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Old 04-14-2003, 11:00 PM   #1
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Question STi's price 2 years from now??

I'm curious since I will have the money to buy the car I wonder will the price stay the same Or go up or what...
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Old 04-15-2003, 01:29 AM   #2
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historic car prices with no changes made usually go up a few hundred $$ a year.
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Old 04-15-2003, 01:44 AM   #3
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As long as it's not going up $1,000 each year then thats good
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Old 04-15-2003, 02:15 AM   #4
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So much for the CD you were going to get, huh?
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Old 04-15-2003, 07:28 AM   #5
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I think if the STI gets the popupality of the WRX, the price will rise over the next few years, but lets face it, outside of the few Impreza boards how many people even know about the car, nevermind want one. I think it will stay close to what it is now, whatever that may be.
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Old 04-15-2003, 02:22 PM   #6
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You are not buying an M3 or M5 or boxster......Imprezas get facelifted and improved all the time...on average 2or 3 years. So the next gen (similar to the evo) will be better, so if you are dying for prices to drop wait until the next STi is about to be released in about 2 years and this one will drop pretty badly....

BTW, my prediction for the next STi is a twin scroll 2.5L with AVCS intake and exhaust valve timing.........who knows, it might become a H6 3.0L twin turbo.

The thing is, this is not going to be a collector's car.. They will produce more and improve over time. Certain iterations will be better but one thing is for sure, the car improves over time generally..... This is not a Supra Turbo/ R34 GTR which, alas, is truly dead and will have collector value.

Make no mistake, depreciation will be less than other makes but this is not a collector's car...only one I know is the 22B. Do you think the new STi has the legendary 22B status?
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Old 04-15-2003, 03:29 PM   #7
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Old 04-15-2003, 04:29 PM   #8
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Old 04-15-2003, 06:42 PM   #9
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Maybe so
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Old 04-15-2003, 07:09 PM   #10
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SubaruImpreza_power posted;

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I'm curious since I will have the money to buy the car I wonder will the price stay the same Or go up or what...
Do you mean MY2004 in two years or a MY2006 in two years?

My view is that the STi will be valued like the vast majority of cars on the market. While a very special car to a small segment, it will not be rare or exclusive, either in price or demand. Anyone who wants will get one. And at a reasonable (not collectible) price.

Therefore, depreciation after two years will be about 20% + or - 2-3%, based on MSRP. If the latest MSRP spec is correct, that means $31k less about $6500; violia - $24500! A new model be up about 3% a year, something like $1000 per, or $33k. Sorry.


And speaking of numbers, this guess is worth about 10 cents.

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Old 04-17-2003, 04:55 PM   #11
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I bought my 98RS when Subaru dealers said "they're only making 500 of them! They're in high demand. You need to pay the markup."

What was the reality? I ended up paying well below MSRP for my car in the first year it was sold, and Subaru ended up making more than twice the number of cars that they initially said they would.

As nicktckhoo said, this isn't a collectors car. Subaru is going to make as many as they need to maximize profits. I'll bet you can buy it for under MSRP in early 2004. Who knows, though, maybe Car & Driver will declare it the "Car of the Decade" and demand will go through the roof.

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