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Old 04-29-2014, 10:28 PM   #1
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Just bought a new brand new Ice Silver 2014 STI. Not a big fan of the 2015. Was this a mistake?
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:39 PM   #2
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I wanted a wagon so the choice was easy.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:40 PM   #3
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Just bought a new brand new Ice Silver 2014 STI. Not a big fan of the 2015. Was this a mistake?
The only way to know that was to drive both cars.. I mean every review says the 2015 is a noticeable improvement, but you may have a different opinion.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:07 PM   #4
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If you got a good deal on it than you made the right choice..I am considering buying a 2014 WRX limited for $900 under invoice.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:14 PM   #5
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got the sedan btw. but for the most part i just wasnt a fan of the shape. also i didnt like interior. im not gnna sit here and say its not nicer because it definitely is nicer interior wise then the 2014. im just a plain kinda guy and it looks a tad too tacky imo. have yet to drive the new one and i wouldnt doubt that it handles better. And i did indeed get a good deal on it. i pick it up tomorrow, can't wait. thanks for the feedback guys!
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:25 PM   #6
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I bought a 2014 STI as soon as a saw official announcement of 2015 STI. I'm not a fan of body style no regrets. I can care less if it's "outdated" its what I like. Plus I can always add stiffer sways and some swift r springs and would probably handle just as good .
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:25 PM   #7
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I got a 14 STI, but a hatch was a requirement. Made the decision easy.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:41 PM   #8
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No comparison, the 15 is years ahead of the 14.
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:49 PM   #9
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i purchased the last 14 WRB STI sedan in the south florida area one i realized what the 2015 had to offer. Im not a fan in the least of the looks, and the interior isn't enough of an update for me to sacrifice the looks. And i don't track my sti so its plenty fast and handles great enough. You made the right choice
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Old 04-29-2014, 11:50 PM   #10
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No comparison, the 15 is years ahead of the 14.
Exactly, just read the reviews.
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Old 04-30-2014, 12:46 AM   #11
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If you got a good deal on it than you made the right choice..I am considering buying a 2014 WRX limited for $900 under invoice.
There's a lot of killer deals out there for 14's at the moment. I honestly don't think you can go wrong either way given the reasonable price of the 14's and the enhancements of the 15'. If it was me though, I'm choosing the 2015 60% of the time, every time.
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Old 04-30-2014, 01:23 AM   #12
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Old 04-30-2014, 03:30 AM   #13
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No comparison, the 15 is years ahead of the 14.
I wouldn't say it is "years ahead" ... The powertrains are identical.
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Old 04-30-2014, 04:59 AM   #14
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Saw a white '15 STi on the road today, looks like a Corolla with an outbreak of tumors.
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Old 04-30-2014, 05:23 AM   #15
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Just bought a new brand new Ice Silver 2014 STI. Not a big fan of the 2015. Was this a mistake?
You made the worst decision of your life. I can't believe you made a mistake like that!! Good god man!

By the way, I'm referring to you asking for advice on your personal choice after you've purchased it. We can't tell you what's right for you. And certainly not after you've made the choice. What if we all said "yes, you made a mistake"? How would that help you? You made a conscious decision about the 2014. You weighed the options and made a decision. You did this. Not us.

Why do people ask for others opinions? Yours is the only one that matters.
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Old 04-30-2014, 06:37 AM   #16
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From someone who has driven both I'd say if you could afford either one you made a mistake. The 2015's are better. Same powertrain sure but the car definitely feels like it greatly outperforms the 2014's in handling by a good bit. I was actually shocked when I drove it. Then for me comes the looks. You like what you like but the new wrx's and sti's look just as good. The sti's I'd say look better then the 2014's but that's my opinion. Interior easily destroys the 2014's. There is no question about that. I also noticed that the seat at least in the back feels extremely comfortable compared to all other year sti's. Just my take. It's killing me because we're about to sell out 5th sti and out of them two are launch sti's. The blue and gold looks very good.
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:40 AM   #17
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You made the worst decision of your life. I can't believe you made a mistake like that!! Good god man!

By the way, I'm referring to you asking for advice on your personal choice after you've purchased it. We can't tell you what's right for you. And certainly not after you've made the choice. What if we all said "yes, you made a mistake"? How would that help you? You made a conscious decision about the 2014. You weighed the options and made a decision. You did this. Not us.

Why do people ask for others opinions? Yours is the only one that matters.
I was just curious to hear what people had to say. I just spent 35K on a car so I'm pretty aware of what decisions I have made. If 100,00 people replied saying I made a mistake, i wouldnt run back to the dealer and ask to trade for a 2015. Im stoked about my purchase and again was just wondering what the masses thought. IMO the 2014 is > then the 2015, all things considered.
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Old 04-30-2014, 07:42 AM   #18
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and thanks for the replies guys!
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:02 AM   #19
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I was just curious to hear what people had to say. I just spent 35K on a car so I'm pretty aware of what decisions I have made. If 100,00 people replied saying I made a mistake, i wouldnt run back to the dealer and ask to trade for a 2015. Im stoked about my purchase and again was just wondering what the masses thought. IMO the 2014 is > then the 2015, all things considered.
That's all that matters. The only thing that matters. I don't like Camaros. If someone gave me the keys, free and clear to a brand new Z28 Camaro worth $70k or more, I'd turn around and sell it. A lot of people (probably most, becaue it was free) would tell me that would be a mistake. But that doesn't matter, because I don't like Camaros.

You just spent 35k on a car, so you're pretty aware of what decisions you made. So why ask other people's opinions?

Congrats on the new purchase.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:06 AM   #20
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I was just curious to hear what people had to say. I just spent 35K on a car so I'm pretty aware of what decisions I have made. If 100,00 people replied saying I made a mistake, i wouldnt run back to the dealer and ask to trade for a 2015. Im stoked about my purchase and again was just wondering what the masses thought. IMO the 2014 is > then the 2015, all things considered.
Your opinion is solely based on what you like visually. The new Sti is superior in every way. Looks is pretty much the only subjective part. It handling is far superior, I believe it is even faster (ran a 13.3 compared to previously running 13.6's) even though the hp is the same. So for the tiny bit of money you saved you got less of a car.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:11 AM   #21
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That's all that matters. The only thing that matters. I don't like Camaros. If someone gave me the keys, free and clear to a brand new Z28 Camaro worth $70k or more, I'd turn around and sell it. A lot of people (probably most, becaue it was free) would tell me that would be a mistake. But that doesn't matter, because I don't like Camaros.

You just spent 35k on a car, so you're pretty aware of what decisions you made. So why ask other people's opinions?

Congrats on the new purchase.
I'd sell it too. Never liked the new Camaros. Thank you. I know theres probably hundreds of post on 08-14 ice silver sti's but im still gnna post some pics lol.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:12 AM   #22
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Your opinion is solely based on what you like visually. The new Sti is superior in every way. Looks is pretty much the only subjective part. It handling is far superior, I believe it is even faster (ran a 13.3 compared to previously running 13.6's) even though the hp is the same. So for the tiny bit of money you saved you got less of a car.
I won't argue that either.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:53 AM   #23
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I just did the same thing as OP. I got a 2014 STI. I plan on modding the car so that may even out the difference in handling the new ones have. If you're happy with the purchase no one on here can tell you otherwise.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:57 AM   #24
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Most smart consumers will not buy the '15, and instead keep their current ride and wait till Subaru updates the 10+ year old engine, which is inevitable. Think about how much of a shmuck you will feel like when the DI motor comes out in 2 years, and you are stuck with Subaru's decoy.
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Old 04-30-2014, 10:00 AM   #25
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Most smart consumers will not buy the '15, and instead keep their current ride and wait till Subaru updates the 10+ year old engine, which is inevitable. Think about how much of a shmuck you will feel like when the DI motor comes out in 2 years, and you are stuck with Subaru's decoy.
Not to mention the chance of a factory turbo BRZ. I would be in love.
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