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    Regular WRX or STi?

    Hey Everyone-
    So i decided to get rid of my 12 mpg GMC pickup, and I went to the subaru dealership today. I've really like the WRX since it came out, and I would love to get one. I've had some cool cars in the past, 87 Grand National, 70 Chevelle, etc., so the WRX appeals to me. I also think the STi's kick ass. The STi will be the same insurance as the WRX, and 100 more a month in payments. What ever should I do?

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    If you can afford the STI -- monthly payments + insurance + gas, then go for the STI. It's just the better car out the box. If not, WRX is your second best bet.

    Good luck!
    I might be back in the market for the new STI sedan!

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    STi if it's not going to break you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Me&05WRX
    If you can afford the STI -- monthly payments + insurance + gas, then go for the STI. It's just the better car out the box. If not, WRX is your second best bet.

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Me&05WRX
    If you can afford the STI -- monthly payments + insurance + gas, then go for the STI. It's just the better car out the box. If not, WRX is your second best bet.

    Good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Me&05WRX
    If you can afford the STI -- monthly payments + insurance + gas, then go for the STI. It's just the better car out the box. If not, WRX is your second best bet.

    Good luck!
    What he said

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    Get the STi if you can.


    Oh and post pics of the Chevelle.
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    In retrospect I would have and should have bought an STI.

    Folks buy wrx's (like I did) and then do a few mods, (AP, exhaust, suspension) and suddenly you are sitting at the price you would have paid for an STI in the first place...with all that crap and more..

    Stock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slide
    ...with all that crap and more..

    Stock.
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    Thanks for the replies everybody. I'll dig up some pics of the chevelle when I get home later. I really think I need to test drive both cars back to back. I've talked to plenty of sti owners who are happy, but I talked to a few (including one at the pump this morining) who say they'd rather have gotten the regular wrx. How are the 06 sti's mechanically different from the 06 wrx's? Thanks for the help everybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjdwyer23
    Thanks for the replies everybody. I'll dig up some pics of the chevelle when I get home later. I really think I need to test drive both cars back to back. I've talked to plenty of sti owners who are happy, but I talked to a few (including one at the pump this morining) who say they'd rather have gotten the regular wrx. How are the 06 sti's mechanically different from the 06 wrx's? Thanks for the help everybody.
    Off the top of my head the differences are helical (sp?) front diff which is kinda like a lsd, lsd rear, 6 sp trans w/DCCD (much stronger than the WRX 5 sp), lower compression engine (maybe other differences, but they always seem to be a subject of arguments) which allows the engine to take more boost better, different steering rack(?), stiffer suspension, and of course a larger turbo and intercooler.

    If you drive casually you might be unhappy with the harsher suspension, slightly more touchy steering, and extra shifting. If you enjoy driving and think of it as more than simply a way to get from point A -> B the STi is a hands down better car. Just remember a test drive may not tell the whole story especially if you all you have been driving is a truck or the salesperson doesn't really let you really drive the car. The STi shines and really shows the WRX up once you get more aggressive esp. in the twisties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisCJ99 View Post
    205 whp on a STOCK wrx??? I find that to be a bit hard to believe. My 2006 WRX ran 188 whp with Injen CAI, HKS BOV, HKS Downpipe and HKS carbon ti exhaust... How can a STOCK WRX run 205 whp??? I'd like to see dyno sheets to back that one up...

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    MMMMMM....87 Grand National. I have a 1/24th scale model of one right on top of my desk shelf here. Nice. Those are awesome cars. Post pics of that as well.
    What engine did the Chevelle have in it? I'd kill for a '70 Chevelle SS396 Convertible. drool drool.

    Oh yeah, get the STi if you can afford it.
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    go for broke! lol that's what i'm doing, i got an 06 and love it. the only thing that kind of sucks is gas, the sti eats gas like a mother. But i guess it's cause of it's hp, but it's really efficent compared to other cars around its power, though it also depends on how you drive.

    A built wrx on the straight way could be better than an sti, from what i hear, something about the 5 gears accelerates better than 6. however, i could be wrong. Both cars are out of the box killers at good prices.
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    What kind of mileage do you guys get?

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    21 mpg on my 05 Sti, wit normal (somtimes sprited driving)
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