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    New member from Utah. Looking to get a WRX. :)

    Hello! Pretty much new to the forum. I joined because I plan on purchasing a WRX in the very near future. My current vehicle is a 2002 Honda civic Si (EP3). I think it's time to upgrade to some more power and awd. Plus it will be better for the winters here in Utah. haha

    Anyway, onto some questions I had, I know i'm totally noob to the suby world. I've owned nothing but hondas. Your help and knowlege would be greatly appreciated!

    My budget is < $15k. I prefer to find a wrx between the years of 04-07. Now, i'll most likely be going with the blobeye cuz there seem to be more of those in my price range. So I'm wondering, what are the disadvantages of going with say an 05 as opposed to an 06? I know that the 06 has a 2.5L which means more torque, i've also heard that the brakes and valve timing on the 06 are better? I just want your opinions on the pros and cons of either the blobeye or the hawkeye wrx. Thanks again! I look forward to spending alot of time on this forum! haha

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    Thanks for the quick reply! Well, i've been searching around in my area and I found two nice, unmolested WRXs. One is a 2005 sedan and the other is a blue 2007 wagon. Both about the same mileage. The 2007 wagon looks like a great deal w/ a 2.5L, but i was looking for a sedan. However, the wagon is starting to grow on me. I am a bit hesitant tho because i'm wondering if there are any performance downsides to owning a wagon besides the limited tire widths when compared to the sedan? I've read that 225 is the widest tire you can run on a wagon.

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