**Update** This thread is almost a year old but I felt compelled to come back and let all you awesome people know whats upHello everybody, I would just like to update you all on my situation and give an ENORMOUS thank you to everyone who told me to wait til after school to buy a subbie.
I was very close to buying a hawkeye this year now that I have managed to save up a few hundred short of my goal for a down payment. Well even though I did read the advice on this thread, I only took it with a grain of salt because when the subbie fever kicks in, its pretty darn hard to deter oneself haha.
Anyways, I saw first hand how much strain buying out of ones means could affect someone. Recently a family member bought a brand new wrx. Deep down I was dying of jealousy and was even more determined to acquire my own. But I just brushed it off despite his constant rubbing of my face.
Here is where the epiphany occurs. Despite having a 10 year lead on me in the corporate world and having a wife as supplementary income he ended up in worlds of debt, resulting in him now trying to sell the car.
In the few months he had it, I had taken on more than a full course load at school, summer classes and more hours at work. I have saved up so much money since I first posted this almost a year ago, and the thing is, Iremembered this thread and now I don't even want to use it to buy my rex. In a year I will finish school early and be able to buy my STI shortly after, DEBT FREE.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYONE'S WORDS OF WISDOM ON THIS FORUM even though at the time they didn't exactly reach my ears.
and thanks for taking the time to read this little shpeal of mine, and hopefully I will be on here in a year eager to learn from all of you!
I would just like to say that I've been a fan of Subaru for quite sometime now and after I drove a friends rex I've been completely hooked and have come down with a severe case of Impreza fever haha. I've also been a fan of this website for a few months now, I find myself checking this place out at least once a day, though I must admit it kills me a little bit inside knowing I'll have to wait a long time to have a ride to call my own.
So I'm only 19, and I am a complete n00bcake when it comes to cars, but I'd like to learn. Just by reading some of the stuff here on the forum i've learned quite a lot but I still feel incompetent. Hopefully we can change that lol.
One of the things I would like some advice about is the best way to purchase an STi. I have about 1800 saved up in the bank and I have part time job that pays $8.65 part time because I go to school. I have just started to build credit incase I need to take out a loan. I also am going to mow lawns and shovel snow depending on weather . I've got my eye on 2011 model, because I know it will take a long time to save up for one so I might as well go for the latest model
I guess my first question is really, how would I go about purchasing one? Take out a loan, put a down payment? How much money should I save up before even considering putting a down payment?
Haha also if we could brainstorm how to make extra cash on the side that would be awesome.
I'd like to hear about your stories on how you saved up to get your Wrx/STi
Thanks and I look forward to meeting and learning from all of you !