This is a discussion on New to imports and subarus, need general info... within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX All WRXs have 5 speeds. If it has a 6 speed it was an add on. ...
And there are more differences beyond the brakes and transmission that make it worth it.
Also, what I've discovered about looks - the blue sti seats with black accents look good - all-blue seats look terrible. The blue/black shift boots I saw someone selling look great... the all blue ones are terrible.
I do agree that the blue can be badly done... however I believe in the STi interior, there is definitely enough black to offset the blue to make it look AMAZING. In my opinion at least... but hey - it's your car. Do as you wish.
And yeah, I think someone was saying the STI has over 5 times the original price difference in good extra parts as compared to the wrx - if you can get it, get it.
My big thread: The Used WRX Buying Checklist - Please Contribute!
My current car: 2002 WRB WRX Wagon.
Mods: GM BCS, Carberry SD rom, uppipe, AEM UEGO, Klunk Killer, F+R shifter bushings, head unit
Welcome to the club. I as well am also a former Camaro owner. Just sold my mint '87 IROC-Z a week before I bought my WRX. Gotta say I'm extremely impressed with the WRX, and the Blue is growing on me. You wouldn't believe how many people notice the Blue car (or maybe its the hood scoop). It turns heads everywhere, especially my domestic buddies. I didn't think I would ever switch to an import but here I am and I ain't looking back.
Hope you find what your looking for.
2010 WRX 4-door, 5mt, WRB - fast enough stock!!
2010 Forester 2.5x 5mt, SSM - wifey DD
'87 Z28, LT1/6spd conv. - side project
If it ain't broke, don't fix it
02 Camaro z28 T-Tops, m6 49k miles
Bolt ons and tuned - 349rwhp/362rwtq
02 Ws6 T-Top,m6 80k miles
Bolt ons/Cam/tune - 436rwhp/424rwtq