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Old 12-29-2012, 02:42 PM   #51
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:09 PM   #52
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^ this guy just wants to hear himself talk, g35 isn't a car to take to a mountain unless you want to find yourself the "kook of the day." To be honest why not its your money. I have an 04 wrx running stage 3 for over a year and my car hasn't given me a huge problem, it's always started as should. Yea it's alot more expensive then a Honda accord or a Toyotta corolla but its alot more fun, you pay to play. But given your location I say look for as close to stock wrx as you can. Read unibombers manifesto and stickies and see if jumping into this is what you want, don't listen to half these ***hats who say your opinion sucks.
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In another thread you said Audi is nothing to write home about, but now you're recommending them. Make up your mind.
No, I said new S4's were nothing to write home about, mainy because it's 50 grand, and for that price it'd be nice to have a little more performance than the supercharged v6 has to offer, that is all.
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Old 12-29-2012, 03:11 PM   #53
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If you buy a 2.5i, you're going to wish it was a wrx.

If you buy a wrx, you're going to wish it was an sti.

If you buy an sti, you're just as dumb as the rest of us.

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Old 12-29-2012, 03:18 PM   #54
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No, I said new S4's were nothing to write home about, mainy because it's 50 grand, and for that price it'd be nice to have a little more performance than the supercharged v6 has to offer, that is all.
Oh, you must own one and know all about them.
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Old 12-29-2012, 05:45 PM   #55
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For a compromise you should buy a toyota Corolla S manual. It's got some get up and do and it's reliable.

THe WRX and STI are fast cars and being fast always costs money and things break.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:00 PM   #56
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For a compromise you should buy a toyota Corolla S manual. It's got some get up and do and it's reliable.

THe WRX and STI are fast cars and being fast always costs money and things break.
THIS RIGHT HERE Subaru's suck anyway stay away from them or else learn the hard way. You have been warned.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:36 PM   #57
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I am very happy with my sti and legacy 2.5i. In fact i beat a 2nd gen eclipse in the legacy (hilarious).there is nothing wrong with Subaru. And why be on a SUBARU forum just to say they suck? To the op, get what you want. Have you driven either and noted the differences?
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:19 PM   #58
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If you buy a 2.5i, you're going to wish it was a wrx.

If you buy a wrx, you're going to wish it was an sti.

If you buy an sti, you're just as dumb as the rest of us.
HAHAHA!!

I would extensively test drive all of your options and have a buyers inspection performed on any of the ones you are interested in.

Also check to see if the 03 WRX has had it's timing belt replaced, because it's supposed to happen @ 105,000 miles. If it has not happened, then your looking at writing another big check to your mechanic to have it done.

Just an lil story about buyers inspections.. A few years ago I decided to buy a CHEAP 1989 Jeep Cherokee, I test drove and it felt like a really solid ride, and so I skipped the $100 buyers inspection since the whole car was only $1200 to begin with. Two weeks later - after I had just broke down on the side of the road with blown head gaskets - I come to find out the vehicle must have been sitting still for years and years, because the coolant was just full of rust and gunk. A simple buyers inspection could have helped me avoid that total loss.
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:24 PM   #59
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I would definitely pick an 03 wrx over a 2.5i. For 12k, I would personally look into getting a 5 speed 05+ Legacy GT, they're clean looking, sleepers, faster than the wrx (pre 09), and insurance is actually reasonable unlike wrx's and sti's. Also, if you get bored of the power after a while, you can always throw a downpipe and tune, you can also swap a vf52 and it will be making 09+ wrx power which is no slouch.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:13 PM   #60
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Insurance wouldn't be expensive if he will be under his parent's insurance since he's only 16.

He won't wreck it if he pays attention while he's driving.

He wouldn't blow it up if he knows how to drive a manual car or if the car is automatic.

Just looking at a different point of view of the situation.
ok....now i know YOU are an idiot
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