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Old 09-12-2019, 01:49 AM   #5351
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I'm 32 and currently in a Golf 7R, but will be moving to an 18" FA20 WRX - from watching Youtube videos, it seems like in the US only under 25 year olds that wear flat brim hats drive WRX's, but for me it's the perfect for practicality and a car that I can regularly track and enter events in, and luckily in Australia it doesn't seem to attract the same buyer group.
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Old 09-12-2019, 09:31 AM   #5352
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Early 60's, so I'm probably one of the oldest WRX owners here.

Bought a new 2019 WRX Limited (6 speed of course) earlier this year and absolutely love it! In some ways it reminds me of the old Saab Turbos I used to drive in the 80's and 90's - great ergonomics and visibility, practical yet fast and excellent handling.

The stiff ride might get old after a while, especially on long trips, but for now I can't think of anything I'd rather drive on a daily basis (and I've owned well over 100 cars in my life) (if Kia offered a stick in the Stinger V6 I'd probably jump on that, but it will never happen).
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Old 09-12-2019, 10:44 AM   #5353
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I'm 32 and currently in a Golf 7R, but will be moving to an 18" FA20 WRX - from watching Youtube videos, it seems like in the US only under 25 year olds that wear flat brim hats drive WRX's, but for me it's the perfect for practicality and a car that I can regularly track and enter events in, and luckily in Australia it doesn't seem to attract the same buyer group.
I suspect that the posting of videos is something that is skewed toward the younger generation(s), their desire to publicize so much of their lives and need for "likes" and such - in other words, I don't think you've been getting a very balanced picture.

If you're talking about new car purchases, the average age is probably closer to 40. Older WRXs tend to be owned by younger people on the basis of lower up-front cost, while older owners may not be as willing to deal with as many repair issues as older cars tend to bring.

I'm a bit older than AnalogMan (I'll be 72 before the year is out), and if there's a single encompassing reason why we went with a WRX Limited it's because it promised to be a really fun car to drive. We'd never settled for a car that we couldn't anticipate was going to remain fun to drive, and we weren't going to walk away from that mindset this time either. I say 'we' because the WRX is now the "family sedan", and she's nowhere near ready to give up doing the gearshifting herself either.

Our WRX probably won't ever see track time, at least nothing above a highway-speed parade lap pace. I've got my own car for the faster stuff (which I do have a few in-car videos of up on Youtube).


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Old 09-12-2019, 12:04 PM   #5354
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65 now and retired.
Still have my 03 WRX, 20,000 miles, and my 88 Supra, 41,000 miles.
Both perfect and heavily modified.
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:09 PM   #5355
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Just joined the Subaru family at 36 with a 2019 WRX!

WRX really just fit the wants/needs of what I was looking for in a car. Standard transmission? Check. All-wheel drive? Check. Enough space in the backseat? Check. The combination of what I was looking for placed me basically at either a Golf/Sportwagen or a WRX/STI, and WRX fit what I was looking for the most.
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Old 09-30-2019, 07:43 PM   #5356
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Bought severely abused for almost nothing.
Then full JDM STI/DCCD/114.3 swap, Coilovers, FP Blue, ETS, All the bushings, bars and whatnot. No forged internal yet so running 350ish whp/tq #'s.
I LOVE this thing. It's 3 different colors of rattle can black and the clear coat is flaking off the second hand carbon hood. Currently waiting on flare install and 18x11's. External turbo dump is awesome.
I can drive the piss out of it, park in the front spaces at the store and not worry about door dings or whatever. Even if I bounce off a curb/ditch or some other hoonigan event it isn't expensive to fix. It will NEVER be perfect or shiny, and I drive it accordingly.
It is SERIOUSLY a teen boy head turner. LOL. Driving it kinda makes me feel like one too.
I've been considering getting a window sticker for the passenger door: No I'm Not Going to Meet Your Parents" or some Sh$#.
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Old 09-30-2019, 11:18 PM   #5357
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I'm 39 and just purchased a 2019 WRX premium. It's the car I've always wanted since I was a teenager when I saw my first 2.5 RS. I've always been frugal with my money, so I owned 2 Impreza Outback Sports, back to back for the last 20 years. Last month, it was time to retire my 2006 OBS with 240,000 miles even though it is still running strong. I just wanted something more modern. I was eyeing the Crosstrek since it so much bang for your buck. It was ust never in my head to really splurge on a WRX. My girlfriend was the one who actually convinced me to get it. She said, "You've always wanted it, you can easily afford it. Stop being a bitch and get the car you want". Haha. Now that I have it, I have the biggest smile every time I drive. I feel like a kid again. It doesn't matter how old you are. Do what makes you happy.
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Old 10-03-2019, 06:50 AM   #5358
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I'm 32 and currently in a Golf 7R, but will be moving to an 18" FA20 WRX - from watching Youtube videos, it seems like in the US only under 25 year olds that wear flat brim hats drive WRX's, but for me it's the perfect for practicality and a car that I can regularly track and enter events in, and luckily in Australia it doesn't seem to attract the same buyer group.


Interesting move, any particular reason youíre dumping the 7R? Iíve toyed around with trading my STI for a 7R, but canít seem to pull the trigger.
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Old 10-05-2019, 08:54 PM   #5359
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37 here, got a 2014 after turning 30, and then traded in for a 2017 a few years later. I really can't say anything bad about either one - in particular they were both very nice for carting my stepsons around to sports/band practices. That said, I did trade in the last one about 6 months ago to get back into a mustang. I guess I'm just a v8 guy at heart (2 previous mustangs and a corvette previous to the WRXs).

I've caught myself almost waving at WRXs a few times since, though. Kinda amusing.
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Old 10-06-2019, 02:18 AM   #5360
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In my 40's now and plan to fully mod and auto x but that's just me
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Old 10-06-2019, 05:45 PM   #5361
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Just turned 47 last month and got my very first WRX STI. It's the car I have wanted for a very long time.
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Old 10-06-2019, 05:54 PM   #5362
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43 and ordered a 2020 Limited STI with short throw in pearl white September 7th. Got the big wing too!
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Old 10-06-2019, 06:16 PM   #5363
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65 now and retired.
Still have my 03 WRX, 20,000 miles, and my 88 Supra, 41,000 miles.
Both perfect and heavily modified.
I would love to see pictures of both of those
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:16 PM   #5364
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47 and drive a '18 WRX, stock for now but plan on modding once the warranty is up.
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:24 PM   #5365
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Iím 33 and I have 2011 wrx hatchback. I love it Iíve always been a Subaru nut. Used to have a gc8 rally blue with gold wheels
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:22 AM   #5366
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I'm 30 years old and just bought my first STi in July.
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Old 10-07-2019, 09:53 AM   #5367
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Almost 33 and this is my second 2015 + WRX.

My age is definitely showing though because i installed a GFB Respons 50/50 BOV yesterday (Same i had on my last WRX) and i'm kind of hating it and am debating on reinstalling the stock BPV.
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Old 10-07-2019, 01:08 PM   #5368
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60 and my 2017 just tripped over 70K miles.
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Old 10-09-2019, 06:38 PM   #5369
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46 Here
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:26 PM   #5370
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Mid 30s and loving the WRX, but will be upgrading to an STI within the next year or so.
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Old 10-09-2019, 08:26 PM   #5371
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67 years young here and on my fifth WRX/STi ............
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Old 10-10-2019, 10:31 AM   #5372
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67 years young here and on my fifth WRX/STi ............
And still a n00b.

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Old 10-11-2019, 03:31 PM   #5373
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49 and enjoying my first WRX/Subaru, a 2019. Loving it so far.
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Old 10-11-2019, 04:12 PM   #5374
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I will be 33 next month and I am on my 2nd WRX ( rip 18'). I will be buying my 1st STI when they release the next gen.
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:04 AM   #5375
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I'm 43 and just bought my first Subaru a 2019 Sti. I come from vw/Audi world and have had a lot of them but always liked the wrx/sti. When I got deeeper into management at work and really didn't need my larger truck any longer I got my sti. Maybe it's a midlife crisis car but hey who cares I like it. I'm right at 1k miles and the wife has been driving it a lot and loves it. I think I will like it even more with a tune to smooth it out a bit, being new to them the power delivery feels a little......abrupt, but it is fun lookah snail.

I told myself I wouldn't do that much to it when we were signing the papers and my wife just laughed at me and said "yeah....ok". Haha already catching up on the platform and what you guys do to improve and modify it.

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