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    Quote Originally Posted by SonicWagon View Post
    your point was that because you can find an 8k wrx meant they had low resale value, the truth is 8k for a 7 year old 100k+mile japanese sedan is very high.
    my point is that I don't think that the WRX is or ever was considered a car that is a wise investment over any other similarly equipped car.

    a clean Mk4 Supra is what I consider an automotive investment, not a 2002 wrx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElBartoRex View Post
    my point is that I don't think that the WRX is or ever was considered a car that is a wise investment over any other similarly equipped car.

    a clean Mk4 Supra is what I consider an automotive investment, not a 2002 wrx.
    who defines wise investment??? is there a book "These Cars are Wise Investments?? the book would be small.

    FACT, AN STI holds its value as well or better than any japanese car sold in america today.
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    Cars are one of the fastest depreciating assets, therefore no one really looks to buy a new (modern) car as an "investment." Either it holds it's value fairly well or it doesn't. The WRX and especially the WRX STI hold their values just as well if not better than most other cars in their classes.
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    I think a bycycle is a wise investmen. My subaru has been the worst investment known to man. Any car is the worst investment in the world.

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    Now that I think about it, the inexpensive:high-gain mod path of the WRX, WRX STI and even the Evo make them all terrible investments.

    Luckily, I came from a modded VW and vowed to keep this thing stock. I haven't fallen of the wagon... yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bounce View Post
    not picking on you, just using the above as the jump off on the tangent about buying cars as investments.

    Never buy a vehicle as an investment. Buy it to drive it. If you want an investment, look to the stock market.
    +1 my previous jobs 401k and my current jobs stock options are the only real investments I have.

    My cars are a differint type of investment, they keep me sane and happy. The widely available selection of mods is a part of what makes Impreza/Lancer ownership so much fun. The only way I can see Mazda gaining a decent aftermarket following is if they keep the car in production longer than just a few years. Most major mod components will work on 2002-2007 WRX/STI, that's what I believe encourages 3rd party manufacturers to keep developing/manufacturing/selling parts for our cars. The rally bump sure doesn't hurt either. The Mazdaspeed3 doesn't currently benefit from this, or anything like it. If they can leave it on the same platform for a few years, and gain a stong sales following, then maybe the aftermarket will respond.
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    I'm gonna quote myself now:

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    I didn't buy my WRX or my MS3 for residual value, I bought them because they are fun, tunable street cars.
    just for the record I was arguing against a car as an investment...
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    a stock MS3 is slow compared to a VF39 WRX. I test drove a MS3 like 3 months ago and my car feels like a beast compare to that one, I even test drove a 07 350Z NISMO limited and is still slow compare to mine.



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    Quote Originally Posted by SonicWagon View Post
    FACT, AN STI holds its value as well or better than any japanese car sold in america today.
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    my friend has a 5.0 too, they are slow, the only way to decently make them fast is to drop a v8 explorer engine in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juice33 View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juice33 View Post
    Dwight Schrute?


    Dwight: I am fast. To give you a reference point, Iím somewhere between a snake and a mongoose. And a panther.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SonicWagon View Post
    Oh man this great!

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    Dwight: I am fast. To give you a reference point, Iím somewhere between a snake and a mongoose. And a panther.
    HAHA that was a great quote
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    my friend has a 5.0 too, they are slow, the only way to decently make them fast is to drop a v8 explorer engine in them.

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