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Old 10-08-2005, 08:09 PM   #1
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Default I talked my dad into an STi...finally.

So after we spent an hour or so cleaning my car and going through the engine, he wanted to take it out for a drive. During this drive, I think he went about 90 mph 5 times. I said to him, now imagine twice as much horsepower with more performance parts. 5 minutes after he says "I think I want an STi". He also mentioned that he loves the awd.

I took him home and was showing him some pics of the 06' and 05' STi's and he decided he hated the look of the 06' and wanted an 05'. Probably gonna go down to the Subaru dealership and take one for a test drive.

I think he wants leather seats, but I tried to explain how leather seats + high speed = bad. I know you can get a limited edition 06' with leather seats but do 05's come with that option?

*EDIT* For clarification, my dad is wanting to buy this car for HIMSELF, not me.
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Old 10-08-2005, 08:14 PM   #2
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hrm.. y didnt ur dad let u get a wrx in the first place
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Old 10-08-2005, 08:15 PM   #3
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hrm.. y didnt ur dad let u get a wrx in the first place
Turbo + minor = super high insurance.

That about sums it up.

btw, him buying an STi still leaves me with my car.
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Old 10-08-2005, 08:34 PM   #4
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yeah, so i hope your dad gets a sti. i dont know if the 05 sti's comes w/a leather interior. but you can get it done up (katzskin interior)
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Old 10-08-2005, 08:36 PM   #5
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no it doesent come with a leather interior option
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Old 10-08-2005, 08:37 PM   #6
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No leather in 05's from the factory. Tell him to look at the 06 in person before he decides as well. It sounds like an 06 WRX limited sedan is just what the doctor ordered. Honestly, an STi sounds like overkill if he has just casually decided that he wants one. The 06 w/ the 2.5 will give him the straight line power and comfort that he wants. The brakes are great on the 06 and the suspension can be upgraded as he sees fit.

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Old 10-08-2005, 08:46 PM   #7
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he decided he hated the look of the 06' and wanted an 05'.
Smart man!
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Old 10-08-2005, 10:09 PM   #8
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welcome to the family...and yes it is a family
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Old 10-08-2005, 10:25 PM   #9
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I think he wants leather seats, but I tried to explain how leather seats + high speed = bad.
Says who? Hell, the Pagani Zonda has leather seats, as do nearly every single high performance/super car.
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Old 10-08-2005, 10:38 PM   #10
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to answer your question, no, STi's do not come with leather seats. Ofcourse, this is possible, if you have/want to waste money on redoing your interior
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Old 10-08-2005, 11:47 PM   #11
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So after we spent an hour or so cleaning my car and going through the engine, he wanted to take it out for a drive. During this drive, I think he went about 90 mph 5 times. I said to him, now imagine twice as much horsepower with more performance parts. 5 minutes after he says "I think I want an STi". He also mentioned that he loves the awd.

I took him home and was showing him some pics of the 06' and 05' STi's and he decided he hated the look of the 06' and wanted an 05'. Probably gonna go down to the Subaru dealership and take one for a test drive.

I think he wants leather seats, but I tried to explain how leather seats + high speed = bad. I know you can get a limited edition 06' with leather seats but do 05's come with that option?
Don't worry kid, if your daddy won't buy you the STI maybe Santa will bring you one.

edit - this car is for your Dad?

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Old 10-08-2005, 11:51 PM   #12
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Have him drive the Legacy GT while he's there. He could get an '06 without going to the new Subie front end. It also won't scream mid-life crisis, not that there's anything wrong with that!
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Old 10-09-2005, 01:18 AM   #13
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Smart man!

what he said

but seriously man with the nice looking interior the sti has, who wants leather seats?!

did you show your dad the inside pics of the sti?
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Old 10-09-2005, 01:35 AM   #14
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Have him drive the Legacy GT while he's there. He could get an '06 without going to the new Subie front end. It also won't scream mid-life crisis, not that there's anything wrong with that!

Yeah, a Legacy GT sounds like a good car for him... just few minor mods and some EM and he'll probably have all the power he needs. It'd be a much more comfortable ride too.
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Old 10-09-2005, 01:38 AM   #15
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If he really wants a good blend of performance and refinement at a decent price, the Legacy GT is an excellent option. And dang...that's a good looking car.
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Old 10-09-2005, 01:46 AM   #16
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get a 05 w/ premium pkg, he'll love it!
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Old 10-09-2005, 01:50 AM   #17
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Smart man!
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Old 10-09-2005, 02:33 AM   #18
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Don't worry kid, if your daddy won't buy you the STI maybe Santa will bring you one.

edit - this car is for your Dad?

Hey instead of being a prick maybe you should read the post and find out that my DAD is buying the car for HIMSELF.
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:05 AM   #19
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Hey instead of being a prick maybe you should read the post and find out that my DAD is buying the car for HIMSELF.
Why do you have to "convince" him or "show him pictures"? Doesn't he know what he wants to buy?
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:13 AM   #20
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Fett52 - welcome to the family - and like all disfunctional families - some folks get in pissy moods. Don't let them rain on your parade. Great that you have a Dad the "gets it". You can bond over the STi. Congrats and nice job convincing him!
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:16 AM   #21
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Why do you have to "convince" him or "show him pictures"? Doesn't he know what he wants to buy?
Usually parents don't know the options available. When my mother was looking for a new car, I told her about several options (Infiniti, BMW, etc.) as opposed to a replacement Lexus, most of which she didn't know existed. Adults don't spend all day on the internet like us.

However, since you clearly are illiterate and have minimal neuron function, I don't supposed you've ever learned this, nor would remember it if you had.
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:17 AM   #22
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Why do you have to "convince" him or "show him pictures"? Doesn't he know what he wants to buy?
You'd think so... But look at how many times per week someone posts a "Evo or STi - Which should I buy?" or "What color should I get?" thread... Some people just cannot decide for themselves.
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:40 AM   #23
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I had to talk my dad into getting me the 06 sti.


My dad simply didn't care (he wanted me to get a honda or toyoto o.o), but he DID care about price, warrenty, and the quality.


Hence when we did Evo MR vs. STI, we would save more money on the sti (free oilchange for life) better warrenty, and he said that subaru is better off than the mitsubishi.
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:49 AM   #24
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your dad bought you an STI?

does he pay your insurance too?
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Old 10-09-2005, 11:53 AM   #25
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I had to talk my dad into getting me the 06 sti.
Quote:
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your dad bought you an STI?

does he pay your insurance too?
You've typed too much already! Don't answer that question, and remove your birthdate from your profile!

You'll find that a lot of people around here get pissed off when they find out that someones parents bought them their STi.
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