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Old 08-10-2009, 04:36 PM   #1
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I keep thinking I want to sell my Spec B but I love my car. It is one of the best cars I've ever owned but with my house and motorcycles I really need a truck. I can't make up my mind on what to do. I can't do two vehicles right now so I'm thinking if I can get decent money for the Spec B then get rid of it and pick up a truck to get me around. What to do?

It is a 2007 Spec B with 23k miles, great shape, stage 2, hids, stereo. I was going to put a hitch on it and use it to tow my bikes but I'm thinking I would just be better off getting a truck so I can haul furniture and do house stuff too.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:22 PM   #2
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Just add the trailer hitch. Gonz had no problems with his sti pulling a trailer and about 200 dead babies
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:46 PM   #3
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Don't even think about selling such an amazing car.
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Old 08-10-2009, 08:59 PM   #4
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do a hitch. or buy an old beater truck as a second car. you will regret selling it. i did when i sold mine for a truck.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:57 PM   #5
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I agree with these guys man. I had a truck loved it for the same reasons you would love one but the gas mileage was NO GOOD! And if you have to just go get a cheap toyota pick up with the infamous R22 engine I have seen that thing do some amazing things! By the way let me know if you ever have any questions about that internet :O)

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Old 08-10-2009, 11:11 PM   #6
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Dont do it. You will always go back to a Subie sooner or later. I live in Wyoming and tow a bike trailer with two bikes on it to Miller all the time with no problems(04' STi). I had the same problem come up and I just couldn't justify letting this amazing car go.
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Old 08-10-2009, 11:14 PM   #7
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Towing the bike isn't an issue. I got a hitch I just haven't installed it. Hauling furniture, multch, tree stuff, sod, etc is an issue. Plus if I can sell the Spec B for a decent amount and pick up a decent truck for $13-14k then I won't have a car payment and can start saving for something really nice. Hmm, decisions.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:06 AM   #8
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I still think its a bad idea.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:35 AM   #9
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How much are you looking to sell your spec b for? If it's less than 20 I might be interested. I'm currently trying to unload my sti and get something less racy. Plus I'd take good care of it
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:08 AM   #10
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Just get an old forester for like $2000 to tow your stuff, or an old beater truck.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:28 AM   #11
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I remember selling my STi and M3 and Ducati in order to have something that would make working on a house a little easier. Well worth it. House improvements are worth way more than a car. Plus, after a few years, another car will come along.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:40 AM   #12
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It would be no where near $20k. Would be more like $24k.

The only way I would do this is if I could get a nice truck for $16k or less. I got to go test drive and see if I could live with my options. If I'm not going to save money and gain practicallity then I'll just install the hitch and tow the bikes and when needed rent/borrow a truck.
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:25 AM   #13
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Just add the trailer hitch. Gonz had no problems with his sti pulling a trailer and about 200 dead babies
Absolutely buy a trailer hitch. No reason to get a truck unless you need to haul 4x8 sheets or long pieces of lumber.

BTW, I could haul 243 dead babies with the tarp bungied over the top of them.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:14 PM   #14
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Im in the same sitution as you and im just going to put a hitch on cause I now that I would regret selling the sub for a truck.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:39 PM   #15
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I already got the hitch, it is in the garage, just need a hand putting it on. It is 4 bolts but I'm told someone has to hold the mufflers out of the way to get it in place.

Looking at prices and what I like I think keeping it is the best bet. It looks like it maybe worth $22-23k, and any truck I like is $20-22k so it wouldn't be worth it. With a hitch I can tow the bikes and if I got a utility trailor could haul what I need when I need to. Since I don't need truck functionality daily a utility trailer is just a better option.
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Old 08-11-2009, 12:52 PM   #16
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Nick, how often do you really need to use a truck? I thought I needed a truck but instead bought a trailer and saved myself over 20K. Find a beater suv and trailer package for like 3K. If all you need it for is to haul some stuff only once in a month or so.
Just my $.02.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:04 PM   #17
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Are you not a very social person? I know at least 3 people with trucks I could borrow. Don't sell your car to buy a truck, bad idea to own a truck. Either rent em or borrow em. And put the hitch on for the bikes. What benefits does a truck have? A) You can carry lots of ****. B) You can run over small children and curbs.

Well, if you have one to borrow, you can still carry lots of **** when you need to, so all you're really missing is baby stomping.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:23 PM   #18
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No one has pointed out the best option, namely keeping the Leggy and buying an old Brat.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:36 PM   #19
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umm. furniture, mulch and sod would be no problem with a spec-b. my dad for the last 10 years at least has towed that much if not more with a 88 civic (lowered) and a trailer. that car is rated for 80whp and has a 4 speed. as a matter of fact. he towed retaining bricks to build a large koi pond from american fork to cottonwood heights and blew a tire on the trailer on the point of the mountain. the car worked flawlessly for years afterwards. only recently has the clutch gone out. its third clutch in the lifetime of the car. one was my fault doing burnouts .

few examples of stuff that has been towed. we moved my gramps out of his house with it including his old 7 speaker home theater system, most of the speakers were double twelve inch style. drywalled the entire garage towing the drywall home from the depot. 80 cubic feet of manuer compost, and enough concrete to lay a 20foot sidewalk and patio along with the cement mixer from the depot.

long story short. put the hitch on.
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Old 08-11-2009, 01:37 PM   #20
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Funny enough I was thinking about doing the same. Then I realized I dont have any real need right now for one. Plus my wife's Odessey can tow a decent ammount so a trailer is a good option.
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Old 08-11-2009, 04:07 PM   #21
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Yah, decision has been made to keep it. As for how often I would need a truck or tow. I'm at Miller almost every weekend so if I was borrowing a truck to tow the bike, I would need it often. Plus this car rocks.

Also I clencher was I chatted with my mom about buying a truck and she said she would just leave me her truck for the summers. She has 4 cars and doesn't need them all so I can have her Tundra for the summers. I love my mom.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:27 PM   #22
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What kind of bikes are you racing?
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Old 08-12-2009, 09:47 AM   #23
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My race bike is a 2006 Kawasaki ZX6R.
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Old 08-12-2009, 10:33 AM   #24
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