This is a discussion on WRX or Used STI within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by motown07 I guess it's like any other car, if you abuse it its not going to last ...
hatch > sedan. hands down.
my only gripe is the taillights but that's nothing some red overlay can't fix.
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Doesnt matter if you get hatch or sedan...must be blue
I too think i'll be having this "problem" in a year or so.
I'm 20,turning 21 soon and have been researching between the 04-07 sti's and the 09-10 wrx's.
I think the 09/10 would suit your needs quite well.One can be easily found brand new for the same price as an unmolested STi,and you'll have a warranty.You can easily make enough power to outrun an STi in a straight line and with some light suspension mods be close to it through the corners.
I think it would suit your needs perfectly.I myself would go with the 09.I don't plan on running it all out every weekend but would like to have something i can play with from time to time and still drive it daily.
Whatever your choice..good luck.
I think that the 2009 WRX would be a good fit for you, especially if you get a hatchback. It's safe, has AWD, and a lot of room for the family, but at the same time its a fun car and there is a lot of opportunity to make it faster if you want to. It will also come with a warranty which is good for peace of mind. In my opinion finding a clean STI can be tough, just because its an enthusiasts car and most people that buy them, probably mod them and run them pretty hard. Nobody buys an STI to just cruise around in.
Yeah the blue is nice, but I think I like the dark gray/silver. There aren't many gray wrxs out here in Southern Cali.