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Old 06-11-2016, 08:06 PM   #1
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Default Sell 2015 WRX and Get 2011-2014 STI

Guys, I am considering getting a 2011-2014 STI with under 40k miles and sell my 2015 WRX with 6K miles almost same value both. I dont mind putting $2-3k. I had a sti this year but brought problems so had to traded in for the wrx. ive dont regret decision but want to get back to the sti. I liked the louder exhaust, suspension, wing, si drive, etc little details here and there of the sti. i loved even the chime it makes when you turn it on. I am thinking of keeping this car for long considering i only drive 6k miles per year since i have a work truck.

Any thoughts and/or suggestions?
Do you think its reasonable or not very sane considering i am selling a pretty much brand new car (6k miles) for a 5-3 year old car with almost 40k miles.
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Old 06-11-2016, 08:16 PM   #2
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Do what you want to do. Don't let keyboard warriors tell you otherwise.

I would only recommend the 08-14 if you are in need of a hatchback. otherwise a '15+ STi is the same drivetrain with a better suspension.

I assume by 11-14 means you are looking for the 4-door sedan, at which rate I would just say trade to a 15+ STi
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Old 06-11-2016, 08:35 PM   #3
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Do what you want to do. Don't let keyboard warriors tell you otherwise.

I would only recommend the 08-14 if you are in need of a hatchback. otherwise a '15+ STi is the same drivetrain with a better suspension.

I assume by 11-14 means you are looking for the 4-door sedan, at which rate I would just say trade to a 15+ STi
I am looking for the sedan more like 2011-2012 so I can get a good deal and not put much money down more than 2-3k difference. A 2015 STI will run well over the $30K since those are 36K new.
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Old 06-12-2016, 03:02 AM   #4
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Tough decision. I thought there were very few suspension changes in the '15 WRX and STI? STI has better brakes, transmission and other points you mentioned. The FA20 on the other hand makes stupid amounts of power with nothing but a tune.

You'd also lose warranty. I'd see how much extra you'd need to get a 2016 or 2017 base STI, since you'd have a full 3 years of warranty.
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:34 AM   #5
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Tough decision. I thought there were very few suspension changes in the '15 WRX and STI? ...
Maybe I am incorrect on suspension, but the entire body/frame performs better. put '14 STi and a '15 STi in the twisties, the '15 will win.
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Old 06-18-2016, 11:53 PM   #6
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honestly I would keep what you have although I have never driven a 2015 and 2016 have many more upgrades electronically along with an active torque differential previous models like mentioned in the comment above if you're looking for a hatch or IMO a better looking sti get the 08-2014
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Old 06-19-2016, 12:19 PM   #7
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Keep the WRX or get a new STi.

I wouldn't trade a new WRX for an older STi. But everyone is different.
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Old 06-19-2016, 12:38 PM   #8
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Having driven both, the 15+ WRX is a much better car.

If you're looking for bragging rights, just wait for the winter. Pick up an 05 Maserati Quattroporte. $25k will buy one pretty easily then. Ferrari engine. Dual clutch transmission. Awesome interior.
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Old 06-19-2016, 02:27 PM   #9
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Go back to the STI. If you liked that car more, and you only drive it for 6K a year I don't see why you wouldn't please yourself.

I mean, whatever is the 2015 WRX is better in specs, what counts here is how you actually enjoy the ride, unless you seek performance and do races.
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Old 06-19-2016, 04:35 PM   #10
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Just test drive a 2011 STI before buying - sometimes cars are better in memory than reality - now that you're used to the much stiffer body of the new gen WRX, the old car might feel a bit loose.
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Old 06-20-2016, 09:38 AM   #11
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I could never take a step backwards to the previous generation (I owned a GR sedan). The handling on the newer chassis is on par with a fully upgraded sway/end-links/springs previous generation sedan.
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:03 PM   #12
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You'd be making a mistake.
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Old 06-23-2016, 12:28 PM   #13
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Having driven both, the 15+ WRX is a much better car.

If you're looking for bragging rights, just wait for the winter. Pick up an 05 Maserati Quattroporte. $25k will buy one pretty easily then. Ferrari engine. Dual clutch transmission. Awesome interior.
You forgot to mention the $25K he'll need to keep the Maserati running for the 6 months he'll own it.
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Old 06-25-2016, 02:54 AM   #14
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The 15 wrx is better than a previous gen sti in every way except for the almost indestructible transmission but the new wrx trans is no slouch... in my opinion it's a bad move to go to a old sti, if anything go to a 15+ sti
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Old 06-25-2016, 09:23 AM   #15
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This story is all too common. Over and over we hear from WRX owners who sell or trade up within the first 3 yrs of ownership. Gher45, I understand. You don't need to justify or explain it. You want the full STI experience. I get it.

I would not however, purchase an older car. I agree with others. You will be further disappointed going from the 15+ platform to a previous gen. From a technology and design standpoint, there are more reasons to go (or stay) 15+. You are already going to take the financial hit, there is no way around it. Make peace with your decision and move forward.
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:28 PM   #16
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The 15 wrx is better than a previous gen sti in every way except for the almost indestructible transmission but the new wrx trans is no slouch... in my opinion it's a bad move to go to a old sti, if anything go to a 15+ sti
It may appear that way if you don't beat on them hard. It's a bit more than the 6-speed. My brother has had his '15 WRX brakes begging for mercy on a tight track. Brake based torque vectoring < LSDs every day. Brembos > sliders every day. DCCD > viscous, etc.

It's all about what you are looking to use the car for.
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