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Old 12-10-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Default Got a new wrx sti, wrb

Went from a 2wd tacoma to an awd car. I wanted a brz originally and started researching the wrx. Well, I drank the awd Kool-aid and got a world rally blue sti.

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/803/imag0306h.jpg/

Hoping the 2014 sti doesn't make me want to trade again.

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Old 12-10-2012, 06:27 PM   #2
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I doubt it will be different enough to make you want to trade...but after checking out the BRZ at the auto show I was trying to talk the wife into selling our WRX

Anyway, enjoy!
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:30 PM   #3
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Noice

Is that rear wing big enough?
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:39 PM   #4
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I doubt it will be different enough to make you want to trade...but after checking out the BRZ at the auto show I was trying to talk the wife into selling our WRX

Anyway, enjoy!
Over an Sti?
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:45 PM   #5
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:01 AM   #8
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Looks good! Suspension isn't too stiff to go over town? Had a friend who was cringing every time he hit a pothole with his STi. Then decided he'll settle for something more comfortable but with less power
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cool how much?
With TTL and the wheel/tire roadhazard (I was tired, gave in on the roadhazard) it was pushing 40k. This was a bit of a mental hurdle going to look at the car. I had never paid over 30k for any vehicle in my life. Once I got to the dealership it was all over. That color blue looks better in person than it does in pictures IMO.
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Looks good! Suspension isn't too stiff to go over town? Had a friend who was cringing every time he hit a pothole with his STi. Then decided he'll settle for something more comfortable but with less power
It is a little rough, but not as bad as I expected. The expansion strips are the worst. I don't really feel it, but you got that boom noise from the suspension. Thats the best way I can think of to describe it.
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Over an Sti?
2014 STI vs his 2013.

In my case, we have an '05 WRX wagon, modded of course. But we just bought a new family hauler so having 2 impractical cars wouldn't be completely looney
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:35 AM   #12
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Welcome to the STI owners club.
I love my 2010 sti se.
Cobb access port is worth the money. It made the car a differant car.
It now pulls hard all the way up the rpm range, where before it was slow to pull after the first turbo surge.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:39 AM   #13
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THAT IS THE PERFECT COLOR FOR THE STi - AND I ABSOLUTELY THINK SEDAN >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>HATCH.

Good Job OP!
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:45 AM   #14
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Limited too. Nice. Welcome to the club.
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I wanted a brz originally and started researching the wrx. Well, I drank the awd Kool-aid and got a world rally blue sti.
Nice.

I had a chat with our Subaru salesman who sold us my wife's 2011 WRX. He had a 2009 WRX. He went to a corporate driving event for the BRZ and liked it, but then traded his WRX in for another WRX (not STI). On a practical note it does snow in Wisconsin. On an emotional note, he felt (as do I) that the BRZ was underpowered. I say that from a specification standpoint. He says that from the standpoint of owning a 265bhp WRX and getting to drive a new BRZ for a day.

They were allocated 14 BRZs as the biggest dealer in the state, and all were pre-sold sight unseen except for one that the buyer backed out so that one is in the showroom. I think I've already seen 3 of them around Milwaukee.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:20 PM   #16
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It's no evo... but still a nice car. I would have gone with the hatch, but it's personal preference.

Now, dig a little deeper into your pockets. exhaust and e85 tune.
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It's no evo... but still a nice car. I would have gone with the hatch, but it's personal preference.

Now, dig a little deeper into your pockets. exhaust and e85 tune.
Yeah, I'm thinking the hatch looks better too:

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Cool, I always wanted that dark purple they made
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I prefer the hatchback but am still quite envious of you. Have fun with one of the coolest cars on the market.
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You picked sedan over hatch? There goes the utility of getting this car.
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awesome car. always liked the wrx, especially the sti.
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Cool, I always wanted that dark purple they made
That's what my wife wanted too, but she didn't want to pay the $7000 or so extra for the STI over the normal WRX just for the color (she also didn't want the harsher suspension and lack of leather seats with hatchback).
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You picked sedan over hatch? There goes the utility of getting this car.
I wanted the wing. It makes the car for me, as obnoxious as some people think it is.
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You picked sedan over hatch? There goes the utility of getting this car.
If you're getting an STI for the utility (apart from AWD in a fast car), you're doing it wrong.
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I dunno about that. There is something about having a bit of muscle in a good handling hatch. I'm curious to see what the 2014 WRXs and STIs bring, might be my next car. I'd like a little more utility than my current sedan offers since I carry bikes and other things around occasionally.
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