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    looking to buy 2006 subaru wrx sti

    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

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    Read all of the stickies and learn all you can so when you go look at some you know what to look for. If your budget is 15k I don't think you'll be able to afford an 06-07 sti unless it has 100,000+ miles on it. I would much rather buy an 04-05 with less miles than an 06-07 with more miles.
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    but if i get an 04-05 with less miles, i would need to do the timing belt and all the other stuff eventually. im looking for people listing for a little bit more than my budget but i plan on negotiating a little.

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    The chances of you finding an 06-07 sti with all of the maintenance done with mileage high enough to be in your price range with no mods is slim to none. In my area those sti's still go for 18-21k. Nobody's going to come down 3,000 on an sti they can get 18k for.
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    ohh. okay. ill just have to do a lot more research. im in new york and i realized that stuff in pennsylvania is quite a bit cheaper.

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    There are other cars that are better options for you.
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    Not sure where you got Pennsylvania from but I live in Missouri which is probably one of the cheapest places to live. Cars fluctuate some from place to place but not too much. Research is your best friend.
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    my other option would be a mustang but i dont like thats its rwd and that it has 2 doors. and i really love the look of the subaru and ive heard they are reliable as hell.

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    They're reliable if you take care of them. You need to think too of the hidden costs that come with owning a subaru. If something breaks or if something needs to be replaced there's a 75% it won't be cheap. And if you have plans to go to college the last thing you want is a high car payment.
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    yeah thats what im scared about. i dont want to buy something with high miles and end up fixing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by albert1996 View Post
    yeah thats what im scared about. i dont want to buy something with high miles and end up fixing it.
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    [QUOTE=Drews;3320945]If you want a Subaru, get an RS or Outback Sport. You shouldn't even be considering a tubro model at this point.[/QUOTE

    would you think a mustang would be alright. how would you compare the performance of a mustang to a subaru sti. i know the engine is a v8 and that the handling is not good. but for just cruising around and doing accelerations here and there, what would be better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by albert1996 View Post
    would you think a mustang would be alright. how would you compare the performance of a mustang to a subaru sti. i know the engine is a v8 and that the handling is not good. but for just cruising around and doing accelerations here and there, what would be better?
    You shouldn't be considering either. You're a young kid with relatively little driving experience which makes the Mustang and the STi bad choices. You need something underpowered and slow for the first few years that you wont be tempted to mod. I'm not sure of your life plans, but you'd be better served with some N/A 4 cyl engine that is reliable and gets good gas mileage. I know that you wont listen, but I figured I should say it anyway.
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    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.

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    ive looked for quite a while now and this seems to be a pretty good deal despite some of the issues it has. im pretty handy mechanically

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