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Old 08-02-13, 07:19 PM   #1
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This year marked a wonderful transition when I finally was able to purchase my own car, a 2013 Subaru Impreza WRX STi. From even before Subaru started to import turbocharged vehicles into the United States, I was well aware of what the old Impreza GT's, the light, 2750lb Acura NSX killer could do from travels in Europe. You always knew one was approaching from the audible boxer rumble, often closing quick too.

Subaru first caught my eye in 2001 when it started selling the WRX to our shores; it was a neat car, but it had flaws. When, 2 years later the STi arrived, I immediately knew that was the car I always wanted to have in all of its capacities. Sadly, the situation of my life did not allow for me to buy one, a situation made almost totally unbearable by the fact that I had tried GD STi's through the years and found them to be overall the most tractable, streetable, fun sort of car that you could use to rip snort your way through the gaps in traffic on your daily commute.

10 years later, the dream is finally mine. A relative crashed the old car we were sharing; it still runs and has been assigned winter car/total beater status because it really was never the same, and badly so after that accident where I was in the car. The demands on my life meant that I no longer wanted to play musical chairs having to beg, make sure I could have a car and have to wake up or go to inconvenient places to meet up with the wife or other relatives or friends for a ride or a car if I wanted to take the kids on an outing. Certainly having less cars than people is one way to save money, but at what cost? Sheesh, staring down 40 I was too old, and had too much money to have to slum it like hat. Enough!

With a family, I was looking for a car that was fun to drive, at least somewhat practical, roomy in the inside, but not too big, and above all, with a manual transmission. A rolling multimedia machine was of no interest; if it lacked bluetooth, Apple or smart-product connectivity, internet and those stupid back seat TV's, so much the better. But it had to be fun, so.... I got my STi. When my old car kept disappointing me, one day I finally said fuck it, and I drove to the dealer after having looked for one. There were only two brand new STi's within hundreds of miles, and there was a dealer not a dozen miles from my house with one. I called them, advised them of my interest, and went right after work. I wrote a check for 2/3s of the value of the car not sure if I would trade in my old one (I ended up keeping it as a beater) and went home anxiously awaiting preparation, a few options and delivery.

It was hard to sleep at night waiting to take delivery, really. I had been waiting 10 years of my life to finally own an STi; back in the day I promised to myself that one day I would have one, I couldn't believe it was finally here.

Many of my friends knew of my like for the STi and asked if I would name it. For a while I would say "I'll just call it the STi". But with the passing of time, I decided to name it after a woman that just like the STi, was equally the fancy of my fantasies and desires for a decade, and since there was another very cool car by this name, I christened "the STi" as "Giulia".

Here are photos on the day I took delivery. I had a shit eating grin from ear to ear; my wife had given me a ride, I could hardly contain my excitement.
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Old 08-02-13, 07:19 PM   #2
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is that a fucking man purse???
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is that a fucking man purse???
Umm no. It's a hanging fanny pack for men, aka the hanging manny; and its a testosterone filled monster truck loving place where men put all of their most precious and manliest things.... Like chapstick, and gum, and anything else the wife tells you to "don't lose this like you did with the other one"

Geez. This guy. A man purse, hahahah.



Seriously though, that is a camera bag, right?
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Umm no. It's a hanging fanny pack for men, aka the hanging manny; and its a testosterone filled monster truck loving place where men put all of their most precious and manliest things.... Like chapstick, and gum, and anything else the wife tells you to "don't lose this like you did with the other one"

Geez. This guy. A man purse, hahahah.



Seriously though, that is a camera bag, right?

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Hey, even if it were, he drives an Sti - all else is forgiven (unless he abuses his wife, his car or drives like a DB)
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Nice bag and sense of fashion. Now show your pretty face.


Oh, nice STI too.
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Hey, even if it were, he drives an Sti - all else is forgiven (unless he abuses his wife, his car or drives like a DB)

ehhh... idk if I could hang or wrench with a guy that wore boat shoes and toted a fucking fashion statement around on his shoulder lol
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i like what has happened in here
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