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    New member. Also need advise.

    Ive loved WRX's for a while now. Im 18. Had my permit for three years (long complicated story) and have driven for that long now. I'm finaly comming around to getting my permit and its time for a first car. My parents are matching me dollar for dollar. So I have about 5000x2. A little short of a WRX. Now, I am trying to get my parents (Specificly my Dad) to sring for a little extra cash. Now, my Dad is not a total fool. I wont be able to hide that a WRX has got some speed. But, what else can I point out that makes it a good first car. Like, the AWD is nice because Washington has a lot of bad weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antonio97b
    Ive loved WRX's for a while now. Im 18. Had my permit for three years (long complicated story) and have driven for that long now. I'm finaly comming around to getting my permit and its time for a first car. My parents are matching me dollar for dollar. So I have about 5000x2. A little short of a WRX. Now, I am trying to get my parents (Specificly my Dad) to sring for a little extra cash. Now, my Dad is not a total fool. I wont be able to hide that a WRX has got some speed. But, what else can I point out that makes it a good first car. Like, the AWD is nice because Washington has a lot of bad weather.
    Hi and welcome. 10K is a lot short of a used WRX. The other issue that other people will probably tell you is the WRX is not a great first car. Lots of power, almost too much for a new driver, can cause a lot of problems, some of them harmful if not fatal. Insurance is a b1tch too, so that's something to take into consideration when factoring how much money you have for a car. Turbocharged subcompact = insurance field day.
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    I have family that owns a used car lot and can get me one wholesale. Thats where I am just a bit short of an 02 model. I checked it out with the insurance and its something I can handle. I've driven for 3 years. Just not unsupervised. I have driven a lot of cars in that time. Some more powerful than a WRX. I'm not a stupid driver. I am the highest scoring driver in my drivers ed class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antonio97b
    I am the highest scoring driver in my drivers ed class.
    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1111111111111111

    Seriously though - if you can't afford it, don't get it. Why is everyone in a race to get a nice car? Just buy a beater to drive around for a while until you can afford something better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antonio97b
    Ive loved WRX's for a while now. Im 18. Had my permit for three years (long complicated story) and have driven for that long now. I'm finaly comming around to getting my permit and its time for a first car. My parents are matching me dollar for dollar. So I have about 5000x2. A little short of a WRX. Now, I am trying to get my parents (Specificly my Dad) to sring for a little extra cash. Now, my Dad is not a total fool. I wont be able to hide that a WRX has got some speed. But, what else can I point out that makes it a good first car. Like, the AWD is nice because Washington has a lot of bad weather.
    5000x2? So you have 10,000. Little short? You need at least 3-4 thousand more. Try getting a job and saving up instead of asking your dad.
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    +1 on the beater...

    It's a story as old as time... young adults don't believe when someone older tells them that they aren't ready. And there is no way to prove that without a car getting mangled in the process.

    That being said, it isn't my place to judge your father's decisions. If you harangue him into giving you money for a car, that's family buisness and none of mine.

    My first car was a 3 year old '89 Escort LX. I only wrecked it twice before I learned my lesson, (thank god it wasn't a new car or worth much).
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    Just go to edmunds.com and consumer reports and check on the safety of the WRX. It is pretty good so those should be selling points for your parents.

    I will not comment on your capabilities of handling a "powerful" car like the WRX. It would be very hypcritical of me anyway as my first car, purchased at 14 years old, had over 500 hp by the time I was 16, only lap belts for safety, drum brakes, manual steering, and a suspension that wouldn't outperform a mack truck. I survived....somehow. If you do buy one, please respect the speed it is capable of and no showing off....you'll be fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneralGeeWhiz
    5000x2? So you have 10,000. Little short? You need at least 3-4 thousand more. Try getting a job and saving up instead of asking your dad.
    Yeah that is a little short when I have about 3 thousand...

    I will not comment on your capabilities of handling a "powerful" car like the WRX. It would be very hypcritical of me anyway as my first car, purchased at 14 years old, had over 500 hp by the time I was 16, only lap belts for safety, drum brakes, manual steering, and a suspension that wouldn't outperform a mack truck. I survived....somehow. If you do buy one, please respect the speed it is capable of and no showing off....you'll be fine.
    Nah. I'm not a showoff kind of person. My brother was hurt in a street race. I just happen to like WRX's there are plenty of older model cars that are capable of more speed or close to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antonio97b
    I am the highest scoring driver in my drivers ed class.
    EDIT: nevermind, deleting ass hole comment...

    Good luck on getting a rex, you'll love it. Just take it easy, your limits as a driver (like any other driver) will always come before the limits of your car. In other words, just because your car can go 150mph doesn't mean you, as a driver, safely can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kush
    EDIT: nevermind, I'm an ass hole. Good luck on getting a rex, you'll love it. Just take it easy, the driver's limits will always come before the car's.
    Thanks for the encouragement. I'm already planning on putting side money into some drivers courses at PIR so I can learn about my car and its capabilities. Whatever car that may be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by antonio97b
    Thanks for the encouragement. I'm already planning on putting side money into some drivers courses at PIR so I can learn about my car and its capabilities. Whatever car that may be.
    big for that one. If you like driving it enough you can get into Autocrossing too, it's relatively cheap and a helluva lot of fun. All you need is a helmet and you can race around as much as you want. I street raced for 4 or 5 years through highschool and afterwards, AutoX is much more fun for me...but maybe I'm just getting old
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