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Old 01-06-2003, 10:27 PM   #1
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Unhappy Any WRX owner feels that they should had waited for the STi???

I thought the US STi would be another waterdown version of
the JDM Sti, or a US WRX tuned up to have 280hp + better brake.
Boy! Am I WRONG!!! The STi is going to kick some serious ass!
It is in a different league!

I spent my money on an WRX. ($22K) + 5k of mod. Even if I
spend another 5K , it is not going to better than the STi!!
There is no way I would get the lowend torque of the 2.5T.
At 30K, ( or even 32K), the Sti is a bargin!

I am happy that subaru finally get it right and bring us this
awesome car!
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Old 01-06-2003, 10:36 PM   #2
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i haven't spent much on mods yet...

but yes...if it was here earlier, say, december or sth, then i would have wait for it...

i need a car in the summer....so i went w/ the wrx...
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Old 01-06-2003, 10:48 PM   #3
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Not at all. I wanted the 02 WRX WRB edition specifcally.

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Old 01-06-2003, 11:01 PM   #4
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No, first of all I bought mine in June, and I wanted a car then, not June of 2003 or (probably) later. Second, my insurance is high enough with my WRX, don't even want to think about what it would be like with an STI. Yes, I like the STI and think it's a great car, but I also think my WRX is great for me right now.... In a couple years though (maybe when the next version STI is released) I will probably be ready for one.
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Old 01-06-2003, 11:05 PM   #5
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I don't foresee anyone getting a Sti at sticker price, not when the amount is this limited. 35-40k is actually realistic right now with all the hype.
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Old 01-06-2003, 11:14 PM   #6
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I've had my WRX for 22 months now, you've got to jump in and buy at some point. I'm awaiting a turbo Legacy to go with it in the garage.

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Old 01-06-2003, 11:24 PM   #7
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I was trolling around all the buzz about the new STI. I have been fairly impressed with the specifications of the new car. I'm glad that Subaru did not let the dust settle from the revealing of the EVO III. They took the excitement that was already in the air and then decided to WOW the US auto market by unleashing on our streets the Subaru, Rally Inspired, Pride & Joy ....................... STI!

Nuff said about that. This topic will become WTLW by the time I finish typing this

Now to the topic at hand, should I have waited for the STI? I say no. I really do have an emotion similar to Love for my car. I am proud to say that I own a WRBlue WRX <insert crowd cheering here>! In a market of 115 to 145 hp mid-size vehicles, the WRX was a shining example of what I "Needed" in a car. I love the specs on this car (i.e. Horizontally opposed engine, AWD, 227 Hp, etc.) and enjoy talking about them. The styling on the car is such a head turner when she is all washed up!!!! As well as there is a large Aftermarket for personalizing your ride (hence the way I found IClub).

I truly believe that I will be the old gray man down the road that every once in a while opens his garage and drives out a pristine "older" muscle car As well, the 2002 is a "First Year" car for us U.S. folk. My car will be, and is, a collector’s car.

Enjoy the STI for what it is. But don't forget what you have now. It's a great car!

~steps off soapbox
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Old 01-06-2003, 11:30 PM   #8
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From my 98 2.5 RS to my 2003 wrx, it's been a fun ride. No regrets .
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Old 01-06-2003, 11:58 PM   #9
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I have no regrets.

First one of the reasons the 2.5 STi is here is because the 2002 WRX was such a box office winner.

Second, I now have the sleeper model. In a year of so you will be able to buy the STi 2.5 short blocks and heads, ---> you know the rest.

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Old 01-07-2003, 12:00 AM   #10
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I had fun modding my WRX - so no regrets. Given the expected price of the STi, don't think I'll be doing much modding.
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Old 01-07-2003, 12:08 AM   #11
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no regrets i love my subie and the mods i have put into them, its a keeper. but the sti i cant wait to see it line up next to me..
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Old 01-07-2003, 12:17 AM   #12
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Actually just got a '03 WRX. The STi wouldn't be the version for me anyway, but I hope that people don't look down at mine for having the old styling...I couldn't really wait any longer though cause the old camry was really showing its age.
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Old 01-07-2003, 12:23 AM   #13
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I would like to have the STi, on top of the power, there's the front LSD and the six speed tranny. There's also the huge brakes and variable torque split. It's definitely the car I want, but the normal WRX isn't too bad

Remember we are talking about an additional 30%-40% in price. The cars are in different classes in my opinion.
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Old 01-07-2003, 12:24 AM   #14
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No regrets at all. Dumping my Si in May of '01 was a no-brainer. The only problem with being an early adopter is the kinks that get worked out in later revisions. For me, it's the funky clutch and grindy 1st gear. Even so, I've gotten so much more out of this car than with the civic, now that I've had it for almost the same amount of time. I might investigate a trade in, but in about another year my company car allowance is reduced dramatically due to the age of the car. I believe the choice will be clear at that point

And I'll be able to benefit from any first release tweaks that will probably ensue.

Ain't nothin bad about it; it's alllllll good, as someone once said

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Old 01-07-2003, 12:31 AM   #15
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I kind of regret it in a way....But I'm looking at it this way.....I got my WRX in WRB for a reason......I didn't wait 4 months for it to come in for nothing......Plus, since they have changed the body style so soon......We're a rare breed.......
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Old 01-07-2003, 12:33 AM   #16
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I agree, I think STi is in a different league, considering its price and performance.

I love my 02 Wagon!!, and yes I like the bug-eyed head lights!

The O2 is an outstanding car compared to anything in its class/Price.

Not to mention, I'm waiting for the Sti Wagon???. . .
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Old 01-07-2003, 12:35 AM   #17
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Quote:
Originally posted by The_Triton
I was trolling around all the buzz about the new STI. I have been fairly impressed with the specifications of the new car. I'm glad that Subaru did not let the dust settle from the revealing of the EVO III. They took the excitement that was already in the air and then decided to WOW the US auto market by unleashing on our streets the Subaru, Rally Inspired, Pride & Joy ....................... STI!

Nuff said about that. This topic will become WTLW by the time I finish typing this

Now to the topic at hand, should I have waited for the STI? I say no. I really do have an emotion similar to Love for my car. I am proud to say that I own a WRBlue WRX <insert crowd cheering here>! In a market of 115 to 145 hp mid-size vehicles, the WRX was a shining example of what I "Needed" in a car. I love the specs on this car (i.e. Horizontally opposed engine, AWD, 227 Hp, etc.) and enjoy talking about them. The styling on the car is such a head turner when she is all washed up!!!! As well as there is a large Aftermarket for personalizing your ride (hence the way I found IClub).

I truly believe that I will be the old gray man down the road that every once in a while opens his garage and drives out a pristine "older" muscle car As well, the 2002 is a "First Year" car for us U.S. folk. My car will be, and is, a collector’s car.

Enjoy the STI for what it is. But don't forget what you have now. It's a great car!

~steps off soapbox

Actually, we just got the EVO VIII, not III to the states. Man, you just don't know your rally car derivatives do you..... j/k
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Old 01-07-2003, 01:00 AM   #18
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As much as I want the STi, the fact is, I couldn't afford one right now (or the insurance for that matter). The bitch is that I probably have spent close to the price difference between the cars in modifications already...now that the DCCD is available in the states, that's another 6500 going into my car.

The way I see it, when I'm outta college and then medschool, there will be a better STi out and I'll buy that one. For the time being, I'll be more than happy with the 6 speed, DCCD and the suretrac...and of course my JDM bug eyes (still like the look more htan the new one)
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Old 01-07-2003, 01:09 AM   #19
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i definately feel that way. so as soon as i save 5k i am going to buy one.
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Old 01-07-2003, 01:13 AM   #20
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no way! 2 years is a long time. It may seem to some people in retrospect like they should have waited, but that is easy to say now that the 2 years have passed and the STi is (almost) out.
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Old 01-07-2003, 02:34 AM   #21
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I dont regret buying mine in August at all. The STi looks great, but part of the allure of the WRX was the fact there are so many goodies to buy for it. I bought exactly what I wanted. Not to mention I'm guessing the STi will be around $10,000 more than my $26K WRX. For that kind of money, I likely wouldnt be doing much to the car at all...
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Old 01-07-2003, 02:36 AM   #22
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I would have held out on the OBS and rode the bus.





seriously.





So they don't make a wagon form, that's a negative......but this car's performance has got to be....damn, man.
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Old 01-07-2003, 02:37 AM   #23
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Quote:
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I dont regret buying mine in August at all. The STi looks great, but part of the allure of the WRX was the fact there are so many goodies to buy for it. I bought exactly what I wanted. Not to mention I'm guessing the STi will be around $10,000 more than my $26K WRX. For that kind of money, I likely wouldnt be doing much to the car at all...
you got ripped by $2k.

Edit: btw, you wouldn't NEED to do much with the sti--300 HP WARRANTIED!
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Old 01-07-2003, 02:44 AM   #24
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If i should have waited for something, it would definatly have to be the sunroof that the 04 comes with. I have no regrets and never have had any. as long as parts will remain to be swapable (motor, tranny, etc.) i can live without buying a STi
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Old 01-07-2003, 02:52 AM   #25
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All you WRX owners will be feeling the same thing we 2.5RS owners felt when a "newer" Impreza was unveiled.


Deal with it.



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