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Old 08-24-2009, 02:29 PM   #1
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Default GC 2.5 rs or 02-03 WRX?

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Been looking for a new daily and for the most part narrowed it down to a 00-01 2.5 rs or a 02-03 WRX. I would like another evo but a little bit out of my range at the moment. So for anyone who has had both or just opinions in general speak now. I probably won't be modding them too much, if at all, so take that into consideration. If I get into modding I will probably just sell whichever one for another evo.
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:02 PM   #2
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GC. Cheaper insurance, more fun per dollar.
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:24 PM   #3
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Old 08-24-2009, 04:46 PM   #4
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for a daily no modding a GC. Problem is hard to find in good condition without 150k+. You'll find alot of 02-03 wrx's with lower miles.
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:04 PM   #5
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If you're going to keep it stock get a gc. Bugeyes kinda look funny bone stock
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Old 08-24-2009, 05:41 PM   #6
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for a daily no modding a GC. Problem is hard to find in good condition without 150k+. You'll find alot of 02-03 wrx's with lower miles.
I daily drive mine and I think it's categorized as modified

I just feel bad it gets weathered and beaten up on my commute....
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Old 08-24-2009, 06:54 PM   #7
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Well I guess I should say no big mods but I would probably do a few bolt ons and some cosmetic stuff. Just a fun street car that is still reliable.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:09 PM   #8
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Agreed. If staing stock go gc, but if mods are somewhere in the future go bugeye, but don't start modding unless jdm hid headlights are accounted for (starting at $800) no modded bugeye should be without them.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:15 PM   #9
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don't start modding unless jdm hid headlights are accounted for (starting at $800) no modded bugeye should be without them.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:08 PM   #10
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If your previous cars are evos... why wouldnt you get the bugeye? the gc is going to crawl compared to your evo, might as well have something a little bit more comparable and fun. Plus, the interior on the wrx is nicer. if you are "staying stock" you might as well have the nicer stock car.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:16 PM   #11
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but an rsti makes for a beautiful build in the future as well.
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:54 PM   #12
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you should by my gc it is already swapped and what not 8K
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:36 AM   #13
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I need something reliable not something that has been having problems. I don't feel like jumping into the middle of some ones project and trying to figure out what's going on with it. Been there done that.

I guess ultimately I feel like the gc is a much better looking car and cheaper but the wrx might be funner and a better car to own. I'm not sure though. More comments?
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:36 AM   #14
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I need something reliable not something that has been having problems. I don't feel like jumping into the middle of some ones project and trying to figure out what's going on with it. Been there done that.

I guess ultimately I feel like the gc is a much better looking car and cheaper but the wrx might be funner and a better car to own. I'm not sure though. More comments?
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:04 AM   #15
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Comments? Double Post? Jk
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:14 AM   #16
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Go with the 00-01. There are fewer of them around, they don't need premium gas, and with a couple suspension mods it will be great fun to run around town in.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:52 AM   #17
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To each there own.
GC is light and fun. But is god awfull slow.
WRX is quick but nothing to brag about.

Now you can get something thats the best of both worlds. I shot u a pm
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:28 AM   #18
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Compare here (hopefully link works):
http://www.cars.com/go/compare/trimC...1B0&compType=E

I like the WRX because it has a stiffer chassis, more power and side airbags. The GC will be cheaper to insure (the cheapest car to insure among my three cars), less maintenance, and lighter.

I have the best of both worlds, a GC with a WRX swap
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:24 PM   #19
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When I bought my wrx, I was in the exact same position, and I have always wished I would have gotten a CG8, not the wrx. Cheaper, and would be a fun project to do a swap on.
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:04 PM   #20
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any car can be as fast as you want, doesnt always mean fun. I think the 2.5 rs is just a sweet car but I would be happy with whichever I could find in better shape and for the better price/ deal.
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:28 PM   #21
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I have both cars and for a stock daily driver the rs wins. The lower initial investment and cheaper gas make it a winner in my book. If gas ever gets to $4.00 a gallon again you'll be thanking yourself. Have you thought about an old turbo legacy? Its not a looker but its cheap, has decent stock performance and can be modded for cheap with used wrx stuff if you get bored with the power.
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Old 08-25-2009, 05:56 PM   #22
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turbo legacies have as much stock performance as an rs. and they take premium gas.
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Old 08-25-2009, 07:01 PM   #23
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turbo legacies have as much stock performance as an rs. and they take premium gas.
haha...
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:46 PM   #24
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turbo legacies have as much stock performance as an rs. and they take premium gas.
Ya, but if you decide to mod( which almost everyone does eventually) used stock wrx parts are practically free.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:51 PM   #25
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Ya, but if you decide to mod( which almost everyone does eventually) used stock wrx parts are practically free.
not particulary true. besides you deal with creacking dashboards, a chassis thats as stiff as cheese and heads that wont support sti turbos ect. not to mention wrx parts arent bolt on. lots of fabrication is involved for rerouting breather systems as well as charge pipes and intake pipes.


<- owned and spent alot of money modding turbo legacy. ended up buyin a GM6 anyway which i then spent alot of money on again.
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