-How reliable is a 06-07 USED STi? I'd like one for daily driving/weekend tracking. Looking to get out of my 09 si coupe.
-Will have to buy from a dealership
-Possibly considerin WRX
I've been a long time subaru fan and I've been lurking on this site for quite a while. The 06-07 WRX STI is somewhat of a dream car for me. There really isn't anything about it that I don't like. I drove one about a year ago. It was an 07 with 8k miles on it for 24 grand. I found out why it was for sale for 24 grand shortly after I drove it. The car had been wrecked and was in bad shape. A lot of wind noise, weird transmission whine at cruising speeds, and the car smelled like body work.
Right now I drive a 09 civic Si coupe, purchased on Halloween night in 2008. While it seemed like a good idea to buy it at the time, I'm now very bored with the car. I'm looking to get out of the vehicle by early summer.
Since I've always put the 06-07 STI at the top of my list, I may consider purchasing one, as long as I can get a five year loan. Would a used STI with 40-50k miles be a bad idea? What kind of reliability can I expect from a vehicle with those kind of miles. Is that a lot of miles for the car?
My main purpose for the car would be to throw a few bolt on's on it, daily drive the car, track it on the occasion (autox and road course), and I would probably end up keeping it for as long as I have room in the garage for it. Maybe it would turn into a track only/weekend car, after it gets paid off.
I'd also consider looking for a 06-07 WRX, but this wouldn't be a car I would keep forever. I think I'm more likely to find one of these adult driven, in stock form, and in good shape with 30-40k miles on it. I'm just worried about the inevitable STi envy that many other clubwrx members have fell victim to.