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    I am seriously considering selling my dc5 to buy a wrx as a commuter car to school and work. But there are certain things that are keeping me away. Is there anyone in NY that's willing to let me see there wrx. I have a person who wants to but my dc5, so I need to make sure I really want a wrx before selling.

    And some of the things that are turning me away:
    Worse gas mileage
    Not Getting that rush when vtec engages(though I figure a turbo solves that)
    Higher insurance
    More expensive to maintain (not sure if that's true)
    Loose suspension for daily comfort (i love the stiff hard, track racing feeling from my dc5)
    Thanks a ton for any help
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    Go to a dealer and test drive one?
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    i doubt they will let a 18 year old kid show up and drive a wrx (turned 18 today)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinidrift3 View Post
    I am seriously considering selling my dc5 to buy a wrx as a commuter car to school and work. But there are certain things that are keeping me away. Is there anyone in NY that's willing to let me see there wrx. I have a person who wants to but my dc5, so I need to make sure I really want a wrx before selling.

    And some of the things that are turning me away:
    Worse gas mileage
    Not Getting that rush when vtec engages(though I figure a turbo solves that)
    Higher insurance
    More expensive to maintain (not sure if that's true)
    Loose suspension for daily comfort (i love the stiff hard, track racing feeling from my dc5)
    Thanks a ton for any help
    Man the worse gas mileage is an understatement. Im young myself only being 19 and my last car was a Integra and the difference is night and day lol

    I have driven a RSX type S and vtec engaging pales in comparison to turbo

    Suspension wise, stock RSX suspension is TERRIBLE compared to a Stock WRX. WRX suspension is actually pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trinidrift3 View Post
    And some of the things that are turning me away:
    Worse gas mileage
    Are you comfortable with about 25mpg on premium? Plus or minus depending on driving style and state of tune (hint - stage 2 give better mpg )
    Not Getting that rush when vtec engages(though I figure a turbo solves that)
    LOL. All I'm saying is drive a wrx. You'll wonder why you ever thought vtec was cool.
    Higher insurance
    Can you deal with it?
    More expensive to maintain (not sure if that's true)
    Not really - the wrx doesn't take significantly more maintenance than anything else...
    Loose suspension for daily comfort (i love the stiff hard, track racing feeling from my dc5)
    WRX isn't too soft OOTB, but honestly, throw $200 worth of bushings in there, and it's a new car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poly_poly-man View Post
    LOL. All I'm saying is drive a wrx. You'll wonder why you ever thought vtec was cool.
    Lmaooooooo, Man I remember all the Honda guys were like oh man you feel that vtec!?!?! And I was always like....uhm I don't feel a difference. And then I drove a wrx and now just.....wow lol

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    LOL VTEC...
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    selling 2mrrow. getting wrx. i can deal with 25 mpg and i drive conservatively......kinda . might pick up a 250r for summer driving to help that. i hear some people say that the insurance goes down alittle even though its turbo due to it being a sedan. only thing i have a problem with is the interior and audio but i'll adapt. i love how no one has offered a test drive yet haha
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    hey, I'd offer, but I'm not driving up 2 hours for it

    BTW, for 2002-2007, wagon insurance is cheaper.
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