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This is a discussion on What is the average age of a new WRX/STI owner within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by Drews Mine is beyond any of those. Lol. Understandable, but my dream will change when the necessity ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    Mine is beyond any of those. Lol.
    Understandable, but my dream will change when the necessity of practicality is gone.

    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    "Dream Car" is now a meaningless term to me:

    • They're just piles of steel and engineering. When I was 13 I lumped in all of this glamour and romance with it, but I've worked on too much production machinery, and seen too many "awesome cars!!11!!" become "OMGpiecesofcrap!!11!!" as time wears on, hype wears off, and people realize their deficiencies. It's just a car. Any "magic" that goes with it is a mental phenomenon. Any awesome-driving car you buy will, at some point, just be another rusted hulk. Impermanence wins.

    This is another reason why my practicality stays intact.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    "Dream Car" is now a meaningless term to me:

    • They're just piles of steel and engineering. When I was 13 I lumped in all of this glamour and romance with it, but I've worked on too much production machinery, and seen too many "awesome cars!!11!!" become "OMGpiecesofcrap!!11!!" as time wears on, hype wears off, and people realize their deficiencies. It's just a car. Any "magic" that goes with it is a mental phenomenon. Any awesome-driving car you buy will, at some point, just be another rusted hulk. Impermanence wins.
    • There are 1- cars that I'd love to drive...and then there's 2- cars that I'd actually own. A lot have fallen out of #2 and just become #1 over the years.



    Geez, that comes across all grouchieclamf.
    Grumpy gills over here...

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    29 (30 at the end of this month) just bought my first, a 2013 WRB WRX. Just came online hunting for ideas for rims and found this thread. I kind of had the same feeling deep down inside somewhere and seeing so many "old" guys that own WRX's made me feel much better. I thought i was going to have to hurry up and have fun for a couple years, tops, then go get a Forester or Outback. Now it starting to sound like the young guys might need to wonder if they are too young to get involved with such a "sophisticated", "mature" demographic. I almost couldn't say that with a straight face.

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    Now it starting to sound like the young guys might need to wonder if they are too young to get involved with such a "sophisticated", "mature" demographic.

    No one said we were sophisticated or mature just old!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by putt_putt79 View Post
    No one said we were sophisticated or mature just old!!!
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    35 and just got my first WRX hatch a month ago. I absolutely love the car and have gotten nothing but compliments...even from my parents who are in their late 60's. My mother actually smiled when I opened it up getting on the highway. The wife and 2 kids fit in well, and it will work for everything except long trips where we need to take a lot of bags.

    As far as the whole "maturity / sophisticated" thing, I can honestly say that I would not have been mature enough at 16, 20, or even 25 for this car. I probably would have wrecked it or gotten so many tickets I would not have been able to afford insurance or keep my license. As for sophistication...uh...no.

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    I'm 17 and if I could afford to buy a new WRX, I would. The fact is that I most certainly can't. In order to finance a car at my age the payments are around 600-700$ a month, plus full coverage on insurance, which is another 500-600$ a month. These numbers don't really change until your mid 20's. It's too outrageous, and the only way a kid would have a new one is mommy and daddy.

    Or selling drugs I guess...

    The kids these days get to drive the used Imprezas, like 2000-05. So I guess what I'm getting at is that you're good to drive a new WRX, and the only people that should comment on the matter are the under informed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durrake View Post
    I'm 17 and if I could afford to buy a new WRX, I would.
    I got my first new car two years ago at 48. By the time my WRX comes in, I'll be 51. Hopefully, you do not have to wait that long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Durrake View Post
    the only way a kid would have a new one is mommy and daddy.
    not quite. i got my 06 wrx brand new when i was 17 and my parents didnt contribute 1 penny towards my payment, insurance, gas, modifications, etc. i just had a good job and was smart with managing my money. [i also put down a good down payment so my payments werent that expensive]

    although there are a bunch of younger members who did get their wrx's or sti's as bday/graduation presents, there are also a handful of us who were able to get it without any contributions from family.

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    Got mine 2 months before my 30th birthday... so I guess I got it in my 20's.

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    Re: What is the average age of a new WRX/STI owner

    I just bought an 02 with 12k miles, and im 20. I could of bought a new car, afford the payments and insurence quite confortably. However im married, no kids, and my wife supports the our savings by working part time to have "play" money. I dont think being young should justify having insane insurence bills, My insurence full coverage for a ford suv and now the subaru, is 107 a month through progressive. As for a car payment, if you can just t save arround 10k for emergencys, then keep the rest as a car fund and look at it realistically, you should have no problem having a nice subaru at a young age.

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    I bought a new 2013 a month after I turned 27. I was in a point in my life financially where I could afford to go new, and I know people beat the hell out of these things, so I didn't want to go used. These seem to really hold their value too, as used 2011s with 20k miles or so were basically the same price as new.

    My wife and I are planning on starting a family soon and I intend on keeping this car and throwing the carseat(s) in the back. That's basically why I go this car: all wheel drive and 4 doors are safe and practical, while the 5-speed manual and turbo charged boxer are fun! (i guess the all wheel drive goes in the latter category as well)

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    Im 22 work at a subaru dealership in new york and bought it 7 months ago, i love it.

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    Been working one or two jobs since I was 14 so I had been saving for awhile plus I bought my first car for $300
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    Just ordered my new 2013 DMG Hatch limited. I'm 22, graduated college in May and got a solid analyst job so fortunately the money isn't a huge issue. Luckily allstate quoted me at $908 per year.

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