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    Post How goes it? How it goes:

    Just saying hello, and asking a question:

    I'm kinda new to forums and such so please bare with me through my dumb remarks.

    I currently own a 2004 Volvo c70 2.4t, A nice fun car that I got in a bind when I needed something, handles like crap, but at least it is decently fast enough in a strait line.

    I have wanted a wrx sti since I first got into cars in 2004, couldn't afford one then, can't afford one now; but I know my Volvo won't last forever, and after me and the Mrs. get a house (soon enough to start looking) I have the permission to get a new car. (Finances pending, this is what it's like to be married kids. I know I can't live in an sti, but I'd try for a bit!)

    My point being, Wife is totally behind me on a Subaru and totally behind me on a wrx! But we are both asking the same question, why the sti?

    I don't want to miss out on getting my early 20s dream car, and settle. But it seems that now there is little reason to spend the extra money; and I don't want used...

    Ideas , jokes , insults ; anyone?
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    What are you planning on using the car for?
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    Unless you're planning on tracking or autocrossing the car frequently, you're better off with the WRX.

    And it sounds like your finances are more in order for the WRX than the STI at any rate. If you're planning on just driving it around town, the WRX won't leave you wanting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anub1s View Post
    If you're planning on just driving it around town, the WRX won't leave you wanting.
    False.


    It will leave you wanting to drive it more and more. I have never owned a car like the WRX where I look forward to driving it this much.

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    Very True
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    maybe consider an older STI? Like an 07. Or get an LGT
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    Quote Originally Posted by GarrettKoonsman View Post
    maybe consider an older STI? Like an 07. Or get an LGT
    I'm far too busy/lazy (take your pick) to reread it, but I think he said in the first post he doesn't want to buy used.
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    Yeah, he said he doesn't want used - and I don't blame him!

    I would go WRX... Unless you seriously need something that the STi has specifically that the WRX doesn't (and you know you're going to use it) - don't bother. I could have gotten the STi; however, I went the WRX Limited route because of how I drive it, what I use it for... and also insurance was going to be killer (but we won't go there, lol).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anub1s View Post
    Unless you're planning on tracking or autocrossing the car frequently, you're better off with the WRX.
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    For people who bring out the question : "wrx or sti?," absolutly go for wrx (the answer is very obvious)
    Because people who buy Sti, they BUY Sti, period.
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    WOW, thanks to all for the reply; it was a nice welcome mat.

    I do want new, and I will be going off road, and in canyons, and on ice and snow; preferably fast and frequently. I don't know about tracking it regularly, at least until i pay it off and can legally (Freaking California and it's clean air) do some major mods, until then I may take it to a few tracks (and I mean a few, probably not more than 3 or 4 times before I pay it off) in the next few years, but I'd probably only mess with the cpu.

    The other thing is:
    My background is in electrical engineering but I understand mechanical well enough; and plan on making this a long term project (Think 20 years) car. Are there a large number of mods I'd want in 5 years that are already in the car that will be a PITA to install or more costly?

    Again, thanks for the warm welcome

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    Lots of mixed answers here.. these threads pop up often and generally always end with the same result. Which is..

    -If you can comfortably afford the STI, then get the STI. If not, the WRX is a great car.

    The facts are that the STI is better in just about every way, and you will notice all the better-ness in general driving, but it's also a lot more expensive than the WRX. The WRX is still very fun and well worth the money, especially being so much cheaper than the STI.

    With all that said, its up to you, your finances, and your priorities. Since you are already asking the question you will likely regret not getting the STI if you don't buy it now. BUT that regret can be subdued if you know that it was the right choice financially.

    -Edit- Most of the reply's thus far have been pro WRX vs STI. Just wait for all the STI folks to chime in to even things out . From that you can pretty much tell that most everyone likes their car, and the choice they have made. You can't really go wrong.
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    What was it about the STI that was so appealing to you in 2004?
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    Dramlin,
    You just about told me exactly what my friend who has a wrx told me. He also flipped me and my wife off (jokingly) when we both came to the conclusion that the price was negligible if I was going to want the sti (if it's around) in 5 years anyway.

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    calvinball,
    honestly, and i'm going to sound like a nerd... I assure you I am.
    The technology, It is an amazing machine, specifically the DCCD has helped sway me more than once away from the wrx.

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