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Old 09-02-2012, 04:26 PM   #1
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How old were you when you bought your first wrx or sti? I am in college and trying to decide if it is acceptable for me to spend money towards a car when it could be spent towards paying off loans.. Also if you were in college or high school a story about how you paid for it would be interesting.

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Old 09-02-2012, 04:35 PM   #2
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Totally subjective question.

I was 21. Still am. Do what you can afford to do, and no more.
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:41 PM   #3
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I'm 50, and ordered my first last week.
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:49 PM   #4
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26, Just bought a 2012 WRX. Graduated college 3 years ago. Still have student loans lol
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:49 PM   #5
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I was 21 when I bought it...sold it at 24(current) due to second kid.

It'll probably be another 5-10 years before I can afford another :\.
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:51 PM   #6
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44 - new 04 WRX.
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Old 09-02-2012, 04:59 PM   #7
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07 WRX - 20 sold
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12 STi - 25 happy camper.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:06 PM   #8
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38 bought a 04 wrx
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:12 PM   #9
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19 when I bought my 2004. 24 when I bought my 2006.

Age means nothing when buying something, it's how mature you are and how you act along with if you can afford it.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:41 AM   #10
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19 when I bought my 2004. 24 when I bought my 2006.

Age means nothing when buying something, it's how mature you are and how you act along with if you can afford it.
QFT

I was 21 BTW.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:20 PM   #11
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18..It became a money pit at age 19. Now at 22 I still haven't found the bottom of that damn pit
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:24 PM   #12
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Bought my one and only WRX when I was 20 for my 21st birthday gift to myself. Do it if you can afford it, don't do it if you can't support yourself. I have never regretted buying it, even if some people told me I was too young to have a nice car before graduating from college.

All I can say is that I had great memories with my car during college (graduated this year); it will be tough for me to let this go one day.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:30 PM   #13
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Sti at 18. Im not in school though.
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Old 09-02-2012, 05:39 PM   #14
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33 and married. 38 now. i would pay off the loans first then worry about a car you really dont need right now.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:42 PM   #15
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i would pay off the loans first then worry about a car you really dont need right now.
Agree. People who are young tend to think more short term. "I want a cool car even if my whole paycheck goes toward it." Be content with driving something reliable and affordable until you're more financially secure.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:00 PM   #16
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22, bought a 12 wrx. I used that deployment money lol
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:07 PM   #17
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18 when I bought a 2004 wrx.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:09 PM   #18
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25 when i bought my first WRX.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:15 PM   #19
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I'm 18 n just bought a 2012 wrx in January. Graduated Highschool at 16, graduated UTI in December for diesel mechanics. Got a pretty good job at a dealership makin $27/hr so I decided mine as well do it right the first time.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:18 PM   #20
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Go in debt now and pay it off when you are too old to drive fast. You'll never be able to retire in our country again anyway.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:52 PM   #21
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Go in debt now and pay it off when you are too old to drive fast. You'll never be able to retire in our country again anyway.
This..

I was 26 when I bought my sti, I've owned a brand new gti and 350z, much happier with my sti
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:20 PM   #22
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17 bought an 03 wrx, lots of car washes and full time job during the summer, 19 (now) spun a bearing getting built currently, lots of money blown into this project, I love it though.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:22 PM   #23
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30, waited till I bought a house, had a rad job, zero consumer debt, and expendable income before making that choice. No regrets and paid it off in 8 months.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:22 PM   #24
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30, waited till I bought a house, had a rad job, zero consumer debt, and expendable income before making that choice. No regrets and paid it off in 8 months.

Same here
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:26 PM   #25
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Bought my wrx at 20. Just bought a house few weeks ago at 24. Do what you can afford
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