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    Welcome! I'm 23 with a WRX and almost done convincing my dad (51) to check out a new STi for his next car

    Besides all the obvious practical benefits of the hatch (it's insane what you can get to fit in one) I personally think that the 2011+ hatches look a lot better than the sedans. More aggressive, more character.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHOPS View Post
    Let me ask you dieharders this: At this point I'm really torn between the hatch and sedan. I have a Volvo wagon which I enjoy the fact that I can throw stuff in the back of, including our 80lb Boxer (dog). I realize the hatch isn't going to give me the room I have now, but for those that have them do you sometimes regret not having the sedan.

    Also, and this is a "loaded" question, LOL ........ is the STI worth an extra $7g? For a guy thats put his Hot rodding days behind him (for the most part anyway). Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy speed every now and then. I have a Toyota 4 Runner Limited with some "go fast" goodies, including a TRD supercharger and Borla exhaust. Kinda thinking a COBB tune on the standard WRX will keep me satisfied? They have a Pro Tune shop in Columbus, OH which is only an hour or so away.
    I have the sedan and love it but my pet can't go with me because she can't get in the seats. I love the length of the sedan but the hatch is more practical

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    Quote Originally Posted by R_Wrx21 View Post
    I have the sedan and love it but my pet can't go with me because she can't get in the seats. I love the length of the sedan but the hatch is more practical
    Interesting... you love the longer car?
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    There is only a 7 inch difference and I wanted enough space to carry 2 golf bags without laying down the seat (I'm lazy). Looking back I probably would've gone with the hatch though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rodman View Post
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    Oh and another old timer here also.. 56 and counting..
    Well, there's someone who's still counting. I quit that when I got to 29...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHOPS
    Also, and this is a "loaded" question, LOL ........ is the STI worth an extra $7g? For a guy thats put his Hot rodding days behind him (for the most part anyway). Don't get me wrong, I still enjoy speed every now and then. I have a Toyota 4 Runner Limited with some "go fast" goodies, including a TRD supercharger and Borla exhaust. Kinda thinking a COBB tune on the standard WRX will keep me satisfied? They have a Pro Tune shop in Columbus, OH which is only an hour or so away.
    There is no place on public roadways where you'll really be able to let the benefits of the STI shine, with the exception of the transmission holding power better. Since you're looking at staying relatively stock, I would say that no, the STI is not worth it for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by R_Wrx21
    There is only a 7 inch difference and I wanted enough space to carry 2 golf bags without laying down the seat (I'm lazy). Looking back I probably would've gone with the hatch though.
    I'm looking forward to getting back into golfing this year. Took last year off (spent too much time fishing). Two years ago, I got back in, and quickly got back down to my 7 handicap (after a three-year hiatus); I'm hoping that this time I get back quicker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    I'm looking forward to getting back into golfing this year. Took last year off (spent too much time fishing). Two years ago, I got back in, and quickly got back down to my 7 handicap (after a three-year hiatus); I'm hoping that this time I get back quicker.
    Down in Georgia today would've been a good day for it! I'm not that good! But I enjoy it either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R_Wrx21
    Down in Georgia today would've been a good day for it! I'm not that good! But I enjoy it either way.
    Not that familiar with your area, but I know Kennesaw / Newnan fairly well. It was in the 60s here, and it would've been great to get out and get 18 in...
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    I live in Carrollton lol and ironically work in kennesaw

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    I'm new here, and 40 yrs old... buying a sedan because I've been driving a sedan for over 10 yrs now and never seem to put anything in the trunk. I have a loaded Pathfinder we use for camping trips, Costco, the pets etc. Its usually myself in the car and maybe taking my 2 kids (5 and 6) to school. Just added a baby girl in March and like the idea of the stronger trunk area behind car seats too. But above all this... the sedan is better proportioned styling so, it looks better! LOL. well... my personal opinion of course

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    Yep. I checked. He really did buy a Cadillac http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/showth...hp?t=134367141
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