... but....
Around here, Subaru's aren't widely popular and are very rarely seen. I found out about the Impreza about May 99.. and immediately fell in love with it. I had just leased a car.. a '99 Grand Prix.. and couldn't get out of that lease very cheaply so I could get an Impreza... so I rode it out.
Last year about this time, a friend of mine was in the market for a new car. I poked and prodded and finally got him to a Subaru dealer, and he fell in love with it. He's the proud owner of a white MY2001 2.5RS.
Then... I found out about the WRX coming over... FINALLY. I've been drooling over it since March when I saw the first one at the dealership. I was waiting and waiting until I could end the lease on that Pontiac and get my butt into that comfy WRX seat... saving my money for a down payment. Finally in October after they cut interest rates again... I went for it. I called up the local dealer and picked up my little black WRX.
I'm not one of the bandwagon hoppers, and it's kinda disturbing that there are so many. I've met a few of the other guys from the area that have WRX's and they're great. There are two I pass on the way to work every day, and I try to wave, but I don't think they understand the cult following around Subies
There's even a 2.5RS here in town where I work... first one I EVER saw on the streets, and I've honked and waved at him, but get no response.
Please don't label me a bandwagon jumper or a Honda kiddie
I came over here because I was informed that you're a highly intelligent and nice group, and a lot of the nice guys are leaving i-club for this forum (Kent, you know who I'm talking about