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Old 11-15-2012, 12:20 PM   #201
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i was 17, a sophmore in high school. i bought a 2005 sti. USAA loan. 412/mnth. im paying 92/mnth for insurance under my pops name till im 25 lol
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:40 PM   #202
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bought a 1999 rs, hopefully rst in a year, last month, I'm 20, almost 21.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:10 PM   #203
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18 - Bought a 99 Civic for 5k

21 - Finished Undergraduate School - No problems with Civic. Finished with about 12k in loans.

23 - Finished Graduate School - No problems with Civic. Only general maintenance costs. No extra loans.

23- Bought WRX in California. Screwed by taxes. Moved to Oregon with GF for work.

24- Decided to bite the bullet on STi. With proper care and maintenance I hope it lasts me forever. EVER EVER.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:32 PM   #204
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25yr old bought 11wrx prem. paid cash.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:33 PM   #205
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I was 32 when the STi came to US shores in summer 2003.
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:37 PM   #206
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04 wrx when i was 17, quit sports in highschool to work 40+ hours a week
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:56 PM   #207
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2003 wrx when i was 22. sold my motorcycle for a down payment. bought my old buell xb12 when i graduated high school. just because you can afford the payment doesnt mean you can afford the car
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Old 11-16-2012, 03:59 PM   #208
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23 out of college when I picked up my 12 STi. Payments are a bitch, but makes owning this mean so much more.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:40 PM   #209
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24 bought my first 04 WRX traded at 25 for my first 04 sti- sold it for a TriBeca at 29 :-/(married & kid) 33 Bought my 08 WRX.

Worked a lot of overtime to pay for the first.
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:52 PM   #210
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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 11-18-2012, 03:03 PM   #211
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28. My wife wants kids and for them to not sit in a roadster. So I just ordered a WRX "station wagon" to keep the masses happy. Hopefully it's here this week.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:20 AM   #212
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20 years old, 2012 wrx. Best decision I ever made. I go to school full time, and not once have a regretted paying the 400 monthly car bill. If you can afford the car, by all means get it you won't be disappointed.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:28 AM   #213
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I'll never understand how people in college afford brand new cars like this without going into crazy debt (aside from the car loan itself). I've worked since HS, through college, and it wasn't until last year (age 26) that I felt stable enough to afford a car like this. To include gas, insurance, and the mods I knew I wanted to do.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:51 AM   #214
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^ I'm a hard working student and a hard worker. I work full time during the summer and part time during the winter. I pay for the car all on my own, and I signed for it on my own. Now I don't have a mortgage or any other big bills. But that's because I'm going to school and live with my parents. I have enough now to make all my payments, even ahead of time, buy all my "mods" and put money in the bank. And that is with a part time job and a summer job. I can't actually wait until I graduate and actually get a real job and pay. Imagine what I can have then. Also before anyone says good luck finding a job. I already have one lined up.
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:20 AM   #215
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I was 19 when I bought my 2003 WRB loved it and sold it to get my 2010 at 22. I did it as a way to build my credit because I live at home and go to school. What better way to build credit while driving the car of my dreams!!
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:42 AM   #216
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I was 23 when I bought an '05 WRX. Had been out of college and working for all of 3 months. I went from a $280/month car payment and $600/yr insurance to a $423/month car payment and $1400/yr insurance. As much as I loved that car and wish I still owned it I would have been better off NOT buying it. In addition to the much higher cost of ownership I also put money into modifications and fun. It cost me close to $12k more just to own the WRX for 5 years over keeping the previous car. Add in the money wasted on modifications, premium fuel, tires, autocrossing, etc. and I probably wasted another $30k over 5 years.

Soooooo...the cost of that WRX for 5 years would have paid off my college loans as well as the previous car. I'd be sitting here with an extra $1000 a month not being spent on random payments. For $1000 a month there are some really nice things I could own, cars or otherwise. But having owned that WRX and then two Forsters I'm a big Subaru fan and would probably dump part of that $1000 a month on a brand new STi.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:07 AM   #217
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I was 21 when I got my 06'' STI traded it in for a truck 3 years later but really miss it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 12:29 PM   #218
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Bought my 09 back in Feb of 09 when I was 22. Took out a 72 month loan to keep my payments low "just in case" and I'll have it paid off in a few months... I'm pretty much paying it like a 48 month loan as I put an extra $110 or so on it each month.

Even with the longer term loan I got 2.5% apr on so it was a no-brainer. Now if I would have put the $texas (cash only, no cc debt for car parts here) in mods into the loan vs the car I would have paid it off back in 2010.......
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:18 PM   #219
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18 and got my Impreza after saving up for 2 years.
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:54 PM   #220
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I'll never understand how people in college afford brand new cars like this without going into crazy debt (aside from the car loan itself). I've worked since HS, through college, and it wasn't until last year (age 26) that I felt stable enough to afford a car like this. To include gas, insurance, and the mods I knew I wanted to do.
Mods can get expensive. And if you're a careful driver with good insurance and aren't driving 50+ miles a day, it's not that hard to pay for it. It's definitely circumstantial but it can happen. You just have to figure out your priorities and not buy other things you don't need. I haven't bought clothes in 3 years haha. All my clothes come from races and events. I make my own instant coffee at home. I don't buy crazy expensive food, only what's on sale. I do live at home, which saved a lot of money. And I've been working the same two jobs for 5 years so I've been able to earn a few raises which gets me to pay for my college tuition and my car. I don't have much left over, but I know I'm going to be swallowing massive loans for med school no matter how much I save haha.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:23 PM   #221
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I was 18 (i still am) when i bought my 12 WRX. I have been working since i was 14, and I always worked at carpentry (first summer of work) and landscaping for each summer since, so i always had a good income (for a teenager). I always had a dirt bike and a quad, but last spring i sold them both, and put that money, along with some money i had saved on a down payment for the car. I am in college doing plumbing now and still work part time at landscaping and i am going to be snow clearing this winter.

If you really want something, you can make it happen.
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Old 11-20-2012, 05:22 PM   #222
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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 11-20-2012, 10:10 PM   #223
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24: Waited until I had a house to live in, a job that paid well, and some spare cash to purchase a car. I now own a WRB 2008 WRX. Currently paying for my longtime girlfriend (of 6 years) and I to live together, while she attends classes at the local university.
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:02 AM   #224
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21. Bought an 2007 STi with 36k miles 5 months ago and love every second of it. I'm in school full time and work 50-60 hours a week at a decent paying job, I also have the finances to pay for school, a home and all of my living costs, not going to lie I'm really fortunate to have so much at my age . Not necessarily the smartest move financially, but hell I have to have some excitement going on.
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:40 PM   #225
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16, first car was an 06 WRX. Did my first engine swap within 6 months since I blew it up. I need 2 full time jobs to keep up with everything I wanna do but its just not possible since I go to school. Im a senior in highschool
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