looking to buy 2006 subaru wrx sti - Page 2
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 23 of 23

This is a discussion on looking to buy 2006 subaru wrx sti within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; ,500 for a car that you don't know is tuned properly or tuned for that BOV or the headers, will ...

  1. #16
    Registered User SilverSemoWrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Jackson Missouri
    Posts
    137
    $17,500 for a car that you don't know is tuned properly or tuned for that BOV or the headers, will need a $300 timing belt kit soon, a $100 axle, $400-$600 for new tires. You don't know why its throwing a CEL. Just because it throws one for an o2 sensor doesn't mean it went bad. Something done wrong could've caused it to go bad. Not a car I'd wan a put money into. Take drews advice. Buy yourself a reliable car until you're out of college. And a year and a half of driving is not that much experience. I myself have been driving for 6 years and by know means call myself an expert and I've never had a wreck or a ticket either.
    ~2004 Subaru Wrx - Stage 2
    ~2013 Honda Civic

    -I know a lot about cars, man. I can look at any car's headlights and tell you exactly which way it's coming.
    -Nobody remembers the guy who finished second but the guy who finished second.
    -Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… that’s what gets you.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #17
    Captain James of the SS Impreza has gone down with the ship Drews's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Davey Jones Locker
    Posts
    8,525
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by albert1996 View Post
    im not gonna say that im the best driver or better than any of you which im not but in my opinion im pretty good and i think i could handle a car like that. ive had my license for a year and a half and i never came close to crashing and ive never gotten pulled over. my current car is a 2001 jetta but it has to go. and i dont want to get a ricer honda. no offense to anyone that has one but i just hate them with a passion.
    So you'd rather get a ricer Subaru? Get a Honda and don't mod it.
    Hawk-Eye Alliance #Eleventy,000,000,000|N.E.R.D. Member 20,000
    Stable: 2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo (Matte Grey), 06 LGT, 03 WRX, 98 RS, 00 OBS


    Resident Clubdub Debbie Downer. I'd love your ideas if you kept them to yourself. Subarus suck, get a new wife.

    Never argue with idiots. They'll drag you to their level and beat you with experience.

  4. #18
    Registered User SilverSemoWrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Location
    Jackson Missouri
    Posts
    137
    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    So you'd rather get a ricer Subaru? Get a Honda and don't mod it.
    A camry would be a good one to have too.
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Toyota-Camry-CE-for-sale-custom-29745-81391.jpg 
Views:	20 
Size:	179.1 KB 
ID:	135465
    Is this one too Ricey?
    ~2004 Subaru Wrx - Stage 2
    ~2013 Honda Civic

    -I know a lot about cars, man. I can look at any car's headlights and tell you exactly which way it's coming.
    -Nobody remembers the guy who finished second but the guy who finished second.
    -Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary… that’s what gets you.

  5. #19
    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Rambo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Denial
    Posts
    4,927
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by albert1996 View Post
    hey guys im new here. i came here because i really need advice. im looking to buy a used subaru. i really like the look of the 06 and 07 but i would take an 04 or 05. it has to be the sti though. my budget is only 15k. and me being 17, soon being 18 im not loaded. my parents are paying a little but im paying for the majority of it. i do have a job. ive always wanted a subaru but nowadays they cost a lot of money. i also want something thats not gonna break down after a couple months because i cant necessarily afford major repairs. and my question is if it is alright to buy one with close to 100,000 miles? i know that the timing belt and other stuff has to be done. what are your suggestions. i really would appreciate any help. thanks
    Let's see, you're 17, don't have much money or driving experience, and you think you can afford an STI. Well, I'm not inclined to believe you. Insurance alone will be astronomical for you. Don't buy a turbo Subaru. You want the ultimate in cheap reliability? Buy a well-maintained stock Honda Civic. I don't care if you think they're ricer cars. Any car is what you make of it.

    You might also consider an Impreza or Outback Sport, both of which have reliable non-turbo engines. Don't buy a turbo model if you're concerned about maintenance/repair cost. They will cost more to maintain over their NA brethren.
    Isaac -- 2003 WRX sedan Stg II - Gave its life for mine 6/2013.
    2007 Outback 3.0R wagon
    Proud owner of a N.E.R.D, Member 1.38×10-23

    The pursuit of knowledge is hopeless and eternal... Hooray!!! - Professor Farnsworth

  6. #20
    Captain James of the SS Impreza has gone down with the ship Drews's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Davey Jones Locker
    Posts
    8,525
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    Let's see, you're 17, don't have much money or driving experience, and you think you can afford an STI. Well, I'm not inclined to believe you. Insurance alone will be astronomical for you. Don't buy a turbo Subaru. You want the ultimate in cheap reliability? Buy a well-maintained stock Honda Civic. I don't care if you think they're ricer cars. Any car is what you make of it.

    You might also consider an Impreza or Outback Sport, both of which have reliable non-turbo engines. Don't buy a turbo model if you're concerned about maintenance/repair cost. They will cost more to maintain over their NA brethren.
    OP, to put this post in perspective, I recently spent about $2500 in maintenance for my wife's Legacy GT. Her car has around 110k miles on it. That's $1000 more than what I paid TOTAL for my 2000 Outback Sport which has 236k on the clock. I had to replace the CV boot on the OBS, but other than that it just requires gas and oil. The ball joints do need changing, but that's relatively inexpensive if you are willing to do the work yourself. Trust me, stay away from turbo or any other "performance" car at this point. I know you want something cool and fun to drive, but you need to cut your teeth on something a little less expensive and dangerous.
    Hawk-Eye Alliance #Eleventy,000,000,000|N.E.R.D. Member 20,000
    Stable: 2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo (Matte Grey), 06 LGT, 03 WRX, 98 RS, 00 OBS


    Resident Clubdub Debbie Downer. I'd love your ideas if you kept them to yourself. Subarus suck, get a new wife.

    Never argue with idiots. They'll drag you to their level and beat you with experience.

  7. #21
    Registered User wreckingball man's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Rocky Top
    Posts
    2,276
    Outback sport would be my vote, but the older chassis. Or get a GC Impreza or a bugeye or bugeye wagon. My friend drives a white OBS and takes it rallycrossing. Awesome car! My other friend has a bugeye. We've both eaten very expensive repair costs. In college, a $300+ clutch or a $200 in suspension bushings is expensive as hell, even doing the work ourselves. Don't spend all your money on a car. There are more important things to pay for and you will be paying to repair it. What I'm getting at is; budget.

    And a warning, It's going to take a long time to find something clean. So be very patient, otherwise it will be a project.

  8. #22
    Registered User cogito's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Southern NH
    Posts
    356
    I've been driving "a long time", mostly NA rwd, and 4x4. The WRX is my first turbo/AWD and I've had a couple of "holy ****" moments myself. Different beast. Listen to what the folks are saying and cut your teeth on something a little tamer and less expensive until you get through college. I give my nephew the same advice.
    2013 WRX Dark Grey Hatch
    1974 Datsun 260z Stroker

  9. #23
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Posts
    9
    Okay. Thanks for the advice guys. I might have to reconsider my choice.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •