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Old 09-26-2005, 04:04 PM   #1
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Default turbo TS or trade for wrx?...

hello,

i'm going to start saving up bout ~$4000 and was wondering what would you fellas do

1) forced air tech Stage 1 - TO4E Turbo

or

2) use money as down payment on a 2003 wrx wagon

currently own a 62k mile 2002 subaru impreza 2.5TS

the plus about going option one is a turboed car at a natural aspirated insurance rate. (currently pay ~500/month on insurance)

plus about option 2 is lower mileage car, newer model, all the goodies a wrx comes with, etc
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Old 09-26-2005, 04:24 PM   #2
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Oh my god, why is your insurance so high?
I think I pay about $75/month for full insurance
(comp, collision, liability, fire/theft)
Do you live in a high-insurance area or something?
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Old 09-26-2005, 04:56 PM   #3
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id say get a wrx
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Old 09-26-2005, 05:59 PM   #4
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If 4k is all you have to do this with,and your not really going to do much yourself...Id vote buy WRX
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Old 09-26-2005, 06:53 PM   #5
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Buy WRX, no question.
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Old 09-26-2005, 06:56 PM   #6
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Wow $500/mo for insurance is steep. Call up your insurance company and ask how much it would be for such and such car they might ask you for a VIN but just check out ebay for a similar car for a VIN to give you an idea of what insurance would cost you. Honestly, if I were you I would shop around for insurance I'm in Texas and I'm 21 and I own 2 cars and I don't pay $500 for both cars combined, and Texas is one of the worst states as far as insurance goes.

Personally if you are going to wrench it all yourself I would pick up an older L and go swap happy. WRX if you want to retain "stock" reliability and not do any work yourself of course. Heck in most parts of the country you can pick up an L for less than 4G and then you still have your TS as a daily driver . Personally I've always had issues with heavily modding a daily driver car because it doesn't make sense (thats why I have 2 cars).
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Old 09-26-2005, 09:14 PM   #7
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Buy WRX, no question.
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Old 09-27-2005, 11:01 AM   #8
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Get yourself a WRX bud and save yourself all the extra headaches
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