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Old 06-11-2013, 04:52 AM   #101
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I was helping my Uncle pick up a car for some bodywork when I was 16. Buick Grand National. At the time I was driving an 85 or 86 Ford Escort station wagon.

Anyway...

My Uncle lets me bring it to his house which was only a couple hundred yards down the road. It was a dirt and stone driveway uphill to the road. I eased it up the driveway and onto the road. Two seconds later, I'm facing the other direction. The only car that has ever scared me.

300 hp is too much for a new driver.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:34 AM   #102
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I think everybody is wayyy over thinking this. I bought my WRX at 17, yes!! With MY hard earned money, not mommy and daddy's!! And maybe it's because I spent all of my money on this car that I drive so carefully. 300hp is not too much for a new driver that has common sense. Unless you're child is a complete moron than why would you not let them have an sti? Help them learn how to handle the power and make sure they know how the car responds in certain situations before you send them off on there own and they should be just fine.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:30 AM   #103
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I was helping my Uncle pick up a car for some bodywork when I was 16. Buick Grand National. At the time I was driving an 85 or 86 Ford Escort station wagon.

Anyway...

My Uncle lets me bring it to his house which was only a couple hundred yards down the road. It was a dirt and stone driveway uphill to the road. I eased it up the driveway and onto the road. Two seconds later, I'm facing the other direction. The only car that has ever scared me.

300 hp is too much for a new driver.
Yeah, because you were a prime example of a male teenager back then. Don't flatter yourself. Just because it was too much for you to handle doesn't mean every other new driver is the same. Don't group us with the likes of you. I'm pretty sure some of us are much (or were for the rest of you) more capable than you at 16+ years old.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:32 AM   #104
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The title of the thread is "Would you BUY YOUR KID an STI".

My answer would be an emphatic "HELL NO!".

You may be an exception to the rule. If my son or daughter saved up 15-20k to buy their first car with, they are probably adjusted differently than a common 16-17 yr old. I was there. I saved up to buy my dream car (at the time) a blue 89 Dodge Daytona Shelby. Souldn't have been allowed to. I racked up soooooo many points on my license. I was in double digits for a long time. I almost killed myself many times with that car. Of course, I have almost done the same in the Escort, an 88 4dr Golf, AMC Eagle, 92 T-bird, etc....
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:34 AM   #105
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Yeah, because you were a prime example of a male teenager back then. Don't flatter yourself. Just because it was too much for you to handle doesn't mean every other new driver is the same. Don't group us with the likes of you. I'm pretty sure some of us are much (or were for the rest of you) more capable than you at 16+ years old.
Sorry Andretti Jr.

Guess I wasn't blessed with them racecar driver genes like your awesome ass.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:52 AM   #106
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Sorry Andretti Jr.

Guess I wasn't blessed with them racecar driver genes like your awesome ass.
Obviously. Besides mashing the gas and acting like a moron, how else do you suddenly end up doing a 180? Were you trying to do a burnout like a dumbass in some Mustang?
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:06 AM   #107
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400 hp rwd car with no weight in the rear.

Sorry I wasn't privy to the multitude of 300+hp vehicles when I was growing up that you were.

Maybe then I could have grown up to make blind assumptions about strangers on the internet.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:15 AM   #108
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400 hp rwd car with no weight in the rear.

Sorry I wasn't privy to the multitude of 300+hp vehicles when I was growing up that you were.

Maybe then I could have grown up to make blind assumptions about strangers on the internet.
It's not a blind assumption since you said so yourself "300 hp is too much for a new driver [such as myself]."

The IRONY here is that you're the one making blind assumptions assuming "300 hp is too much for a new driver."

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300 hp is too much for a new driver.
If you can't see that as a blind assumption maybe you're just blind to begin with. Do you even think before you type or speak? Seriously? Keep trying, moron. Maybe you might do another 180 with your life and actually think.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:18 AM   #109
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It's not a blind assumption since you said so yourself "300 hp is too much for a new driver [such as myself]."

The IRONY here is that you're the one making blind assumptions assuming "300 hp is too much for a new driver."

Do you even think before you type or speak? Seriously?
I like how you make it say what you want or imagined it to say.

Another fool outed.

My work here is done.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:20 AM   #110
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I like how you make it say what you want or imagined it to say.

Another fool outed.

My work here is done.
Lol, yeah, it's definitely done. Outing yourself as a fool and moron was your work, job well done indeed. Thank you for letting us know you either 1.) have no idea what a blind assumption is or 2.) don't know how to think before you speak.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:29 AM   #111
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You should see someone about that smilie addiction.

Point is you are showing how IMmature you are and why you shouldn't have a powerful car. You're judgement is cloudy and your comprehension fails you when you get emotional.

You act like I personally attacked YOU and resort to saying things you wouldn't have the balls to say to my face.

I'm 36. I've learned my lesson.

I can't wait to see your thread titled:

'CRASHED MY SUBIE...WAT DO?'
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:40 AM   #112
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I'm 36. I've learned my lesson.
Obviously not. However you are most welcome to believe you have just based on the fact that you're still breathing.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:37 AM   #113
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You could do what my dad did. Give them a '63 VW bug. If they survive until their 18th birthday, get them one for college!
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:56 AM   #114
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Nope.


I've been driving since I was 12, but even when I turned 16, I got to bounce between my moms car and dads truck. Then I got my own Bronco and want from Bronco to a sports car. My dad pad for the sports car, but I had to earn my own car first, then prove I wouldn't destroy it.

There's no way I'd buy a fresh driver anything with the performance of an STI.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:24 AM   #115
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If I had children I'd NEVER buy them an STI. If they saved the money all by themselves to afford one I'd still not allow them to buy one as long as they wanted to live under my roof. Even now driving over 10+ years I still have a love for a fast car and know how easy things can go wrong. When I was 20 I did an obnoxious speed in 400 awhp STI. Kids drive like idiots. I'm sure my child would have that same love for power and speed in a car but they will have a N/A 4 cyl Subaru (non-BRZ) for their first car.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:35 AM   #116
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Nope. They'll be an asshat, and we don't need more of those.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:36 AM   #117
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Yes, but he would stay grounded 24/7 and be subjected to watching me drive it like an ass.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:37 AM   #118
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Some people are more fortunate then others some deserve it some don't. It comes down to the person in question. Some may not agree with it but should understand the thought process behind the fortunate. I wasn't handed a single thing Ive paid for all my vehicles, clothes and places of living since I was a teen. I had a really awful set of parents who tormented me. In turn I almost feel obligated to make sure my kid has a child hood and life nothing like mine. So STI at 16? Most likely yes. It depends on the person some people are mature enough to handle things like that some have to wait and earn it.

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Old 06-11-2013, 10:51 AM   #119
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You can't buy experience or appreciation. Enough said.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:54 AM   #120
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Some people are more fortunate then others some deserve it some don't. It comes down to the person in question. Some may not agree with it but should understand the thought process behind the fortunate. I wasn't handed a single thing Ive paid for all my vehicles, clothes and places of living since I was a teen. I had a really awful set of parents who tormented me. In turn I almost feel obligated to make sure my kid has a child hood and life nothing like mine. So STI at 16? Most likely yes. It depends on the person some people are mature enough to handle things like that some have to wait and earn it.
I was "handed" a lot as a kid, however, if I tore it up, mistreated it, etc, it was gone. My parents were and still are very giving, but I was never allowed to abused it. If I mistreated whatever I got, it was gone.

My pops bought me a horse, I stopped riding it. Then one six weeks I pulled some bad grades according to my pops, came home one day, horse was gone..

I have no doubts I'll buy my kids a car. It won't be a rocket. It'll be something sensible.

I had a good friend in high school, his pops told him if he drove the family minivan, he could get whatever he wanted, within reason, for his senior year. He got a brand new turbo Supra.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:59 AM   #121
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I'd say no. I'm 22 and I am paying for my own sti. I am glad that I've waited this long to get one because i really appreciate the car. I baby the hell out of it.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:59 AM   #122
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remember this http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?se...and&id=8888038


now, no i would never buy my kid a new sti
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:02 AM   #123
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I see so many young kids whose parents bought them their car. Any thoughts on this ??
When I was a kid, I was told, "Son, we're not going to get you a car when you're 16 when we can let you drive ours. But don't worry; when you need a car, we'll make sure you have one."

They defined what "need" was. And when I decided to stay in my college town for the summer after my junior year of college, that met the definition of "need." They got me a 2005 Forester new (b/c they couldn't find one used) but kept the title & were paying maintenance & insurance. I had to pay for gas. When I graduated college, they handed the title over to me but kept helping with insurance & maintenance until I became established in my career.

Imo, that's how it ought to go. You teach your kids the value of the thing that way but also help them out in the areas they need help in.

Not to mention I wasn't spoiled. I wasn't given my first car till I was 21 & I was given it because I really did need my own transportation.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:12 AM   #124
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The answer is definitely no. I've been driving on and off for a couple years, just bought myself my own bugeye at 20, and still, no. The power that subaru's have is completely too much for anyone my age or younger. I totally have a new respect for those who drive these monsters around, as I'm slowly learning better the ropes of the car. If my child did however express interest in subaru, I would probably get them an older stock forrester/stock impreza that was manual, and once they drove that for a few years, I MAY let them drive dad's car occasionally. Once they do that often enough without KAPLSOFJDKFDSJGKJ'ing it, maybe, maybe then, with a slim, slim chance, might I say, "Let's start looking for an old '14 sti for you sonny."
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:12 AM   #125
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You can't buy experience or appreciation. Enough said.
So are you saying you can't have both of those at 16/17? It's a very small percentage but yes you can!
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