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    2013 WRX or WRX STI - Rookie Subaru owner

    hello all, I've never owned a subaru but am strongly considering doing so as my next car. There's a hefty price difference between the WRX and the STI. I realize there are some decently big differences as well. HP, torque, etc. Would it be realistic to spend less on the WRX and perhaps add the aftermarket components such as better suspension and an ECU flash/reprogram in order to bring it up a few notches? I know it won't be the STI when all is said and done but to be honest with ya'll, I don't really need the diff lock option and the other crazy options that the STI has. So basically what I'm asking is would it be cost effective to go this route or would I end up puting so much loot into it that I might as well have paid the 6k more for the STI? thanks for reading and I appreciate any advice ya'll may have for me

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    The general feeling is that no, you're right, you aren't going to make a wrx into a sti effectively. Most of us tend to view them as cars for different purposes. The wrx is a very fun, capable car that is more suited to someone who wants a daily driver with sporting ability. The sti is a better car for someone who will be looking to do motorsports of some sort, and doesn't mind a rawer, more potent machine. There are exceptions to this of course...

    If possible, you should try to drive one of each, that will be a huge factor.
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    I think it depends on your purpose, if you want a daily driver get the wrx if you want more speed get the sti. I got the wrx and now wishing I got the sti.
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