Hi all, just wanted to introduce myself to the community. My name is Jordan and I'm looking at buying a Subaru in the next week or two.
I was hoping I could get some advice or suggestions from members who have went through a similar decision. I've narrowed down my car selection to a used 2008 STI vs. a 2009 WRX. The STI has under 6k miles and the seller is willing to let go of it for $27k. I love the style, power, and additional options that will come with the STI, but it's Obsidian Black Pearl and I live on a rock road, which means the STI will be dusty most of the time (at least until I can get a new place).
The 2009 WRX, however, would allow me to pick my own color and give me almost similar performance. I'd really miss the fenders, brembos, and stereo system, but I would save a little money (which would go towards SPT catback and short-throw shifter).
My concern with the STI is that it is used. It's still under warranty, hasn't been tracked or modded, but the dealership reflashed the computer? The owner said Subaru came out with a better tune for it and performed the flash. The STI also has some rock chips on the rear fenders. I read another thread that this is a problem on the STI's? Is this because of the fenders, or is it common on any Impreza?
I'm really having a hard time deciding between the two and was hoping some Subaru owners could offer a little insight into my purchase. The car will be my daily driver and I plan on keeping it for 5+ years assuming all goes well. Any advice/recommendations is greatly appreciated.