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Old 01-08-2019, 11:53 PM   #26
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Bought my 04 wrx sedan in april 2008 with 61k miles. Now at 188xxx almost 11 years later. Daily drove it for the first 5 years, about 110k miles put on it during that time.
Did most of the mods during that time - on my 3rd short block, 2nd transmission, 3 clutches, 4th turbo, 5th exhaust, 4th shock/spring combo, 7 wheel changes.

Havent changed anything in 4 years though besides maintenance since ive had a few other cars. only driven it like 1000 miles in the last 3 years.

Still brings a smile to my face everytime i start it up and hear that rumble. Still my favorite car ive ever driven, Never selling it haha
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:17 AM   #27
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I know peeps on this forum with older Subaru, the list that have owned THAT Subaru longer then me (as stated, bought brand new in spring 1998) is really short.......
FWIW......

Last fall, we sold our "bought new" 1999 Impreza L wagon (which my son drove a few years once he got his license) with something like 240K miles on it.....
It didn't owe us a penny, did quite a lot of things over it's life for us.

Planning to keep a turbo car for that amount of time will require quite a bit of work on my part I am sure....I guess only time will tell.

As I said in the beginning of my post, historically I tire of cars fairly quickly...the longest I have owned any car in my near 20 year driving history (holy **** that feels odd to say haha) is 5 years!
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:18 AM   #28
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Bought my 04 wrx sedan in april 2008 with 61k miles. Now at 188xxx almost 11 years later. Daily drove it for the first 5 years, about 110k miles put on it during that time.
Did most of the mods during that time - on my 3rd short block, 2nd transmission, 3 clutches, 4th turbo, 5th exhaust, 4th shock/spring combo, 7 wheel changes.

Havent changed anything in 4 years though besides maintenance since ive had a few other cars. only driven it like 1000 miles in the last 3 years.

Still brings a smile to my face everytime i start it up and hear that rumble. Still my favorite car ive ever driven, Never selling it haha
WOW.

3 shortblocks? 2 transmissions? You must drive the heck out of that thing....Proud of you!
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:49 AM   #29
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I still love my STI ... have had it 2 years. Was new in subaru game.
I've learned that the STI can have many things go wrong with and requires constant attention when modded and breaks easily. So you expect that and when nothing bad happens then its a double + . It's like being in a high maintenance relationship. Probably not good for long term health but you do it because it makes you happy.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:57 AM   #30
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I've had my Lunch Edition STI for about 16 months now and am still in love with it. I've been modding and compiling parts for a protune as I have the extra money available. It's been an exciting ride every since I bought it and seeing it become more modded over time is so exciting. Can't wait for more years to come.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:58 AM   #31
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Coming up on 3 years at the end of the month. And yes, I still love it.
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:13 PM   #32
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06 sti that I bought in sept 05. I have been going back and forth lately. I had the motor rebuilt after the oil pickup tube broke on me in July 16. Durning that time I had the tvg removed, added a down pipe, got it tuned, and put coil overs on it. This is the first winter that Iíve driven it since then and itís not really a cold weather car anymore. High idle till it warms up and it seems the coil overs have less damping, Iím sure I could dial that out, but I am in Albuquerque it wonít be cold much longer here.

I bought an15 ats in May. It is the best car Iíve ever owned.

Other cars Iíve had, 83 z28, 85 Nissan pulsar no, 88 grand am turbo 5 speed, 98 neon rt, and a 02 wrx.
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Old 01-09-2019, 05:32 PM   #33
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2015 FRS (Counts as a Subie, right? ) with 71k miles and 3+ years. So far I'm still in love with this car.
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:19 PM   #34
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I absolutely love my 2007 Wrx have had it for just a year, by far the most fun and helpful car Iíve had since I use it to surf and snowboard. Just cosmetics and exhaust so far. Saving up for access port.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:02 AM   #35
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2007 Legacy 2.5i 5MT with 126k as of this writing.

I've had it for about 6 years now and still love it because Subaru hasn't really ever built a true replacement for it IMO. I'm sure a lot of us that hold onto cars are picky like that and feel the same about whatever we drive. I think it's good looking, has a good interior, is exciting to drive, and I don't see a million of them where I live (partly cos they all died of head gaskets, mine were replaced very early on.)

It has not been problem free, gets V8 fuel economy with none of the benefits, the gearbox is out of a truck, it has terrible seats, it squeaks and rattles, and is very cramped from anyone over 5'9" front or rear. I have modded it, but ended up undoing most of them over the years because they are always a compromise... so take that for what it's worth. I plan on keeping the car until it won't go anymore or is totaled. Despite her flaws she's a winner.
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:34 PM   #36
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2015 FRS (Counts as a Subie, right? ) with 71k miles and 3+ years. So far I'm still in love with this car.
It has a Subaru body code and is made in Subaru's plant. It absolutely counts .
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:49 PM   #37
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2010 still in love. Upgraded from a 911
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:30 PM   #38
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Purchased in Sept 2001. My best car I ever owned. Original motor, transmission and clutch. I've driven 100's of miles on desert dirt roads, drag raced, Autox. Maybe once or twice back in the day, I thought about trading in in for an STi. NOT!
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Old 01-10-2019, 02:40 PM   #39
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I've had my FA WRX for one year and a bit more....

The beginning of owning it.. I disliked most about the car, the minor things that everyone hates. It became like an ex that you always would come back to. Love/hate relationship.

Now after tweaking minor things, I'm married. I feel like i'll have this car for at least 5 years + and it'll be my fun car/track car.
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Old 01-10-2019, 05:15 PM   #40
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I ordered and owned a 2012 WRX Limited 5 door from March 2012 through Feb 2016. That car was pretty dang good, especially after doing a high quality suspension, wheels and MPSS tires, and a Stage 1 OTS tune. I really tired of the quality though like the flimsiness of the chassis and interior parts, the crazy amount of rattles, etc. It came with the territory given the price of the car. I knew that. The WRX never gave me a lick of trouble in nearly 4 years of ownership though and I drove it pretty hard. I really liked the car, but wasn't in love with it.

I ordered a M235 6MT and received it in Feb 2016. I've put 30K hard miles on it and it has yet to give me an ounce of trouble. It doesn't rattle or squeak. The parts are robust and the car just feels like a vault and feels like it was designed to be a sportscar from the start. The power delivery, the torque, the handling, the ride, etc. was what I was desiring. I've done a lot of non-power mods like wheels, tires, mechanical LSD, and cosmetic stuff. It hauls and has plenty of power for the street. I look forward to driving it all the time. It's not perfect, but it's pretty dang close for me.


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Old 01-12-2019, 11:02 AM   #41
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^^^lol, lol. I did the same thing as MaddMax...

I've owned my '18 WRX since Dec '17.
It's a great vehicle for the money. I can't fault the all wheel drive system at all. It's fantastic!

However, I never got over the stupid/annoying rev hang and the irritating on/off clutch feel! This, coming from someone who never owned an auto until 2011... In essence, I've owned numerous standard shift vehicles, but the clutch in the WRX is just awful!

I put $2300 into my base WRX, to include an awesome catback, front spoiler, foglights, a "plus one" wheel/tire ('18") package with Motegi wheels and A/S Cooper tires...
I like the Subi; however, I just could no longer stomach the two annoyances, supra.

Like the OP, I too get bored with cars, so it was time to move on. I ordered a new '19 BMW M240i xDrive on 01/08/2019. I will trade in my '18 WRX for the Bimmer, once the new car arrives.

Looking forward to the new Bimmer. I've owned numerous Bimmers, so it is good to get back in the Bimmer fold.

No regrets with the WRX, as it really is a great vehicle for the money. The guy/gal who purchases my '18 WRX from my Bimmer dealer, will get a great car, that was adult owned/operated, and was serviced twice within the year by the dealer.

Cheers/B
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:19 AM   #42
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^^^lol, lol. I did the same thing as MaddMax...

I've owned my '18 WRX since Dec '17.
It's a great vehicle for the money. I can't fault the all wheel drive system at all. It's fantastic!

However, I never got over the stupid/annoying rev hang and the irritating on/off clutch feel! This, coming from someone who never owned an auto until 2011... In essence, I've owned numerous standard shift vehicles, but the clutch in the WRX is just awful!

I put $2300 into my base WRX, to include an awesome catback, front spoiler, foglights, a "plus one" wheel/tire ('18") package with Motegi wheels and A/S Cooper tires...
I like the Subi; however, I just could no longer stomach the two annoyances, supra.

Like the OP, I too get bored with cars, so it was time to move on. I ordered a new '19 BMW M240i xDrive on 01/08/2019. I will trade in my '18 WRX for the Bimmer, once the new car arrives.

Looking forward to the new Bimmer. I've owned numerous Bimmers, so it is good to get back in the Bimmer fold.

No regrets with the WRX, as it really is a great vehicle for the money. The guy/gal who purchases my '18 WRX from my Bimmer dealer, will get a great car, that was adult owned/operated, and was serviced twice within the year by the dealer.

Cheers/B


Love the 2 series. Great pick! I actually going to test drive m235i xdrive today
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Old 01-12-2019, 05:27 PM   #43
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almost to the 1 year mark.

We just got 10-12" of snow. People got stuck on the highway... I got home.

Doubling down on my love here.
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Old 01-12-2019, 11:12 PM   #44
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Bought my 05 sti in July of 05....ran it big and dirty (rotated catless external Watergate 410 whp on 91 480whp on 100) for 90k miles the first 5 years before I had to smog it. Stock block, clutch...etc. Lasted another 115k before it finally blew in 2016. So I threw down 8k for a new stocker/clutch combo. I have 260k total on my car 40k on the new engine. Ive driven it thru crazy road conditions and it's never let me down. I love my car. Its worn as hell...scratched..dented...but I love it..thought of selling it..but never come to doing it. Now I'm teaching my 17yo daughter how to drive on it.
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:12 PM   #45
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...the irritating on/off clutch feel! This, coming from someone who never owned an auto until 2011... In essence, I've owned numerous standard shift vehicles, but the clutch in the WRX is just awful!
The clutch pedal in my M235 was crazy light too and has absolutely no feel as well. My 2012 WRX had a way heavier clutch. I ended up getting an adjustable $300 Ultimate Clutch Pedal which made all the difference in terms of weight and feel.

You'll love the B58 motor. That thing has topend legs and makes the same whp/wtq as an M2. The ZF automatic is incredibly impressive as well. It's the best automatic out there by a mile. I drove a M235x when test driving as no one stocks new 6MTs. It almost made me second guess getting a 6MT. BUT I just couldn't quite do it. I needed the 6MT. The dealer thought I was nuts with my order too. 6MT, moonroof delete, and no nav, but $500 Mineral White paint, red leather, fancy stereo, and cold weather/parking package. It's a lightweight M235 or "M Lite"

In the winter, I run Michelin Alpin PA4s. I have the same light snow (~3" or less) traction as my WRX on DWS06s tires. It's impressive given the low end torque, RWD, and hilly area I live in.
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:21 PM   #46
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Picked up a '17 STI in May '18. It's okay. It was a good choice living in metro-Detroit, but life changes and now living in central California I am definitely already looking at it's future replacement. It's not a bad car or that I am in a rush to get rid of it, but it never really wows me and constantly getting left behind on canyon runs with the coworkers is getting old.
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Old 01-14-2019, 07:40 PM   #47
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Had my 2012 STi since Feb 2015 and I still love it.
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Old 01-15-2019, 09:03 AM   #48
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I've only ever owned GD soobs. After I sold my STi I immediately regretted it. I tend to blow through cars via buy and sell fairly quickly, but my blob eye wrx has been the lone survivor through all the car changes. It doesn't miss a beat, and serves all of my car needs.
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:16 AM   #49
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almost to the 1 year mark.

We just got 10-12" of snow. People got stuck on the highway... I got home.

Doubling down on my love here.
Nice dude,

I Just drove through a 12'' storm this weekend, got home without any issues whatsoever.

Love my Blizzaks, they give the car a completely different driving feel
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Old 01-15-2019, 11:45 AM   #50
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WOW.

3 shortblocks? 2 transmissions? You must drive the heck out of that thing....Proud of you!
haha combination of driving it very hard and a blown radiator causing me to blow the headgasket and etc - now it mostly just sits in the garage.

there was a time i was doing a 150+ mile a day commute that included a mountain overpass road haha
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