ive always been a fan of the sti and have ridden in a few and always wanted one but now im very serious in buying one. i have a few questions that hopefully you guys here can help me out.
first off all ive never been into buying used cars, especially an sti, just seems like a car that everyone would beat and, i know i would. anyways its alot cheaper to buy a used one so thats why im considering it, my question is though is should i trust to buy a used one or should i get a new one?
what kind of issues do sti's usually have? every car has ther own faults and issues, im just wondering what the sti's is. any recalls? im looking at an 04, is this a good year or should i go up one because that was its first year?
is it really good in the winter? just because a car has AWD doesnt mean that it goes through good in the winter, after all the sti doesnt have much ground clearence. but does it perform well in the winter, any experience that if you didnt have AWD, you would of crashed for sure? is it really AWD, or is a 3 wheel wonder?
whats ther average gas mileage you guys get?
Does the sti have a Timing chain or Belt?
what are some of the first modifications should i do? , please dont say CAI, what do they offer, any subaru upgrades on parts like turbos, or any other performance shop that has some good stuff for sti's?
i know its alot of questions but i would appreciate anyones help. thanks in advance!