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    Hi Guys,
    I'm new to this forum, but I'm sure I found the right forum to ask questions.


    I am in the market for a Subaru WRX (coming from a Jetta). I live in upstate, NY (where AWD/4x4 is NEEDED) I looked at a 2013 WRX Sedan for 23,999 for 18k miles.
    I also looked at a 2015 WRX Limited MT 26,999 w/ 7,000 miles.

    Which is the best one out of the two? I don't have a preference, but is the few extra grand worth it?

    * Note I do plan on doing light modifications (exhaust,tune,CAI) etc.

    Thank you!
    I hope to hear your opinions!

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    IMO the 13 would be more mod friendly right now. Although, the price seems a bit high. Really comes down to which exterior styling you prefer(13 to me is more aggressive while the 15 is less so) and the 2.5 engine of the 13 vs. the more efficient 2.0 of the 15. Also, the 13 has the distinctive Subie unequal length header rumble while the 15 does not. As long as both were properly cared for and not abused, can't go wrong with either. Good Luck
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    For those prices I'd be looking at a new 16 or for a hatch.

    I'm not sold on the new wrx.
    Pros:
    Better handling
    Better mileage
    New FA seems to love to make lower

    Cons:
    Sedan only
    Looks like a camery
    FA is unproven in reliability
    Equal length headers

    It seems that subaru has made strides on correcting the issues that plagued the early FA engines, but I for one am glad I got my 14 hatch.

    For reference, I have a 14 FXT with 22k miles and after two years it has been back to the dealer for issues more than any of my other Subarus combined.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SubieROC View Post
    Hi Guys,
    I'm new to this forum, but I'm sure I found the right forum to ask questions.


    I am in the market for a Subaru WRX (coming from a Jetta). I live in upstate, NY (where AWD/4x4 is NEEDED) I looked at a 2013 WRX Sedan for 23,999 for 18k miles.
    I also looked at a 2015 WRX Limited MT 26,999 w/ 7,000 miles.

    Which is the best one out of the two? I don't have a preference, but is the few extra grand worth it?

    * Note I do plan on doing light modifications (exhaust,tune,CAI) etc.

    Thank you!
    I hope to hear your opinions!

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    Quote Originally Posted by soloz2 View Post
    For those prices I'd be looking at a new 16 or for a hatch.

    I'm not sold on the new wrx.
    Pros:
    Better handling
    Better mileage
    New FA seems to love to make lower

    Cons:
    Sedan only
    Looks like a camery
    FA is unproven in reliability
    Equal length headers

    It seems that subaru has made strides on correcting the issues that plagued the early FA engines, but I for one am glad I got my 14 hatch.

    For reference, I have a 14 FXT with 22k miles and after two years it has been back to the dealer for issues more than any of my other Subarus combined.
    I wouldn't call ELH a 'con'. No more rumble, but improved efficiency. I'd also argue the Camry comment.
    Keep in mind a new hatch IS coming out if you feel like waiting a year or so.
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    They both perform very well. I think it's going to come down to looks and price. If you want one that just looks weird then get the 2013, and if you want one that looks like an aborted fetus then get the 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JaySin View Post
    I wouldn't call ELH a 'con'. No more rumble, but improved efficiency. I'd also argue the Camry comment.
    Keep in mind a new hatch IS coming out if you feel like waiting a year or so.
    I'll give you the increased efficiency, and ELH is necessary for the twinscroll turbo. The new setup sounds good, but not great IMHO.

    I did see a road map that shows a hatch in 2017 as a 2018 model meaning it will be awhile. I doubt many in the market today will be willing to hold out for the new hatch.

    The new wrx lost some of its raw and aggressive styling. I'm hoping that subaru gives it a nice refresh next year and maybe a wide body. The 15+ reminds me of the 08-10 wrx. I hated how those years looked so pedestrian.

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    I can't tell you which way to go... but I'll tell you which way I wen't. I just left a deposit on a new 16 WRX Base Manual. I don't need nor care for bells and whistles cause I usually mod and install aftermarket. I too loved the design of a 14 Hatch, but there are so many upgrades to the Chassis, suspension and the way the car feels. My exact words after driving it were, "I don't even need to drive the STI, this is overkill" It truly is, plus I personally love the new Motor. If you aren't considering the STI at all, just get a new WRX.

    P.S. I'll likely trade for the Hatch when it comes out, I also saw the Roadmap and I might get an STI hatch when they release the new motor.

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    I say buy new and if you dont mind a drive to get it you may want to contact Clayton
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