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Old 10-08-2010, 08:23 PM   #1
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Im 18 and im getting my first car, well driving x5 at the moment but driven cobalt ss and 335 manual trans. , I need sombody to tell me why I should get the STI not the evo... Please
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:46 PM   #2
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Get the Evo so that when you crash it our rates won't go up
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:52 PM   #3
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:facepalm:

You shouldn't get either. Buy something with your own money (not your parents and don't say your parent are not paying for it cause no one at your age could afford a $35-40k car). Buy a civic, wreck it a couple times until you become more mature then step up a level.
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:59 PM   #4
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Im 18 and im getting my first car, well driving x5 at the moment but driven cobalt ss and 335 manual trans. , I need sombody to tell me why I should get the STI not the evo... Please
Why do you need someone to tell you why you should get one or the other? Drive them both, pick the one you like.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:44 PM   #5
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Why do you need someone to tell you why you should get one or the other? Drive them both, pick the one you like.
Because i obv cant decide ?
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:51 PM   #6
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Because i obv cant decide ?
You should buy something disposable.
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:01 PM   #7
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buy a ****ing 240sx, S13 with a dohc and 5 speed manual. start paying the insurance yoruself and any maintenace, drive it around mess with it, get **** broken and then pay out of your wallet to fix it.... if you can afford to do that much, and while having a stupid happy smile on your face then sell it for what you got it for, and go out and get a car you can keep for years and tune up.

if you hate the idea of putting money time and sweat (sometimes blood... alot of times blood) then ditch the idea of getting an evo or subaru, you are 18 get something insurance will be cheap with

My very first car was a 96 crown victoria and i had more fun with that car then probably anything so far (granted i've only had my subie for about two weeks now.....)
i've own a 89 protege, 1993 hatch, and a 1993 coupe. thosse are other great beginner cars cause theyll teach you everything about sporty driving on a budget and maintenance. "the real tree shade mechanic"

as far as reasons to get an Sti? cheaper parts, better engine design, proven company... (mistu has that one off cousin.. ohh what was the name..?? DSM? >_< ew..)
its also one of the cars that ... well.. you know. this forum revolves around.

Let me shoot straight with you, you are asking us why you should buy an sti over evo, if its about performance, you can tune anything.. I MEAN ANYTHING,
if you are talking about all around practicality and cost of ownership then sti, want looks? then evo, best bang per buck? get the wrx and start putting sti parts on it
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:03 PM   #8
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You should buy something disposable.
Like what bro
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:11 PM   #9
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Old 10-08-2010, 10:54 PM   #10
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Im 18 and im getting my first car, well driving x5 at the moment but driven cobalt ss and 335 manual trans. , I need sombody to tell me why I should get the STI not the evo... Please
Have you driving both? which one do you like better? I like both cars but lean towards the STi.
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Old 10-09-2010, 02:07 AM   #11
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Get a used one of each....
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Old 10-09-2010, 02:10 AM   #12
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I wouldn't buy either as posted above. When I was 18 I made some stupid decisions. I even had enough of my own money to purchase an SRT-4 when I was 18 however chose not to becuase I knew I was not responsible enough to not street race etc. So I ended up with a cavy.
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Old 10-09-2010, 02:59 AM   #13
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Old 10-09-2010, 03:14 AM   #14
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Take my advice man, I'm almost 20. Don't get either, trust me. DO NOT GET SOMETHING FAST, especially if it's awd. AWD gives you a false sense of security and you won't realize you've exceeded your limits until it's too late.

I started at 17 with an automatic 1997 audi a4 1.8t, purchased with my own money. That thing was slow as **** but fun and luxurious at the same time. At 18 I had saved up enough to buy a 2002 WRX. Now, one month away from 20 and with numerous hours of auto x and track days under my belt, I currently drive a 300hp, 2900 lb 98 2.5RS.

The key to staying safe and out of trouble is steady progression. If you(or your parents) have enough money to buy you a brand new evo or sti, why not get a nice base model 3 series or C class and whip that around for a year or two?
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Old 10-09-2010, 08:01 AM   #15
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Get the Evo so that when you crash it our rates won't go up
This.

Have fun being a statistic!
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Old 10-11-2010, 01:19 PM   #16
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I'd avoid either as a 1st car. I know it sucks having a bunch of people tell you not to get an STI or Evo. There's a reason why though - it makes sense to start off with a slower car. My 1st car was an Audi 5000. Not fast at all, which is exactly what I needed at 16.

A buddy of mine had a supercharged Grand Prix as his first car. Then he got a Mustang Cobra (supercharged V8). After a couple speeding tickets, he ended up getting into a police chase and was arrested.

Good luck with whatever you end up with.
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Old 10-11-2010, 01:46 PM   #17
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I really wish we had tiered driving/motorcycle license structure in the states. There's no reason for an 18 year old kid should have the privilege to go out and buy a car they can't fully control and leash them upon the public, unless they're licensed for it. Not saying the O.P. is one of those kids, because I honestly don't know what your driving experience is, but c'mon this is a common re-occurrence of young driving buying cars they shouldn't.

If i were you OP, I'd start with an inexpensive awd/rwd manual car..develop advanced driving skills with it, mod/wreck/beat the living **** out of it then upgrade to something like an STI or EVO.
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:30 AM   #18
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Im 18 and im getting my first car, well driving x5 at the moment but driven cobalt ss and 335 manual trans. , I need sombody to tell me why I should get the STI not the evo... Please

Please fill out your profile/region as that may help others give advice...


And it will let me know what state not to visit as I value my life... lol
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Old 10-12-2010, 09:33 AM   #19
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get a Impreza.... the wrx will be too much for you, let alone an STi or an Evo
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Old 10-16-2010, 03:25 AM   #20
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wish my mommy and daddy never taught me morals and responsability.and show me there love not with a hug but by buying it. thanx mom and dad
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Old 10-16-2010, 05:32 AM   #21
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funny!!!! What he said!! jim
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Old 10-16-2010, 05:49 PM   #22
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Go for the STI
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:00 PM   #23
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Some people are just fortunate to be born into a family with money. If my parents could have afforded to buy me a car at 18 I would have taken it and been very happy, it doesn't mean they don't love him, it just means that they are willing and able to spend more.

Plenty of kids have parents buy them a first car that costs a few thousand dollars, if his parents earn multiple times the norm, why shouldn't they treat their kid right?

That said, buy whatever the hell you want. We don't care about what car you buy, but if you buy a Subaru, you will easily be welcomed onto these forums- just try your best not to mention your AGE, since this is clearly a sore spot with many users.
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:13 PM   #24
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Neither.


For obvious reasons.

The fact that you are asking on nasioc what car you should buy tells me you are not mature enough to own a car like that. I'm not going to bash you for being fortunate enough to be able to get a nice brand new car when you're 18, no matter who is buying it for you. My first car was an integra that I bought when I was 16, I drove the **** out of it for 3 years, bought an RS and eventually traded it in on my W. I've had it for 3 years now. I'm 22, and when it's paid off and I feel I'm mature enough to handle a high horsepower car, I will uprgrade to an evo x, or 07 STi. Just like when I can actually ride a bike, I'll upgrade that too.

Consider the fact that what you want, may not be what is best. Trust me, my ****ty integra was fast enough for me to have fun with when I was younger, and I probably would have killed myself if I had twice the horsepower.
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Old 10-16-2010, 07:17 PM   #25
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Plenty of kids have parents buy them a first car that costs a few thousand dollars, if his parents earn multiple times the norm, why shouldn't they treat their kid right?
I would never buy my kid a car like that, because I wouldn't want to see him die, or kill someone else. Let him learn how to drive first. When I was 18 I thought i could drive too.
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