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Old 05-14-2014, 04:01 PM   #1
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I. Just sold my 2007 subaru wrx for about $14k at 115k miles. It has a 16g turbo upgrade with support mods and a lot of power. I loved the car, I loved the heads I turned, the exhaust, the performance and the motor was in perfect health.

My father really pushed on selling it to help buy me a brand new 2015 wrx. Hey a new car is a new car but to be honest I didn't need one haha.
I saw it in person and when I saw it driving, I thought it didn't seem like anything special, not something that I thought was all that unique. Whenever I see an 07 I get interested and enjoy the view and notice it stand out.

Although I haven't driven the new wrx so I can't say anything on if performance is much better but nothing a turbo upgrade can't fix.

Hopefully it turns out to be better than I expect. I'll let you guys know!
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:14 PM   #2
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I. Just sold my 2007 subaru wrx for about $14k at 115k miles. It has a 16g turbo upgrade with support mods and a lot of power. I loved the car, I loved the heads I turned, the exhaust, the performance and the motor was in perfect health.

My father really pushed on selling it to help buy me a brand new 2015 wrx. Hey a new car is a new car but to be honest I didn't need one haha.
I saw it in person and when I saw it driving, I thought it didn't seem like anything special, not something that I thought was all that unique. Whenever I see an 07 I get interested and enjoy the view and notice it stand out.

Although I haven't driven the new wrx so I can't say anything on if performance is much better but nothing a turbo upgrade can't fix.

Hopefully it turns out to be better than I expect. I'll let you guys know!
Thanks, Facebook!!

So wait, you sold your '07 and haven't bought the '15 yet? So as of right now, you're without vehicle at all? Or you bought the '15 and it just hasn't shown up yet.
What are you complaining about? Why do you let your father boss you around? Why did you sell the car you loved so much?

Why is this important to anyone other than you and your dad?
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:24 PM   #3
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I would wait to be critical of a car and "lack of head turning" until after you drive it.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:27 PM   #4
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Thanks, Facebook!!

So wait, you sold your '07 and haven't bought the '15 yet? So as of right now, you're without vehicle at all? Or you bought the '15 and it just hasn't shown up yet.
What are you complaining about? Why do you let your father boss you around? Why did you sell the car you loved so much?

Why is this important to anyone other than you and your dad?
I have a friend whose father is similar to this. He bought her a new jetta, I think it was 2012 -2014 model at the time. She got rear ended, and didn't seem that there was major damage. Regardless, her father got spooked and insisted that he buy her (or help pay for) a new vehicle. So, she ended up getting a 4-door jeep wrangler... Not exactly the first vehicle i would consider in the safety and winter driving departments, to each their own. (FYI, she is in her mid-twenties)

So, these types do exist, for some reason. Maybe if the car was unsafe or compromised, i can see that...

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Old 05-14-2014, 04:44 PM   #5
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Thanks, Facebook!! So wait, you sold your '07 and haven't bought the '15 yet? So as of right now, you're without vehicle at all? Or you bought the '15 and it just hasn't shown up yet. What are you complaining about? Why do you let your father boss you around? Why did you sell the car you loved so much? Why is this important to anyone other than you and your dad?
It should be here in the first week of June. I don't let him boss me around, he thinks that since I got in nursing school he'd rather have me driving to cliniclas in a new car. The chances of it breaking down are reduced compared to a high mileage car.

I didn't think id regret selling it but I know I'll buy another 07 when I finish my degree and get a better job.
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:50 PM   #6
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It should be here in the first week of June. I don't let him boss me around, he thinks that since I got in nursing school he'd rather have me driving to cliniclas in a new car. The chances of it breaking down are reduced compared to a high mileage car.

I didn't think id regret selling it but I know I'll buy another 07 when I finish my degree and get a better job.
I drove a new 2015 and was unimpressed. In all honesty, I would have chosen my 2011 over the new 2015. Yes, the 2015 handled better but the steering was numb and for some reason it felt slower. Just didn't have that driving excitement that my 2011 had. And there's no hatch...
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:53 PM   #7
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I drove a new 2015 and was unimpressed. In all honesty, I would have chosen my 2011 over the new 2015. Yes, the 2015 handled better but the steering was numb and for some reason it felt slower. Just didn't have that driving excitement that my 2011 had. And there's no hatch...
I wish I test drove one before I made my decision. I here a lot of people say mixed things, it's nice, it's okay, it's better, it's not.

Coming from a turbo upgrade isn't the best. But I'll see, I'll have something different in 3 years anyway
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Old 05-14-2014, 04:54 PM   #8
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:02 PM   #9
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I wish I test drove one before I made my decision. I here a lot of people say mixed things, it's nice, it's okay, it's better, it's not.

Coming from a turbo upgrade isn't the best. But I'll see, I'll have something different in 3 years anyway
Well you learned a lesson. You never buy a car before test driving it. Especially if you love the car you already own.
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:04 PM   #10
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I would wait to be critical of a car and "lack of head turning" until after you drive it.
I agree. It could just be that the car is to new and people don't know what it is but mine turns heads all the time.
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:04 PM   #11
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I have a friend whose father is similar to this. He bought her a new jetta, I think it was 2012 -2014 model at the time. She got rear ended, and didn't seem that there was major damage. Regardless, her father got spooked and insisted that he buy her (or help pay for) a new vehicle. So, she ended up getting a 4-door jeep wrangler... Not exactly the first vehicle i would consider in the safety and winter driving departments, to each their own. (FYI, she is in her mid-twenties)

So, these types do exist, for some reason. Maybe if the car was unsafe or compromised, i can see that...
If the dad is doing the buying, then i'd think it's his right to change it up if he wants to. However, it seems like the OP had his own car..I could be wrong.
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:16 PM   #12
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If the dad is doing the buying, then i'd think it's his right to change it up if he wants to. However, it seems like the OP had his own car..I could be wrong.
It was my own car, I'm putting down $20,000 on the new wrx and my dad offered to make the payments so long as I put the down payment in.
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:19 PM   #13
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:25 PM   #14
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You traded a real subaru and ~$6000 cash for a toyobaru and your father paying the remaining ~$6000 in payments?

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Old 05-14-2014, 05:27 PM   #15
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The chances of it breaking down are reduced compared to a high mileage car.
I have 207k on a 04 I dont worry at all about down time
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I drove a new 2015 and was unimpressed. In all honesty, I would have chosen my 2011 over the new 2015. Yes, the 2015 handled better but the steering was numb and for some reason it felt slower. Just didn't have that driving excitement that my 2011 had. And there's no hatch...
Same here, exact same response.
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:37 PM   #17
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Getting $14k for an 07 with 115k is not bad.
Buying a new 2015 wrx then starting all over is bad.
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:39 PM   #18
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Like I said, a bigger turbo can easily fix my power troubles. I'll be buying an 07 after nursing school for sure. I bought the 07 for $16,000 4 years ago and spent about $4000 on mods with isn't too bad of a loss on money
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:41 PM   #19
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I have 207k on a 04 I dont worry at all about down time
I wasn't worried either, my tech was telling my my motor still had plenty of life and many years to come if I kept treating it the way I did. Now the 18 year old that bought will hopefully keep it clean and not abuse the heck out of it
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If the dad is doing the buying, then i'd think it's his right to change it up if he wants to.
As I stated earlier, to each their own... I believe Loyale was inquiring about a father's involvement, and I was sharing a previous experience that seemed similar.

I just think it is odd to be buying a new car and making payments while still in school. Then again, Maybe foof has a questionable side job next to the schooling
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:52 PM   #21
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As I stated earlier, to each their own... I believe Loyale was inquiring about a father's involvement, and I was sharing a previous experience that seemed similar. I just think it is odd to be buying a new car and making payments while still in school. Then again, Maybe foof has a questionable side job next to the schooling
Actually as I mentioned, I am putting down $20k and my dad is taking the payments. Although doesn't mean we can rule out the questionable side job..
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:54 PM   #22
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Uh. Really. You should have just said that you sold your 2007 and now you're waiting to take delivery of a 2015 and now you're regretting selling your 2007. Simple as that instead of confusing everyone in this forum.

How'ever the case. I'm pretty sure once you receiver your 2015, you'll find every reason to be happy with your purchase. My only regret going from a 2002 RS to a 2008 WRX was purchasing a 2008 WRX during it's first year introduction. Lesson learned. Still happy with my purchase.
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Old 05-14-2014, 05:55 PM   #23
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Uh. Really. You should have just said that you sold your 2007 and now you're waiting to take delivery of a 2015 and now you're regretting selling your 2007. Simple as that instead of confusing everyone in this forum. How'ever the case. I'm pretty sure once you receiver your 2015, you'll find every reason to be happy with your purchase. My only regret going from a 2002 RS to a 2008 WRX was purchasing a 2008 WRX during it's first year introduction. Lesson learned. Still happy with my purchase.
Oh I'm sure within the next 2 to 3 years they will make some impressive improvements just like the 08 lol
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Every car reviewing website makes the older gen WRX seem like a pile of crap.
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Old 05-14-2014, 06:55 PM   #25
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Every car reviewing website makes the older gen WRX seem like a pile of crap.
Isn't that they're job? Sell the new car? Although the twin scroll turbo is exciting, got to love responsive cars
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