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Old 05-02-2013, 09:23 PM   #76
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For me the sedan is the trademark for subaru. The Sedan with a big wing and a hood scoop.
one of the reasons why i picked up the '12 STi sedan, especially since i previously owned the '07 as well. the wagon just isn't my style.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:32 PM   #77
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I went with the sedan because of the $2000 lower price difference. I had to go cheap as possible to get a STi.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:24 AM   #78
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Well to start off i have never been a fan of any wagon or hatch car except for subaru so if i were to get one i guess subaru would be the only appealing wagon or hatch car.. I have always been a sedan person and plus its the classic look
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:54 AM   #79
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Let's summarize what we've learned so far; you buy a sedan because....

....Hatches look like racer boy, or a minivan.
....I don't need a more useful storage area.
....hatches are ugly.
....the STi sedan is cheaper.
....I want a big wing on my car.
....I don't want to look like a Mazdaspeed3.
....it's what was available at the time, but I wish I would have got the hatch.
....I just want to fit in with the Corolla crowd.

My question is, since there seems to be quite a few sedan owners who said they wish they got the hatch, are their any hatch owners that wish they got the sedan?
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:54 AM   #80
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Drive safely, man.
Thank you. People always question my dad on why he let me buy a wrx. But it is really just the driver's mentality not the car's horsepower. Drive responsibly and only get on it when it is safe.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:10 AM   #81
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My question is, since there seems to be quite a few sedan owners who said they wish they got the hatch, are their any hatch owners that wish they got the sedan?
Good question. I wouldn't say that "quite a few sedan owners wish they got the hatch", but we see that at least some do. On the other hand it seems that most all hatch owners really knew that that was their only real interest.

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Old 05-03-2013, 10:35 AM   #82
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Thank you. People always question my dad on why he let me buy a wrx. But it is really just the driver's mentality not the car's horsepower. Drive responsibly and only get on it when it is safe.
Unless you're 18, you didn't buy the car (you have to be 18 to enter into a contract legally). However, please be careful. Every new driver (even we used to think this at one time) thinks like this. Lots of people use this mentality to buy sportbikes as well that are way too powerful retarding their learning progress. Driving/riding skills will progress the fastest while driving a vehicle you can more safely push to the limit. Just know, statistics disagrees with your comment.

One thing you are doing correctly is driving a stick while still learning to drive. IMO, that's killing the quality of young drivers out there. Kids should be required to pass their driving tests on sticks and drive them until they're 25. It would cut down on distracted driving as well.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:35 AM   #83
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This is not to be a 'which is better" thread (they're both great). But specifically why you chose the sedan?

I am so much in the camp of the hatch, for both the cargo room, and for what I believe is sportier yet classy styling, and can't see any purpose for the sedan. Not judging, just me.

So, do you like the styling better of the sedan or for some other reason didn't want the hatch?

EDIT: I really didn't want to know why people got the wagon, that's kind of obvious - looks and utility. I'm really wanting to hear from sedan owners. But I guess this is open to everyone.
Because when I think about the wrc I think big blue sedan and gold wheels. To me, its iconic. And yes I know the gr is.not used in wrc but some how everything Subaru has done in rally has led to this car. So I enjoy it.
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:47 AM   #84
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Thank you. People always question my dad on why he let me buy a wrx. But it is really just the driver's mentality not the car's horsepower. Drive responsibly and only get on it when it is safe.
I think driving a stick is great for learning. It forces you to always be aware of the changing conditions and situations around you.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:03 PM   #85
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There are no Legacy hatches. If I wanted to look like a soccer mom, I'd have bought a wagon. People think the LGT is a Camry as it is.....

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Old 05-03-2013, 12:05 PM   #86
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went sedan for good deal on only used wrx in the stealership and he back is just so much better looking on the sedan.

A perk I've noticed is the stock exhaust on the sedan puts out a very nice (almost too loud) rumble - where I hear he hatch had a quieter or more restrictive exhaust setup.

One thing that does concern me is perhaps the hatch is a more stable vehicle for corners stock and feel I may have missed out on that
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:06 PM   #87
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I bought a 2012 Impreza 4 door sedan . It looks better than the hatchback. I also like having the trunk.
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:13 PM   #88
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Thank you. People always question my dad on why he let me buy a wrx. But it is really just the driver's mentality not the car's horsepower. Drive responsibly and only get on it when it is safe.
unfortunately it often takes our first "oh crap" (almost in an accident) moment before we realize how careful we have to be. Travel safely
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:19 PM   #89
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unfortunately it often takes our first "oh crap" (almost in an accident) moment before we realize how careful we have to be. Travel safely
Hate to say this, but you either have to be lucky enough to mature out of it before something bad happens or a crash really has to happen. When I had my first wrx, I drove like an idiot, tried drifting (i was like 17) tailed into a curb that I bounced off of instead of going over where I would have hit a fire hydrant. Worst "almost" of my life. traded that car for a truck, traded that truck for a ls1 camaro. Did numerous idiotic things in that car, constantly pullin the e brake trying to scare girl passengers, hit 145 on the freeway. Luckily now Im 22 and the most knowledgable person in the world and dont drive "quite" like that anymore. but really I have matured out of doing that ridiculious stuff.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:19 PM   #90
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I had a couple of sedans before - Honda Accord and Acura Integra (mine was a rare 4-door GS-R). They were good cars but the utility was lacking, especially on the smaller Integra. So I chose the hatch and I'm very happy with it. If you put the seats down it's almost like a small pickup truck! Tons of stuff fits in! And it's shorter than the sedan which makes it easier to park and navigate. Plus i love that sexy azz.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:59 PM   #91
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I agonized over which to choose. The hatch is by far more practical for cargo situations , but I just had a hatch for last 6 years and I wanted a change I prefer the sedan look , but to be honest , I would drive either one and be happy !
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Old 05-03-2013, 05:06 PM   #92
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One thing that does concern me is perhaps the hatch is a more stable vehicle for corners stock and feel I may have missed out on that
Don't forget the extra ~7-8whp/wtq (on average) Cobb claims the hatch has over the sedan due to the less restrictive exhaust layout.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:13 PM   #93
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Unless you're 18, you didn't buy the car (you have to be 18 to enter into a contract legally). However, please be careful. Every new driver (even we used to think this at one time) thinks like this. Lots of people use this mentality to buy sportbikes as well that are way too powerful retarding their learning progress. Driving/riding skills will progress the fastest while driving a vehicle you can more safely push to the limit. Just know, statistics disagrees with your comment.

One thing you are doing correctly is driving a stick while still learning to drive. IMO, that's killing the quality of young drivers out there. Kids should be required to pass their driving tests on sticks and drive them until they're 25. It would cut down on distracted driving as well.
Well I didn't really word that correctly. I'm 17 and paid half for the car and am making payments for the other half on a bank loan. And I completely agree with statistics are against me. I'm not a person to argue them. Also I strongly agree you must be able to drive a stick on a driving test. Lastly thank you for being respectable in your comment.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:19 PM   #94
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I agonized over which to choose. The hatch is by far more practical for cargo situations , but I just had a hatch for last 6 years and I wanted a change I prefer the sedan look , but to be honest , I would drive either one and be happy !
I did as well, and thought that since I was moving I could use the extra room. Definitely paid off, but I'll always wonder.
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Don't forget the extra ~7-8whp/wtq (on average) Cobb claims the hatch has over the sedan due to the less restrictive exhaust layout.
Links?

Also, $2000 premium for a hatch sti?!
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:25 PM   #95
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Because Hatchback.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:30 PM   #96
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unfortunately it often takes our first "oh crap" (almost in an accident) moment before we realize how careful we have to be. Travel safely
Yeah I had my first accident almost a year ago. Even though it had nothing to do with speeding or driving like an idiot. It still opened my eyes on safe driving and always being aware of everything around you.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:33 PM   #97
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I think sedan looks better.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:43 PM   #98
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Opposite for me, couldn't find a stock sedan so I bought a hatch.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:51 PM   #99
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Don't forget the extra ~7-8whp/wtq (on average) Cobb claims the hatch has over the sedan due to the less restrictive exhaust layout.
Yea where did you hear/read that???
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Old 05-03-2013, 11:05 PM   #100
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http://www.iwsti.com/forums/faq-newb...s-sedan-2.html

This one says 7-10 whp/torque more in the hatch.
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