hey all, im new here, my name is cory and im going to see about joining you all in subaru ownership :P
right now i have a mk3 VW jetta with a crap ton of stuff done to it, complete with a broken standalone ecu
as well as a 91 MR2 turbo with a gen3 shipped over from japan.
i absolutely love the cars, but the vw doesnt run because the ecu fried itself.
the mr2 decided to self destruct the other day too and im completing my AA and will head off to real college in the fall :laugh: so i need a reliable car.
one of my options is fix of the VW and sell the mr2 after i get it running. its been very tempermental.
the other is fix both just enough to sell them and look into a 05 WRX or STi
it would be toward the end of the summer, unless i decide too finance part of it.
theres a wrx i like for 12k and has 70k miles on it
and theres a few STi's floating around for 16-17k and 90-100k on them.
a few questions, is it worth the few extra thousand to get an STi?
back in 05 is when i was just getting into cars even though i couldnt drive. i sat in an 05 STi and felt right at home. i knew i'd own one one day, and until i realized how much money i wasted keeping these two cars alive, didnt think i could own one.
so what are some pros and cons from the WRX vs the STi.
it will be a daily, and need to be as reliable as possible.
the only mods in the next few years would be coilovers, intake exhaust and tune. nothing crazy at all.
im going to school in idaho, so i will have nice hot summers and cold snows winters (everyone i know says WRX/STi's are excellent on the white stuff)
are there any common problems with either?
any reason to go with one vs the other?
how is reliability on both of the cars?
any articles i can read for a crash course on subys?
ive been a VW guy for the past 3 years with a bunch of work on hondas for my friends and then the whole mr2 swap dealeo. so i can handle just about any mechanical task needed, and i do have experience with cars
thanks for any and all help guys!
i hope to get to know you guys and join the ownership! :P