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Old 04-16-2012, 03:53 AM   #1
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Default Should i Buy a '12 Subaru WRX Limited Wagon or '12 Subaru WRX STI Wagon

Hey guys I'm a Newbie from NYC and I currently have a 2010 Honda Accord V6 Coupe and it's leased so I'm giving it back and I'm very hooked on getting a Subaru because I'm trying to get into more the performance scene. I just don't know if i should get a 2012 Subaru WRX Limited 5 Door or the 2012 Subaru WRX STI Premium 5 Door. I noticed the price difference is it really worth almost 7 grand more???? Please Help??? Thanks
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Old 04-16-2012, 04:04 AM   #2
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It really all depends on what you will be using the car for. If its a DD then I'd say stick to the WRX. If you're going to track it then the extra money would be worth it for the STi. also if you have big power goals then an STi would be best to start off with. I say the 7k would be worth it for a more durable tranny, dccd, and the brembos with a little extra hp.I went from a base 2011 WRX to a base 2012 STi and love it. In the end it's your car, your money. Whichever makes you happy.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:19 AM   #3
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the STI is worth the 7k more if you intend on adding the same parts the STI comes with to a WRX, you can get into a WRX for most of that 7k in rims brakes and suspension alone. on a side note the WRX sedan has a higher top speed and a louder factory exhaust. not hatin, just sayin
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:24 AM   #4
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If you can afford the STi do it, you will be so happy you did. I was
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:31 AM   #5
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unless you plan to race then get a wrx. Also if you have to ask wrx or STi then you should just get a wrx.

If you want a stupid about of detail on this subject you should of looked at the 2011wrx vs2011 sti thread.....
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:41 AM   #6
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If you want big power, get the STi, if you want to stop at Stage 2, get the WRX.

Really about it.

I'd personally get the STi if I had to do it over again, I never regretted getting it the first time.
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:56 AM   #7
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I suppose it just comes down to how much you can afford up front, really.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:10 AM   #8
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WRX if your power goal is <300whp and you won't be tracking it
STi otherwise
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Old 04-16-2012, 02:16 PM   #9
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yea im from nj and i went to some subaru dealers in nyc you get rapped with taxes and they try adding retarted stuff to the car saying its part of the package but to the point is that in nyc by the time you are done with all the ripping off and nyc mind blowing tax you are looking at the cost of sti base. When i bought my wrx in nj i started at 27 and ended at 31 also i got lowjack, short shifter, spt exhaust, arm rest, super extended warranty, but if i didnt want all these stuff and not pay the tax i would just got the sti
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Old 04-16-2012, 03:41 PM   #10
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I was in the same boat. After the tsunami (no pun intended), there weren't very many WRX's or STi's being shipped, so it was up to what you ordered, or whatever happened to be coming into the dealerships at the time.

I basically had a choice between a WRX limited hatch (no nav, no sub, very few extras), or several STi's (few hatches, and a limited sedan). The prices between the limited WRX and the STi's was five grand. So I test drove a used '11 WRX, then a 2008 STi later that day at a different dealership. That comparison alone made my decision clear.

I pulled the trigger and went with the STi hatch, for less than $4k more than the lowest barter on the WRX . For me, the $4k was worth it for me. The STi came with most of what the limited WRX had, minus the sunroof & full leather, with the addition of a much more planted feel on the road and an amazingly satisfying gearbox. If you have the money to do it, get the STi. You will not regret, I promise you that.

My ultimate suggestion; go test drive BOTH cars for yourself and make the big boy decision on your own. Internet advice will only go so far, and this topic has been brought up countless times. I'm sure you can find a thread pretty similar to this a couple pages into NASIOC general
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:59 AM   #11
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Hmm thanks guys on the input i really appreciate the feedback. This is to RoadKillDMD. Here is a problem that i have. I am 22 years old and about to turn 23 pretty soon and when i go to the dealership and try to at least test drive to see the differences they won't let me at all which sucks because that would be the only way that i could personally tell the difference between the two.

Any suggestions on how i can get these dealerships to let me drive these cars to get a feel for myself to tell the difference???
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:32 AM   #12
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Go test drive a used one, same cars essentially.
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:51 AM   #13
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^This. Go out and try to find used 2011's. The ones I test drove were used. Dealers just don't want some punk kid just come onto the lot and tearing up a brand new car. Not making any judgements here, just sayin'.

Some dealerships will let you drive a new car if you let them check your credit background to validate your ability to pay for the car. It's worth a shot if you can't find used.
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