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    Question 2011 WRX or STI?

    Hey everyone I'm in need of your opinion... I'll be purchasing a 2011 subaru in about a month. I can't decide if I should get a limited WRX or the STI?
    I drive a bout 50 miles round trip to work. I've owned an STI in the past and loved it. Only I bought it used and buying new is a little different. This will be my daily driver, but also "project car". Please help.

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    pretty sweet vehicles to "have" to choose from . since you are a prior driver of an sti, i think you probably are familiar with the performance differences. here is how i think about it

    - the sti is way more expensive
    - the sti as a daily driver is more difficult to handle due to a much stiffer suspension
    - the sti will be way more expensive to insure

    here is what i would do with your 2 options. being a daily driver, i would buy the limited wrx, and use the difference in price in for some sways and links, and a stage 1 tune. while this may not turn your wrx into an sti, it will certainly beef up the softer suspension and give you some more punch in the power dept, while keeping the vehicle "civil" enough for your long drives so your rear end isnt killing you

    good luck shopping
    Last edited by dbya rx; 08-25-2010 at 02:47 PM.
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    I had the same dilemma...and ended up going with the Base WRX. I don't care about leather or moonroof so I went with the base model.

    The STI is an awesome car and a "better" car performance wise. However, for a car that you're driving every day, the WRX is easier to handle, more comfortable, and personally I don't mind putting lots of miles on a $25,000 car like I do on a $35,000 car.

    Besides, unless you're doing something like autocross, the WRX is faster 0-60, which means more fun stoplight to stoplight. Save yourself the money and have a comfortable, fast car.

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    Welcome. Next time do search before you post. There are about 5 million posts with the same question that you just asked.

    Here is my suggestion:
    Test drive both. Determine pricing. Whichever you like best, buy it.
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    If you have the choice the STi is obviously the right car! Why have the WRX when you can have the STi? The STi wil hold it value better over time even with all the miles you have put on it. Plus you can have more fun in the STi because of the better base options, you do no have to spend the money to achieve the same Hp and Tq that you would building a WRX, you will make more power with less money if the initial cost is not a problem.

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