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Old 11-08-2012, 01:52 AM   #51
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It's lowered 2" and I have 10 spoke 18" wheels

so slammed and kiddified.....meh
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:13 AM   #52
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:37 AM   #53
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Yeah there's a difference between nicely modifying a 2.5i and rice-ing the **** out of it.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:19 AM   #54
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Yeah there's a difference between nicely modifying a 2.5i and rice-ing the **** out of it.
Very true. This is my car, I don't think it qualifies as rice lol

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Old 11-08-2012, 11:23 AM   #55
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Very true. This is my car, I don't think it qualifies as rice lol
http://instagr.am/p/RIjuBmEnAP/
There is something I find appealing about 2.5i's like this. It has basically all the "look" that the wrx does, but you get better gas mileage and pay like a third of the insurance.
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:27 AM   #56
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There is something I find appealing about 2.5i's like this. It has basically all the "look" that the wrx does, but you get better gas mileage and pay like a third of the insurance.
19mpg and $180/month for insurance
:notsocool: lol
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Old 11-08-2012, 11:29 AM   #57
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19mpg and $180/month for insurance
:notsocool: lol
Stop driving it like a racecar

But I think it looks great. Can definitely tell you are a car enthusiast by looking at it but it's also not rice'd out.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:04 PM   #58
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I sympathize with the OP.

I went in to the Subaru dealership in February 09 with the intention of buying an '08 2.5i knowing I couldn't afford a $25k car (WRX). My luck was good that night because there was an 08 WRX on the lot marked down to $19,500.

The issue I had to deal with after was all the idiots making fun of my car because it looked like a Corolla. I couldn't care less. I had a WRX!

The people making fun of you for having a 2.5i are shallow and heartless. They could never own a 2.5i and be happy with it the way you are, and that says a lot about you.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:52 PM   #59
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I love how everyone is patting OP on the back saying he did the responsible thing by purchasing a NA car. What we should be saying is: "DUUUDE, you bought a 5 year old car and 'paid' for it with a 5 year loan on the dealership's bad credit/no credit lending terms...? You got hosed, son!" Sometimes the truth hurts, but OP belongs in a hooptie purchased with $1000 cash outright until he can build credit, maintain stable employment, and invest in assets that appreciate in value.

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Old 11-08-2012, 01:04 PM   #60
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Why's that? He didn't indicate he had any issues paying for the car/saving while paying that loan. A car being a necessity, it's not a bad way to build initial credit. I did the same (my first car was an 03 2.5RS 4EAT), and I have very nearly a perfect credit score today.

On general principle of how to handle personal finances, I agree with your outline. However, ESPECIALLY right now, there is very little that qualifies as an appreciating asset. That's a model from when the economy was on the up and housing was infallible (which was never true anyhow).

I do agree with the guy earlier on who said don't pay the car off with the settlement though. I don't know what your interest rate is, but if it's <3% or so, I say ride it out to the end, or to the last year at least. Granted if your financial situation changes, different things make sense.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:13 PM   #61
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Yeah, still not buying into the "only real enthusiasts buy slow cars and modify them" nonsense.

If that's what you want to do, that's completely fine. But don't act like you're super elite because "you built your car, not bought it". The only reason you didn't buy it is because you couldn't afford it. (This isn't directed at the OP, just in general....)
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:21 PM   #62
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Yeah, still not buying into the "only real enthusiasts buy slow cars and modify them" nonsense.

If that's what you want to do, that's completely fine. But don't act like you're super elite because "you built your car, not bought it". The only reason you didn't buy it is because you couldn't afford it. (This isn't directed at the OP, just in general....)


Where did anyone say anything of the sort?

"slow" is a pretty stupid term to use in this sense. My NA Impreza is often faster than cars with significantly more power through tight courses.

It's not a matter of eliteness, or real enthusiasts, it's a matter of using what you've got. I race and modify a $3500 car because I prefer it. I can afford to buy a fully prepped WRC car if I chose to. How does that line up with your logic?

There's a lot of configurations you can't simply buy -- and a lot of us enjoy working on cars and doing it ourselves anyhow. Saying that you do it because you can't afford to have someone else do it is one of the douchiest things I've ever heard, and we just went through a presidential election.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:28 PM   #63
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Cool story bro. The whole point to people "harrassing" you is because modifying a 2.5i will gain you next to nothing.
With the exception of engine tuning, modifying a 2.5i is pretty much the same as modding a WRX...
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:40 PM   #64
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Drop $500+ for 10 chp? It is useless. My point, along with many others, is that IF you want POWER out of a Subaru, get a turbo Subaru. If you're too thick to understand that, you're a moron.
I mean if you're going to go that route...Buying a subaru and dropping 10k into it to make it into an 11 second car as opposed to buying a mustang gt or evo and dropping 10k would net completely different results. It's your car do whatever the hell you want to it. How can you call someone a moron for modding their car how they want. It's not like he doesn't know it will probably only net him 5hp. He doesn't care and he got it because he liked the sound, the look of it, or because he damn well wanted to.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:41 PM   #65
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Where did anyone say anything of the sort?
Well, that pretty much summarizes what this guy said....

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..... then you're not worthy of it.

The OP is paying his own way on this car. It's not like so many of the kidiots here who have Mommy and Daddy buy them a WRX and then spend all their money on mods. He gains more respect from me in his stock NA Impreza than some guy with 400 WHP who's driving a car paid for by his parents.
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"slow" is a pretty stupid term to use in this sense. My NA Impreza is often faster than cars with significantly more power through tight courses.
More than likely, that's the driver, not the car.

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It's not a matter of eliteness, or real enthusiasts, it's a matter of using what you've got. I race and modify a $3500 car because I prefer it. I can afford to buy a fully prepped WRC car if I chose to. How does that line up with your logic?
I've got no problem with your logic. I do have problems with the kidiots that claim "only real enthusiasts drive cheap, slow cars". That's just an excuse they make because #1, they're jealous, or #2, they can't afford anything better. As if people who own nice, "fast" cars aren't true enthusiasts because they aren't a brokedick. Right.

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There's a lot of configurations you can't simply buy -- and a lot of us enjoy working on cars and doing it ourselves anyhow. Saying that you do it because you can't afford to have someone else do it is one of the douchiest things I've ever heard, and we just went through a presidential election.
I was using "built" in terms of modifications and such, not doing the actual work yourself. For example, I didn't buy a WRX, I built/modified my 2.5i. FWIW, I do all of my own work on my car, so this fallacial nonsense that only the enthusiasts with slow, cheap cars do their own work is bunk, as well.

Fast cars are fast cars. I respect cars in general, I don't really care about your socioeconomic situation, if your parents paid for it, etc. Once you graduate high school and get out in the real world, you tend not to think about that kind of stuff. Someone always has something more expensive and faster.
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:43 PM   #66
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With the exception of engine tuning, modifying a 2.5i is pretty much the same as modding a WRX...
Wat??
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Well, that pretty much summarizes what this guy said....
Fair enough, I don't read it that way -- but then again I tend to ignore anything referring to "respect" and cars.

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More than likely, that's the driver, not the car.
More the torque curve and low-end of the NA, helps quite a lot in RallyX. The extra power tends to just be spun off as it's incredibly hard to put down even as much as the 2.5 NA is making.

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I've got no problem with your logic. I do have problems with the kidiots that claim "only real enthusiasts drive cheap, slow cars". That's just an excuse they make because #1, they're jealous, or #2, they can't afford anything better. As if people who own nice, "fast" cars aren't true enthusiasts because they aren't a brokedick. Right.
I would say only real enthusiasts put up with cheap cars when they CAN afford other things. I don't include myself in that -- my RS has been exceptionally reliable. Everyone else is just doing the normal thing for their means.

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I was using "built" in terms of modifications and such, not doing the actual work yourself. For example, I didn't buy a WRX, I built/modified my 2.5i. FWIW, I do all of my own work on my car, so this fallacial nonsense that only the enthusiasts with slow, cheap cars do their own work is bunk, as well.

Fast cars are fast cars. I respect cars in general, I don't really care about your socioeconomic situation, if your parents paid for it, etc. Once you graduate high school and get out in the real world, you tend not to think about that kind of stuff. Someone always has something more expensive and faster.
'Fast' to me isn't about power, which is where the argument between NA and Turbo lies in Subarus. Very few people know how to use the power they have in stock form, let alone whatever modifications they've done. For the most part, a fast car is any car with a fast driver behind the wheel. When you go to a track day, AutoX, or RallyX and get lapped/smashed in time by that little FWD civic with a stock 1.8L it's pretty eye opening to what 'fast' really means. Power is barely in the equation at all.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:38 PM   #68
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I have no problem with N/A subies and people modding them. I was actually going to agree with you until I clicked on your youtube link in your profile and saw this. This **** is ****ing dumb and is what really bothers me. I hope you never do this again OP or at least put it on your public youtube profile for everyone to see


Edit: also turn your damn hi-beams off and stop blinding on coming traffic.

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^ You just won this thread.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:01 PM   #70
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I have no problem with N/A subies and people modding them. I was actually going to agree with you until I clicked on your youtube link in your profile and saw this. This **** is ****ing dumb and is what really bothers me. I hope you never do this again OP or at least put it on your public youtube profile for everyone to see

130mph 2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i stock - YouTube

Edit: also turn your damn hi-beams off and stop blinding on coming traffic.

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Old 11-08-2012, 05:15 PM   #71
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Nevermind the ridiculously dangerous aspect of doing that speed on public roads... Your dude bro-ness is as unbearable as the (what seemed like an hour long) 40-130 jaunt. "I award you no points and may god have mercy on your soul."

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Old 11-08-2012, 05:35 PM   #72
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I hope you crash and live so you can be prosecuted, hopefully with no other collateral damage other than your car and maybe the highway median.
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Wow complete destruction of the OP.

There isn't any coming back from that.

He sounds like a huge bro.
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I have no problem with N/A subies and people modding them. I was actually going to agree with you until I clicked on your youtube link in your profile and saw this. This **** is ****ing dumb and is what really bothers me. I hope you never do this again OP or at least put it on your public youtube profile for everyone to see

130mph 2007 Subaru Impreza 2.5i stock - YouTube

Edit: also turn your damn hi-beams off and stop blinding on coming traffic.

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Yup, OP was driving 130mph on a public highway in southern New Hampshire - all readily apparent from the video if you pause at key spots. It's either I-93 at the Hooksett toll or the Everett Turnpike/ US-3. As we say, wicked smahht!

That's how we do.....get our asses dragged to Manchester District Court for misdemeanor reckless driving. And then that's how we do....end up walking because we have no license, bro.

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