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Old 01-08-2013, 09:00 AM   #276
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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!
+1 I'd also like to know what he thought. I've been throwing around the idea of going from my 11 WRX to a 05 STi and would love some feedback from someone who recently owned both.

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I fell in love with Subaru when I sold my first truck and found a mint 04 STi, however the insurance for an 18yr old on an 04 STi was too much for me to handle so I got one I could afford...

18yr old - Paid cash for (my first subie) 05 LGT with 3 po...I learned the hard way fixing everything on that damn car until I traded it in with 100k. EFI logics stage 2 and I loved that car everyday I drove it.

20yr old - Traded in the LGT in for my 2011 WRX and financed the remainder. I'm currently 21 and in my last semester of college, I work part time at a Tech company doing Marketing work while at school and full-time on vacations. The car is EFI Logics tuned and some suspension goodies.

Buy something you can afford to drive while having money for the things you'll need - Gas, insurance, emergency money for repairs, mods.. and you cant go wrong. Good luck!
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:35 AM   #277
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Money management advice from a 21-year-old. Only on NASIOC.
From some of the posts I see on here, I could have given a lot of people money management advice at 21. Not trying to brag, but at 19 I had a house, a wife, two nice cars, and no debt other than my home mortgage... because I managed my money well ever since I started working at 13. Both of my parents are self employed, you learn a lot growing up going to work in the summer instead of sitting at home playing video games.

I'm 30 now, and have more than one house, still no vehicle payments (02 wrx, 04 sti, 85 k10 chevy, 11 forester xt limited, cbr1000rr, crf 450, correct craft nautique). I've never made over $50k a year and my wife has been a full time student with no income until last year, and now is a surgery resident (doesn't make much), and I'm a stay at home dad.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:41 AM   #278
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19 when I bought my 2004. 24 when I bought my 2006.

Age means nothing when buying something, it's how mature you are and how you act along with if you can afford it.
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I was 21 BTW.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:45 AM   #279
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I bought my WRX myself at 19
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:58 PM   #280
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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.
So you bought a 03 wrx then 3 weeks later bought an 04? I'm assuming you sold the 03. Otherwise I see that as a complete waste
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:04 PM   #281
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I have 10g's saved up and counting for the new model Sti. 2014+. When I was 18 my dad and I went 50/50 on an 03 wrx in 09 and he wanted to rally it out more than I did. Save your money and know what you want bro!
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:08 PM   #282
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I was 22. I sold my Lexus IS300 and bought my 06 STI with cash that I had saved up over the period of 2-3 years. Unfortunately I've spent way more in modifying the car than I did buying it. If I would have continued to save all that money who knows what I could have in my garage right now......
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:08 PM   #283
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21 - '08 WRX and a few days later turned 22. Sold it a year later due to a deployment.

23 - '13 STI and hopefully picking it up in the next couple of days

I know I wont be buying a house in a few years to to hopping around from base to base with the military and I am single with no debt...well other then the small loan I took out for the STi so I have a small plie of money to fall back on if something happens.

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Old 01-08-2013, 08:10 PM   #284
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I was 22. I sold my Lexus IS300 and bought my 06 STI with cash that I had saved up over the period of 2-3 years. Unfortunately I've spent way more in modifying the car than I did buying it. If I would have continued to save all that money who knows what I could have in my garage right now......
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:14 PM   #285
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Should an 18-21 year-old pretend to know anything about financial responsibilities? Just tired of reading about kids who think they're all grown up because they can pay for a car.
I like the part where this guy thinks he's awesome because he's the only person who pays for where they live.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:35 PM   #286
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I don't see anything written about being awesome. Your words. It's just amusing when so many people think being financially stable means spending their paychecks on a car.

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at 19 I had a house, a wife
Damn. Can't even imagine getting married at age 19. I was just a college kid going to classes and partying back then. Bravo to you for having your life together.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:19 AM   #287
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I was 19 when I bought my first one. I'm 26 now and on my 3rd turbo Subi.

And I'm with Madkayaker. Married at 19, wife was 17. Now we have a house 2 new cars and a kid. Kids can be
responsible. Life is what you make it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:51 AM   #288
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2001 (2002 Model) WRX. I was toying with purchasing one and read an article in either Sport Compact Car or Super Street that made the decision for me. I was 23 at the time and already in my chosen profession. I stood in the showroom for about 15mins before someone finally offered me assistance. He was a college kid not much younger then me and I remmeber asking him why no one would help me and he said because I "looked" like i was just there for a joy ride. Since then I've owned a 2004 Wrx and now my 2011 STi.
Now, to answer your question, it all depends on you job and financial situation and by you asking it probably means you can't afford one at this time.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:19 PM   #289
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21 years old. No, I don't live with mommy and daddy, I own home that I had built in March of last year.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:43 PM   #290
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21 years old. No, I don't live with mommy and daddy, I own home that I had built in March of last year.
Why do people get so defensive about how they acquired a car?

I'm fairly positive nobody really gives a damn about how you got the car, as long as you don't act like a douche while you're driving it
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:28 PM   #291
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Why do people get so defensive about how they acquired a car?

I'm fairly positive nobody really gives a damn about how you got the car, as long as you don't act like a douche while you're driving it
Agreed. I'm graduating college this year and will most likely live with my parents when I purchase a WRX/STI.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:52 PM   #292
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22- 04STi
26- 07STi

Not to mention buying a house, and 2 cars for my wife.
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:15 PM   #293
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:28 PM   #294
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Was 21 when I bought mine on impulse. Wasn't interested in buying until they gave me a deal on my rustang.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:30 PM   #295
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21 bought my wrx wagon strait up... Had to save up for a bit and drive a stupid 97 Camry...
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:29 AM   #296
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I love all the bitter old guys that bitch and moan when a college student has a car equal to or better than there's. I have an 08 WRX that I pay for all by myself. And yeah, I do have student loans, but at 2.9% for 10 years it makes no financial sense to pay them off early. I've worked in garages since I was 12, and my WRX was a trade in on a company-paid for Ram by a gas worker. The dealer screwed him, he didn't care, and I bough my car for 16k with low miles. It's paid for by profits from several cars I flipped and by me working for the dealer. Yeah, I have debt. I also have a 700+ credit rating at 21 and a reliable car that Ina's always been worth more than the 2.7%, 72 month note I have on it. If need be, I could sell tomorrow and walk away with cash. I also pay more for my own groceries than I do for my car. Benefits of good credit from prior loans and a clean driving record. OP, carefully consider your finances and income, but if you can do it, work hard and buy it, **** the jealous old guys. I don't want to have to wait til I'm 40 to buy a 25 year olds car, and I don't have to do without either. I still go out with friends, pay rent, have a girlfriend, and have the nicest car of all my friends. And like it or not, that means something when you are still in school. It shows I work to achieve my goals.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:43 AM   #297
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19 and bought my 03 wrx wagon with cash for an amazingly cheap price with decent miles on it. I went 3 summers without a car, and saved up in the mean time. My car was also totaled right before the summer began, also wasnt my fault lady rearended me.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:31 AM   #298
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I was 25 when I bought my STI, any younger and I would have been ass raped for insurance here in the UK. 7.5 years on and I still own it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:50 AM   #299
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19 when I bought my 2000 2.5RS 5MT loved it so much as it was the first car I bought and had it for 6 years (I was rear ended by a 3/4 ton van and was written off)

25 bought a 2002 WRX Wagon with a fully built motor custom billet crank stroked to 2.2L with a VF39....love the power and handling upgrade but still love the 2.5RS more (funny enough it was between an 02 WRX or the 2000 2.5RS when I was younger but had to op for the RS because insurance for the WRX would have been 8k a year tho the RS still cost a little over 6k a year for insurance.....Toronto Ontario sucks for younger male drivers)
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:14 AM   #300
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I love all the bitter old guys that bitch and moan when a college student has a car equal to or better than there's. I have an 08 WRX that I pay for all by myself. And yeah, I do have student loans, but at 2.9% for 10 years it makes no financial sense to pay them off early. I've worked in garages since I was 12, and my WRX was a trade in on a company-paid for Ram by a gas worker. The dealer screwed him, he didn't care, and I bough my car for 16k with low miles. It's paid for by profits from several cars I flipped and by me working for the dealer. Yeah, I have debt. I also have a 700+ credit rating at 21 and a reliable car that Ina's always been worth more than the 2.7%, 72 month note I have on it. If need be, I could sell tomorrow and walk away with cash. I also pay more for my own groceries than I do for my car. Benefits of good credit from prior loans and a clean driving record. OP, carefully consider your finances and income, but if you can do it, work hard and buy it, **** the jealous old guys. I don't want to have to wait til I'm 40 to buy a 25 year olds car, and I don't have to do without either. I still go out with friends, pay rent, have a girlfriend, and have the nicest car of all my friends. And like it or not, that means something when you are still in school. It shows I work to achieve my goals.
This BRO is just mad he didn't wait until '11 to get the Wide body WRX. No wonder why all 08-10 Wrx owners are so pissy

Oh I see what he did there.
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