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Old 12-28-2012, 11:00 AM   #21
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Not looking to purchase until June-Oct of next year. Just thinking ahead.
Just so you know, your timing might pose a problem.. The 2013s are out right now, and that model run will probably end in the spring.

No one's really sure what's in store for 2014, and when exactly it'll be released. But it sounds pretty definite that they'll be moving back to a 2.0L engine instead of the 2.5L that the current models have.

Subaru typically releases new models around Sept/Oct, but with an all new model, all bets are off. When I bought my '11, I had to wait 9 weeks for delivery - My early October order was delivered a few days before Xmas.

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Old 12-28-2012, 11:21 AM   #22
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I'd suggest considering the base WRX as well.. I was in a similar situation when I bought mine, and I just couldn't get past the almost $9K difference between the WRX and STI..

The power difference is easy to make up, and you can get a killer suspension and BBK setup after the fact, still leaving you with an extra $5K or so in your wallet.

No love for the 4-door sedan? Here's mine when she was stock:
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you only spent $4k on suspension and BBK?
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:26 AM   #23
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I actually think the normal WRX is more fun to drive, with its slightly softer suspension and superior gearing.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:39 AM   #24
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you only spent $4k on suspension and BBK?
Give or take a few bucks, depending on what you go with..

Some people are doing Brembo swaps (from an STI), while others are going for something like a set of Stoptech ST-40s (arond $2300), and there are plenty of suspension options for around $2K or so.

Honestly, if the OP is only going to be tracking once or twice a year, the stock stuff should suit him just fine.
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Old 12-28-2012, 11:40 AM   #25
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Give or take a few bucks, depending on what you go with..

Some people are doing Brembo swaps (from an STI), while others are going for something like a set of Stoptech ST-40s (arond $2300), and there are plenty of suspension options for around $2K or so.

Honestly, if the OP is only going to be tracking once or twice a year, the stock stuff should suit him just fine.
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:51 PM   #26
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I actually think the normal WRX is more fun to drive, with its slightly softer suspension and superior gearing.
Yeup. From what I remember, the WRX > STi in the 0-60 time.

I drove my buddy's 2011 WRX hatch and wow...that car pulls hard.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:23 PM   #27
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Go for the scoob! I like the look of it more, Evo Xs are just...huge.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:29 PM   #28
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Love the STis. Stop thinking about it.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:41 PM   #29
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So with this job you are basiclly just getting a $xxx a month car allowance? Are they paying any gas or insurance? If are providing insurance you may need to look at tracking the car and such.
Yes, $xxx amount each month and 100 gallons each month. I'll provide my own insurance.

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Go for the scoob! I like the look of it more, Evo Xs are just...huge.
Length: Sub: 174 Mit: 177
Width: Sub: 70.7 Mit: 71.3
Height: Sub: 57.9 Mit: 58.3
Wheelbase: Sub 103.3 Mit: 104.3
Ground Clearance: Sub 5.9 Mit: 5.5

It's not really that huge when you look at the specs

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Love the STis. Stop thinking about it.

Test driving both tomorrow.
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Old 12-28-2012, 06:52 PM   #30
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agree with the STi, I think you will really enjoy it.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:13 PM   #31
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From what I heard you will most likely prefer the STI over the WRX largely because of the transmission.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:46 AM   #32
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why choose a brand new STI?
+1! It seems the brand new STIs and evos aren't as reliable as the old school ones. Look for one in the early 2000's that has one or two owners, is modified, and without issues.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:50 AM   #33
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Wait, the company is letting you choose a car and they're paying?
My company used to have this feature, but then people would buy BMW's and Mercedes and complain about the cost of maintenance. The perk was revoked soon after. :/
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Old 12-29-2012, 04:33 PM   #34
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i picked up a used 2011 base wrx sedan earlier this year after my e46 got smashed by an old lady.......as a daily driver, i couldn't ask for anything more.....no problems (knock on wood), its easier on the wallet than a bmw, all wheel drive is nice in the snow, it's rather spacious inside, and it has power when i need.....the only gripes i have with the car is the suspension, poor sound deadening, and the gas consumption could be better....but overall i am very pleased...i did test drive a 2011 sti beforehand and actually didn't care too much for it....it didn't feel any faster and the suspension was not to my liking at all...for some reason the interior even felt smaller to me.....not worth the $$$$ difference...the only thing i think that the sti has over the wrx is the transmission
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:02 PM   #35
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Drove the Evo today. Not impressed.

STi they would not let me drive because of weather. Bastards.

I'm going to see if I can get away with a 2 door. Thinking 128i with a STX build. Or 135i in STU?

They are cheaper than Evo and STi, and I can get CPO. Win win?
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:07 PM   #36
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Already have a badass coupe BMW, why get another? Change it up a bit dude!

Go try a GTI, I love mine. Sure its FWD and a little underpowered, but thats nothing a $600 ECU tune can't fix (adds 50 hp and 60 lbs of torque)
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:12 PM   #37
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Can't escape the quality and rigidity of the BMW...

I won't change the ECU. Against rules.
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:13 PM   #38
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Drove the Evo today. Not impressed.

STi they would not let me drive because of weather. Bastards.

I'm going to see if I can get away with a 2 door. Thinking 128i with a STX build. Or 135i in STU?

They are cheaper than Evo and STi, and I can get CPO. Win win?
A 128i or 135i would be fun, but would be annoying to DD in the winter especially with the salt. I think you'd feel less bad "messing up" a STi/WRX/Evo for the winter given that it's going to be your DD.

Don't bother with the GTI, you can't even turn stability control off
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:21 PM   #39
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Drove the Evo today. Not impressed.

STi they would not let me drive because of weather. Bastards.

I'm going to see if I can get away with a 2 door. Thinking 128i with a STX build. Or 135i in STU?

They are cheaper than Evo and STi, and I can get CPO. Win win?
Huh? I thought this was to be a DD. Figure out what you want first.

And if you're about to buy an STi, drive a WRX first. I'm serious. You may be surprised as to which you prefer.
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