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    New 06 Imprezas (kinda long post)

    Ok so first off I had to get my struts changed on my mirage so I walk down to the nearby mall and after I leave the mall I decide to walk over to the subaru dealership. As soon as I walk up to a 06 sti a saleman comes up to me and starts asking me if I needed and help and I said "no, just checking out the new body style". So he asks me if I have any questions which I did so I asked "do you know if the power numbers are underrated?" which he replied with "do you mean are they advertised conservitavely?" and I said "I guess that's the term" he then says "well he doesn't think they are underrated but he knows that the sti has taller gears now and the regular wrx is faster because of the bigger engine and more power".

    After a bit I said "yeah I heard that the new regular wrx's have better gear ratios to help with acceleration" which he replied with "no the transmission is the same" so after he said that I was like hrmmmmmmmm. I also noticed that the 06 sti and the 06 wrx's all had the same size hood scoop so I asked if they all came with the same big scoop and said "yeah, all the 06's come with the same size hood scoop" and I really don't know if that is true or not so I can't call bs on him and there were only a few 06's on the lot so I couldn't walk through and see for myself. He then starts telling me that if I want to go fast and save money I should buy the wrx and mod it rather than buy the sti to which I replied with "nah I am not going to do anything to the car until 5-6 years after I own it because I don't want to void the warranty". After he gave me his "advice" about which to buy I remembered that the wrx now has 3 styles which are the regular wrx, the "limited" version which is luxury interior, and the tr (tuner ready) version which is the bare bones wrx's that is a few grand cheaper than the regular wrx. So when the new models popped into my head I asked him about them and he looked at me like he was really confused then said "hmmmm no we only have the wrx's right there and I've never heard of the tr wrx or the limited" then he says "the regular wrx's are bare bones and then you can get the premium package which might be what you were thinking of" so I say "yeah that was probably it" then I left

    At first I thought he knew a good deal about the cars but when he said he never even heard of the limited and tr versions I realized I was wrong. Oh yeah and when I started to talk about the car I think he realized I probably knew more than he did because he was trying to leave and that's the first time I have ever met a salesman that actually wanted to leave and not try to talk me into buying a car haha.
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    This is really the wrong forum for this question. Take this to the community forums.

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    salespeople don't have to know anything about the car, they just have to know how to sell them.

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    yeah the first thing youre supposed to do is ask dumb (to us pros from the boards) questions to which you know the answers and gauge the knowledge of the salesman. theyre really umm just hiring anyone to sell cars these days huh.
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    You should've said ... "Did Subaru ever get that problem fixed ... the one when the wastegate washer closes on the uppipe turbine and causes the actuator fluid to drain out the intake manifold outlet?"
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    Yea, thats what i said. Im not going to mod my car until the warranty is up. Haha, that went out the window.
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    well he got the part about the hood scoop right. the wrx and sti have the same hood scoop. subaru increased the aerodynamics of the front end of both cars. i believe the front end sticks out more than previous models, and has a more aggressive rake; thus eliminating the one inch difference between the older wrx and STi scoop. i could be off on my terminology, so check out the latest Scoobysport magazine for the actual tech info...
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    yeah, this one time when i was shoping around for my REX i went to this dealer and while taking look at one REX i acted dumb and asked salesman pointing at the IC "what's that" and he replied "i think it's a air filter"
    then i said "it must be pretty hard to replace it", and the guy is like "don't worry, well take care of it for you, you just need to bring it in for replacement"
    some dealers are dumb
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    ^^^

    Once i was looking at a stock yellow bugeye WRX. The salesguy came out to talk to me, and I acted dumb, so i was like, "what kind of power does this thing put out?" He was like "umm, probably 300+ hp". Then I laughed at him and kicked him for that stupid unhilarious joke.
    Thank God he knew what the AWD sticker stood for.

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