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    After 4 years, I am finally a WRX owner!

    I registered here in 2005, thinking I would be purchasing a WRX, but I never got around to it.

    I've been driving a 2007 Tundra CrewMax for the past 2 years and I absolutely loved that truck, but the reason I bought it was because I was racing motorcycles at the time and I had to haul a trailer around to the tracks. But, right after I got it, I got burnt out on bikes and sold everything. So, the Tundra was used mainly for commuting. It didn't make sense. So, I was able to sell it recently and I was able to convince my fiance that the WRX was a good choice. She was against the idea as she wanted me to look into an Accord or Camry. A nice "family" car, even though we don't have kids...yet. Still, I think the WRX will do find as a family car as many of you use them as such.

    I only have 300 miles on the WRX but man, it's so much fun! I am convinced that I'll be a Subie owner for life.

    Here's my old baby and here's my new baby. Note that I was hauling the trailer to a dirt track, but I road raced. I rode in the dirt as recreation. I guess racing is recreational too. I certainly wasn't a pro.



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    Welcome to the forum! Post pics of the bikes! I love satin white! Any mods planned yet? The wrx is for sure an excellent choice family car wise. I personally feel the car to be safer to haul my kids around in with the AWD and more standard safety features than the accord/camry.


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    Quote Originally Posted by LPPTundWRX View Post
    Welcome to the forum! Post pics of the bikes! I love satin white! Any mods planned yet? The wrx is for sure an excellent choice family car wise. I personally feel the car to be safer to haul my kids around in with the AWD and more standard safety features than the accord/camry.
    Here's a few from a Thunderhill trackday I did a couple years ago and the dirt one is me at Rich Oliver's Mystery School, learning how to back it in.

    As for mods, I plan on getting a center armrest extension and a cargo net. Maybe some mud flaps. Does that count? LOL
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    I got two kids fitting in the back of my bugeye with no problems..... who'd of known the trunk would be that roomy?
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    If I had kids, I would drive them around in my car any day. I don't care what those Kia commercials say about safety. I'd stick with my suby.

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    I got two kids fitting in the back of my bugeye with no problems..... who'd of known the trunk would be that roomy?
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    i was always interested in racing motorcycles. hell i just wish that i had one to ride haha but those are some good shots. your wrx looks good

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRXie View Post
    If I had kids, I would drive them around in my car any day. I don't care what those Kia commercials say about safety. I'd stick with my suby.



    Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't kia stand for Killed in Action...?
    ...and there preaching safety...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLude7 View Post
    i was always interested in racing motorcycles. hell i just wish that i had one to ride haha but those are some good shots. your wrx looks good
    Thanks! After thousands of dollars and years of blood, sweat, and tears, those few pictures I have left are all I have to show for it! LOL

    If I were to get back into it, I'd only just ride on the street. Yeah, a lot of arguments say track riding is safer, and those are valid arguments, but I've also seen a lot of people's lives get ruined by racing accidents. That's not the reason why I got out of it, but it's one reason.

    Street riding is dangerous too because there are many more unpredictable variables. However, if you live life like that, what's the point? I feel confident enough in my ability to practice self-preservation and have fun at the same time. Mostly, posing at Starbucks
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    Doc if I may ask, did you buy it used? And if so how much? I'm in the market and was wondering what a premium would go for.

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    A pre-owned 09 wrx w/ premium package will most likely command $25k at a dealership.
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    Interestingly enough then I've found an 09, non premium I'm assuming, with around 1,000 miles for around 23k. The catch is though that it has 6 reports on its carfax from what I see, though I dont know any of those details, I'm assuming for the worst though.

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    Welcome Doctor K, looks great!

    Alano, i would either look into it more or stay away. there are always more cars out there, and if your looking for premium then go find a premium (i kno its hard). but if those do end up being big things, or even if one ends up being a big thing, say a $1k fix (not hard on these cars). then your paying $24k and still have a bad carfax?... which wont help when you try to resell. just something to think about, thats what happened to me except i had to pay around $4k total.
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