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    2004 WRX Wagon vs Sedan

    What's up guys, I'm new to this forum and am now in heaven ever since I found it I have a question about which I should get, the WRX Wagon or the Sedan
    (both manual, same mileage, great condition)?

    I own a 2000 Chevy Cavalier 2.2L auto and it's a nice first car but I have such a burning obsession for Subaru's! They're fast, sexy looking and with AWD, what can't they do? Back on Topic, I just want one ! So I have a choice between a Wagon or the Sedan but here's the catch.

    The wagon is cheaper than the Sedan by about $2,000. My question is, which is cooler? I don't mind the wagon look, but does it come off as a grandma car to others, Is it not considered a cool ride?? Also I'm looking to put money into which ever car I get (better rims, better intake, maybe some engine work, body work, etc...) I mean I see the outback's that are similar looking to the WRX wagon that I see many grandma's and Mom's driving around. But the Sedan costs more money. So I'm kinda stumped.

    You're intput would be much appreciated

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    Wagon gives you the same performance and increased versatility. That's why I chose my wagon.
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    Can you give us more details about the two cars? They're both used, so I assume they have different miles, different options, are either of them modded?

    As far as which is cooler, that's very subjective. Personally I like my wagon style more than the sedans, but there are plenty who like the sedans more. Bottom line is, anyone who knows cars is going to know what a wrx is whether it's a sedan or a wagon, so that recognition is going to be there no matter what.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterNBG View Post
    (better rims,
    Are you going to replace the wheels too?

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterNBG View Post
    better intake
    The best intake is the stock intake. Well at least for you, for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterNBG View Post
    maybe some engine work
    I'm afraid to ask what you have in mind for this...

    Quote Originally Posted by MisterNBG View Post
    body work, etc...)
    No... just, no.

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    The sedan is tiny. It has a smaller footprint that a Honda Civic. Despite that, it has plenty of headroom, a decent back seat that my 6'1" frame fits into just fine, and the trunk isn't too bad (fits two full wheels back there).

    Then there's the wagon that has all of that and more. Zach nailed it. Same performance, more practicality. There are some suspension differences though. You need to be careful when ordering things like swaybars, springs, and struts as parts built for sedans of the same year aren't always compatible with the wagons. All of the drivetrain components are the same though.
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    Honestly, unless you have a specific need for a sedan versus a wagon, go find the best-cared-for, stock 2004 that you can. Having owned a 2002 sedan, and 2002 wagon, I can tell you with certainty that they both look equally cool when I'm behind the wheel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    Can you give us more details about the two cars? They're both used, so I assume they have different miles, different options, are either of them modded?

    As far as which is cooler, that's very subjective. Personally I like my wagon style more than the sedans, but there are plenty who like the sedans more. Bottom line is, anyone who knows cars is going to know what a wrx is whether it's a sedan or a wagon, so that recognition is going to be there no matter what.
    They both have around 110,000 Miles. As for options, what would you like to know? They both have powered windows, locks, TCS, ABS, Cruise, both are manual. Neither are modded, stock as stock can be lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Are you going to replace the wheels too?



    The best intake is the stock intake. Well at least for you, for now.



    I'm afraid to ask what you have in mind for this...



    No... just, no.

    And as always, RESEARCH!
    Don't get the wrong idea about my body work comment, I'm not gonna put on some generic kits that scream ricer lol. I was thinking of taking off the roof racks, getting the STI scoop and lip, maybe the Subaru blue instead of boring gray haha. I'm just thinking out loud though

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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterNBG View Post
    They both have around 110,000 Miles. As for options, what would you like to know? They both have powered windows, locks, TCS, ABS, Cruise, both are manual. Neither are modded, stock as stock can be lol.
    Make sure that both have had the Timing belt service performed. If not, that's an extra $800 that you will need to spend on the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterNBG View Post
    They both have around 110,000 Miles. As for options, what would you like to know? They both have powered windows, locks, TCS, ABS, Cruise, both are manual. Neither are modded, stock as stock can be lol.
    Two good finds then! Really, it's all about which one you think looks cooler...who cares what anyone else thinks? I'm sure you could find just as many people who prefer one vs the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MisterNBG View Post
    My question is, which is cooler?
    Neither, they are both too practical to be cool.

    Just kidding, I like my wagon. Gets very little attention. Plus the seats fold down....yeah probably not going to buy a sedan for a while. Love the room.

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    i actually use my wagon. i go camping, snowboarding, hiking, etc so the wagon is very utilitarian. after i bought my wagon the look really grew on me. i have a new found respect for all wagons these days.

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    I love my wagon and prefer the styling over the sedan. I had a hard time finding this car, seemed like more sedans available.
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