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This is a discussion on WRX vs STi: a Direct Owner's Comparison within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; I agree, PegGrinder. It is a stronger base and better in many ways. So enjoy it but be careful! Too ...

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    I agree, PegGrinder. It is a stronger base and better in many ways. So enjoy it but be careful! Too many cops, thieves and *ssholes out there!

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    hey. congrats on ur purchase
    i to dream of owning an sti some day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PegGrinder33 View Post
    ...-Fuel Mileage: I'm pleasantly surprised here. I managed over 28 mpg on the highway on the way home and in my regular driving I'm getting the same as I did with my WRX. Unexpected but very welcome.
    Really? is this typical?

    Congrats on the new car you should post a pic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puddle View Post
    Really? is this typical?

    I can really only vouch for my own experiences, but I would say that from what I've read it's not uncommon. I was told to expect a drop of about 2-3 mpg moving from my WRX, assuming I drove it in a similar fashion. But I've gotten the same, and at times better, mileage with the STi. I think torque has a lot to do with it. I can putter around town in a higher gear because the powerband is wider. Otherwise I would check out the mileage threads on here and other Subie websites, there are no shortage of them.
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    I just traded up to the STi about a month ago, i want in on this thread!
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    By all means man, share your thoughts. More info for prospective buyers. Thought of another con on the way home today. Rattles. My WRX was always solid and quiet, regardless of what many people say about it. My STi has several mysterious noises that I may or may not someday be able to discover and fix haha. Just keeps things interesting if you ask me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PegGrinder33 View Post
    My STi has several mysterious noises that I may or may not someday be able to discover and fix haha. Just keeps things interesting if you ask me.
    haha yea other than the rear strut clunk i got this little rattle in the right front it only happens sometimes lol. congrats on the STi I just picked up mine not to long ago

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    INCREDIBLE WRITE-UP! i dont own an STi YET. but after your write-up, i know that i wont settle for anything less. now i just have to debate on the year. hahah you were extremely helpful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nootosoob View Post
    INCREDIBLE WRITE-UP! i dont own an STi YET. but after your write-up, i know that i wont settle for anything less. now i just have to debate on the year. hahah you were extremely helpful!
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    I love my modded WRX. It's unique (color-wise). It's faster than a stock STI. It handles better than a stock STI. It brakes nearly the same (after a bit of effort getting the install working right). And my audio/video/nav/bluetooth setup is killer. I'm keeping this car!

    All that being said, though, I wish I had bit the $200/mo difference and got the STI...
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    I appreciate all the replies you guys, I'm glad you guys have found it useful. That was the point, afterall. Pavia, what you've said echoes the sentiments of many, many people I've spoken to who bought a WRX and modded it. They love their car, but still wish they'd just taken the plunge for an STi. That's one of the reasons I just went for it. If cars are your passion, spend what you can afford to on them. That's just my opinion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavia View Post
    I love my modded WRX. It's unique (color-wise). It's faster than a stock STI. It handles better than a stock STI. It brakes nearly the same (after a bit of effort getting the install working right). And my audio/video/nav/bluetooth setup is killer. I'm keeping this car!

    All that being said, though, I wish I had bit the $200/mo difference and got the STI...
    Just to be curious, have you ran it in the 1/4 after the mods?
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    Congrats on the sTi, and nice write up.....im 18 and just got a wrx....i absolutely love it because its the first car if drove that had a stick, let alone not being an SUV.....also, my car is unique, and i have yet to see a red wrx wagon on the road anywhere!.....while i am still getting used to driving a wrx, i can definitely see myself having an sTi in my 20's when i have the money....(also, i wouldnt wanna be that young kid who drives his daddys fast care around who barely knows how to drive a stick)
    Anyway, enjoy your ride, and ill be here learning what an engine is.



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    Quote Originally Posted by RedWRXwagoN View Post
    Congrats on the sTi, and nice write up.....im 18 and just got a wrx....i absolutely love it because its the first car if drove that had a stick, let alone not being an SUV.....also, my car is unique, and i have yet to see a red wrx wagon on the road anywhere!.....while i am still getting used to driving a wrx, i can definitely see myself having an sTi in my 20's when i have the money....(also, i wouldnt wanna be that young kid who drives his daddys fast care around who barely knows how to drive a stick)
    Anyway, enjoy your ride, and ill be here learning what an engine is.


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