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Old 11-24-2012, 05:31 PM   #661 (permalink)
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These threads are painful.

Lets sum it up this way, different strokes for different folks.

Both have pros and cons, find out which are important to you and be a secure person in your decision, end of story.

I like them both, but choose to own an SI.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:42 PM   #662 (permalink)
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Might even be working out a deal to sell it to my co-driver.
GREEEAAATT!!!!! ....just what I don't need
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:54 PM   #663 (permalink)
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I wanted to jump in to a WRX for kicks but the Mustang 5.0 is at the top of the list at this point.

I love the sound of the Boxer motor but you can't deny a roaring V8..
The GT500 is sparking my interest
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:10 PM   #664 (permalink)
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The GT500 is sparking my interest
Mom gonna cosign on that one too?

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Old 11-25-2012, 04:08 PM   #665 (permalink)
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Someone is upset lol . I run a one legged escort service. I have no direct competition so I enjoy charging premium prices.
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Someone is upset lol . I run a one legged escort service. I have no direct competition so I enjoy charging premium prices.
Sure you do, baller.

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Old 11-25-2012, 07:44 PM   #667 (permalink)
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I wanted to jump in to a WRX for kicks but the Mustang 5.0 is at the top of the list at this point.

I love the sound of the Boxer motor but you can't deny a roaring V8..
But yeah, I was eyeing the 5.0 earlier. The GT500 is just pretty much complete stock. All I would change are the wheels and some basic bolt ons. The next project car will be a RWD V8 for sure.
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Old 11-25-2012, 08:11 PM   #668 (permalink)
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Brakes should be the first thing changed.
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:06 AM   #669 (permalink)
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I'd be interested to hear his answer as well.

But I've explained why the Si outhandles the WRX ad nauseum, so don't play stupid like you don't know the facts.
Oh, I do know the facts. I was just interested in his justifications. I'm sure you understand that strategy.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:16 PM   #670 (permalink)
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This Subaru WRX STi Type RA escaped a collapsing Japanese tunnel | Hooniverse

If its a civic its gettin smashed...im just sayin All kidding aside that must be a crazy scary situation to be in! Brings back memories of the tunnell incident in boston a few years back, except this seemed to turn out better...or maybe not..not too sure

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Subarus have also been to space - true story.
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i believe it! saw the stars of pleiades on the shuttle
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:01 AM   #673 (permalink)
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If you live near the coast and/or do a lot of recreational activities, theres no question, people know about subaru.
But if you dont need to go to the mountain every winter, and live in a mostly dry environment, then go for the civic.
Remember, the impreza wasn't made to be a fast car, it was made for people who wanted a small car that had more ground clearance and awd to get to off the road areas.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:21 PM   #674 (permalink)
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Hate to bring this thread up from the semi-dead, but I just wanted to chime in and say that I've been thinking about jumping ship from Honda and going to Subaru, so i went to the dealership today to check out the WRX. The moment I sat inside, I already wanted to hop right back out. The dash, door panels, seats, etc. all felt incredibly cheap. Even below invoice, the car was still near $30k OTD, which is, IMO, way too much for that car.
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:25 PM   #675 (permalink)
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Hate to bring this thread up from the semi-dead, but I just wanted to chime in and say that I've been thinking about jumping ship from Honda and going to Subaru, so i went to the dealership today to check out the WRX. The moment I sat inside, I already wanted to hop right back out. The dash, door panels, seats, etc. all felt incredibly cheap. Even below invoice, the car was still near $30k OTD, which is, IMO, way too much for that car.
You gotta pay the price for performance. Subaru put the money toward performance and not the interior. Look at the Evo! The car has even worse interior but it sells! It performs! So if you can look past it's interior than its a good car for the money


"Junk2" where failed tensioners and blown motors are a match made in heaven!
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:51 PM   #676 (permalink)
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Hate to bring this thread up from the semi-dead, but I just wanted to chime in and say that I've been thinking about jumping ship from Honda and going to Subaru, so i went to the dealership today to check out the WRX. The moment I sat inside, I already wanted to hop right back out. The dash, door panels, seats, etc. all felt incredibly cheap. Even below invoice, the car was still near $30k OTD, which is, IMO, way too much for that car.
If you would have driven it, you would have realized how much road noise there is too. Sound deadening was not a priority either. And rightfully so, that's extra weight

sorry everyone, I still love my W. But I admit that the Focus & Fiesta ST sound fun. I'll drive them in the spring
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You gotta pay the price for performance. Subaru put the money toward performance and not the interior. Look at the Evo! The car has even worse interior but it sells! It performs! So if you can look past it's interior than its a good car for the money


"Junk2" where failed tensioners and blown motors are a match made in heaven!
mmm. I've owned two Evos (an 8 and a 9), and I must say that the Evo's interior, although crappy, is still much better than the WRX's. And I paid about the same for my Evo IX brand new as the asking price of the WRX (which was already below invoice.) The WRX also didn't feel very fast, and with open diffs front and back, I'm just not seeing where the money you're talking about is even going, because it's certainly not performance, interior, or exterior. Where could all that money possibly be going? At least with the Evo, I knew where the money was going. It was going into the recaros, the brembos, the ACD front, LSD rear, tires, twin scroll turbo vs. the suby's single scroll, etc etc.

I'm not intentionally knocking the WRX just to knock it. I actually really really wanted to like the WRX and was ready to buy one today, but it just really surprised (disappointed) me when I finally got to see it in person. =/

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If you would have driven it, you would have realized how much road noise there is too. Sound deadening was not a priority either. And rightfully so, that's extra weight

sorry everyone, I still love my W. But I admit that the Focus & Fiesta ST sound fun. I'll drive them in the spring
Hehe. Ford ST is also on my list of cars to check out also. Although I'm personally not a fan of the exterior styling.
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Hehe. Ford ST is also on my list of cars to check out also. Although I'm personally not a fan of the exterior styling.
What about looking at a CPO bmw 135?
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Hate to bring this thread up from the semi-dead, but I just wanted to chime in and say that I've been thinking about jumping ship from Honda and going to Subaru, so i went to the dealership today to check out the WRX. The moment I sat inside, I already wanted to hop right back out. The dash, door panels, seats, etc. all felt incredibly cheap. Even below invoice, the car was still near $30k OTD, which is, IMO, way too much for that car.
Like others have said, Subaru is not trying to win over potential WRX customers with interior quality.

If you want to step up to another cheap car that will wipe the floor with an 8th gen, and has a high end interior to boot, you should be looking at GTI's.
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