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    04' 05' STi opinions

    Hi I'm new to this site,
    I'm in the process of saving for an 04 or an 05 STi. I want to pay all at once instead of financing. Are there any big differences between the 04 and 05 sti?
    I know the 04 doesn't have an audio system or something, but is there anything else??

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    Quote Originally Posted by STiNoob View Post
    Hi I'm new to this site,
    I'm in the process of saving for an 04 or an 05 STi. I want to pay all at once instead of financing. Are there any big differences between the 04 and 05 sti?
    I know the 04 doesn't have an audio system or something, but is there anything else??
    04 bolt spacing is 5x100
    05 bolt spacing 5x114 ( bigger hub )

    04 useless cup holders lol
    05 nicer cup holders

    04 extremely tighter suspension ( pink struts )
    05 smoother ride ( black struts )

    04 smooth rear fender
    05 lip on the rear fender to except wider wheel ( i think )

    04 you can see the radio in the daylight
    05 you can barely see it

    04 chrome headlights
    05 black headlights

    04 ( i think the console looks better then the 05 )

    04 open undercarriage
    05 bolted on plastic undercarriage protectors

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    thanks a lot. I think I may just stick with the 05'. haha.

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    Check out the STi forum. There is a sticky on the differences between 04 and 05. They are pretty extensive since the wheels and diffs were changed. Personally, I believe the 04 to be more durable (difference in the diffs and the struts) but that is mostly opinion. The 05 rides smoother (comparatively..it is by no means "smooth") and tracks better from diff engagement.
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