hey guys. Soon to be new to the WRX scene from Va.
i wanted to drop a few questions your way. See what you thought. I have been doing some extensive research and looking at an 09 and up WRX or an 08-09 STi
one of the larger factors for me is cost. I am not buying new and looking at the 19-25K range.
I test drove an 09 (the 275HP) WRX and was thoroughly impressed. I have test driven, the SRT4, the Mazdaspeed3 and GTI. I have to say I am hooked on the Soooooobie!!
anyways, I am trying to weigh the options of the STi vs the WRX. Seems to me that minus the suspension which is important, and the smart drive option, there isnt much difference in the car. I feel like I can dump some money into a WRX and pull the same kind of power as a stock STi? Am I correct in that idea? Am I being naive?
Just a little context, I have only ever owned and driven american cars. I am currently in a monster of a vehicle right now. A 2007 Chrysler 300 SRT8 pushing close to 550whp. I know I know, totally different ride, and I love my SRT. but I am ready to move on.
Any help, thoughts, perspective would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time!