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Old 01-15-2001, 09:59 AM   #1
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Smile WRX wagon Vs. Jetta VR6 wagon

I posted this in the VWvortex and a lot of them said they would go for the VW, so I wanted to see what you guys think.
the Jetta:
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Old 01-15-2001, 10:02 AM   #2
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NO CONTEST... The STI wagon is SOOOOOO sweet... The wrx wagon is sweet too. I like the AWD...
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Old 01-15-2001, 10:02 AM   #3
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They say the only dumb question is a question not asked...

But this qualifies as a dumb question!

WRX wagon all the way, baby.
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Old 01-15-2001, 10:03 AM   #4
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More POWER! More GRIP! and less money!! Uh, I think the decision is obvious...

WRX!
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Old 01-15-2001, 10:07 AM   #5
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If some of the older posters could remember the volvo station wagon of the early seventies. The WRX reminds me of that car. I am still debating sedan or wagon.
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Old 01-15-2001, 10:09 AM   #6
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the wrx wagon -

Subaru will fast run out of them... i'll bet you... that is a nifty car!!! i mean bad arse!!! if i was a wagon type person... i'd grab one of those QUICK!!!!

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Old 01-15-2001, 10:10 AM   #7
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I question the stated price range...
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Old 01-15-2001, 10:15 AM   #8
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Just go to http://www.imprezawrx.com/wrx.htm
go to "Specs"==>"MSRP"
WRX sport wagon: manual 23,495$
Auto 24,495$
WRX sedan: manual 23,995$
Auto 24,995$
and it's an SOA site!
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Old 01-15-2001, 10:17 AM   #9
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Um, no contest. How could you even think about the Jetta?

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Old 01-15-2001, 10:19 AM   #10
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That is a "no brainer".
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Old 01-15-2001, 10:21 AM   #11
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Soexplain to me why those VW fans can't accept the facts. http://forums.vwvortex.com/vwbb/Forum1/HTML/013215.html


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Old 01-15-2001, 10:22 AM   #12
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ummmmm lets see......the WRX wagon

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Old 01-15-2001, 10:36 AM   #13
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I love the WRX wagon. I jsut wish they would make a widebody like the regualr WRX

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Old 01-15-2001, 11:22 AM   #14
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I think most of the guys over at VWVortex have the right idea. Sure the VW's have nice interiors, and build quality (not the same as reliability), but if you want to go fast you have to choose the WRX. But it's clear that some of them have no clue. I like the comment one guy made about the excitement of driving a german sedan/wagon. He drives a Jetta GL.... with an auto. Uh, yeah dude you got it all figured out.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again.
Mmmmm turbo wagon (drool)


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Old 01-15-2001, 11:33 AM   #15
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Actually some of the VW owners do like the WRX. Only a few self insecured VW owners who wants to cling on to their last breath of err... better interior. Seriously with 40hp more on tap, who cares about the minor differences?!
BTW, I sat on my friend's GLS VR6 Jetta and it is not that great. It's good but if I want a real german teutonic feel, our 330Ci got it beat handily from the interior door handles to the seam of each seat thread! How pathetic those VW folks are trying to convince that their so called german car (which are made from Mexico) has the same feel of the traditional German marque. VWs = German GM!
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Old 01-15-2001, 11:39 AM   #16
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The jetta would be a more refined or polished auto. Better interior, more "solid", less "jap" feeling...That German feel. I've owned many German cars and many Jap cars. However, it takes BIG dollars to get horsepower from German cars. Initially AND aftermarket. Plus the WRX will be a much funner car to toss about than a front-wheel drive, nose-heavy pig like the Jetta.
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Old 01-15-2001, 11:45 AM   #17
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The Jetta VR6 wagon all the way baby. NOT!
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Old 01-15-2001, 11:55 AM   #18
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WRX wagon! but they are still both "wagon's"
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Old 01-15-2001, 03:20 PM   #19
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Arrgggg,

That picture of the WRX wagon looks so nice. I keep telling myself to get the sedan for the slightly better performance, but the wagon is tempting. Could you imagine being able to embarass mustang and camaro owners in the straight line after a couple of mods with a freaking station wagon. Or maybe line up next to a E36 M3 or Porshe Boxster, and beating them in a station wagon. Maybe put on a soccer mom bumper sticker and a roof rack with your mountain bike attached for some added embarassment.
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Old 01-15-2001, 04:04 PM   #20
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thats the STi sport wagon.. not the WRX wagon.. slight diff..

i dont like wagons..

sedan all the way..

actually. B4 all the way if i had my choice.. but.. WRX will do (lol.. more than do i think)..

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Old 01-15-2001, 05:02 PM   #21
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Damnit I want a GT-B, failign that I'll take a WRX Wagon please.

If I want a VW the Golf 1.8T or TDI is more of a car than the Jetta. After all the Jetta is a Golf with a fat @ss.
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Old 01-15-2001, 06:14 PM   #22
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Make mine Rex, baby. That Jetta is so indescribably bland...

Then again, I love wagons. Seeing that WRX wagon again, I dunno...I might have to give one the bike with both wheels on test...

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Old 01-15-2001, 06:45 PM   #23
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IsraelGT, you were maybe a little, um, aggressive on VWvortex, and it is a VW board... I mean, you say, "OK, which do you like more, this weird lookin japanese car, or the wagon version of the car most of you drive?" VW's nowadays aren't performance cars. Come on, the GTI is a 3100 lb. 2-door hatchback! As for that Jetta VR6 wagon, imagine how much that weighs. Yeah, the WRX wagon weighs the same as the GTI, but they're nowhere near the same size. I have a friend who drives a '99 Forester, and that weighs about the same as the WRX, yet still manages to feel really light. My guess is that the WRX manages to do that too.

Me personally, I'm not big on the whole "german feel" thing. My dad has an E420 and a TT roadster, neither of which really pushes my buttons. If cars were like shoes, german cars, as a whole, would be boots. A big BMW 750 is like an army boot, and a Boxster is like a trail running shoe. Even the most sporty german car still feels german, like a boot. Japanese cars are kinda like sneakers, up to a point. (Disregard all those SUV's and luxury sedans) The bigger ones (Accord, Legacy, etc) are like some clunky Air Jordans or something, not exactly the slimmest thing around, but it still ain't no boot. Then you get into the running shoes, like the Imprezas, Preludes, stuff like that. And then you get to the racing flats like the Miata and MR2 spyder.

So what the hell does this all mean? I have no fookin clue. But WRX wagon all the way baby!
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Old 01-15-2001, 09:08 PM   #24
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Wagons RULE! RS2, RS4, 540iT, 850R-AWD, etc., etc. Most Americans are still getting over their fear of wagons, and when they finally ditch their innefficient, overweight, unwielding, ugly SUV's, the wagons will RULE!

The WRX wagon rocks. I want one.
But i just saw the IS300 SportCross (note the omission of the word 'wagon') at the L.A. Auto show and it looked soooooooooo good...




Note: It looks way better in person than in the pics.

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Old 01-15-2001, 10:26 PM   #25
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^ it better! cuz it looks real bad in those pics IMHO anyways
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