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Old 07-31-2020, 08:06 PM   #1
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Hi guys I’m looking to buy like a cheaper wrx to hold me over for a couple years until new one comes out. 2015 premiums pop up and some 2016’s. Is there a particular trim/year or package I should be looking for? I know the gti’s like back of my hand but not wrx’s

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Old 07-31-2020, 08:44 PM   #2
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2015 onwards are pretty much the same for the most part. Some kinks with the 2015,16 and may be 17 were later worked out. Such as firewall cracking. Perhaps look for 2018 on, or make sure the previous owner took advantage of the TSB's to get such issues resolved.
As far as packages go, leather seats and Harmon kardon speakers are nice to have. Part of the Limited for 2018, not sure about other years but probably similar.
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Old 08-03-2020, 09:52 AM   #3
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Not much to go on without knowing your budget.
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Old 08-03-2020, 10:32 AM   #4
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What "new ones" are you talking about? Is there some actual change for some future year that you're waiting for? WRXs tend to hold their value well, so buying used can be a bad financial move as you may be able to be in a brand new one for very little more money. Crosstreks are like this as well. We bought our Crosstrek new a year ago because used ones saved us zero money until they were more than 2 years old.
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Old 08-13-2020, 02:03 PM   #5
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If you're looking for something to bridge the gap until the next WRX generation, I suggest a 2008-14 Impreza WRX or even a base Impreza if cost is a big factor.
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Old 08-18-2020, 03:11 PM   #6
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I've got a modded 2012 wrx about to be put up for sale, might be in your wheelhouse. PM me for details.
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Old 08-24-2020, 03:24 AM   #7
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Hi guys I’m looking to buy like a cheaper wrx to hold me over for a couple years until new one comes out. 2015 premiums pop up and some 2016’s. Is there a particular trim/year or package I should be looking for? I know the gti’s like back of my hand but not wrx’s



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i have a 2017 premium. if you are looking for a WRX with the sti LED headlights, leather seats etc get a “limited” model of the 2015+
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Old 08-26-2020, 07:53 PM   #8
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If you want some of the nice features such as a 6MT or nicer interior, I would go with 2015+ WRX Limited.
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Old 09-12-2020, 08:36 AM   #9
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lol i just got one a month ago from my uncle
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Old 09-14-2020, 09:47 AM   #10
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Perhaps look for 2018 on, .
look for a 2018 on, so basically an 18 or a 19 while he "waits" for the new ones.

In other words, buy a new car while you wait for the new model
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look for a 2018 on, so basically an 18 or a 19 while he "waits" for the new ones.

In other words, buy a new car while you wait for the new model
Makes little sense to pay taxes and title fees on a $20,000+ car if you're just going to sell it in a few months for a brand new one. Not to mention the hit you will take on depreciation and selling private if you paid retail.
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Old 09-14-2020, 10:39 AM   #12
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I've been looking at a lot of used WRXs, at least in my area there are 2-3 year old cars that are selling for 22k-25k, which isn't far off the price of a new car.
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Old 09-14-2020, 02:15 PM   #13
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I've been looking at a lot of used WRXs, at least in my area there are 2-3 year old cars that are selling for 22k-25k, which isn't far off the price of a new car.
^that is classic idiot wrx owners thinking their cars don't depreciate like every other one
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Old 09-16-2020, 02:26 AM   #14
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^that is classic idiot wrx owners thinking their cars don't depreciate like every other one
Ended up buying a used 19 gti with the 72,000 full warranty. Really enjoying the car so will keep for awhile.
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Old 09-16-2020, 07:31 AM   #15
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a 19 with 72k
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Over the years, VW has done nuts-o things with their warranties. There have been years when they give something like 5 years, unlimited mileage warranties. All the sales people buy them. I had people in my group doing this, putting 50k miles a year on them. VW ate a ton on those because.....well.....they break a lot.
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Over the years, VW has done nuts-o things with their warranties. There have been years when they give something like 5 years, unlimited mileage warranties. All the sales people buy them. I had people in my group doing this, putting 50k miles a year on them. VW ate a ton on those because.....well.....they break a lot.
Yea, they only did the 6 year/72,000 full warranty for the 2018/19 model year cars. Was mostly a response to the emissions scandal and called the people’s choice warranty. They dropped it back down to 4 year 50,000 mile warranty in 2020
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