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Well I'm back at work now from taking a 4 day weekend. Drove to Phoenix, got the car and drove back. White with silver wheels. It's nice.

The only problem is last night as I was returning home from Arizona I learned the hard way that the car can't make it up the drive way. Now my chin spoiler is chewed up from the concrete. So pissed off. :evil:

I'm trying to figure out how to get it fixed without shelling out $200-400. It's not too bad but the black from the plastic is showing through and it looks real bad on a white car. Actually it's hard to tell right now do to all the splatered bugs. It will be an eyesore once I get those cleaned off.

I also learned I suck at driving a manual. :oops:
 

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Having some real Problems with local Subaru Dealerhsip!!!

Feelin' Darwoods pain over here! I totally destroyed the front fascia of my Type R when i first got it. The hollywood video near my house has these ridiculously high curbs in front of it and i had never owned a car that low to the ground before. So obviously i smashed my front end on their really high curb the first time i went there after owning the car. Sucked hard!! And yep had it repaired and it cost alot too. Peace!!
 

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I pulled too close to a curb as well and scratched the corners of the extra plastic things that come the bumper of the sti. I only removed about a quarter inch of paint on each one. I am going to get some touch up paint, sand it a bit, and fix it.
 

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I did have a rock bounce off the hood on the highway the other day, so now I have a chip in the hood. :(

The real problem though is all the dragonflies that get sucked into the hood scoop and fry on the I/C I have to clean the thing every couple of days.
 

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Thanks for the condolences. If it costs too much to fix, I might just do it myself. Really I just don't want the black showing through. I figure a little sand paper and some matching paint would do the trick. The hard part is getting the matching paint. The spoilers look like they come off real easy.

I guess owning a lifted Toyota truck before getting the STi is a disadvantage :p

cjosephs I hear ya about the bugs in the IC. It's quite the bug cuisinart.

Now I just need a radio. I'm starting to go crazy without any music...
 

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Darwood,

First off, Congrats on your new STi. How much did you pay for your STi? I am wondering if it is cheaper in AZ then CA. What was the tax in AZ? How long did it take you coming back?
 

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Darwood,

First off, Congrats on your new STi. How much did you pay for your STi? I am wondering if it is cheaper in AZ then CA. What was the tax in AZ? How long did it take you coming back?
Thanks,

I payed MSRP in Phoenix so it came to 31,997 with the wheel locks and popular equipment group options plus the destination charge. I also paid a huge documentation fee (yay) and a fee for the out of state delivery. The taxes I have to take care of when I register the car with the California DMV. There really weren't any cost benefits with getting the car out of state. The only benefits I got were getting the car now.

Getting back took me 13 hours which I drove in one day. We'll just say I won't be doing that any time soon.
 

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Thank you for the info. I was trying to find out weather it would be a better deal if I bought it out of state. But since we have to pay CA tax when we register, I guess it doesn't matter where I get it.

Thanks again.
 
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