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This is a discussion on Bought a new STI within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by teflon_jones Yeah, the normal sedan comes with the regular wheels. I thought the BBS were an option ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    Yeah, the normal sedan comes with the regular wheels. I thought the BBS were an option on the hatches too though. Only standard on the Limited???
    I am pretty sure that is why the hatch option is $2k more right off the bat. I am nearly positive they don't make hatches without BBS anymore. Could be wrong. If you have that pamphlet from the dealer it probably is in there (the one with the checklists of features for each model).
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    Yeah, normally they're reliable as hell, but I've had $10k in repairs in the last year. To be fair, a few grand of that was due to a shop blowing the head unit when they replaced the battery (which I didn't pay for). The rest of it was due to a blown o-ring on the oil cooler, which is a few dollar part, but requires dropping the engine. Then I had the alternator go. Thank god for the extended warranty I paid less than $500 out of pocket for everything!
    Such an elitist vehicle they don't have warranties? With that said, a definite congrats on the STI. You should be good to go for a few months/miles without too many out of pocket repairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by economatic View Post
    Such an elitist vehicle they don't have warranties? With that said, a definite congrats on the STI. You should be good to go for a few months/miles without too many out of pocket repairs.
    It's an 04 so the factory warranty is up. I do have an extended warranty for 4 years/48k miles which only cost me $3500 or so, with a $100 deductible. So actually those $10k in repairs have only cost me about $500.
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    No offense intended, but 2k+ a month payments sounds crazy!!! My mortgage in california is less than that G LOL!! Must be one sweet ride, I hope you enjoy beating every penny out of it. Congrats on the your new STI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nello View Post
    No offense intended, but 2k+ a month payments sounds crazy!!! My mortgage in california is less than that G LOL!! Must be one sweet ride, I hope you enjoy beating every penny out of it. Congrats on the your new STI.
    He probably makes more money than you. Also...your car is sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.
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    Very nice, I love those wheels. I have yet to see a 2011 sti in person yet. I live about 40 minutes away from a dealer that has a Plasma Blue sti in stock. Might have to check it out some day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nello View Post
    No offense intended, but 2k+ a month payments sounds crazy!!! My mortgage in california is less than that G LOL!! Must be one sweet ride, I hope you enjoy beating every penny out of it. Congrats on the your new STI.
    Car payments mean nothing to me. The cars do. Thanks on the congrats.

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    He probably makes more money than you. Also...your car is sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet.
    I'm betting I make more money than anybody on this forum. Possibly twice as much. That's not the point. The cars and what you do with them are.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Roffle @ parting out the old STI in the driveway
    It's an interesting juxtaposition. Technically I now own 2 STI's. Of course one of them is only drivable if you put wheels on it and rolled it down a hill.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric05mx View Post
    Very nice, I love those wheels. I have yet to see a 2011 sti in person yet. I live about 40 minutes away from a dealer that has a Plasma Blue sti in stock. Might have to check it out some day.
    Yeah the wheels are pretty nice. They're also BBS which is hard to argue with. The car looks pretty darn good if I do say so myself.....
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    Beautiful STI! Definitely give us your first impressions when you're able!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangtx63 View Post
    Beautiful STI! Definitely give us your first impressions when you're able!


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    I'm now up to almost 400 miles on it and have started to push it a bit. I try and limit the revs to less than 4k, but it's hard with the short 6 speed gearbox.

    So far, here's the basics:
    1. The suspension is WAY improved over previous models. Body roll is minimal. Suspension response is awesome. I have a hard time rating it though because I drive my 911 Turbo so much and it just dwarfs the STI in every respect. But it's a $150k Porsche 911 Turbo. Can't compare the two. I've started to push my STI harder as I rack up a few miles and it's pretty damn good.
    2. Turbo spool is slow. I seem to remember this from when my '04 STi was stock and then stage 2 made it way better. I'll be going stage 1 next month on it. I'd go stage 2 right away except for two reasons. First off, the curves Cobb shows on their site showed a huge difference between stage 1 and 2 in my '04. In the '11, it's not really a big difference. I trust Cobb. If you don't, then sorry, but I think you're dumb.
    3. Interior is awesome. Loving the Limited interior.
    4. Exterior is awesome. Very aggressive and though I'm not a fan of huge rear wings unless they're there for a purpose, I like what this STI has. Yeah, it's there for a purpose, but I'm a guy that drives cars that dwarf STI performance and don't need huge rear wings. But what a huge change from previous STI sedans.
    5. The sound is terrible. I'm already looking at an intake silencer delete, and since a Cobb DP will mate to the stock exhaust, stage 2 may not be far in my future. Sounds like nothing. Too tame!

    AJ/ASRacing will be hooking me up with stage 1 next month and I'll post my impressions of that next month. I have to weigh my mods/money options out though because I'm looking at serious mods to both my 911 and my old school Ford. Hard to choose where to spend the dough. What I want to do to either of those is 5k each right now. Damn I need to kick my car addiction......
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    I'm now up to almost 400 miles on it and have started to push it a bit. I try and limit the revs to less than 4k, but it's hard with the short 6 speed gearbox......
    Congrats!

    I can only imagine, even on my WRX its hard to stay on high gears (city driving though), I have to constantly downshift (got to step on it)

    2K for car payment .. I'm guessing your a businessman rather a rank-n-file employee...
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