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#1 joey77

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 12:59 PM

Hi all,

 

Recently joined the club.

 

A bit of background. I used to own a WRX MY05 model which was a fantastic vehicle but unfortunately had to sell. 

 

I have recently caught the bug and am back on the market for a WRX.

 

I do have a couple of questions and hoping fellow members can help me out.

 

Which is the best model to buy? I am leaning towards the MY05, MY06 and MY09 versions. 

 

I am looking at spending no more than about 18k.

 

It will be my daily driver, although i catch the train for work and wouldn't be doing too many kms during the week.

 

Any advice and tips will be appreciated. 

 

Thank you.

 

 

 



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Posted 02 October 2018 - 04:00 PM

For that money you could get a MY01 to MY04 STi. Maybe even an MY05 with some KMS on it.  

Heck of a lot more gear onboard than a WRX of any vintage


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Posted 02 October 2018 - 04:02 PM

Thanks barbbachello.

 

By heck of a lot more gear on board you mean? sorry to sound naive. 



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Posted 02 October 2018 - 04:26 PM

Brembo brakes, bigger diff and driveshafts, very strong 6 speed gearbox, much stronger engine, bigger turbo, variable valve timing, nicer interior.

Basically everything is better on an STi

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Posted 02 October 2018 - 11:07 PM

Brembo brakes, bigger diff and driveshafts, very strong 6 speed gearbox, much stronger engine, bigger turbo, variable valve timing, nicer interior.

Basically everything is better on an STi


Thank you. That clears things up. The search begins.


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Posted 03 October 2018 - 02:00 PM

Buy mine, get $4k in change, happy to sell it for cheaper than advertised to someone that will take care of it.

 

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 02:13 PM

Spend that spare 4k on a 6 speed haha


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Posted 03 October 2018 - 08:31 PM

For just a little more you could get a 2011 WRX.

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Posted 04 October 2018 - 01:52 PM

That 1 owner WRX hatch would be my first choice if I was in the market.

 

Any STi you get under $20k will be high kms and on its 4th owner. 

 

Can add the rest of the STi fruit later. Plus a hatch means you won't be forced to sell when you need/want more room.



 


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Posted 05 October 2018 - 09:11 AM

Spend that spare 4k on a 6 speed haha

Dont need to, GD 5MT is solid if you drive with mechanical sympathy.  5MT is faster in the 1/4 mile due to less shifting. 



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Posted 06 October 2018 - 10:22 PM

Buy mine, get $4k in change, happy to sell it for cheaper than advertised to someone that will take care of it.
 
http://www.subyclub....on-200kwwheels/


I would consider it, if I were looking at a hatch. Thanks, though.


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Posted 20 December 2018 - 06:10 AM

If you haven't found a car yet, my son is selling his 2005 wrx wrp10. Only 63,000 original kms, 2nd owner, has a few mods.
Fully service history.

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