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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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Old 09-14-2020, 09:54 AM   #11
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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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Old 09-16-2020, 08:31 AM   #16
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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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Old 09-16-2020, 03:13 PM   #17
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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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Old 09-29-2020, 11:18 AM   #18
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10 things you need to know before buying a car


1. Think about financing
Prior to visiting any dealership, have a sense of what kind of deposit you can put down and what monthly payment you can afford. It also helps to do some research on*available auto loans*to get a sense of what you qualify for. Or try a service like*AutoGravity,*which allows you to select rates and terms that fit your budget and then obtain offers from lenders.

2. Check your credit score
Knowing*your credit score*can be helpful as well. Justin*Lavelle, chief communications officer for*BeenVerified, says, ***8220;Having a good idea of your credit report and credit score and the interest rates available can help you negotiate a good deal and save hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.***8221;

3. Shop around
Research the cars you might be interested in before you head to a dealership, rather than going in unprepared. To determine what kind of car you want, use resources like*US News*Best Cars,*where you can search anything from ***8220;best cars for families***8221; to ***8220;best used cars under 10k.***8221; Another resource is*Autotrader,*

4. Compare prices
Lavelle also stresses getting detailed pricing info in advance: ***8220;Price the car at different dealerships and use online services to get invoice and deal pricing.***8221; A reliable tool is*Kelley Blue Book.*Use the site***8217;s car value tool to find out the MSRP and the dealer invoice of a car as well as a range of prices you can expect to see at dealerships.*

5. Research your trade-in***8217;s value
If you have a trade-in, don***8217;t wait for the salesperson to tell you what it***8217;s worth. On Kelley Blue Book, you can get a sense of the value ahead of time so you know if you***8217;re receiving a good offer. Or try the Kelley Blue Book Instant Cash Offer feature, where dealers will give you a guaranteed price for a trade, eliminating complicated haggling at the dealership.

6. Test drive potential purchases
You may want to pass on the test drive if you***8217;re familiar with a particular make and model, but Lavelle recommends taking the time to do it anyway. ***8220;It is a good idea to inspect the car and give it a good test drive just to make sure all is working and there are no noticeable squeaks, rattles, or shimmies that could cause you headaches after your purchase,***8221; he says.

7. Look at car histories
Before selecting dealerships to visit, search for consumer reviews so you can avoid having a bad experience. However, Lavelle warns that just because a car sits on a reputable, well-reviewed lot does not necessarily mean that the car is issue-free. So he recommends digging deeper, especially for used cars. ***8220;

8. Find repair records
In addition to checking the repair history on the specific car you are interested in, Autotrader suggests looking up the repair record of the make and model.

9. Spring for an inspection
Autotrader also suggests telling the seller you require an inspection*from a mechanic before purchase to ensure there aren***8217;t any problems. ***8220;While a mechanic may charge $100 or more for such an inspection,

10. Know your rights
For any new or used car, take the time to get familiar with the warranty package and return policies. Do you need to supplement the warranty?

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