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Old 12-22-2013, 08:00 AM   #101
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3) buy yourself a brand new 911 Turbo and a big house when you're in your mid to late 20's because you can afford it then. trust me.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:27 AM   #102
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Just move to Seattle where the minimum wage just went to $15/hour. You can easily afford it then!
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:47 AM   #103
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I would also have to say just save up your money and get a beater. A honda civic would be great but a mazda protege is another great car that is reliable and gets great gas mileage if you don't want to have an H on the front of your car.
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Old 12-22-2013, 10:49 AM   #104
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the answer is no. you are too young to own/drive a subaru. way too young.
you will not be able to keep up the costs of it. think of it like a corvette. 100$ gas every week. 600$ insurance for your age/mth, etc the list will go on. you should just share a car with your father mother learn to fackingg drive first. after 7 years then you can think about a subaru. till then shut up and listen to your parents.

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Old 12-22-2013, 10:51 AM   #105
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or an old toyota...
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Old 12-22-2013, 11:16 AM   #106
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The people in this thread are ridiculous. It's 2014 in a few days. An 02-05 WRX IS a 10 year old beater car now with less power than a new boring family car like a Camry. My kid drives in 2 years, I'd get her one. However i would not let a teenager go into debt to get one. That's a sorry start to your adult financial life. Save up for a year and buy one cash.
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:36 PM   #107
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No matter what age you are never think of loans as a way to get something.

Thinking lile that will screw you up financially.
There is so many people that buy new cars on loan never pay it off just trade it in for a new car renewing the loan.

Which to me is just stupid. You are 16. Building credit for what a house when you turn 18?

Stop thinking about building credit when you should mever think of getting loans.

The only time you get a loan is when you earn enough to make payments easily without taking a huge chunk of your pay amd to get a house.

Neither of these will be in your future until after you finish studing and get a stable job. Work hard and that will be around age 26.

Alot of these people are right a bugeye is old but parts are still expensive.
My opinion no matter what yesr you get is the same. Rust and body flex which both can be resolved are the only thing to consider. Oh and mileage.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:24 PM   #108
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Don't go into debt for a car, especially at your age. The best advice is be patient, save your money till you can afford something and then jump on it. I managed to save enough from the time I was 16 till I was 18 to buy my 04 wrx with cash and have plenty left over,and that was only working one day a week regularly, of course there where some other small things in the mix. Still have that car and will be able to get all my money back most likely, if I ever decide to sell it. Patience is worth it, debt will ruin your life.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:40 PM   #109
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the answer is no. you are too young to own/drive a subaru. way too young.
you will not be able to keep up the costs of it. think of it like a corvette. 100$ gas every week. 600$ insurance for your age/mth, etc the list will go on. you should just share a car with your father mother learn to fackingg drive first. after 7 years then you can think about a subaru. till then up and listen to your parents.
Too young to drive a Subaru? 02-05 WRX like a Corvette? $100 a week in gas? $600/mo in insurance?

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Old 12-22-2013, 02:03 PM   #110
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Too young to drive a Subaru? 02-05 WRX like a Corvette? $100 a week in gas? $600/mo in insurance?
^I was thinking the same thing.

save up and buy a lower priced wrx. they go all the time for 5k or less. they wont be perfect and will have high miles, but you'll still be getting everything the wrx has to offer.

If you save up and buy the car with cash you can get liability insurance instead of full coverage and you'll be paying somewhere around 600 for six months of insurance.

there will be maintenance and repairs on an older one, but you'll be able to afford them because you won't have a car payment or full coverage insurance payment. and you should be doing these repairs yourself as a learning experience.
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Old 12-22-2013, 02:18 PM   #111
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The people in this thread are ridiculous. It's 2014 in a few days. An 02-05 WRX IS a 10 year old beater car now with less power than a new boring family car like a Camry. My kid drives in 2 years, I'd get her one. However i would not let a teenager go into debt to get one. That's a sorry start to your adult financial life. Save up for a year and buy one cash.
Comical isn't it?

We always got clowns on here acting like Subaru is the ultimate driving machine .... One guy is even comparing it to a Vette. These cars are 4 door econoboxes with a turbo bolted on .. that's it. These cars were not even nice cars when brand new ... They are bare bones with thin sheet metal and crap interior.

Not to mention, the whopping 300hp the precious STi puts out is not a lot of power nowadays considering the 3.7 in the Ford Edge is more powerful.
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:06 PM   #112
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I'm 18, I started out with a brush painted 1968 land rover in middle school which cost $400 to purchase and worked on it for several years before even driving the thing. Working on it taught me everything I know about cars. The best part is my work payed off the car is worth double what I've spent on purchasing the car and parts. I just bought a 2006 Saab 9-2x Aero (2006 Subaru WRX) last week, and I can't say I would appreciate it as much as I do now without the experience of my first car. Find a POS and work on it yourself it will give you real world skills and make you appreciate and understand cars far more. I now have a job working in a restoration shop after school, and will be going to college next year to be an engineer thanks to this project spiking my interest in cars. Good Luck
Plus the Saabaru is almost half the cost in insurance compared to its Subaru counterpart. I paid $666/every 6 for my wrx but now pay $300/6 months for it.
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:07 PM   #113
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Comical isn't it?

We always got clowns on here acting like Subaru is the ultimate driving machine .... One guy is even comparing it to a Vette. These cars are 4 door econoboxes with a turbo bolted on .. that's it. These cars were not even nice cars when brand new ... They are bare bones with thin sheet metal and crap interior.

Not to mention, the whopping 300hp the precious STi puts out is not a lot of power nowadays considering the 3.7 in the Ford Edge is more powerful.
The Ford Edge is 1000lbs heavier and not even relevant, and yes the corvette and subaru's are completely different platforms. However, a measly stage 2 wrx and a similarly priced used vette, say a 2000 C5, are almost exactly the same performance wise in every category except top speed. They are almost identical.
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:33 PM   #114
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The Ford Edge is 1000lbs heavier and not even relevant, and yes the corvette and subaru's are completely different platforms. However, a measly stage 2 wrx and a similarly priced used vette, say a 2000 C5, are almost exactly the same performance wise in every category except top speed. They are almost identical.
Ford Edge isn't relevant but a 15 year old Corvette is?
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:00 PM   #115
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The Ford Edge is 1000lbs heavier and not even relevant, and yes the corvette and subaru's are completely different platforms. However, a measly stage 2 wrx and a similarly priced used vette, say a 2000 C5, are almost exactly the same performance wise in every category except top speed. They are almost identical.
Ah yes, the old Subaru fanboy argument of comparing their cars to old cars, and then its the inevitable "race me in the snow / gravel" argument.

The point was that Subaru is behind the times, and these cars are nothing special. The power their engines put out is pedstrian by todays standards when even non performance vehicles have the same amount of power or more.

The WRX/STi are decent, affordable performers with versatily. They are not supercars, or beyond the driving skill of young people.
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:27 PM   #116
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Ford Edge isn't relevant but a 15 year old Corvette is?
Lemme see stg2 bugeye 02-03 wrx for <6k. Similar age 2000 corvette for comparison. Omg 2 years newer. Plus the obvious insurance costs safety and all weather drive ability.

Don't buy a new one. Buy an older one work on it yourself an learn something
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:42 PM   #117
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When I was 17 and owned 1998 nissan sentra back in 2006 I was just happy to have my own car. I felt like I rule the world. It took less than a month to realize driving is dangerous and it can ultimately end my life in a split second when I totalled my car. I am glad it happend early with no injuries other than a bump in my head to learn my lesson.
My parents are divorced and I live with dad and my bro lives with mom. When my little brother was still in high school my dad bought him a brand new WRX ('11) which I insisted not to but as a typical Asian parent who always felt he failed us got him the car because his neighborhood white kids with their rich parents owned sports cars. Luckily he hasn't got into an accident but most of his friends did and most of my close friends were involved in an accident as well in h.s. He is just very lucky and knows he is fortunate to have that car so he drives very safely because in will be pos car next if he wrecks it. What I'm trying to say is statiscally speaking and from my experience most teeangers gets involve in an accident so keep that in mind and drive safe. If I were you or your dad I would look at craigslist for a beater that is just drivable.

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Old 12-22-2013, 04:43 PM   #118
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Get a cheap Honda and save up for a subie.. you can get a Honda for a thousand bucks and it would be reliable and cheap to work on. Before you know it you'll have enough saved up for a wrx.
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Old 12-22-2013, 04:58 PM   #119
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If you want to be smart about it, which most people are not on this forum.. then figure out ~1/3-1/2 of your yearly income, and that should be the max you should spend on a car. The earlier you get a head start on being smart with money, the better off you'll be.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:01 PM   #120
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Lemme see stg2 bugeye 02-03 wrx for <6k. Similar age 2000 corvette for comparison. Omg 2 years newer. Plus the obvious insurance costs safety and all weather drive ability.

Don't buy a new one. Buy an older one work on it yourself an learn something
They only comparison is that they are both slow by today's standards. Which was what GrumpyPitbulls original point was.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:13 PM   #121
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I don't know about that, my 2006 Aero (WRX) is fun as hell to drive, I've never had fun driving in a Camry etc. Anyway the point isn't wether this is too much car for the kid to handle (I don't think it is due to AWD and decent handling) but he can't afford it with his income level end of story.
Well I said today's standards...

Fast and fun are very different. I travel a lot and had a number of 2012 Impala's for rental cars and while they weren't much fun to drive, they sure felt like they were a lot faster than my 02 WRX.
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Old 12-22-2013, 05:13 PM   #122
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If you want to be smart about it, which most people are not on this forum.. then figure out ~1/3-1/2 of your yearly income, and that should be the max you should spend on a car.
Sweet, I bought my car for exactly that much

Subaru's are definitely not super crazy sport coupes, they're quick, versatile, 4 door (usually), AWD, awesome cars. Much more practical than buying a 350z or something of the like.
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Old 12-23-2013, 12:20 AM   #123
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So I'm 17 and I own a 2010 wrx, and my good friend of the same age has one too. My insurance is about ~200 a month so yeah its pricey. Is it worth it? I got it a few years ago, and if i could go back I would have bought a 2.5rs or something and fixed it up over time. Just my 2 cents. Probably going to get torn apart for posting this, but I wanted to help.
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Old 12-23-2013, 01:06 AM   #124
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Don't do it. Absolutely terrible financial decision. You won't build credit buying a WRX...you'll burn yourself to the ground before your life even starts.
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:56 AM   #125
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The point was that Subaru is behind the times, and these cars are nothing special. The power their engines put out is pedstrian by todays standards when even non performance vehicles have the same amount of power or more. The WRX/STi are decent, affordable performers with versatily. They are not supercars, or beyond the driving skill of young people.
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It's funny how people act that the wrx/sti are not rods or high performance cars, the only thing high performance about them is the price. Just about every manufacturer makes something more powerful. I would have no problem giving one to a high school kid, actually is quite a safe car compared to many. If a kid is going to wrap it around a tree, they would've done it with a civic too, I'd rather have them be inside the Subaru. Old WRX's go for well under 5k, it's people that think they are worth more that pay more, I sold my 02 in less than 20 hours on CL for 5k, I would've took 3 for it, the thing was beat to hell. They really are nothing special, just another fun easy to drive awd econobox.
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