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It came in on Wednesday and I took it for a spin immediately after PDI with the masking tape still plastered all over it, plastic seat wrap flapping in the breeze. This machine was built in March and had exactly 10.8 kilometres on it! I'm picking it up tomorrow, almost 25 months to the day after I took delivery of my silver WRX! Had to go with the blue and gold for the STi. Looks beauty, eh.
 

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Thanks guys! I just had to go with the blue/gold combination after having the silver WRX for two years. I doubt I'm the first Canadian owner (see other posts on this thread) but am the first out of Downtown Subaru in Toronto!

Thanks for the reminder about pics, I will see if I can find the time. :wink: I don't have a digital camera but will figure it out and try to post some shortly.
 

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Which dealership did you get it from, because my friend works at subaru of missasauga and I sat in a blue/gold sti on wednesday, right before the pdi.
That just might have been my STi you were sitting in, mine is a Blue/Gold STi from Subaru of Mississauga ... I pick it up Saturday (tomorrow). I hope you were gentle.

Lars
 

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Congrats indeed, AdrianT! Looks like we've got a bit of a Blue/Gold thread going here! :)

As for first impressions, I agree completely with Lars. This is one awesome machine, folks. Notwithstanding the restrictions imposed by obligatory break-in etiquette, some things become immediately apparent:

1. It is hard to believe this thing could have come off the same assembly line as my WRX did. As good as the WRX was, there is just no comparison.

2. Abundant torque down low, no waiting, no lag.

3. Silky smooth driveline, easy clutch engagement.

4. Tenacious grip, amazing, confidence-inspiring cornering prowess under throttle, little body roll.

5. Firm but amazingly compliant ride, dare I say refined.

6. Speaking of refinement, truly impressive overall level. I honestly didn't expect that.

7. Although the tires are audible at speed, not at all what the magazines would have us believe. Easily worth the trade-off in terms of grip. Put on some classical music if you must.

8. Yes, the scoop and the wing shake a bit on the highway, but not obtrusively, and given the billet-like overall feel of the car, I have to believe this was intentional on Subaru's part (part of the whole "WRC Training Wheels" thing).

9. I'm glad the magazines got it all wrong, because they succeeded in lowering my expectations, thus allowing my mind to be well and truly blown when I finally got the chance to drive it myself. This is the real deal, boys and girls.

The only downer for Canadian enthusiasts is the conspicuous absence of HID. The significance of this is that, given the fog light covers, Subaru assumed that you would get by with HID illumination. And you probably do south of the border. I find the halogen low beams on the Canadian model are poor, almost inexcusable for a car of this performance potential. And I don't buy the daytime running lights excuse, given that there are plenty of cars sold in Canada (e.g. M3) that can be had with dual HID. Unless anyone has some other bright :wink: ideas, given the surgery involved with retrofitting HID, I think we will probably have to live with upgrading the bulbs to PIAAs or better. And maybe take off the fog light covers.

The gripe misses the point, though: the STi is superb. WRX owners, prepare to be amazed.
 
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