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    Quote Originally Posted by elblanco1987 View Post
    dude, after you drive your wrx, you not even gonna remember you owned a rsx. you dont know what youve been missing out on
    The RSX-S was, in my opinion, one of the more competent interpretations of the "FWD enthusiast hatchback" formula. 6-speed manual, 2700 lbs, Honda reliability, and an active aftermarket. Given equal drivers and a technical road course with stock cars, I'm thinking an RSX-S could give an '04-'06 WRX a pretty hard time. People adored (and still adore) those cars for good reason.
    I actually gave some thought to looking for one for my kid, when she turns 16 next year.
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    What kinds of cars do your friends have ? What are you trying to keep up with?

    I don't want to sound like a ****, but a stock wrx would probably spank your RSX. Once you own a wrx you'll realize that you were delusional to think that your fwd was fast.

    Also, $2600 will get you more than 11hp for sure. I know in the 2011+ models ~$1k will get you to the sti power levels. The 0-60 in those models is faster than the sti 0-60. The newer models also have a much improved 5 speed, the older transmissions are known as "the glass 5spd".

    If you are def going with the older models, you should go with the sti. For the newer models, the wrx is the better choice for you.
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    Want to apologize for the late response but I have been super busy with work! Basically nobody around here has a wrx or sti, so the cars around here would be 350z, cobalt ss, civic si, s2000 a couple, dodge chargers, and a few camaros! I appreciate the insight and want to get 04-05 sti. Just having trouble finding one in my price range that's probably not beat to death! I feel that after research it would be better to buy that platform, than to buy a car and build it to compare to a sti. Anyone know about reliability and when is too many miles to purchase?

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    Frankly, I know the feeling. I can buy a brand new WRX forthe price of a used one that's years old.

    Anyhow, based on the comments I know one thing. Torque. You will love it coming from anything Honda. As fast as you may be now, Subie torque is fantastic.

    I'm in a CTS-V now (550 lb/ft) so that's comical but my friends have Mini S, BRZ, 350z, RSX-S, etc..lighter cars. I can make people curse when I drive, but in theirs it's fast but not a wow.

    The turbo and torque of a WRX/STI, even an older model, is more "fun" to me.

    Another perspective...im looking to sell my 556hp CTS-V for a 15 WRX. I think I may actually enjoy it more!
    Steve // 2010 Cadillac CTS-V // 2011 WRX hatchback (SOLD)

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    Thanks and I am excited to get more torque! Got my rsx to 173 tq and thought that was awesome! Lol can't imagine having numbers much higher than thay

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