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    best wrx year?

    what is the best year wrx besides 09?

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    06 for the engine, brakes, aluminum control arms and 17" wheels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tuskenraider View Post
    06 for the engine, brakes, aluminum control arms and 17" wheels.
    This.

    I prefer the 04 body style though.
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    "Best" in regards to what?

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    best in regards to looks, durability, performance, etc. all general aspects- nothing in particular

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    Wait for news on the 2010. My personal preference would be a bugeyed car with 2009 STi mechanicals but the original question is quite vague so the answers may not be what you're looking for. Even "performance" isn't really defined.

    As far as looks I like the 02, the 99 (both in 4dr), and the 09 (but the hatch 5dr). Mechanicals improve with time so newer is generally better, with some exceptions.

    Buy a new car. If you can't, buy one from a single owner with a full service history and existing warranty. If you can't, look at other brands that will allow you to do this or be prepared to make compromises (these may save money in the short term but cost more in the long run).
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    Quote Originally Posted by birdman200 View Post
    best in regards to looks, durability, performance, etc. all general aspects- nothing in particular
    So in other words you want an absolute answer to a totally objective question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Wait for news on the 2010. My personal preference would be a bugeyed car with 2009 STi mechanicals but the original question is quite vague so the answers may not be what you're looking for. Even "performance" isn't really defined.
    If I had an 02 with 09 STI mechanicals and 5x114.3 bolt pattern hubs...it'd be perfect! HMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmm....
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    My 2002 with a 2006 STI transmission continues to put a smile on my face with over 92,000 miles on the odometer.
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    The best year is what ever year you can get your hands on =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verdugo View Post
    If I had an 02 with 09 STI mechanicals and 5x114.3 bolt pattern hubs...it'd be perfect! HMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmm....
    It would... While it was all apart you could seam weld the chassis and add a discrete cage, making sure it's barely visible from the outside... And get a tanner to re-do the interior in leather... and sound-deaden the wheel wells, floor, and boot lid... and add a navi system with bluetooth... I think I just described some kind of Subaraudi WRXS4 something. I'd buy that.
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    So maybe an STI swap into a Saabaru?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Micah View Post
    So maybe an STI swap into a Saabaru?
    The Saabaru has the fast steering etc. so that's a start. It's not bugeyed though. I think the ideal Subaru WRX would actually be a... 959 swap into a Bentley.
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    sorry if the question was vague guys. i have an 04 altima was 108k on it, and i know there is still a decent amount of life in it, but want to get a wrx as my next car. i was just wondering what years to look at. i wasnt sure if some years were better than others, if certain years had more problems than others, or what not.

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