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Old 03-31-2021, 01:09 PM   #76
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Back in 2001 my 1985 Mazda GLC was worn out, I loved that car (I could fit a full sheet of 4x8 plywood inside) and didn't know much about Subbies. Came down to the Ford Focus or this thing called a WRX that was just coming out.



I ended up buying a 5 speed TS hatchback, 20 years and 264,0000 miles later.....
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Old 10-07-2021, 11:01 PM   #77
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I bought a 1 owner 1994 Loyale from a fella in Riverside about 5 years ago and have loved it ever since then. I had to park it at my grandmothers house for 3 years as I traveled for work enough to not be able to drive it regularly. I recently pulled it out of the weeds that had been growing around it, poured fresh gas in it and a hot battery. she started up with minimal issues! I work at a place that allows me to work on it in relative peace when I can have a lift so I've been doing a lot of gremlin hunting in some of the wiring. I love this little car and plan on it being my daily for many years to come. However, I do plan on doing a full WRX swap to it in the near future.. Anyone have any experience with that?
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Old 11-21-2021, 09:10 PM   #78
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About 4 years ago, my 2002 Cavalier was just starting to rust out too much. I wanted an AWD car mostly for winter, so started looking for a domestic good looking car. My dad told me he wouldn't help me work on anything if it was an import.
My options would end up being a WRX (preferably blobeye, without the STI wing), or a new Focus RS from where I worked at the time.

I didn't feel like paying $30k for the Focus, mostly because I test drove the ST and a base model and didn't like the heat shield rattle they both had as well as the sloppy clutches and sad turbo. All my friends had Subaru's, so really it was the only option.
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Old 11-22-2021, 03:18 PM   #79
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I started my Subaru journey this year.

It actually wasn't my first choice, but it has been a joy. I wanted an evo, but availability is scarce, and I test drove one and was not a fan. It seemed like a fun car, but was maybe a little too raw. I test drove an sti and knew it was the one!

I had dreamt of the day of having an evo or an sti since I was a little kid. I couldn't (thankfully) convince my parents to buy me one in me teens. Eventually I grew up, got a good job, and made the decision to buy one. The only person left to convince, was my wife.
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Old 11-22-2021, 03:41 PM   #80
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Was gifted my first subaru, a 2002 bugeye wagon from my Uncle. Sold that and purchased a 2011 STi sedan back in 2011.
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Old 11-22-2021, 04:34 PM   #81
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After about 14 years of owning a Cayman, I was looking to replace it. I wanted a more "practical" car that could accommodate more than just the driver and 1 passenger, had 4 doors instead of just 2, had a little more cargo capacity, and was still somewhat fun to drive. I performed some research and compiled a list of potential replacements for the Cayman. The local Subaru dealer was the closest to my home and therefore was my first stop. Was able to get a "good" deal on a new leftover 2020 WRX (had 20 miles on the clock and I probably put on 5 of those miles on my test drive).
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Old 11-23-2021, 10:05 PM   #82
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Iíve always been into Hondas my whole life. 20 years later I decided to go to a Subaru dealership. They were unloading one off the truck. Drove it home that night. Loving it so far.
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Old 11-24-2021, 09:52 PM   #83
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Back in 2004 bought an STi in WRB.... I was single had as you can imagine a great job. 20 million dollars later (If it wasn't it should have been back in the day) the 2 years I owned it, went from stock to an impractical 649 whp daily. Do I miss it? sure but reminding myself of the money spent... 5 different trunks,3 hoods,6 sets of wheels and lets not forget the carbon fiber which at the time was custom one off made... all the money under that hood.... Ugh

Now I just picked up a STi base in WRB, she's a 2016 with 44k and bone stock. I've learned my lesson so maybe lil cosmetics will do for now. Besides I don't have that good of a job anymore and having a house does prevent me... oh its paid for...Ugh
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Old 12-14-2021, 11:47 AM   #84
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I was stationed in Italy at the time. Always wanted a bugeye wrx wagon. Found one online and the seller said he would hold it for a month until i moved back to the states. Flew in, and drove to Richmond to pick it up. That was in 2018. Had the car ever since. It is my dream car, and i hope to to keep it as long as i can.
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Old 12-14-2021, 07:17 PM   #85
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Multi year GF bought an '03 WRX wagon which I soon began modding, thanks to this website. After a while she gave me the boot for spending more time with her CAR than with her.

2004, free man, bought a brand new '05 STi. Helped me get over things.
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Old 12-16-2021, 01:43 AM   #86
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Was going to buy an 07 350z, ending up putting 10k down on a 2013 BRZ in 2014 instead. I now own 3 subarus and am happy with them.
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Old 12-28-2021, 04:00 PM   #87
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I got mine from Oklahoma in 2015
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Old 12-28-2021, 04:45 PM   #88
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Was going to get a GR86 but they have been so far behind in delivery that I was also looking at the WRX before they changed over to the new architecture. Always wanted one and it was same price as a GR86 so I decided I have 2 years with it to see if I want to keep it or move over to the 86. Good so far but I'll be really glad when I'm out of break in so i can actually use that powa.
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Old 12-29-2021, 04:24 PM   #89
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Was going to buy an 07 350z via this company, ending up putting 10k down on a 2013 BRZ in 2014 instead. I now own 3 subarus and am happy with them.
What do you think of the new Subaru BRZ 2022? Is it a bargain for 28k?

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Old 12-30-2021, 12:10 AM   #90
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What do you think of the new Subaru BRZ 2022? Is it a bargain for 28k?
Looks hideous, not a fan of the digital cluster,heavier, more expensive, and somehow an uglier interior. It does have a better engine though. I just love my 2013 with its cheap basic sports car interior and no buttons on steering wheel.

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Old 01-20-2022, 08:19 PM   #91
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My parents bought a 2000 outback and I grew up with that car. When I went to college they asked if I wanted to buy it and I of course said yes.
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Old 01-24-2022, 03:20 PM   #92
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Glad the dealership took it back and you got it off your hands. Sounds like a nightmare situation. What did they say when you brought it back in?
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Old 01-24-2022, 07:55 PM   #93
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We traded in a 2005 Dodge Charger for a 2013 Impreza. It was the only time I ever left a dealership with a new car and a BIG CHECK! LOL

We hated that car... it was gutless, the CVT was super annoying, and it didn't have Cruise Control. But we loved Subaru and the community.

Shortly after that I sold my truck and bought a 98 LOBW we named "Betty White". We still have her, my son drives her now.

So since I gave him my wagon I bought a used 07 WRX wagon and named her "Francesca". There are very few cars I would consider trading her for.

My wife traded the Impreza for a '16 Crosstrek that she adores (that CVT came a long way in 3 years) and she calls it "Dixie"


So... of the 4 Subies we have owned... we still own 3 of them.
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Old 02-03-2022, 07:18 PM   #94
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Colin McRae, Richard Burns, 555, PS2 GranTurismo...
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Old 02-05-2022, 11:39 AM   #95
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There was a guy that used to drive by my old work with a purple 98 2.5rs. It was completely built w/ turbo and I used to hear it go by all the time. I finally tracked him down to ask about it and that was it.. that's what I wanted. Saved for a few years and then fought with pops about getting a MT for a while cuz I would have to learn. Most of my friends had various MT though (GS-R, MustangGT, CRX) and were nice enough to let me practice on theirs. Finally won the argument and picked up the last silver WRX SouthCoast Subaru could find in CA. This was in Sep of 03 I think. I still have it running a cobb stage 1 CA map and still runs great.

Since then I picked up a 13 limited that I custom ordered via costco/fleet dealer back in 2012. Had to wait months but it eventually showed up. Had a little hiccup with the transmission and they found the casing was improperly cast. Got that resolved and the last 9+ years have been a breeze.

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Old 02-12-2022, 01:54 PM   #96
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Had a 1999 Golf. Second child on the way in 2001 so we wanted a wagon. By that time most wagons had been dropped. Subarus were very popular in New England so Outbacks were common in the used market. They were pretty unrefined (buzzy 4 cylinder, 4 speed auto) but the right size and shape.

Found a 1997 with 56,000 miles on it. Walked out of dealer to contact original owner, who verified it was a good car, she just bought a new one every three years. But dealer panicked and called offering a $2,000 discount.

We kept it until 189,000. Sold it to a relative who traded it in with 245,000 miles on it.

What we did with the Golf was more entertaining. Guy called us from Cambridge asking color (red) and if we had title in hand. He took the T (subway) over and drove it about 100 yards. Agreed to the asking price, if we would drive it over to his place. He gave us the cash, we drove the 7 miles, took the plates off and took the T home.

Turns out his wife was on a business trip for a week. While she was gone, he totaled his virtually identical Golf in an accident on Cape Cod. A female coworker was in the car with him.

How he explained the new sun roof I'm not sure, but he was a lawyer so he must of come up with something good.

Bought a new 2006 Outback 3.0R in 2006 and a WRX in 2009.

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Old 02-13-2022, 09:00 PM   #97
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Accidentally double posted oops.. website lagging my bad.

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Old 02-13-2022, 09:03 PM   #98
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Grew up driving a little 97 dodge avenger, was growing tired of it to begin with and eventually starting making some questionable sounds I thought was rod knock at the time, decided if I was going to trash it and go with something newer, I would get something that would fulfill everything I wanted it to do, good mpg, four doors, hatchback trunk, roof racks, awd. The works, spent months looking for the perfect impreza.

Finally found a '12 impreza sport premium in manual transmission, red the color I like with black interior. Immediately sold on it, and drove to another state to snatch it up. Was 3 years ago, can't imagine ever going back to a fwd commuter again. Love this car for the snow doing donuts, or on the beach, and summer time with my kayaks and camping gear.

Looking to go up to a hatchback STi when I can afford it.
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Old 02-21-2022, 07:56 PM   #99
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I lost my first car (a Nissan) to a surprise butt s** by a pickup. In need of a car in just a couple week, I narrowed down to a hatchback Subaru but reading up about head gasket problem, I decided to go with any car after 2012. I got a used 2013, basic trims, less power than my first car but I love it. Definitely the best choice of my life. Also, thanks to it, I learned to do a lot of diy car maintenance now.
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Old 03-06-2022, 07:10 AM   #100
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I wanted a GC 2.5RS after seeing one in the 90s as a kid, still would actually. Car magazines and video games introduced me to the WRX and STi which wasn't sold here...I got excited about the WRX being introduced for 2002. Then the Evo...then the STi. I really wanted an STi but I was torn between it and the Evo...couldn't afford either until my 3rd car when I bought my STi. Honestly, I only purchased it because the price was good and my then 03 SE-R Spec V was giving me all kinds of headaches but I'm glad that happened, lol...been enjoying the STi since.
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