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This will fly in the face of many Subaru fanboysl I don't care. I love my 2010 WRX and cannot, for the life of me, think why I would want an STI. That's not to say others don't have great reasons to go to the more significantly more expensive car. Realistically, you cannot even vaguely legally use the extras (HP, brakes, etc.) that come on an STI on the street. But, if an STI helps your sex life, great. (Some people have trouble that way, you know...) TBH...for the money that a new STI commands, I'd look at a lot of other cars...new and used. Do you really, really want a car booking in the mid-30's with this level of stereo and other refinements that make a care livable on a day-to-day basis?
Past Subies - '11 STI Limited stage 1+ and '04 STi stage 2+
'13 Wrangler Rubicon - custom front bumper w/12k lb winch & off-road lights, skid plates, diff guards, etc.
'04 Porsche 911 Turbo GT2 clone 600 HP/TQ
'77 F-150 heavily modded for off-roading
2012 WRX ice silver metallic
Protuned by Agile Auto 315whp/342wtq @ 20.5psi
What do you guys think completely swapped sti engine 1997, drive train, and transmission into a Subaru impreza 98. The Guy has had a shop for awhile tuned plenty of subarus. Also built a few other subarus. Engines only got 48,000, body 130,000. But still looks great going to take a look at it with a mechanic with 20 years experience. Post for the Subaru is at the bottom. Tell me what you guys think as far as price too somewhat new to this but still know some. Thanks, for the labor and parts he put into it i think its pretty worth it, but could drop to 12500 maybe.
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Simply put, if you are debating between the WRX and STI then it is just a question of money. If you can comfortably afford the STI, and are willing to spend the difference, the choice is simple. Either way though you are getting a fantastic car. I really liked my WRX, but I'm not going back to it now that I've gotten to know my STI.
Last edited by Dramlin; 04-28-2012 at 11:54 AM.
2012 PBP Limited STI
2002 Aspen White WRX Wagon, Stage 1
Great Information on this thread. I am new to this site and this is actually my first post. I am considering buying a wrx or sti but was not sure of the price difference. It is significant but after some quick research i believe its very well worth it. Not only you are paying more for it, but financing rates are higher for sti as well. In reality if the payment is not that much more. I also asked the sales man about modifying the car, if it voids warrantee . He said yes, unless you get everything installed at dealer. Its no brainer. Get the STI cause you don't have to worry about doing any modifications for a while.
The thing about the warranty is that...most people who buy a WRX/STi get the mod bug and essentially void it anyway
I have a low Reynolds number
TP Stage 1 - 2012 WRX Premium 5-Door SWP
find out if you have a cool dealer..... my dealer said they would return the car to stock and warranty it if something went wrong. Obviously if i go above stage 2 they will have a harder time doing that.
2001 is300 Solar Yellow *RIP*
2004 RX-8 Black
2011 WRX STi - Cobb SF Stage 2
Your dealer said they would defraud Subaru?
Is it logical (lets leave ethical aside) for them to do this?
Why would you go back to this place?
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The sales kid at the dealer that I went to he owns an sti. He showed me his personal ride and it's all worked up. He takes it to the track. I'm sure he has connections. Beauty of getting a new car is warrantee. I'll get sti and only do modifications that I can reverse in case I need to service car.
To be fair when I bought my STi I was orginally going in to order a WRX limited with a lot of goodies. Between what I was going to order and the STi after they dropped the price a few grand were too close to pass up.
I would say if the buyer is looking for a base WRX to save cash.....you are getting a hell of a car for that money. If you are going in to get a WRX Limited with goodies..... consider spending a bit more, or haggle for an STi.
Of course this is just opinion as I got a great deal, and the wife was supportive of it.
I wish I could get a new 2011 sti. Base. I don't like the wheels and headlights of the 2012. For that alone I think I'm just going to wait. I have my supra tt to keep me busy