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    Hi everyone.im new to this web site so just saying hello to all brothers and sisters.I have a problem thats bothering me for quit a while.I know this issue was probably dicussed many time but as i said im new.I currently have 2006 wrx with automatic transmission(ehhh). Im thinking of a swap to 5 speed.I know that will cost me money.Many people say to just get the sti but my car is still financed so on a trade in i will lose a lot more.So any idea how much will the parts cost me more or less? i have add few things to my wrx like hks blow off, injen cold air intake, turbosmart boost control, spt cat back, downpipe...Cars sounds and drives nice but this tranny kills all the fun.And finding sti in the well known blue is not an easy task.Thats the only color i would buy(my is blue also). So any opinion i will appreciate.Thank you again.

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    I see no reason to consider replacing a major component on a car you do not own.

    Pay the car off, replace the parts you've installed with the correct Subaru parts, and sell the corrected car separately from the imitation ("aftermarket") parts. This will yield you the most $ all said.

    Then go buy a car you like instead of this one, that you do not.

    If you insist, visit a local wrecker and price a gearbox, driveshaft, pedal set, master and slave clutch cyls, and see if you can get any $ for your existing stuff (and the ECU that goes with automatics).

    I would not do this. The car you want already exists in the state you want from the factory, there is no reason to DIY. (Example: The Subaru SVX was not sold with a manual gearbox; it came with an automatic that was less than rock solid. The cars are becoming increasingly rare, and there are no 5spds. In this case a swap makes some sense. In yours, I don't see the logic; the cars are not rare).
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    Thank you for your response.The only reason why i got automatic is becouse my wife dont want to drive manual.Since swap is so not logic i will start looking around for a blue sti.Im not realy sure about the 2008 and up models.Always liked the 06-07 but is so hard to find with decent milleage.So my goal is to find one after new year(feb maybe march).And yes i will remove all after market parts before trade in. Thats another reason why i would prefer same model.I can put those parts on the sti.Anyhow, thanx again i apreciate your help.Cheers...

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    why must it be an STi? You own a wrx, why not just get a wrx 5 speed?


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    Sell it and buy a manual. WAY cheaper and better idea in terms of reliability and cost.
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    Well if i want to upgrade then why not go for the sti? i love my car but automatic tranny is horrible on this car. it even started to down shift when i dont even touch the gas and the car has only 48k.i was looking for the 2010/11 blue sedan sti but its almost imposible to find.And the price is also up there.
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    @teflon, yes you are right.The cost of swap more then i thought.damn...

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