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    Purchasing advice

    Hi all,

    I'm new to the Subaru world, but in the near future I plan on buying one. I wanted to know what are pros and cons of a wrx vs an sti as stock cars.

    I appreciate the help and look forward to reading your replies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by palinski23 View Post
    Hi all,

    I'm new to the Subaru world, but in the near future I plan on buying one. I wanted to know what are pros and cons of a wrx vs an sti as stock cars.

    I appreciate the help and look forward to reading your replies!

    Thanks


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    What years are you looking for?

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    Anywhere from an '04 to an '08. Somewhere around there. I don't much care for the bugeyes. And I don't want to go too new cause of price

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    Quote Originally Posted by palinski23 View Post
    I don't much care for the bugeyes.
    I'm done here.

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    If price is an issue then...no sti! Lol
    But still depends what your budget/goals are
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    Price doesnt have to be an issue. I have no problem with saving more money if it comes down to it. But goals are also part of my dilemma. What can i do differently/what would performance outcomes be with a wrx and sti

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    If you want an 05 STI in good condition be prepared to drop between $18-22,000.

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    yeah i have just been looking around at prices of different years and they get up there. does stock normally run higher than modded. because i would prefer to start out with a completely stock car

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    Quote Originally Posted by palinski23 View Post
    yeah i have just been looking around at prices of different years and they get up there. does stock normally run higher than modded. because i would prefer to start out with a completely stock car
    Those are stock prices. They can get higher too. Do not buy a modded car.

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    not planning on it.

    OK.. so back to my original question. WRX or STi (it will be a daily). Not thinking about adding mods or upgrading anything, price is not a factor. Performance wise, fun factor, etc (all stock) how do they compare

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    In my opinion, buy an 07 WRX. Best bang for buck.
    Also best looking.

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    The wrx is a more forgiving car minus the older 5 speed transmissions. It's better suited for daily driving. The sti is more track worthy and tight.
    It's all personal preference. Go test drive a few and see what you like better
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    Quote Originally Posted by palinski23 View Post
    yeah i have just been looking around at prices of different years and they get up there. does stock normally run higher than modded. because i would prefer to start out with a completely stock car
    Good luck finding a stock STi. They are out there, but they are difficult to find.

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    I believe it was Car and Driver that put it like thus: the STI is a track car you can drive on the street. The WRX is a street car you can track. STI is going to be a little faster and a little harsher to drive. Both cars are good, reliable and almost infinitely modifiable. There are aesthetic differences in the wing and interior that may matter to you. The WRX is a little tamer and a little less of a cop magnet. To me, as a daily, I think a WRX is the way to go but it's all about personal opinion. Find some you can drive for more than a few minutes and it should help you decide.
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    thank you everyone for the advice, help, and pointers. any and all comments are welcome so keep em coming!

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