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Old 09-10-2004, 05:15 AM   #1
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Default Should I get rid of my WRX ? Subaru's trade-in guarantee is very tempting.

OK so I have several options here.

Subaru is offering me nearly $18K for my 2003 WRX, and I only owe $16K after having paid 18 payments out of 48.

Option 1:
I could take it to a local dealership and get the 2005 WRX Sedan for the same payment I have now. This would give me a newer car, with a cooler interior. Plus, I could choose from the colors they didn't have locally when my last car got wrecked (blue and black). However, I would be starting my financing all over again; sort of "losing" 18 months, but "gaining" two model years.

Option 2:
I could take my Subaru back to the dealership, and just ask for cash to get out of my loan. There are several 2000 and 1999 2.5 RS Coupes for sale in the SouthEast right now, and they all look to be in good condition. If nothing else, I could get a cheap daily driver, and hold out for a good-condition Coupe. I've always wanted one, and browsing http://www.25rs.com just makes me want one even more. They're light, nimble, and seem to have some decent aftermarket support for what I would want to do to it.

Option 3:
Just suck it up and keep paying for my ride.
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Old 09-10-2004, 08:03 AM   #2
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do they offer straight cash for the trade or is it a trade-in value only?
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Old 09-10-2004, 08:06 AM   #3
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Option 4:
Legacy GT
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Old 09-10-2004, 08:39 AM   #4
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2 tho i doubt they'd do that as they want you to buy another subaru, hence the good trade in they're offering.
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Old 09-10-2004, 09:10 AM   #5
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old school, then swap when you have the cash!!!
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Old 09-10-2004, 10:12 AM   #6
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Option 5:

Earl Duff has a silver and a blue STi on their lot.
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Old 09-10-2004, 10:25 AM   #7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by exhacker
I've always wanted one, and browsing http://www.25rs.com just makes me want one even more.
I think you meant http://www.rs25.com seeing as 25rs.com returns "invalid hostname".

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Old 09-10-2004, 10:39 AM   #8
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I would consider doing the #2 option myself (I've thought about it at times). It'd be nice to get rid of the monthly payment... And a coupe would be soooo nice to have. Not sure I'd want to lose the horses, though.
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Old 09-10-2004, 10:49 AM   #9
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Hmmmm..... That does sound like a good deal.... I'd say take it back and get an STi

either that or a Forester XT or a Legact GT.... Either way, they are all an upgrade
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Old 09-10-2004, 02:54 PM   #10
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RS all the way
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Old 09-10-2004, 03:07 PM   #11
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you're not going to get the deal unless you're buying a new car... so Option 2 is pretty much a no-go.
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Old 09-10-2004, 03:11 PM   #12
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The last person I knew that got an RS after a WRX (due to accident) ended up in a Legacy GT due to the RS' lack of power....

The fact that you even ask tells me that the most logical decision would be to keep what you got and pay it off.

Dont get caught up in an impulse buy.
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Old 09-11-2004, 04:13 AM   #13
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You should really try to plan it all out on a spreadsheet, how much will it cost you.

You are nearly at the halfway point for paying the car off.
How much more $ will you need for a down payment?

If you really like the '05 looks and colors better, go for #1. Your car will never be worth this much again.

However, if you add up the new down payment and the extra 18 months, you could probably buy a '99 RS with the difference, and keep your present car too! If you like to mod the cars yourself, this would be the way to go. And a lot less total $ in the long run?
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Old 09-18-2004, 12:50 AM   #14
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You will only get the offered trade in value if you purchase a 04-05 model.
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Old 09-18-2004, 11:43 AM   #15
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Keep the wrx......it looks too good next to mine.
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Old 09-18-2004, 12:00 PM   #16
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Buy a car from me so I can make my STi payment.

(Ok ok.. I'm a little biased....)
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Old 09-18-2004, 10:20 PM   #17
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His car is the silver one, convince him to keep it.

http://mywebpages.comcast.net/jddani...leysunset1.jpg
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Old 09-19-2004, 07:40 AM   #18
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I'm leaning towards the RS. If I'm still juiced about it next paycheck, then I'll need to find some way to get rid of a PSM 03 WRX Impreza Sedan.... preferrably somewhere that will finance me, and trade me for a low mileage coupe.

Anything to look for (worth paying a mechanic to inspect) on a used 2.5? I know how to spot aftermarket junk.... but the ones I've seen claim to be un-modded.

autotrader.com has some listings for used cars, and I found a few really clean RS's in Pennsylvania. I know it's a bit to drive, but I have lotsa vacation left this year

sorry, NASIOC... I think I'm gonna backdate. But I promise I'll take care of her, even if she's that awful green......


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