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    Probably going to be a new STI owner

    So I am very, very heavily leaning towards getting a 2010 STI, most likely a special edition. My last two cars were American muscle - I had a 2005 GTO, and then a 2003 Terminator. I know what it's like to go fast in a straight line! However, owning two cars is a pain, and I want something nice and fun to drive year round in Michigan. I think a STI would be a perfect fit for me - still quick right from the shop, but can be driven in the rain and snow, and it seems to have a decent aftermarket community. My whole point of posting this is basically to ask - what will I love, and what will I hate about a STI if I get one? I really see no other competitor on the market in that price/performance range. I'm normally all about buying American, but this car looks like such a good fit for me, that I am strongly considering it. What do you guys think? I'm tired of driving old beat up Explorers, and now a (gulp) Chevy Aveo for the majority of the year, while my toy sits in the garage staring at me.

    The Cobra is already sold, so there's no looking back now!

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    I love my wrx, I love the way it looks, drives, and how I can drive it in pretty much any weather condition... I would love to have an sti but, the wrx is good for right now... if your planning on getting a 2010 then I would wait and get the new sedan! Welcome and post some pics if/when you get it...
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    Thanks for the info. I think I found the car I want. It's a dark gray metallic STI SE. I qualify for the supplier discount so I can get it at invoice price. Hopefully they'll swing me a fair deal on the trade in.

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    That would be a killer deal. Welcome to the site, hope that all works out for you.
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    something I think you'll learn quickly: quick in a straight line is fun, quick in a not-so-straight line is more fun, quick in a not-so-straight line on not-so-perfect road conditions is what makes a subaru a subaru

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    I agree. I ran a couple of auto crosses in my GTO, and that thing was just too big to throw around corners. The cobra handled a bit better, but I envision this thing to feel like it's on rails. So now the only thing I am debating is, do I go WRX limited, or the STI SE that I've been eyeballing? I'd get a few more creature comforts with the WRX limited - heated seats, nicer stereo, homelink etc. However, from what I gather, even the premium stereo leaves a bit to be desired, so if I wanted a better stereo, I could always do that aftermarket. I think the STI SE has more performance in the long run if I wanted to squeeze a little more performance out of it, so I'm still leaning that direction. Plus, I absolutely love the SE wheels. Hopefully I'll have pics to share of whichever I choose in the near future!

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    I did pretty much the exact same thing as you. See sig.
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    Very cool! That silver terminator you had sounds like an absolute monster. So, how do you like the switch to a subie? You went down the same path that I did, so I'd be interested in hearing what you love about going to the WRX, and anything you may be a little disappointed in as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hegleran View Post
    Very cool! That silver terminator you had sounds like an absolute monster. So, how do you like the switch to a subie? You went down the same path that I did, so I'd be interested in hearing what you love about going to the WRX, and anything you may be a little disappointed in as well.
    Honestly, i do not regret it one bit. It's a fun all year round car. Granted, it doesn't have that raw, balls to the wall feel/sound and straight line. But for what it is and the turns etc, it is awesome!! I love it.

    Plus it drives through the snow really really good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hegleran View Post
    I agree. I ran a couple of auto crosses in my GTO, and that thing was just too big to throw around corners. The cobra handled a bit better, but I envision this thing to feel like it's on rails. So now the only thing I am debating is, do I go WRX limited, or the STI SE that I've been eyeballing? I'd get a few more creature comforts with the WRX limited - heated seats, nicer stereo, homelink etc. However, from what I gather, even the premium stereo leaves a bit to be desired, so if I wanted a better stereo, I could always do that aftermarket. I think the STI SE has more performance in the long run if I wanted to squeeze a little more performance out of it, so I'm still leaning that direction. Plus, I absolutely love the SE wheels. Hopefully I'll have pics to share of whichever I choose in the near future!
    I would get the STi if you're looking for something that feels like it's on rails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hegleran View Post
    I'd get a few more creature comforts with the WRX limited - heated seats, nicer stereo, homelink etc.
    Just remember - most of this stuff is replacable - you can add heated seats, the stereo, even the premium one, will suck, etc.

    See, to me, the point of the WRX or the STI is to get a car that's not "cheap", but puts all the expense into performance, rather than creature comforts. It just seems silly to me to dilute that...

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