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Old 08-12-2014, 09:13 PM   #26
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Then go trade it in and shut up.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:36 PM   #27
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Really starting to regret trading in my 09 Gti for a 14 Wrx. The difference in transmission feeling....all the way to how they feel hitting bumps in the road. I'm telling myself that the awd will be worth the decline in drive quality......then today while coasting to a stoplight, I shift into neutral and I'm greeted with an audible "click". 5700 miles on the odometer and so many noises....vs 78k and 2 different countries(including being shipped from Europe to the US) no noise.

Anyone else find themselves regretting their purchase so soon after do it?

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When you change cars, you have to upgrade and so it looks like you downgraded and did it unwittingly. Looks like the noises don't sound refined and bug your auditory senses. I had a 06 Accord and upgraded to a 1995 Lexus in mint.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:43 PM   #28
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Sell the WRX. It has excellent resale value. Matter of fact there is a guy that started a thread in this very forum about wanting a 2014. Sell it to him for what you paid and get a VW.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:45 PM   #29
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Step 1) Kartboy Shifter & Bushings

Step 2) Suspension Upgrades

Step 3) Stop whining

Step 4) Felt tape and start pulling interior panels to stop rattles.

Step 5) Enjoy not having to deal with electrical gremlins

Step 6) Enjoy the insane resale value if you want to sell.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:49 PM   #30
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Did you test drive it? I mean really you should have liked the car or not when you test drove the thing and compared it directly to your known hardware, aka the GTI.

As for the stuff mentioned, it's small things and fixable with readily available parts. If you want it different, make it different. That's something good about the Subaru aftermarket. There's tons of stuff available to change every little thing on the car that you may not like from an enthusiast standpoint.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:51 PM   #31
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Meh, different tastes for different people. I thought the wrx was the better overall package when I test drove a gti. But keep in mind I was sick of driving fwd or rwd vehicles in the snow. And I don't care about leather or upscale interiors. Give me lots of road noise and driver feedback.
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Old 08-12-2014, 09:54 PM   #32
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I keep hearing how unreliable VWs are and yet we've put 120k miles on our '08 Jetta and the worst thing we've had to replace was the front bearings, which is basically wear and tear anyway. Yet, my parent's past two modern Subarus have both been piles of junk. An '07 Outback that they had to get rid of because it spent more time in the shop than on the road, and the '11 they currently have that had to have its HGs replaced at 60k miles.

Don't get me wrong, I don't think either brand is more or less reliable than the other. You should just be careful what you read and believe on the internet, I guess is my point.
VW/Audi is near the bottom of the list in terms of longterm (3 year old cars) dependability and have been for years.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:00 PM   #33
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When you change cars, you have to upgrade and so it looks like you downgraded and did it unwittingly. Looks like the noises don't sound refined and bug your auditory senses. I had a 06 Accord and upgraded to a 1995 Lexus in mint.
LOL because Lexus....
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:31 PM   #34
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new GTI isnt even German, its made in mexico
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:00 PM   #35
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Trade in for the '15.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:13 PM   #36
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You win some, you lose some. Sounds like you won this time.
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Old 08-12-2014, 11:22 PM   #37
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I'm regretting clicking on this thread
I am as well

I think a little more research by the OP before purchasing a WRX and being honest with himself about his expectations of the level of comfort etc a vehicle offers could have prevented Buyers Remorse.


The market is good maybe you should consider trading it on an new Golf R might only result in a small financial loss and provide you with a vehicle that is more in-line with your expectations.

Just my 2 cents though
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:13 AM   #38
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so many people are hungry for 2014s because they are bad at cars, you should have no problem selling it for nearly what you paid, if not more
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Old 08-13-2014, 12:29 AM   #39
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I change cars every 8 months. I traded in my 2012 Porsche 911S and 2013 Mini Countryman ALL4S after 6 months of miserable ownership for my 2015 Sti and for the first time in a long time I feel like I'll be owning a car for a very long time.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:00 AM   #40
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I change cars every 8 months. I traded in my 2012 Porsche 911S and 2013 Mini Countryman ALL4S after 6 months of miserable ownership for my 2015 Sti and for the first time in a long time I feel like I'll be owning a car for a very long time.
So you like your Sti more than the 911? Do tell.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:05 AM   #41
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So you like your Sti more than the 911? Do tell.
I would like some insight on this as well. My dad has a 2013 911S and it blows my 2015 away in every way possible. HaHaHa
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:26 AM   #42
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I love how everyone has stories about unreliable brands from 10-15 years ago. That means exactly diddly dick regarding today's product.
No. The very post before yours was from somebody who owned a 2010 GTI. I owned a 2010 TDI that was also a reliability nightmare. These cars are not from 10 - 15 years ago. They represent VWs of today.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:31 AM   #43
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new GTI isnt even German, its made in mexico
Believe me when I say that I am not a fan of VW. But still, this is a stupid statement. Just because the assembly line robots are running in Mexico doesn't mean it's not a German car. Where do you think the engineering design work was done?
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:34 AM   #44
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After working on a few German designed cars... I swore to myself... NEVER AGAIN.

Even with current VW's, seems reliability goes downhill fast after 5 years.
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Old 08-13-2014, 09:39 AM   #45
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Everyone has there experiences. I had a 2006 WRX that had "massive turbo failure" with 187 miles on it, brand new, still in the break-in period, while I was babying it. Dealer replaced the turbo and "fixed" it, but it never ran/felt right after the situation. I also had a 2005 WRX that had problem after problem with the steering/front suspension.

Then I had a 2008 GTI that was essentially problem free and drove great. However, I had a GLI that developed an engine noise that no one could diagnose, which resulted in me trading the car in at a huge loss. I have had 4 WRX's and 5 GTI/GLI, none of them has been perfect.

Every car/manufacturer has their own unique traits/feeling/issues. Pick the car you like best, that fits your needs, that you can afford, and go from there.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:10 AM   #46
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Believe me when I say that I am not a fan of VW. But still, this is a stupid statement. Just because the assembly line robots are running in Mexico doesn't mean it's not a German car. Where do you think the engineering design work was done?
There is still a human element in any building endeavor. Personally I'd trust a bunch of crazy dedicated Germans over our South American friends to build my car. That's also why I like Mitsubishi and Subaru because they are built in Japan (at least the models I am interested in), and I truly believe that they give a **** when they put together the car based on the fit and finish.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:15 AM   #47
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OP, I had the wonderful privilege of driving my brother's 2012 GTI back to back with my 2013 WRX. Like a peeled hard boiled egg, the GTI is refined, smooth, and soft in every way. Yes, the interior was more refined.

However I could not stand that thing...clutch petal travel was sooo soft, gentle, and long that you could not tell when the clutch was actually engaging. The shifter throws were also very long though the were a little more precise. The car is WAY down on grip compared to the wrx, a result of the FWD. Cornering is not even close (though to be fair I did have sways at the time).

It was also severely underpowered, but more power would just spin the front wheels instead of move the car. Despite this, even if you actually wanted more power anyway, there are WAY fewer aftermarket options for the GTI. The car also felt heavy as hell. These were also my brother's objective opinion.

Overall, if you prefer the creature comforts over power, grip, any semblance of aftermarket support, and if you never push the limits of the car, keep doubting your decision. I personally appreciate the aforementioned Pros if the WRX much more. The GTI does have a nicer interior but let's be honest....

in summary, if you prefer to drink Zima over a solid IPA, go for it. But don't buy an IPA and complain that it is too bitter and has too much alcohol and you wish you still had a cool refreshing and sweet Zima...or Smirnoff Ice?

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Old 08-13-2014, 10:20 AM   #48
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Such bias, wow

The mkvi gti didn't feel "severely underpowered" compared to either of my wrxs

I think with its gearing its actually not all that much slower once you are rolling, the mkvii is just as fast as a wrx from a roll.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:27 AM   #49
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Dude you are kidding yourself. Drive them back to back at a track event.

Show me some math that indicates a car with much less power, more weight, and 1/2 the driving wheels will win (roll or no roll)....then go back to elementary school.

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Old 08-13-2014, 10:38 AM   #50
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German cars always underrate there power. The mkvi is a bit slower, the mkvii, rated 220hp, from a roll is very close to the 2015.


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