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Old 12-31-2020, 01:05 AM   #1
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Default How many here are 70+yr/old and have a wrx?

Just me?
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Old 12-31-2020, 01:38 AM   #2
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someone has to lead the way!
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Old 12-31-2020, 02:54 AM   #3
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Sorry, only 67.
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Old 12-31-2020, 10:15 AM   #4
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And me, as of the 28th of December.
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Old 12-31-2020, 10:45 AM   #5
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Next time buy a STI, hit me up when you want to get rid of it. So I too can have a story to tell the interwebs; "I bought this car from an old man 10 months ago. He could no longer get in and out of the car and didn't like how rough the car rides. He babied the car. I have a clean car fax. The car is waxed two times a month."

Meanwhile the real story is "the old man" beat the crap out of the car because that's what it was meant to be used, and when he got bored he sold it to a Millennial sucker.

Whoops, sorry, did I go off on a tangent there?

To go on topic, Happy to see you are enjoying your WRX. The question is though, is it a manual or an automagic?
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Old 12-31-2020, 11:26 AM   #6
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Well I am only 3 years away from 70 so I am close and I drive a STi daily!!

No, I don't baby it at all. In 67K miles since new, I have gone through 4 sets of tires including summers and winters.

You can't imagine the looks I get when I get out of it in the parking lot. I have had 20+ year olds ask me what the hell am I doing driving that. Or they ask if my Buick is in the shop!
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Old 12-31-2020, 12:31 PM   #7
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The question is though, is it a manual or an automagic?
Manual as have all my fun cars have been. Wanted an STi when I was looking, but you can't pass up a 1 owner, low mileage, all records since new Bugeye. I have to admit age was a factor in buying the WRX. Got tired of squeezing into the Lotus.
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Old 12-31-2020, 04:56 PM   #8
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Manual as have all my fun cars have been. Wanted an STi when I was looking, but you can't pass up a 1 owner, low mileage, all records since new Bugeye. I have to admit age was a factor in buying the WRX. Got tired of squeezing into the Lotus.
Good for you. Love the Bugeye. Pics of both the WRX and Lotus would be nice.
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Old 12-31-2020, 06:10 PM   #9
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My dad is 72 and still drives his 2007 STI.
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Old 12-31-2020, 06:53 PM   #10
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How many of you are driving an STI with the Wing? I hope all of you! As I'm trying to de-stigmatize the "Wing" as a young folks thing. I'm 45 and winging it and hope to be driving something fun like the STI when I'm 70.

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Old 12-31-2020, 07:53 PM   #11
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Yeah. I'm not going to be the old guy in a corvette. I'm going to be in a subaru with a big wing.
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Old 01-01-2021, 03:43 AM   #12
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Good for you. Love the Bugeye. Pics of both the WRX and Lotus would be nice.
Pics soon, but one thing to say. Over the years I've always owned cars that I could afford and inspired me. I also had a mental bucket list of cars I could never afford, but wanted to at least drive once, most are still on that list unfortunately. I also have never been limited to one type or marque of car or truck. Off road, street rod, hot rod, muscle car, classic roadster, etc. Owned cars/trucks/vintage trailers from the 1940's through present day. Turbocharged my first car in 1974, it was a 1972 Pinto 2.0L Mini Boss. The Mini Boss was a standard Pinto with Alloy wheels, front and rear spoilers, side skirts, and graphic stripes like a Boss 302. Extremely rare, maybe 100 ever made, haven't seen another one since mine. The turbo I used was a Rayjay (Garrett later purchased them), no charge air cooler, all custom. Worked okay, but talk about turbo lag. Also added Koni shocks, larger sway bars, etc. Learned a lot from that car and many other turbo cars years later. Fell in love with Subaru's after buying an '07 Impreza Outback Sport while living in Lake Tahoe, then an Outback, and 3+ years ago the WRX. Love the new WRX/STi's, but will probably not buy one. If I could drive or own any Subaru some day from my bucket list it would be an S202 in yellow, if possible. I have no idea why I love the Bugeye's but why fight it.
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Old 01-01-2021, 09:47 AM   #13
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67 myself and getting ready to order my second one. Still have the 2005, will order a 2021 this month.
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Old 01-01-2021, 01:22 PM   #14
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Had a customer in that age range. Bought a 1 owner Suby certified WRX. Wrecked it in the first month pulling out in front of a car. Said the guy that hit him should have slowed down because he had the right of way due to his age. Hit so hard insurance goofed the estimate and paid more than worth for a borderline repair. Front end was NEVER right.

Then he kept wearing out 3-4 gear baulk rings - went into the gearbox twice in the first year he owned it. Rode with him once and he had a death grip on the shifter that was causing the damage. Last time I saw the car before I quit working Subaru was for a short block. He would forget to check his oil or have it changed. Every time he was in the shop he was 3 quarts low of engine oil. He badgered Subaru until they gave him a short block for a no oil rod bearing failure.
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Old 01-01-2021, 06:05 PM   #15
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67 and have owned this one for 17.5 years.



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Old 01-01-2021, 06:54 PM   #16
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Had a customer in that age range. Bought a 1 owner Suby certified WRX. Wrecked it in the first month pulling out in front of a car. Said the guy that hit him should have slowed down because he had the right of way due to his age. Hit so hard insurance goofed the estimate and paid more than worth for a borderline repair. Front end was NEVER right.

Then he kept wearing out 3-4 gear baulk rings - went into the gearbox twice in the first year he owned it. Rode with him once and he had a death grip on the shifter that was causing the damage. Last time I saw the car before I quit working Subaru was for a short block. He would forget to check his oil or have it changed. Every time he was in the shop he was 3 quarts low of engine oil. He badgered Subaru until they gave him a short block for a no oil rod bearing failure.
That sounds like my grandpa before his alzheimer's got so pronounced that my mom took away his car keys.
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Old 01-01-2021, 07:19 PM   #17
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Had a customer in that age range. Bought a 1 owner Suby certified WRX. Wrecked it in the first month pulling out in front of a car. Said the guy that hit him should have slowed down because he had the right of way due to his age. Hit so hard insurance goofed the estimate and paid more than worth for a borderline repair. Front end was NEVER right.

Then he kept wearing out 3-4 gear baulk rings - went into the gearbox twice in the first year he owned it. Rode with him once and he had a death grip on the shifter that was causing the damage. Last time I saw the car before I quit working Subaru was for a short block. He would forget to check his oil or have it changed. Every time he was in the shop he was 3 quarts low of engine oil. He badgered Subaru until they gave him a short block for a no oil rod bearing failure.
Is your thread contribution to say people in this age bracket should no longer own and drive their vehicle ?
I honestly fail to see the relevance of your post, you are not in the age bracket and just share a negative story, nothing positive to say for those out there who are in their 70's and still have their faculties and fully capable.
Sometimes it is best to just keep **** to yourself, this would have been one of them.

Lets see some pictures boys and girls, show us your mature driver rides.
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Old 01-01-2021, 07:23 PM   #18
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Is your thread contribution to say people in this age bracket should no longer own and drive their vehicle ?
I honestly fail to see the relevance of your post, you are not in the age bracket and just share a negative story, nothing positive to say for those out there who are in their 70's and still have their faculties and fully capable.
Sometimes it is best to just keep **** to yourself, this would have been one of them.

Lets see some pictures boys and girls, show us your mature driver rides.
That's how I took his post. He may make it to that age one day.
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Old 01-01-2021, 09:45 PM   #19
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67 and have owned this one for 17.5 years.




Awesome photo! I hope at that age I'm still loving cars and own/driving a fun one! Keep these photos coming!
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Old 01-05-2021, 08:54 AM   #20
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Good thread! Glad to see older folks still enjoying these cars. I***8217;m 46 and probably going to buy my 3rd new STi soon. I have questioned whether it***8217;s time for a Vette or Mustang, but that AWD, manual turbo keeps calling me.
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Old 01-09-2021, 09:13 PM   #21
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Well this is somewhat surprising. I hope im still into cars and going fast at 70+. My biggest fear is I turn into one of those 5mph drivers.
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Old 01-10-2021, 05:31 AM   #22
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71
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Old 01-10-2021, 11:27 AM   #23
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awesome
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Old 01-10-2021, 04:35 PM   #24
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Just me?
Nope.

73 here, as of last Fall. My wife is only a couple of years younger, and she drives it too (just not as often since we're rarely going off in different directions at the same time any more). She can still hustle it down the road pretty good when she wants to, too.

We got into our WRX on very short notice after the engine in our 2010 LGT (also 6MT) died. Neither of us is ready even today to go automatic, let alone CVT, and the pickin's get pretty slim once you want true 4-passenger seating, 225+ HP, MT, and a price that doesn't run almost a year's worth of combined Social Security checks.

I'm not kidding in my comment next to "Location:" But you have to know that we've never in nearly 50 years bought a car that wasn't actively fun to drive. With any luck in 2021 I'll be back out on the road course with the Mustang pulling 1.1+ g through the corners and hitting maybe 125 down the longer straights. I'd be fine with a hundred or more HP in that car, but I really don't need any more than it has to enjoy it, and I'd still have to slow down to the same cornering speeds. I'm more of a chassis and handling guy than an engine guy anyway.


Seems we have something else in common, dating back to 1972. I imagine the name 'Spearco' still means something to you as well. I didn't go the turbocharging route with mine, but I did do a fairly serious NA build (7500+rpm), went through the suspension, and set it all on 13x7 wheels. Eventually swapped a 2.8L V6 into it after about the third timing belt failure.


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Old 01-10-2021, 04:52 PM   #25
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Nice. What track?


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