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Old 05-16-2017, 08:09 AM   #1
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On the last week of April of this year, I finally was able to purchase a 2015 Subaru STI Limited Edition, in pearl white (I think thats what they call it). Picked it up for 30.5k before tax, 33.7k miles, one owner still had its warranty etc etc.

I am 24, and just recently graduated with a bachelors in mechanical engineering, but I had myself a full time position one year before I actually graduated.

As soon as the first STI came out in 04 and I got myself more into cars, (this was the real reason why I became a mechanical engineer) I told myself I was going to buy one when I got done with school. It was almost an 11 year dream in the making. My parents bought me a regular car, but they raised me right, and told me if I wanted that car, I would have to get it myself.

I picked up my STI the same day I had all my grades posted. Still in shock that I own one. And luckily its not my daily driver. I got a gas friendly car, that does my daily, 70 mile (down and back) commute for work.

I have to say its everything I thought it would be, and I am happy to join this community of die hard Subi fans. Heck, even as I was test driving the STI, I had a guy in a Subaru Forester, give me a thumbs up.

I got a nice plan for her in the future after I pay her off in a couple of years, but for now, I am investing my money into keeping the car in tip top shape, along with making sure its impossible to be stolen. I live in Houston, and its impossible to have nice things here.

I park it in my apartments parking garage on the 5th floor (covered too), its on the very back end of the row, with a camera watching it, and ill park my daily next to it as well so its not entirely noticeable at first glance if you look down the row.

My first investment is going to be Xpel, on the entire front end. Next, is a viper alarm, something that can just tell me if my car is being messed if I am in range. I also got me a pedal/steering wheel lock too.

Going to get the cobb accesport too. I already have that on the way. I figured out it has an anti-theft mode and I will mod it with time, so its a 1-2 punch there.

If you guys got an suggestions on nice car alarm systems, please let me know. I only looked at viper, and don't know what else is out there.

Looking forward to getting to know this community!
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:20 AM   #2
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Welcome and congrats on the car and graduating. I just graduated as a ME myself but more importantly where are the pics of the car!?
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:47 AM   #3
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Welcome fellow Texan and congrats on the graduation.
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:55 AM   #4
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Long live science!

Enjoy the new ride.

also pics or gtfo and fill in your profile.
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:02 AM   #5
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You're gonna blow your ringlands out, kid!

All kidding aside, congrats. Just remember, by installing the accessport your warranty will be at risk for pretty much anything drivetrain related.

Regardless, best of luck on your new adventure!
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Old 05-16-2017, 10:42 AM   #6
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Congrats on the new purchase! I love that white. It's the best looking of the color options in my opinion.
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Old 05-16-2017, 11:18 AM   #7
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You're gonna blow your ringlands out, kid!

All kidding aside, congrats. Just remember, by installing the accessport your warranty will be at risk for pretty much anything drivetrain related.

Regardless, best of luck on your new adventure!

thanks everyone! just noticed I cant spell either.....damn thread title is "final" not finally.

I will put up pictures soon. sorry about that, it totally slipped my mind. lol


Yeah that is something I did consider...but I'm going to keep my fingers crossed in regards to it not giving me any maintenance problems. I am definitely anal about the intervals between changing any and all fluids and keeping everything lubricated. I did have it inspected with an outside mechanic shop before I bought it, and it checked out. Just gotta take care of it, and not abuse it.

Years from now, it will be a full fledged track car.
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Old 05-16-2017, 11:48 AM   #8
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Welcome to the family! It might be a good idea to get yourself a good dash cam and probably a tracking system installed if you're concerned about someone taking your prize. Also, what part of Houston are you in? I've seen some nice areas, but that might've been the suburban cities around Houston.

Definitely do your research on the car and I hope that a compression and leakdown test was performed on the car to make sure the engine is healthy. You never know how the previous owner treated the car before selling it. That said, good call on the cobb AP to get the factory map off and not run so lean.
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:16 PM   #9
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thanks everyone! just noticed I cant spell either.....damn thread title is "final" not finally.

I will put up pictures soon. sorry about that, it totally slipped my mind. lol


Yeah that is something I did consider...but I'm going to keep my fingers crossed in regards to it not giving me any maintenance problems. I am definitely anal about the intervals between changing any and all fluids and keeping everything lubricated. I did have it inspected with an outside mechanic shop before I bought it, and it checked out. Just gotta take care of it, and not abuse it.

Years from now, it will be a full fledged track car.
Hey, I bought my 2009 WRX brand new. At around 3000 miles I had an oil analysis done and checked compression hoping it didn't have any issues during break in and then immediately went full bolt ons. I beat the piss out of that car for 4.5 years at 55k miles. Never skipped a beat and never had an issue. I was merely bringing up the warranty thing as a friendly reminder; some people aren't aware and just go modding stuff without knowing the potential consequences.
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Old 05-16-2017, 12:31 PM   #10
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Welcome to the family! It might be a good idea to get yourself a good dash cam and probably a tracking system installed if you're concerned about someone taking your prize. Also, what part of Houston are you in? I've seen some nice areas, but that might've been the suburban cities around Houston.

Definitely do your research on the car and I hope that a compression and leakdown test was performed on the car to make sure the engine is healthy. You never know how the previous owner treated the car before selling it. That said, good call on the cobb AP to get the factory map off and not run so lean.
I live in the Museum District. Pretty nice area where I am at. No car has even been stolen, only window break-ins when they spot valuables, but I keep nothing in that car.

I was looking into tracking systems, and I went against it. It seems rather screwed up, but I wouldn't want to drive the car anymore if it was stolen. I have gap insurance which covers my loan. my insurance is good to go as well. I don't really plan on getting stolen outside of my complex because I am very VERY decisive where I drive it.

I looked into the lojack, and it was 700 for the unit. thats when the thought of, do I really want to keep it after it was broken into, hotwired, then ragged on. Thats when i saw that cobb has an anti theft mode (650.00), which prevents it from starting entirely. And I got a pedal, steering wheel lock on it that the will need to be cut before even seeing it wont start. Only way for them to get it is if they have a tow truck, go up 5 levels through a gated parking garage (with a **** ton of speed bumps). Then that's where my viper alarm comes in, if it tells me something is wrong, I have a third vehicle at my disposal on the 2nd floor. I'll barricade the turn before they could even get the car rolling.

If they get through all that, they can freaking have it lol

As you can see...I thought about this alot lol

No issues with compression or leakdown. I had them tow it on a flatbed to a shop I trust and they went through the works on it. Took them half a day.

I am going to need to get the shifter bushings lubed up though, and eventually upgraded. I get feedback in neutral sometimes, a little bit of a wiggle and it then it goes away. So i presume its just sticky down there and needs to get some TLC. I feel like I'm driving an 18 wheeler with that thing, and its too long for my taste i.e. going from 2nd to 3rd, or 4th to 5th.
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Old 05-16-2017, 01:27 PM   #11
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See below for pictures. Hopefully this works....

First night I picked her up.


The morning after...lol



This is after I got it buffed and clay barred by a buddy of mine.



Sparkle,sparkle.


Engine Bay


I was not entirely satisfied with the detail job I paid for....so I detailed my detailed car. Still is not good enough because I only did a few various spots where I could feel they missed with the clay bar. I got a batch of stuff from chemical guys and going to go HAM on this guy soon to make it shine like new.

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Old 05-16-2017, 02:51 PM   #12
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If those pics are in your google drive or something, we dont have permission to see them.

Rehost them on imgur
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Old 05-16-2017, 03:07 PM   #13
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If those pics are in your google drive or something, we dont have permission to see them.

Rehost them on imgur
I thought it was too good to be true...lol I got it on the first swing. But yes they are on google drive. I will switch them over.
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:04 PM   #14
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How about now???
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Old 05-16-2017, 05:10 PM   #15
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I think STI.MICE would be cool. You should change it.

Bad joke aside, congrats, you are definitely the engineer type the way you think things ahead!
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Old 05-16-2017, 09:54 PM   #16
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Hey, I bought my 2009 WRX brand new. At around 3000 miles I had an oil analysis done and checked compression hoping it didn't have any issues during break in and then immediately went full bolt ons. I beat the piss out of that car for 4.5 years at 55k miles. Never skipped a beat and never had an issue. I was merely bringing up the warranty thing as a friendly reminder; some people aren't aware and just go modding stuff without knowing the potential consequences.
Oh yes, I understand what you were saying. I understand the consequences of modding it, In every sense of the word I know the dealers will try to bend you over eight ways to Sunday. I may or may not have been a dumbass and picked up the extra 100k extended warranty. In my head, I go Okay, this will motivate me to pay the car off first, without modding. As I'd essentially lose the 3k I put on for that warranty if I were to mod it.

Keep in mind, the Xpel, and anti theft crap, in my head, is not considered a mod. More like a "protecting my investment", even though a car is not an investment. But you get the jist of the idea.

I have no intentions of ever selling this car. And it will be with me till it catches fire or an act of God destroys it. Lol that was my second reason for getting that warranty. And also in the event **** hits the proverbial fan, I'll be covered (if, and only if, it's still a virgin). I'm not sure how well I could argue that the cobb accessport, on a bone stock car, was only used to take advantage of the anti theft mode. I'm sure it would end poorly.

In the event something does go wrong, if I keep it stock, I.E. No physical mods, just strictly tuned. Could I switch it back to the regular OEM tune prior to taking it to a dealer for regular maintenance, and/or something is actually wrong with the car?

My biggest and only priority for now, as you can see, if getting this locked down tighter than the virgin Mary herself. While at the same time, keeping it in its like new condition for as long as I possibly can. Lol

Thanks everyone for the kind words about graduation. Definitely something I sacrificed alot for, im not the most intelligent, but it was only determination and work ethic that got me through. You don't need to be a genius! Just determined to try your best and never accept failure.
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:46 AM   #17
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Congrats man, I honestly love white in the newer sti/wrx's.
Regarding the Accessport though, even if you uninstall the Accessport and go back to the oem tune the dealer can still read the ecu to see if the car was previously tuned.

When I bought my old bugeye, my tuner even was able to see that the car had never been tuned in it's entire life by checking the ecu.
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:43 AM   #18
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Congrats man, I honestly love white in the newer sti/wrx's.
Regarding the Accessport though, even if you uninstall the Accessport and go back to the oem tune the dealer can still read the ecu to see if the car was previously tuned.

When I bought my old bugeye, my tuner even was able to see that the car had never been tuned in it's entire life by checking the ecu.
Thanks! I wanted a rally blue for the longest time. It wasn't till I came across this car at a dealer where I actually liked the white. It has grown on me alot.

Looks like I will return the accessport, and just dump that money into an alarm. That sucks I was looking forward to some extra power while still being stock.
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Congrats & best of luck
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:30 PM   #20
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Congrats Man, I wish I could have bought the STI as well, but if I go for STI my insurance goes pretty high. (my driving record is good with 16 years already. So no idea why, it is close to 1K more per year)
Ended up I got the WRX instead (also white color as well) loving it!
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:52 AM   #21
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Congrats man! Similar to you, I too got hooked into STI's when I was in high school. Knew a friend who had a 06 hawkeye, and told myself then I'd go to school and get the newest STI available after college. What do ya now...10 years later, I got mine! My degree is also in ME. Did you have to pick a concentration?

Also, I've thought about upgrades, but so far I've only done cosmetics: LED DRL bulbs, reverse & license plate lights, mud flaps, nameless axle back. Accessport seems legit, I mainly want it for launch control & measuring 0-60, but can't justify the cost. Based on my extensive research, the dealer can see ECU was reflashed at some point even if you unmarry it but can't prove you did mods since disconnecting battery also flashes the ECU. Again, this is what I collected from the forums, I could be totally wrong.
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Old 05-18-2017, 12:25 PM   #22
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:29 PM   #23
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Congrats man! Similar to you, I too got hooked into STI's when I was in high school. Knew a friend who had a 06 hawkeye, and told myself then I'd go to school and get the newest STI available after college. What do ya now...10 years later, I got mine! My degree is also in ME. Did you have to pick a concentration?
Nope, no concentration. Just a good ole mech engineering degree. I was plagued with not going anywhere further than that since I had a job locked down almost a year before I actually graduated. lol Although my jobs deals with mostly structural and civil.

Its a pretty nice feeling to be able to go buy one straight out of school. I was stuck on if I should go with a new one or not, but because I went used. I saved roughly 10k from going this route, and go a 24 month loan on it. After its paid off....all bets are off. Its going to be stripped and rebuilt into a track demon.
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Good times. Good times. You won't regret it bro
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