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    Proud new STI owner....got a 2014 STI sedan limited

    Saw a Subaru certified black STI limited sedan with low miles at the local dealer over the weekend and decided to spend a day thinking about it. Went back tonight and jumped on it. I went around for a test drive with the young kid working for the dealer. All it took for me was the exhaust note (SPT) and rumble and I was hooked. Plus I was expecting a test drive like I had when I drove a WRX some months ago. That test drive made me think I had to wring it's neck to get going. For some reason the STI felt like I didn't have to do that as much. Who knows maybe just a bad memory. Anyways I'm a proud new owner. To think I was recently looking to pick up a used old Miata.

    Typo in title it's a 2013 couldn't change the title. Anyways it had less than 7k miles. Had SPT exhaust and navigation. I considered it a fair deal.
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    Nice man, congrats. If you don't mind me asking, what was the final price you paid?

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    The miata is a great car for autoX, but I think you made a good choice (I could be partial)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
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    The miata is a great car for autoX, but I think you made a good choice (I could be partial)
    Yeah I was getting a bit frustrated finding a solid Miata without rust or needing this done to it or that. And I wasn't into a newer bodystyle Miata at all. I still am keeping my Xterra for my hauling my motorcycles to the races but STi is now my new toy.

    I've gotta get the misc things to help with comfort and to keep it clean: Cargo tray, all weather mats, possibly a center armreset extensoin as the stock is a bit short, find a reasonabily priced sunshade and the 3M film for the front. All the other stuff like performance is last or never on my list.

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    It's strange but a part of me goes "what was I thinking?" as I'm not a spring chicken (early 40's). I'm pretty anal about little things going wrong on my vehicles so it'll be tough when/if things happen to the car.

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    If its at 7,000 miles you shouldn't be worried atll though. these cars are pretty rock solid with the exception of a few cases here and there. your warranty will pick up anything as long as you don't modify it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by grendels_wrx View Post
    It's strange but a part of me goes "what was I thinking?" as I'm not a spring chicken (early 40's). I'm pretty anal about little things going wrong on my vehicles so it'll be tough when/if things happen to the car.
    If you take care of the car it will hold up great. These are good reliable cars, and if you do modify it, just research and make sure you do it the right way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    If you take care of the car it will hold up great. These are good reliable cars, and if you do modify it, just research and make sure you do it the right way.
    Former owner at some point did have a Cobb cold air intake on it and aftermarket wheels. I could see that as the dealer told me about the wheels and there was a receipt for the intake in the glovebox as well as a pic the dealer did at one point with COBB on the lower front lip. Anyways former owner put it back to stock form on trade in as it's stock wheels and stock intake. It's from a Subaru dealer and certified so they are honoring warranty.

    Anyways my second thoughts, and my state has a 3 day return policy on cars, is that I'm gonna be anal about the car. Every little thing here and there. My Xterra I've gotten used to things not being perfect. The STi isn't perfect as it's got normal used car things, a scratch here or so, but it looks freakin awesome. I guess I'm having whatever you call it when you have second thoughts about buying a second car even though I already own the Xterra and does everything the STi does except go super fast.

    Is everyong replying here relatively young? Under 30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grendels_wrx View Post
    Former owner at some point did have a Cobb cold air intake on it and aftermarket wheels. I could see that as the dealer told me about the wheels and there was a receipt for the intake in the glovebox as well as a pic the dealer did at one point with COBB on the lower front lip. Anyways former owner put it back to stock form on trade in as it's stock wheels and stock intake. It's from a Subaru dealer and certified so they are honoring warranty.

    Anyways my second thoughts, and my state has a 3 day return policy on cars, is that I'm gonna be anal about the car. Every little thing here and there. My Xterra I've gotten used to things not being perfect. The STi isn't perfect as it's got normal used car things, a scratch here or so, but it looks freakin awesome. I guess I'm having whatever you call it when you have second thoughts about buying a second car even though I already own the Xterra and does everything the STi does except go super fast.

    Is everyong replying here relatively young? Under 30.
    I believe you are referring to buyer's remorse

    I am not under 30...Also, for what it is worth, I have had my car for almost 4 years now and it has held up great (with the exception of the paint), and it is somewhat modified.

    Give the car a little time, and if you decide you don't want it you shouldn't have any issues offloading it. The initial depreciation hit has already occurred (and you didn't feel it), so it will hold it's value well.

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    Sheehy....take it you're from the NoVA, MD, DC area? looks great btw, and congrats!
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    These cars definetely keep their values. Theres 2007 subaru sti's unmodified here going for 25,000 easily. They are a hot ticket item at least up here in alaska.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoro721 View Post
    Sheehy....take it you're from the NoVA, MD, DC area? looks great btw, and congrats!
    How'd you know about Sheehy? Yes they're a, well known for many a year, set of dealerships round the area. I'm in NoVA and they were 3 miles away from me. So that made the purchase easy. Not saying driving far or flying to get a car is a huge deal. But the closer the better. Heck they let me drive an Outback while they were cleaning up my car and it was nice. I may turn into a Subaru man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 11blackSTi View Post
    I believe you are referring to buyer's remorse

    I am not under 30...Also, for what it is worth, I have had my car for almost 4 years now and it has held up great (with the exception of the paint), and it is somewhat modified.

    Give the car a little time, and if you decide you don't want it you shouldn't have any issues offloading it. The initial depreciation hit has already occurred (and you didn't feel it), so it will hold it's value well.
    Yes one thing I do like about Subaru vehicles is that they hold their value, maybe not as much as Honda and Toyota, but they hold it good compared to others.

    Buyers remorse is usually "well I coulda gotten this". In my case it's "why did I get that thing I don't need". I bought out of want as it was a solid deal and freak an A I was getting an STi! I'm sorry but I never thought I'd get an STi as they were overkill for me in terms of performance for the price.. Just couldn't justify the increased cost over a limited WRX loaded at invoice I coulda gotten. To me the additional HP, 6 speed and control of diff wasn't a big deal.

    I already knew what the insurance was gonna be, which is surprisingly high for my age and my driving record (el perfecto). Plus the personal property taxes in Virginia (we pay taxes every year on cars) will be higher than I'm used to paying just having a 2005 Xterra which is el cheapo.

    By the way I'm keeping my Xterra for the snow we get here and when I need to haul stuff from Home Depot. It's like so cheap to keep. Just a matter of two vehicles to have in driveway to move around. That's a bit of a pain. Gotta sell my little utility trailer when the motorcycle racing season is over and then I'm parking STi in the garage from now on.

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