Well, the time has come sooner than I had thought. But I'll be trading in my 2013 WRX that I have owned for almost a year on a 2014 STI hatch.
Let me explain my reasons:
I always knew that I wanted a brand new STI and I wanted it to be a hatchback (I ride bikes, keep golf clubs in my car etc etc). With the new 2015 STI it doesn't offer a hatch and well...I'm personally not into the new look at all. With that being said I am kind of backed into a corner. So I saw that my local dealer has an incoming 2014 black STI hatch listed for 38,800. So I went in and chatted my my salesman. Prices look like this....
STI - $38,800 to $36,011
Trade in value of my car ( I purchased for 27k) - $24,000
I have an STP exhaust, XXR 527 wrapped in Pirelli 4 seasons, rally armor flaps, Eibach springs.
I was thinking I'm going to ask if it's possible I can have the STP exhaust taken from my car and put into the STI for no added cost. Hoping that wouldn't depreciate the value of my trade in.
I feel pretty good about this, I know I'm eating a few thousand dollars on my Wrx but my monthly payment is growing another $60. Which I don't think is horrible. This would be my 5th Subaru and my first STI. I already put down a deposit so now I wait (February 18th) is when it arrives.
So what I'm wondering is what you guys think? Do you think it's a smart decision? Are those numbers looking good?
Any opinions and advice welcome!
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