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Old 12-01-2019, 02:52 PM   #1
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Default could not be happier 2019 sti

2019 STI - Dark Blue (Lapis) Low Profile

This CAR IS AMAZING....

My plan: leaving it stock.. save forged wheels at 18" and 265 all season rubber....it is nice to have traction at 43 degrees.....

She's a keeper (like forever).


The car drives and handles like a dream - holds 4+ and has a real trunk.



If you are super happy with your car please add to this thread:

car model, year, and plans to keep it or not -


Happy holidays to all.

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Old 12-01-2019, 02:54 PM   #2
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It's all fun and games till a ringland blows.
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Old 12-01-2019, 04:54 PM   #3
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I love driving my 2019 every day even in winter here in MI. Basic stage 2 setup for now and Iíd like to keep it for as long as I still look back when I get out of the car.

I will be looking at a flex setup for its numerous benefits as well as supporting mods in the spring. I am prepared and able to support a short block replacement in the future if it happens, but the hope is that a good setup and safe tune and good driving habits keep it safe. If not, I then Iíll deal with it.

Glad youíre enjoying yours.
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Old 12-01-2019, 05:27 PM   #4
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It's all fun and games till a ringland blows.
2017-, yes

2018+, no
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Old 12-01-2019, 05:38 PM   #5
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your not going to "blow" a ringland, don't listen to the internet /noob wives tales. Drive that car and enjoy it to the fullest. These cars are a BLAST in the winter. Make more power in the cold air and everything just feels more responsive LOL. Just put good gas in it do the scheduled oil changes and drive it often and it will last and last and last...these cars are the energizer bunnies of performance cars LOL!!
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Old 12-01-2019, 06:07 PM   #6
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Even though OP's post is hard to read I understand the meaning. I love my 19, just completed a trunk swap today for wingless and makes me love it even more. Would love FF with all bolt ons but with all other toys I have it's hard to pick which one I want to buy stuff for.

Definitely keeping this car for a long time. Unless 2021 is just to good to pass up.
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Old 12-01-2019, 07:42 PM   #7
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2017-, yes

2018+, no
I keep forgetting they updated the piston design. My bad, doh....
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:07 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by jcb-memphis View Post
2019 STI - Dark Blue (Lapis) Low Profile

This CAR IS AMAZING....

My plan: leaving it stock.. save forged wheels at 18" and 265 all season rubber....it is nice to have traction at 43 degrees.....

She's a keeper (like forever).


The car drives and handles like a dream - holds 4+ and has a real trunk.



If you are super happy with your car please add to this thread:

car model, year, and plans to keep it or not -


Happy holidays to all.

jeff
That's great you're enjoying the car .
I'm trading in a 2010 WRX for a 2020 WRX
The new car will be here around December 23
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:18 PM   #9
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I'm looking foward to upgrading my wrx
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Old 12-02-2019, 03:40 PM   #10
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Still diggin' my '11. Original ringlands and all.
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Old 12-04-2019, 08:07 PM   #11
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Congrats on the new ride.
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:27 PM   #12
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Congrats on the new ride. I’ve got a 2019 WRX and love it. They’re fun cars!
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:57 PM   #13
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your not going to "blow" a ringland, don't listen to the internet /noob wives tales. Drive that car and enjoy it to the fullest. These cars are a BLAST in the winter. Make more power in the cold air and everything just feels more responsive LOL. Just put good gas in it do the scheduled oil changes and drive it often and it will last and last and last...these cars are the energizer bunnies of performance cars LOL!!
^you said it

According to the noob wives tales my engine needed replacing 3 years ago because I 'lug' the engine going full throttle in 6th.

Fast forward 97,000 miles and 6th gear WOT pulls daily the engine runs perfectly and consumes about a half quart per 5000 miles now. Consumed nothing until about 85k.
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:04 PM   #14
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I currently own a 19' Premium WRX, this is my 3rd WRX ( 15' traded in , 18' RIP ). I plan to keep this car for a long time, as long as the dealer continues to honor " their lifetime warranty " , if I do my own scheduled maintenance.
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Old 12-05-2019, 01:04 PM   #15
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I've noticed a definite uptick in the amount of WRX/STIs I see on the road now in winter.

In any case, great car; but the one thing that will make me change it before 10 yrs is the fuel consumption. It is terrible. So I'm keeping mine at least 5yrs and then decide on the next gen if it's cool...
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:18 PM   #16
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I stepped up from a '03 WRX that I had owned for 13 years to a '19 STI.

Yeap. They're really really good!!
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:49 PM   #17
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2004 Subaru WRX STi.
Have had it since 2009.
Love it.

Tomei 7690 with supporting mods.
Threw the Whiteline catalogue at it along with a set of KW Variant 3s.

A pleasure to drive year round, but it does duty as the 'winter beater' now, and has started to get some surface rust. Debating addressing it or letting it go. Likely replace it in a year or 2 with another AWD hot hatch / sedan, unfortunately most (not all) of the vehicles I am looking at have an automatic transmission. Considering S3/RS3/Golf R (manual ) etc. Trying to explain to my wife why a 911 C4S would make a great winter beater.

Problem is what to do when I replace the STi, to strip it down and part it out, or to sell it whole to hopefully somebody who can turn it into a track car.
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Old 12-05-2019, 07:58 PM   #18
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I have a 2015 WRX that I bought new. I could not be happier. Great car all around, specially with a custom tune and few shifter mods. It pulls like a freight train with just a few gallons of E85 and handles like a rabbit on cleats. I plan on keeping it until the wheels fall off.
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Old 12-07-2019, 06:53 PM   #19
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I have a 2018 WRX that I bought new. It's my 3rd WRX. The only mods I have on it currently are winter wheels and tires, a JDM armrest extension, the JDM red stitched leather shifter trim panel, and two kid's seats. I love the car, and feel like it is an evolution of the 2002's that I owned previously. I'll definitely keep it for the long haul as it's my daily driver. It will also likely remain stock because with two kids 5 and younger, my income has been reallocated and reprioritized to other areas.

My long story/justification:
I guess at heart, I'm a Subaru person (I've had 5). After I replaced my first WRX with a 370Z, I ended up missing my WRX so much that I bought a 2002 wagon as a beater. Unfortunately, that was a Massachusetts and Western PA car, so it had ungodly amounts of rust and I ended up making one of the poorest automotive decisions of my life and traded it in on a 2013 Focus Titanium for my daily drive/long commute. After transmission issues, I ended up dumping the Focus and getting my wife a 2015 Forester XT shortly before my son was born. I daily drove her Corolla and sometimes drove the 370Z. Just before my daughter's (2nd kid) first birthday, I surprised my wife and for Christmas traded in the 370Z on a Sienna minivan. I took over driving the Forester XT, and found that I really missed having a car, so that brought me to getting back into a WRX in July 2018.

Having driven and owned a lot of cars, Subaru seems to provide the most balance as far as meeting my fun to drive requirements, being fairly reliable, and mostly nuisance problem free. Reliability-wise, Toyota's been the best (but by far the most boring), and Ford has been the absolute worst.
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Old 12-08-2019, 07:59 PM   #20
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Still love my 04 WRX, 16 years later, stage 2 for the last 11, still going strong.
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Old 12-08-2019, 09:29 PM   #21
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2004 Subaru WRX STi.
Have had it since 2009.
Love it.

Tomei 7690 with supporting mods.
Threw the Whiteline catalogue at it along with a set of KW Variant 3s.

A pleasure to drive year round, but it does duty as the 'winter beater' now, and has started to get some surface rust. Debating addressing it or letting it go. Likely replace it in a year or 2 with another AWD hot hatch / sedan, unfortunately most (not all) of the vehicles I am looking at have an automatic transmission. Considering S3/RS3/Golf R (manual ) etc. Trying to explain to my wife why a 911 C4S would make a great winter beater.

Problem is what to do when I replace the STi, to strip it down and part it out, or to sell it whole to hopefully somebody who can turn it into a track car.
Fix the rust, there are a lot of rust free used/new OEM panels on ebay facebook market place and can still get them new from the dealer.
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