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    New to imports and subarus, need general info...

    Well, ive decided to trade in my camaro and find a 06-07 wrx sti (i would take an 04-05 too) the only problem is that i hate the blue interior it seems like 90% of wrx's come with... first, on average how much of a price increase am i going to see finding a "limited" for the nice leather seats or would it be better if i just found a company who could do leather seat covers?

    another question i have is about the colors... my first choice would be black but ive had my eye on some of the gray colors... id like to see them side by side on a color grid of some kind to tell the difference... i think i like the urban gray metallic the best... is cgm (could have that acronym wrong) like a pewter?

    if i think of any other questions ill post them

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    Crystal gray metallic is similar to pewter.

    Urban gray is a dark silver

    there was only 400 white limiteds and 400 urban gray limiteds. There are plenty of Wrx owners willing to swap you seats and carpet plus cash...


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    There is also steel gray which is darker than UGM. Only came on 06's so its kind of rare lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by splinter888 View Post
    There is also steel gray which is darker than UGM. Only came on 06's so its kind of rare lol.
    And It's my favorite color
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand View Post
    only problem is that i hate the blue interior it seems like 90% of wrx's come with... first, on average how much of a price increase am i going to see finding a "limited" for the nice leather seats
    actually none of the wrx models come with blue seats, it's just the STi's that do.

    the only STi's in the USA that do not have blue seats are:

    1) 07 sti limiteds (these will also run you about $27-30 as most people are still asking almost full pop for them.. they hold their value VERY well. these STi's also only come in white & silver.

    2) 08+ sti's which again are going to be in the same price range

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    If you want an sti, don't let the seats and carpet get in your way... there are PLENTY of us owho can't afford an sti and want those seats for a wrx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LPPTundWRX View Post
    Crystal gray metallic is similar to pewter.

    Urban gray is a dark silver

    there was only 400 white limiteds and 400 urban gray limiteds. There are plenty of Wrx owners willing to swap you seats and carpet plus cash...
    i cant believe people are willing to pay extra for blue interior hello 90s

    Quote Originally Posted by splinter888
    There is also steel gray which is darker than UGM. Only came on 06's so its kind of rare lol.
    any pics of this color? preferably compared to ugm? also, is there an acronym for it? sg?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand View Post
    i cant believe people are willing to pay extra for blue interior
    The blue fabrics and materials are better than the standard black.

    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand View Post
    any pics of this color? preferably compared to ugm? also, is there an acronym for is? sg?
    Color comparisons of slightly differing shades are often deceiving when viewed from photos taken with different lighting, cameras and such. In person is the only real way to evaluate.

    PSM > * I'm somewhat biased ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
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    The blue fabrics and materials are better than the standard black.



    Color comparisons of slightly differing shades are often deceiving when viewed from photos taken with different lighting, cameras and such. In person is the only real way to evaluate.

    PSM > * I'm somewhat biased ...
    I would take lower quality over blue i think... to compare, does anyone have a pic of like a subaru meet with the 2 side by side? or at least in the same pic?

    also, psm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand View Post
    I would take lower quality over blue i think... to compare, does anyone have a pic of like a subaru meet with the 2 side by side? or at least in the same pic?

    also, psm?
    The black upholstery in my 2004 WRX is pitiful. I'd gladly do an STi interior swap ...

    I've been the host of many meets, but have no pics to illustrate what you seek.

    PSM = Platinum Silver Metallic. The lightest / brightest of all the WRX silver colors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 04.SPT.WRX View Post
    The black upholstery in my 2004 WRX is pitiful. I'd gladly do an STi interior swap ...

    I've been the host of many meets, but have no pics to illustrate what you seek.

    PSM = Platinum Silver Metallic. The lightest / brightest of all the WRX silver colors.
    well, if i end up getting one like that, ill gladly swap you...

    also, the only reason i was going for an sti over a wrx is for 6th gear... is there a chance a wrx will have 6? if not, are 6 speed trannys selling for much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand View Post
    well, if i end up getting one like that, ill gladly swap you...
    Deal!

    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand View Post
    also, the only reason i was going for an sti over a wrx is for 6th gear... is there a chance a wrx will have 6? if not, are 6 speed trannys selling for much?
    All WRXs have 5 speeds. If it has a 6 speed it was an add on.

    The STi 6 speed is stronger and the gear ratios are closer together - a win / win. If you can comfortably afford an STi go for it. The 6 speed and Brembo brakes are pretty much worth the extra cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brfatal View Post
    Sy = wrb > *
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    Pshhh, I owned a WRB WRX for 1 year and a PSM one for 7. I got compliments all the time with the stock looking WRB over the heavily modified PSM one. Silver just don't pop, and the WRB really does (though it's much harder to care for).

    I was so disappointed that there were no sonic yellow WRXs available when I was looking for my 2nd one. I wanted that more than any other color.

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