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Old 09-24-2010, 12:21 AM   #1
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Default Let me hear your opinions on the 2011 WRX guys..

Hey whatsup everyone..I'm looking to get into a WRX and want to know what you guys think about if its worth getting a 2011 or if I should stick with like an 07 or something like that..I'm taking into account the warranty and everything and just not sure if the extra 100 or 200 $$ a month or so is worth it.

Let me know your thoughts everyone its a tough choice!

Thanks for the help ahead of time..
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:49 AM   #2
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06-07 is a great year. Are you going to mod it? Or leave it stock/stage II? Modding a brand new car isn't something I'd want to do. If I'm going to pay $$$$ I'd want to keep it the way I got it for a while.

I can't say anything for the 11, except how awesome it looks, IMO. But if you tell us your goals of the vehicle it will make it easier for people to answer
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:53 AM   #3
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I appreciate the input my man!... but i would be planning to do some exterior work and then small modifications like things that wouldnt void the warranty and eventually down the road i would like to mod it pretty heavily
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:14 AM   #4
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I love mine. It's a nicer place to be than the old one. Not as edgy as the old one (or as cheap feeling), but now faster than the sti to 60 and equal through the quarter.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:45 AM   #5
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A stage II 2009 and up will be faster than any other year USDM. That would be a deciding factor for me. Depending on the dealer, Stage II will not void your warnty. And you can always go back to stock when you need to take it in >_>

A new fuel pump, turbo back exhaust, and a new intercooler with a proper tune will put you at some very good power in the 11.

I would test drive both. Park both next to each other and walk around them. Look at them inside and out. Ask youself which one you want more
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:03 AM   #6
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A stage II 2009 and up will be faster than any other year USDM. That would be a deciding factor for me. Depending on the dealer, Stage II will not void your warnty. And you can always go back to stock when you need to take it in >_>

A new fuel pump, turbo back exhaust, and a new intercooler with a proper tune will put you at some very good power in the 11.

I would test drive both. Park both next to each other and walk around them. Look at them inside and out. Ask youself which one you want more
I had no idea stage II wouldnt void the warranty..i like the sound of it how much power to the wheels do you think would come out of that?..i also think the sound of test driving both of them back to back and seeing how i feel..thanks for your thoughts man
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:05 AM   #7
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I love mine. It's a nicer place to be than the old one. Not as edgy as the old one (or as cheap feeling), but now faster than the sti to 60 and equal through the quarter.
i also had no idea it was quicker than the STi to 60..what exactly is the advantage of getting a new STi then..just a tighter suspension?
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:17 AM   #8
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I had no idea stage II wouldnt void the warranty..i like the sound of it how much power to the wheels do you think would come out of that?..i also think the sound of test driving both of them back to back and seeing how i feel..thanks for your thoughts man
It depends on the dealer. It can very well void the warnty. The dealer I went to for service did not void my warnty because I was stage two. My power was 233whp and 274wtq. That was with a Cobb catted DP and the stock WRX exhaust. With the VF52 you're looking at much more potential. The only thing that would hold you back is the intercooler, pump, and maybe the injectors if you wanted to up the boost a real lot. I'm just saying that down the road when you're ready to mod, the newr models have much more potential with les money and work put into it.

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i also had no idea it was quicker than the STi to 60..what exactly is the advantage of getting a new STi then..just a tighter suspension?
The WRX and the STI have different gears and gear ratios. This allows the WRX to accelerate to 60mph faster than the STI. The WRX sees about 65 in second gear while the STI needs to shift to third to hit 60.

If you're going to heavily mod your car, IMo, the STI is where you want to go. It's tranny is build, it's rotating assembly can handle much more.. there's a number of atvantages. But I own a WRX and wouldn't go back and change what I picked if I could.. I got a decent deal on the car though.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:31 AM   #9
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I love mine. It's a nicer place to be than the old one. Not as edgy as the old one (or as cheap feeling), but now faster than the sti to 60 and equal through the quarter.
Is this still true for the 2011 given the slower 0-60 time when compared to 09-10? Not that it matters, but I'm curious.
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Old 09-24-2010, 08:47 AM   #10
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I love mine. It's a nicer place to be than the old one. Not as edgy as the old one (or as cheap feeling), but now faster than the sti to 60 and equal through the quarter.
The 2010 was faster, the jury is still out on the 2011 WRX. The times in two reviews seem to be slower, but they were reviewed on days that were nearly 95 degrees outside too.

Either way, I'd still take a 2011 over a 2010. The widebody in my opinion is significantly better looking.
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:30 PM   #11
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Is this still true for the 2011 given the slower 0-60 time when compared to 09-10? Not that it matters, but I'm curious.
I'm not sure if it was pointed out by anyone, but i thing i read somewhere that the 09/10 0-60 time was used with a base model impreza whereas the '11 was used with a premium model (weighing a few hundred lbs. more).

Heat was also a factor, and also the newly rated mpg; 19/24 for the '11s where as 18/24 for the older models. As far as I've read the engine tune is different this year than the last few years to obtain that ONE point of gas mileage, resulting in a drop in HP in the higher end rpm ranges. I'll try to find the post and the dyno readings.

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correct me if any of my info is wrong here, keep in mind i have no solid evidence and im spreading what other board members are speculating, lol.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...003526&page=83
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Heres the discussion and the dyno numbers.
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:36 PM   #12
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Also, to respond to the OP, i think the MY11's are great, only because I now own one
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:44 PM   #13
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Im also trying to figur out if I wanted to lease and then buy out the 11 WRX.. Need to sell my RS first...but I love the style and body of the 11 vs 06-10.
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:22 PM   #14
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I have a 2010 WRX and the difference between the base model are:
Fog ligths (depending on the dealer)
Heated seats.
Deck spoiler
The compass w/dimmer.
The arm rest extension.
The rear cup holder.
The sunroof. (premium and limited).
And that's it. For the 11's I guess they have the bluetooth and the widebody.
That's not several hundred pounds.
Fact. The WRX stock will always be faster than the STI stock ON 0 TO 60. That's it. From there on the STI beats the WRX in every aspect.
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Old 09-24-2010, 04:52 PM   #15
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That's not several hundred pounds.
according to the specs between the base and the premium + models, theres a ~100-150 weight difference, could be less, but its still there. Also, the added sheet metal added some 50 pounds.

several may have been the wrong word choice, but the weights still there, however you want to call it.
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Old 09-24-2010, 07:35 PM   #16
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Thanks for the input guys I really appreciate it and I think I've come to the conclusion that I'm going to buy a black 2011 tomorrow..can't wait!
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:11 PM   #17
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From what I have gathered, the 11 weighs 33 lbs more than 10 due to having the sti body work, 1.34 inch wider track, and other little things like stiffer subframe bushings
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:29 PM   #18
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i also had no idea it was quicker than the STi to 60..what exactly is the advantage of getting a new STi then..just a tighter suspension?
brakes, DCCD,diffs, steering, turbo/intercooler, suspension, wheels, tires, transmission, Intelligent Drive, exhaust, valve timing system, steering

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Old 09-24-2010, 09:31 PM   #19
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It depends on the dealer. It can very well void the warnty.
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warranties don't get voided.... individual claims can get denied if attributed to upgrades
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:23 PM   #20
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I'd say lease a '11 and you'll have the payment you want and warranty,etc..
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:40 PM   #21
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I liked the 06-07s... really nice feel with a few upgrades... one of my friends has one (with few upgrades like stage 2, coilovers, quick rack (11 to 1)) and it's really dialed in.....

I went from my 99rs (half caged/lots of camber / coilovers) and my stock 11 is only slightly slower in the twisties because of the tires.... on proper race tires, it's going to be lots of fun. going wider tires / 17x9 wheels. already got some sways..... brake pads will be upgraded for sure. OE pads are fine for daily driving but not optimal for autox.
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Old 09-24-2010, 10:57 PM   #22
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haha close enough, like i said the weights still there.

Oh, and to comment on the hp and dyno numbers, after a stage one tune the MY09/MY10 and the MY11 should be really close in numbers, so don't be too discouraged as far as speed goes. just sayin.

ALSO, throw up some pics of the black rex! i saw a black sti when i got my MY11 but i wasnt paying attention to it lol
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haha close enough, like i said the weights still there.

Oh, and to comment on the hp and dyno numbers, after a stage one tune the MY09/MY10 and the MY11 should be really close in numbers, so don't be too discouraged as far as speed goes. just sayin.

ALSO, throw up some pics of the black rex! i saw a black sti when i got my MY11 but i wasnt paying attention to it lol
From what I saw the 2011 got 299 ft/lbs of torque from stage 1. Not bad at all.

EDIT: 30 more WHP too.

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Old 09-25-2010, 12:19 AM   #24
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From what I saw the 2011 got 299 ft/lbs of torque from stage 1. Not bad at all.

EDIT: 30 more WHP too.

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those are good numbers. i want to go stage 1 with my 09 but dont want to have warranty trouble
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those are good numbers. i want to go stage 1 with my 09 but dont want to have warranty trouble
Same here. There's MUCH debate about that topic. Gonna stay stock for a while and see how it goes.
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