Originally Posted by Jack ffr1846
For you guys who traded, can you put a number in your post what it cost to do the trade. I'm aware of what the cars cost new and the differences that can be out there if WRXs are in good supply and STis not so much. When I was looking (a year ago) because of the ability to negotiate on WRXs at that time and not on the STi, I saw $10k differences. What you guys actually paid is a far more accurate number, though.
I was in the process of negotiating a trade last summer for my 2011 wrx base (I added all the factory options minus sun roof and hids after) obp 5 door for a 2012 base sti 5 door in white. My 2011 was paid for at the time and I couldn't get the dealers in the area to budge under a low 36k for the base sti. I was getting a fair trade, it was around 24k. I was looking at around 15.5k +/- out the door plus my wrx for the sti. I just couldn't do it, I didn't want go lug around that debt even for another 8-10 months. So in the end I cheaped out and just should have gotten what I wanted the first time.