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View Poll Results: Which car to get?
05 sti cause its the best 104 53.06%
03 e39 530i cause its such a practical sedan 7 3.57%
I like pickles. 85 43.37%
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:08 PM   #51
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There IS such a thing as a wrong opinion! haha j/k but seriously... hawkeye ftw
Srzly, bugeye/hawkeye or go home. (or GD eye )

But back to the topic, my parents have a 2000 540i its getting on in years, close to 100k miles, and it still runs pretty smoothly, still has all the power, definitely needs a paint job though. Its a great car for long trips, cruising, being comfortable. But in terms of performance it feels completely disconnected from the driver. If you really want to drive your car get the scoob.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:19 PM   #52
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You joined NASIOC in June but you are just now posting this. We also know that before joining NASIOC one always lurks for months at a time day and night.

These facts lead me to believe you have a natural desire to own the Subie
This is so true, I spend so much time here and clubwrx, I feel like Im a fellow subie owner, almost waved at couple of WRX owners in school.

Then I realized Im in a infiniti
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Old 12-21-2009, 11:17 AM   #53
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If I had to choose between both of these I would go with the Sti. I'm just not a fan of the 530i, and its performance is ok. And this isn't an opinion based upon my ownership of a subaru. Good luck with your choice.
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:27 PM   #54
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Sti because this is a Subaru forum, but also because it is an awesome car. And I do like pickles as well. Bread and Butter kick ***.
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Old 12-21-2009, 09:01 PM   #55
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Kosher Dill. Mmmm...

Seriously, brakes are not that bad on an STi now. Brakes are $2,400 full list for parts, but there are good and much cheaper options now. Stock rubber is ~$200 per corner at Tirerack.

The only semi unexpected expense I've had is to replace my 6 year old battery. $65. Big deal. It didn't strand me, but the slow cranking was obvious it was replaced the next day.

I'm also a member of our local BMW club and run with them at the track. Hot laps are fun!
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