Originally Posted by thomasny27
I've been looking over WRXs for the last few months, and I'm ultimately discouraged from ever buying one.
1. The used car is market is horrendously over-priced for even a base model.
2. Base MSRP for a WRX 26500 (Give or Take), Dealerships are listing prices some 2-4k more, matching Premium and Limited Base MSRP.
3. These car do not depreciate, they actually appreciate ( Which is great if you bought one already not so great for someone who wants one.)
I'm a single 25 year old, who desperately wants an 2011-2012 White Hatch, but for the prices they are asking...I couldn't possibly justify a 450-500 Car payment...
And I don't like the body style of the current Impreza...especially rumors that the power plant will be a 2.0 in the next gen WRX and STi.
I don't know if I'll be ever shifting gears in a white Subaru WRX, in the roads of Upstate NY.
Buy a 98-01 GC, do a WRX or STi engine swap, or buy from someone who's selling one that's already swapped. You can find most for around 12k or less with swap already done, they're faster than newer generation Imprezas and have one of the best looking Impreza body styles ever made.
Maybe you'll be lucky enough to find one in your area...