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This is a discussion on 10 Good Reasons Why The WRX Outshines the Competition within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by irish44j my first car in 1992 was a 1987 Integra. It was 0. I had to come ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by irish44j View Post
    my first car in 1992 was a 1987 Integra. It was $500. I had to come up with 250 and they matched it. I had to pay for registration/tags and they covered insurance. They said it was the only time they would give me money to buy a car, so I better not wreck it and better make it last. I put 230,000 miles on it (got it with about 130,000)
    I bought a 1963 Chevy II out of some old ladies barn my dad found for me when I was 14. I built a little 283 for it found a 65 chevelle 4 door for 5 lug suspension and had fun.. When I turned 16 my parents felt it wasnt a good daily driver and made me pay them 2500 bucks for their 85 BMW... Then at 17 I bought there E30 M3 from them as well.. Paid my own insurance, and my own gas.

    My parents still hate my guts to this day.


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    My parents had some pretty indestructible cars to learn on. They saw a ditch maybe and some curbs but that was an estate wagon 455 in the snow. I was actually a very lucky young driver despite being stupid. Then again I was into road trips not racing around mostly so I got an 81 accord and took off across country when all my friends were modifying muscle cars.

    So get a Mini, TDI or Insight and see the country while your young IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
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    Well sure..I can cruise with the top down, and show off my feminine side simultaneously.

    The thing will probably soundly out-handle my WRX, should we go that way..
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    Well sure..I can cruise with the top down, and show off my feminine side simultaneously.

    The thing will probably soundly out-handle my WRX, should we go that way..
    Sounds like a great project. If she has the effort in I would let her choose the chip (with plenty of other options presented). Plus something about a pink miata whooping up on some auto-x boys with her driving seems appealing if I were a dad.
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    After test driving numerous cars from different manufacturers and learning more of the pros and cons of owning a brand new turbo-charged car at age 18 along with the benefits of owning an AWD vehicle here in Northeastern PA, I came to my senses and am most likely going to go with a premium edition of the impreza.
    Premium gas for the the mileage that the WRX gets is way out of my league.
    Not to mention that my insurance quote was at a price equivalent to hiring my own driver for a year
    Just so glad that I won't be driving this 200,000+ sunfire anymore!

    I just want to thank everyone for their input and stories. Hope I didn't cause TOO much controversy between the members of this forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by charmander View Post
    I just want to thank everyone for their input and stories. Hope I didn't cause TOO much controversy between the members of this forum.
    It's nothing that doesn't get hashed out regularly around here.
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    Nice choice on the N/A impreza.. still a great car, should do you well for a good long time.
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    good luck with the impreza! just remember that just because the car is awd that you will stop on the dime cause you definately will not. ive had my fair share of REALLY close calls to back that up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    Well sure..I can cruise with the top down, and show off my feminine side simultaneously.

    The thing will probably soundly out-handle my WRX, should we go that way..
    I have heard the miata is a handling beast....
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    Quote Originally Posted by charmander View Post
    Premium gas for the the mileage that the WRX gets is way out of my league.
    Not to mention that my insurance quote was at a price equivalent to hiring my own driver for a year
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    Boy do I ever feel your comment on insurance. The first few quotes I got for my WRX were horrific...and the insurance company I was with at the time tried to abuse me with a 700 per month policy.
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    1. Stock perfect launch (with good tires )
    2. Cheap Power potential
    3. AWD>RWD & FWD
    4. its a car that can last FOREVER
    5. its a Subaru, nuff said...

    hope you like your N/A soobie
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWLTT View Post
    1. Stock perfect launch (with good tires )
    2. Cheap Power potential
    3. AWD>RWD & FWD
    4. its a car that can last FOREVER
    5. its a Subaru, nuff said...

    hope you like your N/A soobie
    This post I fully endorse~!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CWLTT View Post
    1. Stock perfect launch (with good tires )
    2. Cheap Power potential
    3. AWD>RWD & FWD
    4. its a car that can last FOREVER
    5. its a Subaru, nuff said...

    hope you like your N/A soobie
    Not to be a shrewd, but #3 can be debatable. I like to think that it depends on what the goals are for the car. eg) I still wish I ALSO owned a miata and/or s2k because of their supposed godly handling capabalities, both are also RWD.

    The rest looks good in my book.

    OP...enjoy the 2.5! It's not a bad car at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jexeffectz View Post
    Not to be a shrewd, but #3 can be debatable.
    I wasn't going to comment, but..more than one of those are debatable, or at the least, pretty subjective.

    Launch is all about driver abilities; lots of people bog it out, and many of those with the perfect launch will be dealing with a shredded transmission after a few dozen of them in a WRX.

    For dry weather handling, to me, RWD is a blast. Really depends upon driver preference.

    There are a number of 2009 WRX owners with a certain build date range who will take issue with the "last FOREVER" thing..they only got a few thousand miles before the engine imploded.

    Sorry for being "Negative Nancy" in this thread. Sometimes I'm the cheerful Devil's Advocate around here.

    I do <3 my Subie.
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    RWD is a fun drive, but AWD just is so much fun bc it can do practically every thing RWD and FWD can do, that is why i think it is better. But of course it all depends on the driver. I have driven all forms, i love the control i have in the Subie, i also have driven a Miata (mx-5 i believe) my cousin and i had a shiza load of fun in it, it is his car, We went drifting at the hospital near our neighborhood. and you can do similar things in the sooby, it may not be "drifting" but it feels cleaner, if that makes any sense, in the sooby...

    Perfect launch, RWD and FWD cannot achieve this unless it is driven by an experience driver or is a high end RWD. I have yet to achieve a perfect launch in a FWD car, yet i have had a "perfect launch" in the sooby already.... Maybe its just me, but the AWD system by Subaru is just fantastic. And since the dude was comparing it to a Civic i just thought i would say that.

    Really the AWD system is the best of both worlds its when RWD met up with FWD and Fncked they would produce AWD. You can have a blast in the sooby in wet and dry, you just have to do some things, lol...

    And the vitality of the subaru, how about this my friend is still driving the first gen USDM subaru legacy... original engine, etc. has like 300000000000000 miles on it... it was his fathers original car. yeah so what if one year had problems, all car manufacturers have had problems like that... trial and error my friend trial and error...

    and i can tell you pretty much ery body on here <3 Soobies...

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