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This is a discussion on Why do you drive a WRX/STI ? within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by mrd My wife likes to preach about me driving this car and gets angry. :P My GF ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrd View Post
    My wife likes to preach about me driving this car and gets angry. :P
    My GF hated me buying the car because of the $26k I spent on it and once she road in it she loved it. Now she still likes it but complains about all the money I dump into it which is understandable. One month owning the car = $1500 modding the car. Let's see... so that should be about $18k a year in mods!
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    BUT HUNNY! I actually did the math! That makes it OK!!
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    Yea OK... I DONT THINK SO!
    ME

    But why?
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    Because BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
    ME

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    Sorry for wasting thread space, but I'm just feeling silly right now. About to buy some rims. DON'T TELL HER!
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    I started thinking over and over about getting a subaru WRX. I was getting bored of my daily driver at the time Pontiac Grand Prix. I've had it for 8 years. It was a good car, took care of it, nothing really wrong with it. It wasn't that bad in the winter too.

    I loved the way the 13/14 year WRX looked. My friend had a hatch back model he drove me in and i was greatly impressed. He had the premium model too so i was liking the front windshield wiper defrost and heated seats.

    I asked several subaru/wrx owners if they had any "gotchas" and they all said one thing, and one thing only "the tires you get on the car are sh*t for winter. you'll need to change them when winter comes." didn't really hear anything bad. So I test drove one this past February and I didn't look back. I sold my grand prix to a friend that very weekend and got a 2014 WRX Premium model 2 days after that. I was very impressed at how it accelerated and handled. I didn't want the car to go away haha. I had a few snow falls on the performance tires and it still handled pretty good.

    I got a new set of Blizzaks on a season closeout deal I am dying to try out for this winter.

    Overall the car has exceeded my expectations. I love the performance and especially the handling. It is annoying when you get in other cars and they take turns much slower. the AWD factor just handles very well. I easily find myself taking turns at 25-35 and when I borrow other people's cars I draw a blank and then all their dash board stuff goes side to side. it's kind of funny when i think about it.

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    Why do I drive a WRX? Because, I have one!

    Anyhoo... I chose a WRX for a couple major reasons over others because, well...

    - First, it's a WRX, which, replaced my old Impreza.
    - Second, AWD is an absolute requirement. Don't even try to throw FWD/snow tires & traction control on me, I'll just roundhouse that logic to a ditch on the side of the road.
    - Turbo is excellent for uphill driving. I wanted another turbo car after going too many years without.
    - CVT works so much better than anticipated, enough that I was willing to trade my 5-spd.
    - Makes my driveway look better.
    - Paddle shifters.
    - AWD for snow.
    - My wife sent me a picture of it on the lot at our local Subaru dealership before I even knew about it. No negotiations needed...
    - It was on the lot and I didn't have to wait.
    - Trade-in for the Impreza was high for some reason.
    - Some planets, somewhere, were aligned with the Pleiades and cast a little bit of a glint on the emblem the moment I had seen it for the first time. I know, weird..
    - AWD for even tire wear.
    - Sturdy aluminum L-arms instead of those creaky/rusty steel ones.
    - Torque Vectoring
    - Timing Chain
    - Direct Injection
    - Improvements all around had me interested again.
    - AWD for gravel/dirt/mud.
    - The F-R torque split (45/55) made me happy. I wonder if there will be any noticeable difference in deepish snow traction.
    - Highly dynamic mileage depending on how I want to spend my precious volatiles.
    - I've been holding out because I didn't want another EJ on the same chassis.
    - I've heard good things about the ECCD.
    - And AWD for "driving on rails" feeling.

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    Dude, do you even like AWD?

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    Because my 3 favorite letters are W, R, and X.

    And because AWD Turbo. And I didn't want anything pretentious.
    Not so much anymore.

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    because I couldnt afford an Evo....

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    Because I don't think there's a better car this versatile for the money. Simple as that.
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    I drive one because it was the only car I was willing to get rid of my lifted truck for.

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    I used to have an RX-8 which although slow in a straight line was a lot of fun to drive. It was horrible and terrifying on snow so I drove a winter beater. I started looking ahead a couple years ago to what I would get next. Had to be under 30k, something I could drive year round, fun to drive, more mechanically reliable, and preferably something with a bit more straight line speed than the RX-8.

    WRX fit the bill. 2015 came out with a new engine (ring land and bearing failures were the one thing that made me nervous about them). Found one in transit to my dealer set up the way I wanted it and now it sits in the driveway.

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    I will say this. If I was deadset on getting a hatch new at this moment and didn't want to wait/hope for Subaru to make them again a car I'd look at might be an Audi A3. I saw two, one over the weekend, both in white, and one today. Today the one I saw was a TDI so I'm curious about the gas mileage. But that's a sharp hatch. The only thing is it's a German car made by the VW/Audi group. Which I'd be worried about from a reliability standpoint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grendels_wrx View Post
    I will say this. If I was deadset on getting a hatch new at this moment and didn't want to wait/hope for Subaru to make them again a car I'd look at might be an Audi A3. I saw two, one over the weekend, both in white, and one today. Today the one I saw was a TDI so I'm curious about the gas mileage. But that's a sharp hatch. The only thing is it's a German car made by the VW/Audi group. Which I'd be worried about from a reliability standpoint.
    You can see 50+mpgs from it...my buddy Will (Calvinball) on here traded his WRX for a TDI hatch. He likes it...but misses some of the WRX. Torque monster off the line, but no horsepower.
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    OK I bought one for the following reason.

    Nothing out there that is sporty/cool is as practical as a WRX/STi. I mean it's got 4 doors, good space inside and in trunk. Got a fair amount of features and good pickup. Now if I could easily go looking for a lower end Audi, Lexus or Mercedes. Heck even a Toyota or Honda. But really they all probably have better features than a WRX/STi. But I wouldn't look at them and go that's a sharp car. Well maybe the Audi or Mercedes. But there's a certain amount of disdain and snobbery people think you are when you drive one. Whereas I'll take the racerboy stereotype over that any day.
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