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    Tri state new guy

    Hi everyone I am from Philly and lookin to buy a subaru in the future. I like to do my bit of research before goin out and buying a car and I ended up here to read about the wrx's and sti's!

    Well I realized after driving my sisters 325xi I want an awd car and looking at the wrx I found the car I want, still cant decide if I wanna get the sti of if I can even afford it.

    I currently drive a 93 mx6 i4 which is like 120 hp fwd. Ill be 20 in about 2 weeks. Im hoping to ge the subaru sometime between march and august, looking out for a good deal as well, ill probably be leaning towards the end of the year.

    Couple of questions:
    The sti's came out in 04 right?
    Do all of the sti's sport the 6spd?
    The suspension is stiffer than the wrx's right?
    Any other big differences besides exterior of the sti and wrx (side from 70 hp and xxlb torque)?

    I am lookin to spend around 16k and right now an sti is outa my budget, maybe around summer/fall the price of the sti's would drop but I doubt itd get into my range. You'll be seein more of me on here though as I soon will have one =)

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    hey, the sti has a 2.5 liter engine and a vf39 turbo. the wrx has a 2.0 liter engine and a TD04 turbo... basically smaller engine and turbo. the STi has brembo brakes, STi suspension, a driver controlled center differential, they all have the better 6 speed tranny, and a handful of other things which are all considerably better than on the WRX. of course the WRX is a great car as well, dont get me wrong. it'll be a shocking step up in performance from what you currently drive.
    however, it'll be a while before you find an STi for under 20k. it sounds like a used WRX will be right in your budget. welcome to the club...

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    Yea I figured about the sti being under 20k... Right now there is someone selling a done up wrx for 15k, 326hp... I might just try selling my car now, lol... it gets really annoying driving in such a slow car... oh well she treats me well for now

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    Thats a good price for a 02 or 03

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    I went from a heavily modded WRX (engine, suspension and braking) and now I am in an STi and it is worlds of a difference. If you can afford the STi get it. Period.

    Twisty Monster - 335 ft/lb of torque @ 3600 rpm on a stock turbo. Is that possible? Yes it is.

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