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Old 10-17-2019, 09:37 AM   #1
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Default Need advice on buying a car

Hi guys, I'm a new here. Help my with buying a car. I found it here https://incacar.com/used/cars/subaru...ru-WRX-621017/ what do you think about this deal? Thanks for answers.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:04 AM   #2
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There is no way I’d spend $38k on a used sti. Can’t a brand new one be had for damn near the same price?
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:08 AM   #3
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It's so close to new car pricing why not go new? Is it through a certified used car program so you get full Subaru backed extended warranty? If not I'd look elsewhere. If so, negotiate it down and get as much as you can from your trade in. Otherwise just get a new one since they are almost the same price anyway.
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Old 10-17-2019, 10:10 AM   #4
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2016 STI


Are you serious?

I got my STI brand new with 11 miles on it for $35,000, would have been $39,000 at that trim level.

So you are considering taking a 2% discount for a 2 year old car when new cars depreciate on average about 30% in the first two years.
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Old 10-17-2019, 11:09 AM   #5
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2020 STi web price $866 more without negotiation. Do you really think you can't match $38140 and get a brand new one? It's even the same color.

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Old 10-17-2019, 11:22 AM   #6
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I would never buy a used STi/WRX. There's a 99.9% chance that you are buying someone's problem for the price of a new car.
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Old 10-17-2019, 11:23 AM   #7
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go to a couple local dealerships and bring the AD. Tell them you're serious, and tell them to beat that price for a brand new one.

Watch the salesman flock to you.
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Old 10-17-2019, 01:11 PM   #8
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I would also say check the cars for sale section, craigslist...even if its still "new" that old should be way cheaper with all the current year and next model year coming out too...
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Old 10-18-2019, 11:20 AM   #9
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Buy low and get one modded or buy higher and get piece of mind knowing it's still a virgin and unmodded.
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Old 10-19-2019, 11:44 AM   #10
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They are trying to ROB you blind!
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