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Old 06-11-2013, 05:30 PM   #51
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Based off my readings on here, I feel like i could fit in the steretypical demographic for most users on on this forum.


That's unfortunate.

Get what you want.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:34 PM   #52
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I dont see myself settling down with a boring car anytime in my entire life. MPG in my WRX is a joke though, 15 average, ALL city with a sh*tload of stop and go. Worth it, f*ck electric cars And I'd go with a WRX over the STi for your needs, considering the WRX is barely slower. If thats somehow too slow for you, then stage 2 will put you out about $2k and you'll be faster than the STi.

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Old 06-11-2013, 05:37 PM   #53
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No one is going to talk you out of trading in your car. If you can afford it then do it. OR save up and buy a car for the weekends to have fun in.... BUT REALLY just trade the car in and stop thinking about it.
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Old 06-11-2013, 05:49 PM   #54
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lol H3 'great off road'

Ok stop you're killing me too funny!
Ha! Beat me to it.
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:59 PM   #55
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When I graduated college and started a full time job I went out and bought a 2005 pontiac GTO as a toy / play car. Loved the car to death but decided to trade it in along with my DD at the time ('06 Grand Prix) for a nissan Xterra a few years later....the X was cool and all for what it was but I desperately missed driving something fun. Needless to say last month I traded the nissan in for a '13 WRX. Once you've got the itch for performance cars you've got it forever, I say get what you want, life's too short to drive boring cars.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:52 AM   #56
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All to similar to my own situation so i had to chime in! I moved, started new job, bought my first house, and got married all from april 1 2012-june 23,2012...and i too am 28 years old. I say go forester xt man!! the 02 bugeye with 20g and supporting mods while fun as heck..just started lacking in the needs category. So i went for a 2011 forester xt and have loved every single moment of it. While its a dog speed wise at face value, it worked for 2 reasons.
1- has plenty of room for puppy (also new) and baby on the way, as well as all the odd-jobs needed by a new home owner.
2-the correct base both in power and suspension setup are there for a fun spirited daily driver(being very interchangeable with the current wrxs) which leaves me with the opportunity for growth, rather then chucking it all out the window in the search for mpgs, room, creature comforts, etc.

just a thought, test drive one. and good luck!
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And OP, don't listen to me. Don't let the dealership touch your car.
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With that much down your payment would be around $450 on the STi.

Drive both, let her drive both, then decide. One more for good measure.
You're the worst, lol. You might as well sit on my shoulder.

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I feel your pain, OP. I just turned 37 and have had my WRX wagon for two years now after my Civic was totalled by a drunk parolee. I've had fun/sporty cars before the Civic (rwd Celica, 93 MR2) and I dreaded getting in the Civic every day. That drunk parolee gave me a great gift and I'm so happy with my WRX.

If finances are agreeable, trade the sedan in on a WRX hatch. Insurance rates are reasonable for the hatch (FYI: my 07 WRX wagon is LESS to insure than a base 07 2.5 sedan) and then come back to this thread to post a pic of yourself smiling in the driver's seat.
i was wondering how much my insurance would differentiate. Between 2 cars (themy fiance's Mazda 3 & my scoob), the ring i bought, and home owners, we're paying about $180-200.

Why are hatches cheaper? I don't get it. Less likely to have passengers = less liability?

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Oh I understand that completely! It's pretty much the reason I got my '12 WRX instead of something far more economical.

As long as you do your due diligence in calculating your recurring expenses and leaving room for emergency expenses, then it's just a matter of how much disposable income you and your wife-to-be are willing to put into a depreciating asset. If you're both comfortable with losing disposable income to the monthly expenses of the WRX, then you picked the right woman you can now enjoy the WRX without any guilt

Just be very 100% honest with yourself. If you think there's even the slightest chance it can be a struggle, then it's probably wiser to suck it up for a few years and focus your disposable income on other "more important" things. Who knows, maybe you'll end liking the next-gen WRX better and/or you get a fat raise?
The vibe i keep getting post after post is, life is a struggle. Might as well make a fun struggle. seeing your posts are voice of reason.

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I dont see myself settling down with a boring car anytime in my entire life. MPG in my WRX is a joke though, 15 average, ALL city with a sh*tload of stop and go. Worth it, f*ck electric cars And I'd go with a WRX over the STi for your needs, considering the WRX is barely slower. If thats somehow too slow for you, then stage 2 will put you out about $2k and you'll be faster than the STi.

C'mon... join the turbo dark side...

I know you want to
There's nothing i miss more than hearing the turbo spool and suck in nice cool air on a nice summer night (coming out of an S turn, of course).

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No one is going to talk you out of trading in your car. If you can afford it then do it. OR save up and buy a car for the weekends to have fun in.... BUT REALLY just trade the car in and stop thinking about it.
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When I graduated college and started a full time job I went out and bought a 2005 pontiac GTO as a toy / play car. Loved the car to death but decided to trade it in along with my DD at the time ('06 Grand Prix) for a nissan Xterra a few years later....the X was cool and all for what it was but I desperately missed driving something fun. Needless to say last month I traded the nissan in for a '13 WRX. Once you've got the itch for performance cars you've got it forever, I say get what you want, life's too short to drive boring cars.
buyers remorse is the worst, isn't it? Especially when it's something you regret buying.
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Old 06-12-2013, 07:54 AM   #57
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As i was trying to setup a test drive for the car i had my eye one, it's already sold as fast as it appeared. The color i wanted, too. DAMNIT.

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...37307133&Log=0
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:07 AM   #58
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lol H3 'great off road'

Ok stop you're killing me too funny!
LOL.. I guess it all depends where you're coming from. Sure, it's not a rock crawling, bog destroying off-road uber machine. It's been a great car for occasional trail riding. It was my daily driver, so I wasn't putting it through mud bogs or anything.

Ever driven one off-road? The Hummer has served me well, but it is the Internet so we need to let everyone know how stupid they are, right?

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Old 06-12-2013, 09:56 AM   #59
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So, you like spirited driving?

Keep the Impreza. If your finances work out (wait until after you are married and settled in to determine your budget - bad financial decisions and new marriage can lead to a lot of arguments) get yourself something for the track. Why? #1 - it's much safer than driving fast on the street, both physically and driving record wise. #2 - if you think you drive fast on the street, wait until you get on a track for the first time, think you're flying, and watch everyone else blow by you like you're a road cone.

Your budget will determine what you can race. Doesn't really matter if it's an open wheel Formula car, a Miata, or a racing kart - you'll find yourself going faster and having more fun than you ever will on the street.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:05 AM   #60
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So, you like spirited driving?

Keep the Impreza. If your finances work out (wait until after you are married and settled in to determine your budget - bad financial decisions and new marriage can lead to a lot of arguments) get yourself something for the track. Why? #1 - it's much safer than driving fast on the street, both physically and driving record wise. #2 - if you think you drive fast on the street, wait until you get on a track for the first time, think you're flying, and watch everyone else blow by you like you're a road cone.

Your budget will determine what you can race. Doesn't really matter if it's an open wheel Formula car, a Miata, or a racing kart - you'll find yourself going faster and having more fun than you ever will on the street.
Maybe i should've clarified. I'm not looking to 'race' or be like one of those uber highschoolers who think they're cool in a beater civic with a fart can.

I'm not looking to track, either. I just want a car that has the pep when needed. Merging on an on-ramp or highway, accelerating through a turn on a back road, and the occasional pin 1st and 2nd gear. Just enough to hear the turbo spool and motor growl!
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:16 AM   #61
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I'm with the Bot. Open wheel Formula car is the only way to go.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:41 PM   #62
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Maybe i should've clarified. I'm not looking to 'race' or be like one of those uber highschoolers who think they're cool in a beater civic with a fart can.

I'm not looking to track, either. I just want a car that has the pep when needed. Merging on an on-ramp or highway, accelerating through a turn on a back road, and the occasional pin 1st and 2nd gear. Just enough to hear the turbo spool and motor growl!
In that case, the only difference is about 10 years and a fart can.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:54 PM   #63
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OP, try rallyx and enter SA (stock AWD) class.

You will gain new appreciation for driving control. A few years ago some dude used to do well in his class with a POS stock Altima automatic with regular stock like tires. Rallyx has taught me how to "have fun" with a fricken van and a Toyota Yaris. By "fun" I don't mean "fast"; I mean the challenge of driving consistently within set limits, a lot of similarities to momentum driving. I realized long ago that the secret to going fast when you actually do have a performance car is still about being able to consistently drive up to a limit; whether or not that limit is an actual physical limit (like at the track) or artificial limit (like 5/10ths). When you can get consistent with control like this, you end up being fast when you actually get to drive a performance car in the proper venue (ie track).

That being said, maybe you should put stiffer springs and better tires on your Impreza... makes a huge "feel" difference.
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:21 PM   #64
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Get rid of the wife. She seams like the problem.
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:34 PM   #65
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Well if he had a GTI, maybe she would be happy with a Rabbit? Are my VW/vibrator jokes making sense?

She gets a Rabbit, he gets a WRX, everyone's happy
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Old 06-12-2013, 05:56 PM   #66
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So, after all this, is your opinoon swayed? Or did we just rustle your jimmies?
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Old 06-12-2013, 06:17 PM   #67
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Get rid of the wife. She seams like the problem.
Sew she does.. Yuk yuk..
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:05 AM   #68
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....and 8 days later, i'm now the proud owner of a 2013 WRX hatch.

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Old 06-19-2013, 11:09 AM   #69
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Sweet congrats. Love that color after owning it for a while.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:06 AM   #70
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The boost bug is a terrible disease. You are never cured, it only goes into remission. I'll be 28 in 2 months. My STI will be my 5th turbo car when it arrives. I have a 4 year old and an understanding old lady, she let me buy the STI when I paid off my Harley

Embrace the disease!
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