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    2005 or 2006 STI my choice of color black with bronze

    Ok i am debating on what year i should get... help me out by comparing and contrasting these monsters!

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    no contest, if you can afford the '06 get it.

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    Definitely. The 06' is better in almost everyway except looks.

    EDIT: missed the STi part ingore what I said.
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    how is a 06 sti better then 05 sti in everyway?(same performance)
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    OOPs I missed the STi part, i was thinking WRX

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    i'd say just got for whichever look you like better, i like the 05's look better then the 06 but the 06 growing on me more and more everday. I think white looks best in 05 sti and i think 06 sti black looks best. I saw a thread with a 06 sti black with 05 sti tailights and that thing was sweet!!(i dont remember if it was on clubwrx or nasioc)


    There was a comparison thread that ybnormal started about the differences and i dont remember anything major between 06 and 05 sti but if anyone knows of any, please point them out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AwdTurboWrx
    i'd say just got for whichever look you like better, i like the 05's look better then the 06 but the 06 growing on me more and more everday. I think white looks best in 05 sti and i think 06 sti black looks best. I saw a thread with a 06 sti black with 05 sti tailights and that thing was sweet!!(i dont remember if it was on clubwrx or nasioc)


    There was a comparison thread that ybnormal started about the differences and i dont remember anything major between 06 and 05 sti but if anyone knows of any, please point them out.
    Different center diff, different DCCD, yaw sensor, more steering input.

    Apparently over in Japan they had two pro drivers take them around a track, and the '06 was edging out the '05.

    However, on your way to the Quick-E-Mart, I doubt you're going to run up against an '06 and lose him in a 120 MPH turn, thus making you regret the purchase, so get whichever you like best.
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    That is an extremely tough choice - the 06's have been growing on me, but I still would probably say an 05.

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    IMO the 05 STI looks more agressive but, the 06 is alittle better and alot more areodynamic and I like that little stuff that makes a difference. You will probably end up kicking yourself if you don't get the 06

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    i wonder if the dccd still torque binds
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    Quote Originally Posted by AwdTurboWrx
    i wonder if the dccd still torque binds
    I was reading about 'em and they said they don't. who knows though

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    Personally I've grown to really like the 06, it's a much more mature looking sports car, really seperates it from the raceboy look of the EVO. It's a lot more aerodynamic in the fact that the 50mm increase in the front actually helps balance the car out which not only lets ya go faster but handel better. the DCCD is supposed to be much better. The torque split changed to 49front 51back. I forgot what it is for the '05 but it's not that good. The only downside that I've heard is that there's a bit more body roll in the '06 due to the fact that the springs are set up more for street driving than track driving. It's also less noisy. So there's a lot of info on the '06 as far as imporvements go, but it really depends on you. If you get a chance test drive both and see which one jumps out at you.

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    Exclamation wow

    first of all thank all you dudes for your replys...

    but like this is such a hard decision for me... I personally dont like the look of the new 06 STI but its alright. but all the changes you guys stated in the thread was very appealing

    05 look more monster but man this is so hard!

    so which one should i get OVERALL looks and everything

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    Quote Originally Posted by AwdTurboWrx
    i'd say just got for whichever look you like better, i like the 05's look better then the 06 but the 06 growing on me more and more everday. I think white looks best in 05 sti and i think 06 sti black looks best. I saw a thread with a 06 sti black with 05 sti tailights and that thing was sweet!!(i dont remember if it was on clubwrx or nasioc)


    There was a comparison thread that ybnormal started about the differences and i dont remember anything major between 06 and 05 sti but if anyone knows of any, please point them out.

    dude you gotta find this 06 sti youre talking about and show me!

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    Here is the link for the summary of the differences that have been noted to date:
    Differences between 05 and 06 STi. Thanks awdturbowrx for the reminder!!!
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