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Old 01-07-2003, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default Too good to daily drive?

Well, if you ask me with the specs on this car, I will probably not be using mine as a daily driver. I would much rather keep putting miles on my RS ya know?

The whole vehicle just screams 'keep me perfect' like you'de want to keep any classic sports car. And lets not kid ourselves, this is a full blown sports machine.

Besides. what would be better than getting a compliment on yer RS/WRX and being able to say "If you like this wait until you see whats in my garage."
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Old 01-07-2003, 07:18 PM   #2
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I'm going to daily drive it several days a week probably, but keep my current car, a 96 Altima, for beater duties to keep the miles down and handle the messier days
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Old 01-07-2003, 07:20 PM   #3
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You know what is crazy? This low end torque is similar to that of say an f150 with a v8. My point being it would probably do an excellent job of pulling a trailer

Can you imagine seeing an sti pulling a U-haul
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Old 01-07-2003, 07:47 PM   #4
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Hummm....I don't think so...

Lets not get too worked up here, it's just another car. It shares most of major interior bits with the other Imprezas - nothing special. The suspension and power are less than what many wrx drivers have in their car. $32K for a sport sedan is not really that pricey, that's about how much an IS300 is, and cheaper than the sportier 3-series. It just has more of a sport bias than most other sport sedans.

I personally prefer to drive my capable wrx everywhere, you never know when the performance will come in handy.

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Old 01-07-2003, 07:56 PM   #5
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You know what is crazy? This low end torque is similar to that of say an f150 with a v8. My point being it would probably do an excellent job of pulling a trailer

Can you imagine seeing an sti pulling a U-haul
Since p-rex is getting 2 of them (see a few threads down), he could use one STi to pull the other trailer queen, now THAT would be a sight!
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Old 01-07-2003, 07:59 PM   #6
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Since p-rex is getting 2 of them (see a few threads down), he could use one STi to pull the other trailer queen, now THAT would be a sight!
I have to say, you just made me laugh really really hard!


no, do not think I will be towing with it any time soon but will be towing it!

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Old 01-07-2003, 09:06 PM   #7
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Not driving it is missing the point of this car. It's basically the best point to point vehicle on the road, besides my Legacy B4 , and that's what it was designed for.

Right now, it's new for the U.S., it's hot, it's a dream come true. In 3-4 years, there will be STi's and Evo's all over, along with other turbo Subaru's. It won't be as exciting (though still a blast to own and drive) just like Japan, where used STi's are a dime a dozen - I've even seen ratty ones with multiple body panels from several different cars, a stripped interior and lots of dodgy parts that was just used for mountain runs (and hitting guardrails).

Cheers,

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Old 01-07-2003, 09:22 PM   #8
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im gonna put 10k miles on it in the first 6 months...i can feel it.

--just like I did with the WRX
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Old 01-07-2003, 09:35 PM   #9
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Not driving it is missing the point of this car. It's basically the best point to point vehicle on the road, besides my Legacy B4 , and that's what it was designed for.

Right now, it's new for the U.S., it's hot, it's a dream come true. In 3-4 years, there will be STi's and Evo's all over, along with other turbo Subaru's. It won't be as exciting (though still a blast to own and drive) just like Japan, where used STi's are a dime a dozen - I've even seen ratty ones with multiple body panels from several different cars, a stripped interior and lots of dodgy parts that was just used for mountain runs (and hitting guardrails).

Cheers,

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This is a very pretty picture that you paint. 3-4 years from now, STi's with 50-60k miles being available for $15k for those who missed them the first time around at 30k. STi's for everyone!!!
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Old 01-07-2003, 10:03 PM   #10
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I had originally planned to keep mine as a "Sundays and high days" car (that's not the drug high...).

Then when I heard the spec I realized: oh, there is no way I can't drive this puppy everyday!

(besides which parking space is getting to be a premium at my house).

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Old 01-07-2003, 10:05 PM   #11
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I'll be driving mine daily... no question. It will probably get 20K miles on it the first year I own it.

Why buy a car you're not gonna drive?
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Old 01-07-2003, 10:07 PM   #12
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I'll be driving mine daily... no question. It will probably get 20K miles on it the first year I own it.

Why buy a car you're not gonna drive?
That's exactly what I'm saying
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Old 01-08-2003, 12:49 PM   #13
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I'd drive mine pretty much everyday if I were to buy one. Mostly because I probably couldn't afford to have another car after buying that beastie... At least not until some of my student loans and other debts are paid off first. The WRX is already sucking the life out of me financially. I could see maybe dropping a few hundred bucks on a crappy winter beater though, and storing the STi, only bringing it out on days when I feel like pretending I'm racing a winter rally or something.
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Old 01-08-2003, 01:03 PM   #14
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I drive mine every day. I am on target for 28,000 miles this year in it, and thats with the Type RA gearing.

These cars are the mutts nuts, you shouldn't treat them as some poxy sportscar for the weekend IMHO.
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Old 01-08-2003, 02:14 PM   #15
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I drive 40 miles one way to work, and last year my total mileage totaled 38,450. And if I get a STi I'll most definitely drive it everyday, unless we get a couple feet of snow.
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Old 01-08-2003, 03:08 PM   #16
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I drive mine every day. I am on target for 28,000 miles this year in it, and thats with the Type RA gearing.

These cars are the mutts nuts, you shouldn't treat them as some poxy sportscar for the weekend IMHO.
Winters here in Wisconsin tend to be very hard on cars because of all of the salt (gravel in some places) that gets poured onto the roads. I'm not sure what you guys do with your roads in the UK during winter. That's why I would consider storing any $30K+ car during the winter when living around here. The extended warranty w/optional paint coverage offered here doesn't cover corrosion caused by any of the things that make cars rust like salt and gravel. That coverage pretty much only protects you from a bad factory paint job.
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Old 01-08-2003, 03:44 PM   #17
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No salt here, going to drive the wheels off this car. One of the things that I really like about the STI is all the performance for the price which leads me to not worring about garaging it as much. I could swing a 911 if I wanted to but I want a car to go anywhere without worring about mileage or damage. Don't get me wrong, I intend to treat the car with care but I don't plan to keep it in bubble wrap in my garage for all but sunny Sunday afternoons.
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Old 01-08-2003, 04:43 PM   #18
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I'd not drive it every day if the following applied:

1. Nasty winter salt.
2. Commute in crowdedstop/go freeway conditions.
3. Parking in a place (like college) where it's very likely to get dinged.
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