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    Just drove the WRX and...

    I don't want to start any wars because this is just my honest opinion as an outsider looking in. You guys who said I should have drove the WRX before the EVO were right but I also made the mistake of driving the SRT-4 right before the WRX which was a mistake too. The WRX is a VERY nice machine, the handling and the way it drove was better then the Evo and the SRT but I found it lacking the power the other 2 have. Its not really fair to compare the EVO since it is a step up but the SRT-4 is direct competition and I thought it was a bit quicker then the WRX and it also looks alot better IMO. Its clear that Subaru needs to step things up a notch to match the competition that has now come along, if they can maybe boost HP up about 20-25 and put some more torque at the low end, that would do a world of good. The list price ia also a bit to high IMO, sticker on the one I just drove was nearly $26K, I would without question spend the extra $2K-$3K to move up into an EVO or maybe better yet, save $5-$6K and go with the SRT-4. We'll see what Subaru comes up with as the rally car wars heat up.

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    You think the SRT-4 is nicer looking than the Rex? Eewww!

    Other than that, can argue too much with your opinion. However, you should test drive a STi - if a local dealer will let you. Waaaay different than a stock Rex.


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    Originally posted by Salient
    You think the SRT-4 is nicer looking than the Rex? Eewww!

    Other than that, can argue too much with your opinion. However, you should test drive a STi - if a local dealer will let you. Waaaay different than a stock Rex.

    I agree too. I think the SRT4 looks nicer than the WRX. Not that I don't like the WRX, but it had to grow on me. It just doesn't have clean lines IMO, while the SRT4 looks like it has cleaner lines. Looks are subjective anyway.

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    for the last time... TEST DRIVE THE DAMN STI!!!

    I mean, you'll kick yourself if you buy the evo, and don't drive it's comp!
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    I know this gets stated in every thread. But for straightline performance, your not gonna beat the srt-4 for the price. I think puting a wrx next to a srt4 shows its value. Not that there's anything wrong with the srt4, but the wrx has 4 power windows, much safer, stiffer chasis, handles better, AWD!. I mean if your comparing hp and speed. Compare a wrx to lexus IS300. The wrx is gonna be a much better buy, in your terms. It sounds like you the srt4 is what your looking for. I'd say get it!!!! Also, if you actually pay 26OTD for a wrx, you got ripped off. The MSRP on my rex was almost 27g's but i paid 22even

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    Originally posted by WRX
    for the last time... TEST DRIVE THE DAMN STI!!!

    I mean, you'll kick yourself if you buy the evo, and don't drive it's comp!
    An STI is another 3 or 4 grand atleast on top of the evo! I do think that subaru should up the wrx's power a bit for the price though..

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    Originally posted by el~sharko
    I know this gets stated in every thread. But for straightline performance, your not gonna beat the srt-4 for the price. I think puting a wrx next to a srt4 shows its value. Not that there's anything wrong with the srt4, but the wrx has 4 power windows, much safer, stiffer chasis, handles better, AWD!. I mean if your comparing hp and speed. Compare a wrx to lexus IS300. The wrx is gonna be a much better buy, in your terms. It sounds like you the srt4 is what your looking for. I'd say get it!!!! Also, if you actually pay 26OTD for a wrx, you got ripped off. The MSRP on my rex was almost 27g's but i paid 22even
    holy shiet! u payed 22even! The MSRP for the rex im buying this month is 25, Damn i really needa talkem down!

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    Yeah, it has pretty much every option that was available for an '03 except wheels.

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    I payed $20,988. Also, that was in Oregon so I didn't have to pay sales tax.....OUCH!

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    Originally posted by Liquid
    An STI is another 3 or 4 grand atleast on top of the evo!
    WRONG! Base EVO= 28,900 Base STi= 31,100
    Difference= 2,200 not "at least 3 or 4 grand"

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    The people that work there are, for the most part, retards. I used to work there.

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    paid 22 for mine as well! it is the 04 as well i love it. in my opinion the sti is the best looking! but with the wrx take out the cats and you will feel more power.
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    what does wtlw stand for. Also, what does WOT stand for. People used these and I nevet know what they mean. Today I learned what IMO stood for. Am I the only one who does not know what WOT stands for? Im an idiot.

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    Originally posted by artist71
    what does wtlw stand for. Also, what does WOT stand for. People used these and I nevet know what they mean. Today I learned what IMO stood for. Am I the only one who does not know what WOT stands for? Im an idiot.
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    Originally posted by el~sharko
    Yeah, it has pretty much every option that was available for an '03 except wheels.
    Man, no wheels? Did you carry it home?

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