Awesome that's great to hear! Yeah Toyota paint isn't good at all and most people are going the paint correction/PPF/CC route. It seems to me that most people I know that owned a WRX/STI ran into problems so I'm sure it's a relief you're in something new.For the most part, yeah. I feel like it’s faster above 60mph than the sti. A few times I was surprised I was already at 85 just varying load and rpm. The handing is amazing at any speed. I wanted this car because of the smaller wheelbase and hatch, and it’s about 200lbs lighter than the STi, but feels way lighter. I’m disappointed in the paint quality.
The dealer didn’t wash it as requested but there were already swirl marks and scuffs in the clear coat. I have a few chips on the hood and elsewhere but not even sure how.
There’s also bare metal showing on the fender flare connected to the rear door straight from the factory. And also the STi stereo makes this JBL sound like crap. I prefer the STi interior except for the customizable dash.
In the end, I’m glad I got out of the STi because I was just worried about it blowing up one day, even though I drive like a grandma. My plans for the GRC are lighter wheels, paint correction and cc, and RK titanium cbe once they make one.
This will be my first performance car. I own a 2010 Corolla S 5MT so this thing will probably feel fast to me. It'll be nice once the aftermarket catches up too. Enjoy the car 🤙