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Old 12-13-2011, 05:18 PM   #1
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Default How long Do you think you'll keep your wrx/sti

Title says it, just curious...Ive had my 2011 wrx for less than a year but ive saved about 6k and thinking about doing both stage one and two, getting an aftermarket hood, and some HIDs. I love the look of this car and kind of think I will always keep this car even if i buy another car.

Do you think these models are comparable to the old muscle cars that are still so valued today? Plymoth Barracudas, Ford Shelbys, Chevrolet Chevelles, etc?
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:21 PM   #2
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I bought my 02 brand new, and it's not going anywhere anytime soon lol

You just have to be careful - these things can quickly become money pits like an old Chevy.
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:41 PM   #3
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Until the mid cycle refresh of the next WRX redesign. So, ~3 or 4 years. Honestly, I don't know. If Subaru sold a turbocharged H4/H6 AWD Legacy wagon (let me dream, mmk?thx!) I'd be all over that thing.
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:43 PM   #4
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I said I'd never sell my 04 wrx. Then things started going wrong and it was draining the bank account. Glad I sold it when I did.
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:45 PM   #5
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I drive a ton of miles between work and personal. I burn through a car in 3-4 years max. I have no patience with a car with over 100k miles on it, so I sell and move on.
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:49 PM   #6
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Go straight to stage 2. Get a better map from Perrin or someone than what comes on a Cobb Accessport.

I doubt you'll be able to get parts for a 43 year old WRX like you can a MOPAR of whatnot today.
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:49 PM   #7
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I told myself ill keep it forever but theres an evo 9 somewhere calling my name.
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Old 12-13-2011, 05:55 PM   #8
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hmm interesting, I also really like the style of the '11 WRX's. I think its been the best to date. Maybe Ill keep this car forever, Im sure Ill have to replace a bunch of stuff engine and cosmetics (dinged up body panels).
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:00 PM   #9
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I got my 05 with about 49k on it 2.5 years ago. As much as I like the car, I think around 100k is going to be about it... Sooner than later, it will show if the previous owner took as good as care of it as I have.
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Old 12-13-2011, 06:00 PM   #10
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Mmmm maybe 5 years?
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:00 PM   #11
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I said I'd never sell my 04 wrx. Then things started going wrong and it was draining the bank account. Glad I sold it when I did.
But that new car did the same thing and more.

I plan of keeping mine forever. When it is not reliable as a DD, it will become a dedicated track/autox maybe even rally car.

Its in my genes, my father has owned multiple cars for more than 20 years. The most was 27 years.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:09 PM   #12
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Now that I've dumped about 9k into mine Holefuly a few more years. Maybe until the 2012 sti prices drop a little.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:12 PM   #13
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I typically own a car for about 9-10 years. I'm hoping this one will last that long too.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:15 PM   #14
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No, I don't think these cars are valued at all like the muscle cars of the 60s and 70s.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:23 PM   #15
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No way will these cars ever bring money like the old muscle cars. Although look at teh stupid money that the Toyota Supra Turbos still bring. Maybe we will luck out. The 2011 body style is definately the sharpes looking WRX to date.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:45 PM   #16
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:06 PM   #17
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No way will these cars ever bring money like the old muscle cars. Although look at teh stupid money that the Toyota Supra Turbos still bring. Maybe we will luck out. The 2011 body style is definately the sharpes looking WRX to date.
I think they made too many for the value to go up over time, but i think it will be pretty cool to have my car 20 years from now when i am retired.

I think this car will be alot like a porsche sc, they made alot and are readily available in the 10 to 15k range for drivers. Real nice ones would be more. Most have rebuilt engines and trannies. Maybe a little cheaper, time will tell.
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:17 PM   #18
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No, I don't think these cars are valued at all like the muscle cars of the 60s and 70s.
Those old muscle cars were built like lego's... You could drop a chevy 350 into almost anything. Most transmissions could be made to bolt up to any engine with an adapter plate. It made finding parts VERY easy, there was lots of interchangability of key items.

Now, fast forward to a subaru, or pretty much any modern car. Key things like engines and drivetrains will become very scarce relatively quickly after the production stops.
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Old 12-13-2011, 08:24 PM   #19
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ive had 7 new cars in the past 20 years. ive owned my wrx the longest soo far. next month will be 4 years of ownership. payed it off 3 years early. with all the mods ive done im very happy with the car as it sits now. im planing on keeping it for a while. i only have 40k on the car to date. no car payments are nice these days!
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:38 PM   #20
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I think they made too many for the value to go up over time, but i think it will be pretty cool to have my car 20 years from now when i am retired.

I think this car will be alot like a porsche sc, they made alot and are readily available in the 10 to 15k range for drivers. Real nice ones would be more. Most have rebuilt engines and trannies. Maybe a little cheaper, time will tell.
I may be naive but I feel that the production of Wrx/Sti's arent as abundant as say Mustangs, Audi A3/A4, BMW 3's, Jettas, Corollas, etc. Arent these Subaru more niche cars? Most dealerships Ive been to only carry one or two at a time.
Maybe one day when i can afford a 5 port garage, Ill have room to keep my WRX haha.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:49 PM   #21
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Until I can buy a Porsche.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:58 PM   #22
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until 2013 when i get my new STI
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:09 AM   #23
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Maximum 4 more years, then switching to my all time dream car. A Supra MKIV. If I can afford it, definitely will keep both.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:10 AM   #24
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Until the wheels fall off.

It really amazes me how often people switch cars in online forums. I recommend to those people that you go out and drive your cars instead of sitting online reading about other cars to buy. Whether you have a WRX or STI, they are great, quality made machines and if you treat them right they will treat you right. Once you learn the car, there is no problem taking it up well beyond 400k miles which at the current rate I'm going is enough for a life time.

I don't know. I personally form a bond with my cars. I know what makes it tick. if there's a problem I know the solution. Couldn't see me trading it in or selling it for any reason.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:18 AM   #25
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At this point I have no plans on ever letting her go. We have so many memories together it would be hard to let her go but I might buy a second car as a commuter car but my WRX will still be there for the weekends.
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