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Old 01-07-2013, 11:22 PM   #251
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Just curious what kind of mortgages all these young WRX/STI owners are paying per month. Yeah, that's what I thought.
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I pay a mortgage on a 3br 2bath home. Only thing I wish it had was a garage. Once I pay this house off in about 5 years I plan on renting it, and building my dream home and garage.

Having a degree, a good job, and good connections can get you far. Especially when you graduate high school early and commercial fish for 2 years and not spend a dime.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:30 PM   #252
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17 when I bought my 02 Wrx.. Now almost 19 and am going to finance a 08+ Sti.. No, mommy and daddy will not and never did help me with buying my car lol. Hard work pays off, regardless of age like somebody said
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:31 PM   #253
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24 years old 05 STI CASH..LOL
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:37 PM   #254
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I was into Hondas while I was 16-17 then once I turned 18 got my self a 2006 sti
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:45 PM   #255
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I'm 28, and just bought my first Scoob Rex today
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:47 PM   #256
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I bought my 07 on my birthday, may 4th of 2007. I paid cash for it cause I hate car payments and I'm still driving it to this day. 60,000 miles, 415/405 and still runs like a champ
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:53 PM   #257
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:06 AM   #258
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I purchased my 05 WRX at sixteen.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:17 AM   #259
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24 bought a 2011 STI. My advice on a large purchase such as this is wait. Graduate college, get a job that you enjoy and make good money with, and find out your financial situation. Find your apartment or home, find out those payments (including utilities), figure out your school loan payments, budget your weekly expenses (food, gas, beer), come up with a savings plan, and finally figure you what you have left over. Is it anything? Good now you can shop for a new car.

How did I pay for mine? I had quite a bit of scholarships going into college, paid instate tuition, and had a internship or coop every summer. I spent that money paying off my education. I graduated with a job and made a budget. Investigate what I could get for my old car, and felt comfortable purchasing my new one.

TLDR: Don't spend more than you make, right now as a student, you make negative money.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:20 AM   #260
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20 and bought a 2002 wrx with all my savings
23 I bought a 2004 Forester XT with every nut and bolt changed. Sold the toy and just bought a 2013 Impreza hatch to get me by until I can afford an STI because ultimately that what I want.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:22 AM   #261
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i just bought my first 2002 wrx at the age of 17. got mine by saving for a full year and working at a minimum wage job. saved every singe dime out of my paycheck. hopefully i wont run into any problem for a while otherwise im skrewed.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:28 AM   #262
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18 years old. Still am. 2002 wrx wagon, bought used with every single penny i earned working while in high school. Currently enjoying every second driving it to and from college. No loan, no debt (until something breaks)...
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:29 AM   #263
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I am 32. Always wanted one, but now the WRX is my daily driver. 6 weeks in and I've got a planned list of mods as long as my arm... and that's before I get to the performance mods. Sometimes life isn't about getting what you want right away, but the journey to get there.
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:32 AM   #264
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i just bought my first 2002 wrx at the age of 17. got mine by saving for a full year and working at a minimum wage job. saved every singe dime out of my paycheck. hopefully i wont run into any problem for a while otherwise im skrewed.
Haha. Same as me. Worked minimum wage and saved for over a year and a half. I was so determined to save I would just bring $1 in my pocket to work and when I went out, just so I could buy a can of green tea lol.. Same age as u. I started work at 16 and bought my bugeye 3 months before I got my license when I was 17. And I'm about to be 19 in 2 months
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Old 01-08-2013, 12:47 AM   #265
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used high miles 04 wrx @ 23
used low miles 05 STI @24
new 12 wrx @ 28
new 13 sti @30

Sabregen hit it right on the nail.

For example when I was picking up my car yesterday it was an experience. I love Subaru with 8 years of passion. I changed the clutch in my 05 sti with a buddy, took us an entire weekend. I abused my first 04 WRX and learned from those mistakes when i hit a highway wall in ice. We have been through autocrosses, spark plugs and severe weather. I was sitting in the dealer with my kids and they were just as excited as me cause they knew daddy was getting his STI again he had been waiting for!

While at the dealership the salesman told me a story about a 19 year old kid who blew his motor last week. Came into the dealership bought a brand new limited STI cash...his dad is a VP at USAA... and took it straight to a local performance shop and put thousands upon thousands to "hook it up". Shortly after he blew his transmission and was in the dealership causing a scene calling the STI a "garbage car."

My point is buy what you can comfortably afford and fall in love with it. Then later on you may actually appreciate the car you upgrade to.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:31 AM   #266
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Used 03 wrx at 24
New 12 wrx at 25

Besides utilities and house payment it's my only big monthly expense. Graduated college a few years back.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:37 AM   #267
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used high miles 04 wrx @ 23
used low miles 05 STI @24
new 12 wrx @ 28
new 13 sti @30

Sabregen hit it right on the nail.

For example when I was picking up my car yesterday it was an experience. I love Subaru with 8 years of passion. I changed the clutch in my 05 sti with a buddy, took us an entire weekend. I abused my first 04 WRX and learned from those mistakes when i hit a highway wall in ice. We have been through autocrosses, spark plugs and severe weather. I was sitting in the dealer with my kids and they were just as excited as me cause they knew daddy was getting his STI again he had been waiting for!

While at the dealership the salesman told me a story about a 19 year old kid who blew his motor last week. Came into the dealership bought a brand new limited STI cash...his dad is a VP at USAA... and took it straight to a local performance shop and put thousands upon thousands to "hook it up". Shortly after he blew his transmission and was in the dealership causing a scene calling the STI a "garbage car."

My point is buy what you can comfortably afford and fall in love with it. Then later on you may actually appreciate the car you upgrade to.
And then the whole story of the 19 year old spoiled kid, gives us hardworking kids a bad name and having the older guys say we as kids don't deserve our cars.. I can't wait to finance my 08+ Sti hatch in a couple months, all by myself, it'll be a good feeling to know mommy and daddy didnt help me
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:43 AM   #268
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30 when I bought my 2011 WRX.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:09 AM   #269
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bought my 05 sti at 17 using money from my first vehicle I bought the day after I turned 16, and some more I had saved up, ended putting almost 7k down on the car to make the monthly more reasonable, 3+ years later and im still loving it
did that while going to college and working full time, there times where I think to myself, "wtf did you do to yourself?" but then I go drive and its all worth it, don't get yourself into something you can't handle tho, budget about half of what you think you can afford
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:11 AM   #270
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And then the whole story of the 19 year old spoiled kid, gives us hardworking kids a bad name and having the older guys say we as kids don't deserve our cars.. I can't wait to finance my 08+ Sti hatch in a couple months, all by myself, it'll be a good feeling to know mommy and daddy didnt help me
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:25 AM   #271
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I'm about to be 19 myself and damn right I wish daddy picked up the phone and said "c'mon buddy, today we're goin to Subaru to buy you a 2013 Sti limited, oh and don't worry. The stock 305 hp for a first car and first car your learning stick on is ok, we're gonna get the motor either cosworth or full Perrin built" but sadly no lol., I mean yea after I get the Sti I'll go Cobb stage 2 like I am on my bugeye now. And I'm not bragging saying oh I'm a kid who's financing all by myself and all that ****, I'm just sayin it's all possible if u put ur mind to it, and I'm just tryina get that point across for everyone to realize. No arguments.. "you get your ass out there and you find that ****in dog!"
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:29 AM   #272
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I bought a 03 WRX when I was 18 (one week before my 19th birthday) then bought a 04 WRX two weeks after my 19th birthday. I paid cash everytime.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:05 AM   #273
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05 RS 4 years ago when I was 26. Perfect car until it got trapped in a flood.
13 WRX a couple months ago, now 30. :eek

I tried to put it on my debit card but he wouldn't let me, so I had to write a check. I don't believe in making payments on anything, never have never will, not even a house. I'll try to put a nice one of those on the debit card in the semi-near future.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:18 AM   #274
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Never bought a car over $5500 until I bought my first WRX in Jan 2006, at age 37. It was an 03 wagon with 38k on the odo. Sadly, hit and totaled 18 mos later, so I got another one and have had it since. It's morphed into a completely different car over the past 6 yrs.
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:27 AM   #275
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used high miles 04 wrx @ 23
used low miles 05 STI @24
new 12 wrx @ 28
new 13 sti @30

Sabregen hit it right on the nail.

For example when I was picking up my car yesterday it was an experience. I love Subaru with 8 years of passion. I changed the clutch in my 05 sti with a buddy, took us an entire weekend. I abused my first 04 WRX and learned from those mistakes when i hit a highway wall in ice. We have been through autocrosses, spark plugs and severe weather. I was sitting in the dealer with my kids and they were just as excited as me cause they knew daddy was getting his STI again he had been waiting for!

While at the dealership the salesman told me a story about a 19 year old kid who blew his motor last week. Came into the dealership bought a brand new limited STI cash...his dad is a VP at USAA... and took it straight to a local performance shop and put thousands upon thousands to "hook it up". Shortly after he blew his transmission and was in the dealership causing a scene calling the STI a "garbage car."

My point is buy what you can comfortably afford and fall in love with it. Then later on you may actually appreciate the car you upgrade to.
What are your thoughts on going from the 05 STI to the 12 WRX? Also, why'd you go to back to the STI? Thanks!
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