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Old 12-21-2010, 01:01 AM   #1
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Default Comparing 2011 STi Sedan to 2011 WRX Sedan

What makes the 2011 STi better than the 2011 WRX as a DD ?

Factors considered so far:
STi Pros: stronger 6speed transmission, better brakes, LSD, bit more WHP
STi Cons: more weight and higher cost to purchase, maintain and fuel

what else is there to consider ?
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:07 AM   #2
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Killer for me was insurance. STI was over double the rates of the WRX for me.
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:09 AM   #3
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I got an sti and totally love it as a dd. I cant stop playin with the cd and si-drive...
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Old 12-21-2010, 02:20 AM   #4
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What makes the 2011 STi better than the 2011 WRX as a DD ?

Factors considered so far:
STi Pros: stronger 6speed transmission, better brakes, LSD, bit more WHP
STi Cons: more weight and higher cost to purchase, maintain and fuel

what else is there to consider ?
I went from a $45k Tundra to a $26k 2010 WRX and was seriously considering the $37k STI, but after test driving both of them I did not see the justification of $11k for a daily driver. However if I could do it all again I would purchase the STI and actually I am seriously considering trading in my 9mo old WRX for a 2011 STI. Finding rims for the WRX 5x100 bolt pattern is frustrating - if there was a conversion kit to the STI 5x114.3 I would jump on it!

For a DD both are great cars, just depends on what you can afford. Heck one might argue that the base model Impreza is the best DD for the money.

Also don't forget that the STI will run you about $25 to $50 per month more to insure.
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Old 12-21-2010, 08:09 AM   #5
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