2004 WRX Wagon vs 2010 WRX
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    2004 WRX Wagon vs 2010 WRX

    Hi Folks,
    My first post. And, it will most likely seem kinda silly or inane and, I'll agree. I'm going to make a really looooog story fairly short.
    I ended up with three cars (yes, there's only me). Decided I wanted to try a few track days. I have a 2008 Miata and yes, you have to install a roll bar for track days (that I won't do).
    Learned of the new horsepower in the new WRXs. Thought about buying one a few weeks ago; however, couldn't find one without a bunch of options. Sooooo, decided I'd sell two of my cars (one is sold) and spend a little money on my 2004 WRX wagon that has 17,000 and is perfect...not a scratch or dent and garage kept.
    Had tentatively planned on new tires, sway bars, brake pads and so on. In fact, planned on ordering this week and had talked to the dealer about installing.
    Well, last night while at work, for some reason looked at the local dealers inventory and there is a WRX, with sunroof (that I wanted) and only a turbo gauge, on the way. Hmmmmm.
    On the way home today, stopped by and the dealer insisted I drive a WRX. Wow. Yes, I like my '04 but what a difference.
    I'm trying to do all kinds of mental gymnastics to rationalize buying this car. Let's see, what would it cost to get my car up to the same HP $1500/2000, though I wasn't planning on buying 17" wheels at this time, they are surely worth $1200 with the tires, I hear the suspension is far improved, maybe at least $800 and the brakes may well be "improved" by $400??? So, assuming my math is correct, it would take $3900-$4400 to make my car somewhat like a 2010. Am I making any sense here??????
    So, anyway, I started out by saying this is most a silly question, to buy or not...and it still seems that way now as ultimately I'll have to write the check; however, would appreciate any constructive comments.
    Thanks for taking the time to read....
    George C
    Last edited by george c; 05-17-2010 at 03:42 PM.

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    constructive comment: be less anal, don't garage keep a Subaru or have a dealer install your parts for you, drive your cars cause that's just weird.

    You can make more of a owned car than a leased car (for a given budget). Especially a pristine owned car.
    02redwagone on Nasioc

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    Constructive comment #2:

    1) Read up on 2011 WRX/STi
    2) Purchase said 2011
    3) ???
    4) PROFIT

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