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  • under 20. Parents pays for car & insurance

    85 10.68%
  • under 20. You pay for everything. (which bank did you rob?:-)

    98 12.31%
  • 20-29. you pay for everything

    458 57.54%
  • 30-39

    98 12.31%
  • 40+

    57 7.16%
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This is a discussion on How old are you and How did you afford the WRX? within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; 34, doing the monthly payment thing. I drove an Eclipse for 12 freaking years and just needed somthing new, that ...

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    34, doing the monthly payment thing. I drove an Eclipse for 12 freaking years and just needed somthing new, that was practical for where I live, able to carry a kid and stuff, and was as fast as possible within the above limitations.

    Have a house payment, another new car payment (Forester 01) but no other debt. Wife and I worked our asses off and were very frugal for the last 12 years (kids college is already paid for, and he's only 5). Could have bought it in cash, but if the **** hits the fan, it's nice to have savings and easy to sell a car. Plus writing out $24,000 checks is a good way to give yourself a heart attack. It was bad enough buying our last used car in cash ($6000).

    Next car will either be an STi (after the hp wars settle and they are maxed out) or an old muscle car, vette or Porsche just to play in. Really liked the look of the early 70s stingrays, but I have a feeling the price of those is going to be rapidly increasing over the next few years.
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    I am 25 (the sequel), I pay for everything myself. I afford it by pretending to work and I also pimp on the side to make some extra $.
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    I sold my 1997 Honda civic hatchback. (Hybrid)
    I got $8,500 for it. then i Financed 16K for the subby.
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    I'm 29. I'm a cop. My wife and I traded in a Hyundai Scoupe and a Saturn SC1 to get the WRX. She wanted it after playing GranTourismo2 and beating my Mitsu EVO with a modded WRX.

    Technically it's her car... ...but I work a lot of rotating shifts. So I get to play in the WRX more than she does...

    ...besides...I do all of the work in it!!! Shouldn't I get to play with it more???

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    See guys, L.E.O is "human"..............

    Now take back all those naughty words.......

    Gonzo,

    If ya make it down to Ky. We can go play!!

    My best friend is 10-8,and we can 10-59 and everthing will be 10-86...............

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    I'm 23 (on thurs. ) and I don't have a Rex YET. I drove the same banged up (because of me) 4 door Volvo 4-banger for 5 years. It had 186k miles on it when I traded it in for a partial DP on my Accord. I paid for the car in full at the time of purchase. I did not even know of the Rex when I was searching for a car. I bought a home 2 years ago so that takes up most of my money. I had bought a 1970 Ford Torino for $1500 when I had the Volvo and still have it now. It has been with me for 5 years and is almost fully restored (needs better paint) with some fun speed goodies and a very comfy interior. I pay for everything. Thank goodness I found a roomate (a cute one ) who is moving in by the end of the month to give me a little extra dough.

    Whew! I spent too much money. Now I need to make some more....
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    Just turned 56. Great car. Good Times. Easy to modify for safe HP gains. Also a very humble presenting machine. Great for blowing away most of the iron on the road...after you left'em in the dust all they can say is..."Whaaat the F##K was that?!?!?"

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    I'm 23. Broke and don't have this car. So I read forums like this to keep my dream alive. One day she will be mine.

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    34, married, DINKs (Double Income No Kids), no debts -except a mortgage. I'm an electrical engineer and my wife is an IT testing Manager.
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    I'm 24, I bought my WRX when I graduated from college last year. My last car was rear-ended by an F-350 towing a wood chipper. My lawyer saw to it that I got a new laptop and a nice downpayment to replace my Oldsmobile.

    -Jim

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    18, Parents bought it this last summer. I was looking at a variety of cars, IS 300, WRX, RSX-S, whatever was in the range... Me and my dad went out, Test drove each except the IS 300 because I didnt know how to drive a stick at the time...
    I live in ****ty PA, so I took the AWD Turbo ...
    However If I lived elsewhere i may considered a IS 300 just for looks...
    But I dont regret my WRX

    BTW... They pay insurance, car was paid off on the spot, pay for the mods I have, and my college, and I have no job... So obviously they supply the gas!

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    I'm 24, and I pay for it with a..... J.O.B.

    Hey I was one of those who got a 'good job' at 18 too!

    Let's see:

    turned 18 and got job:
    1. Owned a '93 Ford Escort from High School.
    2. Bought a '94 3000GT (traded in wifes '84 honda accord)
    3. Bought a '93 Firebird Formula for Wife 6th months later (try seeing what insurance is on a 3KGT AND Firebird V8 with BOTH drivers being 18!!! ) (traded in the Escort to do so...)
    4. Bought a '97 Volkswagon Jetta GT (sold Firebird )
    5. Given a '93 Ford Escort from Grandparents
    6. Sold Jetta.
    7. Wrecked, destroyed, killed, Totaled my 3000GT
    8. Debated over another 3000GT or WRX.
    9. Bought WRX.

    10. (buggin my neighbor to let me buy her '89 Conquest (turbo) to fix up for my wife to replace the Escort...

    Anyway, DUDES, it's only a $24K car!!! I bought my 3000GT for more than I did this car and it was a USED lease return too! Way nicer car inside too.

    Unless you have no job, still in school, payin child support and alimony, and have a DUI on your insurance...why would you ASK everyone how they afforded it? I mean, it's not like we're all 18 year olds driving some $70K Viper or somethin'. It's NOT HARD TO AFFORD THIS CAR if you make more than min. wage. HELL, I think even on minimum wage, I could afford my $310/mo car payment.

    When you live in the bay Area, and EVERYONE, I mean EVERYONE drives cars that are $40K and up here, you would look at the Rexx as NOT being expensive. BMW M3's are more common here than preludes and TypeR's! I drivin around the bay area for work and have literally seen 3 different farrari's...on various freeways IN 2-3 hour period during the summer!!! I've seen a couple Lambo's and I see the New M5 and M3's, Porches ALL THE TIME TOO. THOSE are the cars that I want to know "how they afforded it?"

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    Cool

    I'm 43 and my new 03 Platinum Wagon is a company car. It helps if it is a small family owned company and my Dad (The President)has always been a car guy. Now I have to work some mods in under the "Auto Parts" account !

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    Jason-How do you get a $310 pmt on a WRX? Mine is almost $700/mo
    Blake

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    Payments are determined by length of loan and credit history. $700 a month? Your getting shafted. Bad credit?

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