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Old 12-20-2013, 05:01 PM   #26
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Get yourself a first or second generation Legacy / Outback with a 5 speed and a 2.2 litre engine. It's indestructible, cheap to run and a Subaru so it will hold its value pretty well. Drive that for the next 6 years then trade it in on a WRX after college is done and you have a real job.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:22 PM   #27
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I don't need a beater, because I can drive my moms crv to school and work when I get my license since she never drives it, she gets dropped off to work by my dad. I just really wanted a wrx, but I'll just save up and pay in full with cash.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:37 PM   #28
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just buy it and worry about that afterwards…..
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:40 PM   #29
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Don't they teach finance in schools anymore?
No, they barely even teach multiplication.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:54 PM   #30
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Spend your money on pbr and slutty high school girls.
You will get much more out of your money there than a wrx you will eventually total.
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Old 12-20-2013, 05:56 PM   #31
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I just bought a 2014 wrx on the 9th of this month and let me tell you that realistically, you won't be able to afford it.

I am 21 and I still had to have my mom co-sign for me to get my monthly note at 480 with no money down. If I weren't making 800 a WEEK as a welder, I wouldn't be able to afford it for sure. Not to mention my insurance is 230/month as well. Like the rest of the guys said, get an old beater and if you want horsepower, put parts on it. Don't go for the whole enchilada off the bat.

Ever since I've been driving I've wanted either a wrx or an sti and now that I have a very stable job that provides me with a good amount of money, I can afford it. All in due time my friend, all in due time.
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:04 PM   #32
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I was like OP. I was 17 and I wanted to upgrade from the 1999 Saturn with 100 hp that was given to me. I really wanted a WRX but I realized that it was way too expensive for me. I got a 03 RS for $4k. It was a great first car. 3 years later, I got my WRX. I suggest you do what I did. Good luck!
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:15 PM   #33
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Spend your money on pbr and slutty high school girls.
You will get much more out of your money there than a wrx you will eventually total.
I have to agree. No, seriously I agree. Best idea so far.
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:24 PM   #34
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Thanks for the suggestions guys. I don't need a beater, because I can drive my moms crv to school and work when I get my license since she never drives it, she gets dropped off to work by my dad. I just really wanted a wrx, but I'll just save up and pay in full with cash.

Smart kid.

Save $500 a month for a year and you'll have your wrx. You can get them in the $5-6k range now for an 02-05. No point in buying a nice one in your situation. You're a kid and I'm sure Alaska isn't any different than here in Maine, so it's going to get thrashed anyway between winter driving and being a teenager.

Then you can get liability only insurance which will save you a ton of money. Full coverage is needed for a financed car.

People here get all worked up when they hear teenager and WRX. But they forget they are now 10 year old cars, not $30k new cars anymore. Plus they are relatively safe for when not if you crash it.
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:25 PM   #35
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You're 3 years younger than me and I've been through 3 motors, 2 transmissions, 4 clutches, and 9 lives.


So.... Yeah.


Edit: Seriously, WRX is a horrible first car unless you have a mint condition one and know how to maintain it. I drive like every other guy our age and I street race. I use a level to make sure my hat's brim is the flattest in the hood. Wait until you can properly save up for a WRX and use the time to study your ass off and learn about these things.


Edit 2: Saw your post on making the decision. Thing is, kids will SAY they will save up and wait, but sometimes get impatient and buy a P.O.S then repost here a horror story. Don't be one of those
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:30 PM   #36
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You're 3 years younger than me and I've been through 3 motors, 2 transmissions, 4 clutches, and 9 lives.


So.... Yeah.
And those were all on his powered Razors!
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:36 PM   #37
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Save your money. $100 every week in an account you will not touch. Try to get $10k for down payment , fees. Etc. Then either pay for college OR get a WRX when you graduate HS. 10k should take about 2 years.

This way youll be saving and seeing what life with car payments is like.
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:38 PM   #38
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And those were all on his powered Razors!
I've resorted to using a RipStick in my morning commute. More energy efficienct. I get infinite miles to the gallon. I had a Precision 6266 on the Razor. My feet would get burnt...
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:46 PM   #39
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I've resorted to using a RipStick in my morning commute. More energy efficienct. I get infinite miles to the gallon. I had a Precision 6266 on the Razor. My feet would get burnt...
Ripsticks are awesome because you can make them a pusher and a puller. Twin 6266's, both with VTA BOVs. The kiddies never know what just blew past 'em.
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:52 PM   #40
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I just bought a 2014 wrx on the 9th of this month and let me tell you that realistically, you won't be able to afford it.

I am 21 and I still had to have my mom co-sign for me to get my monthly note at 480 with no money down. If I weren't making 800 a WEEK as a welder, I wouldn't be able to afford it for sure. Not to mention my insurance is 230/month as well. Like the rest of the guys said, get an old beater and if you want horsepower, put parts on it. Don't go for the whole enchilada off the bat.

Ever since I've been driving I've wanted either a wrx or an sti and now that I have a very stable job that provides me with a good amount of money, I can afford it. All in due time my friend, all in due time.

Sort of in the same boat as this guy here.

However I happened to have excellent credit being that my mom gave me a card with my name on it attached to her accounts so I have her credit history building my own. I'm 23 and I financed 19.5k on a used '11 WRX, after I put 3k cash down. However I almost bought an '07 WRX before this one and put the same amount down on it, my payments would have been about $180 a month. My payments on this car are $390, which was more than I had originally planned to spend per month, but I can still afford it.

But like everyone else in here has said, you have to factor all of the components in before you decide on the car.

-Payment
-Insurance
-Repairs [part of the reason why I bought a newer car, because I knew it wouldn't be beat up and I could get an extended warranty, less out of pocket]
-Maintenance

I work out to paying about 600/mo for the car alone. If I didn't make the income that I do I could never have afforded it.
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Old 12-20-2013, 06:54 PM   #41
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Also factor in IF you lose your job, how will pay for the car and everything that goes with it. You cannot rely on your parents to pay it for you, they will sell it.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:04 PM   #42
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Also factor in IF you lose your job, how will pay for the car and everything that goes with it. You cannot rely on your parents to pay it for you, they will sell it.

Or they'll let it get re-po'ed [but if they co-signed they'll probably sell it]
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:14 PM   #43
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Yes and no. If the bank can do a 7 years or more loan, then you can pull it off. But you will be living paycheck by paycheck. And that is always a no no. Trust me, you do not want to live on paycheck by paycheck. I have done it in the past and it sucks big time.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:22 PM   #44
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Dont do it, kid. Youll drive someone's eye out.


Also, no 700/month will NOT be enough. Youll need at least twice that. Things will come up, and things will break.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:46 PM   #45
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Sort of in the same boat as this guy here.
How do you figure that?
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:47 PM   #46
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Just look at 2.5's they are more affordable for someone like you..
i own a WRX and struggle with it maintenance on turbo cars is alot higher.
In the future u can always do a Wrx / STI swap..
and it will be the same car.
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:56 PM   #47
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However, a High School Diploma is overrated. If you dropped out now you could get a second job and afford the WRX easily.
#WIN
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #48
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How do you figure that?
Meh semi similar

In payment and insurance amounts. Plus had some help from parents
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:10 PM   #49
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Save up and pay cash.
Save your money, pay with your own money. Learn to do life without credit.

Don't drive too fast on the street or I will call you a clown.

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Old 12-20-2013, 10:28 PM   #50
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No!!!!
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