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Old 01-11-2014, 02:33 PM   #1
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so lately ive just been tossing around the idea of perhaps getting a new car. Mine is getting up there in miles, its automatic , and has a few nicks and dings on it now. plus being a daily driver the mpg is a concern. i can afford the gas but i can't afford much of anything else because of it. lol. i found a 2011 wrx on craigslist with 28k miles for $15.9k. im kinda of a subie fanboy next to mustangs and ive read up on them a little bit. apparently 0-60 and 1/4 mile times are pretty close on these two, not that i have ever been to the track or do 0-60 runs all the time, but get up and go is important. i also frequently have friends in my car so the four doors wouldnt be bad either. now basically what would you guys do? i think we all know the subie takes it in handling and the stang would probably take it in straight line speed. oh and the impreza is a stick . thanks guys!
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:40 PM   #2
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Those WRX's are cool. Generally the Subaru's have a rep for reliability and blah lbah, but I doubt that car will see an improvement in your fuel mileage, and if you can't afford much else because of the fuel economy then you should get a car that has much better fuel economy first and foremost even if its got half the power of your 07.
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Wouldn't waste my money on a WRX.

I have a 2006 Mustang GT that's basically stock. Other than the 18" OEM wheels i added and the pypes offroad x pipe, with mobil 1 full synthetic and 91 octane i just literally spanked a 2013 subaru wrx hatchback on the freeway.

We started at a third gear pull I was at 70mph and we went all the way up to 135 and I was a good car and a half ahead of him. We both slowed down back to 75 and the look on his face was hilarious. Gave me a thumbs up and off I went.

Subaru's are cool but for the money you're spending i'd rather go out and put another 10k down and buy a 07-09 gt500 for $25-35,000
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well yeah. theres no way id spend that money on a new wrx. but i found one used for $15k so thats i wouldnt reakky spend any money. and im 17 so i cant just put another 10k down. lol. if i could i would.
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Wrx's aren't very good on gas at all, nice cars though

I would pick up a Hyundai pony if I was you
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Is the WReX an STI? If not, I'd keep the Mustang. I don't ever have more than one passenger, and I'm not too keen on the pedestrian, secretary styling of the WReX, so the Mustang gets my vote. I do appreciate the technical specs, but I'm not that interested until they can package that drive train into the BRZ.

If the WReX is an STI, I might be inclined to make the trade as long as it didn't cost me anything... and I mean that. Not one dime. If you cant afford gas, you cant afford the trade. When my car was stock, I was getting 21-23mpg in mixed driving and better than 30 on the highway. Do you really think a WReX can do much better? Take your foot out of it once in a while

Keep in mind, the Mustang has a MUCH higher ceiling when it comes to mods and a few well planned suspension mods will make a Mustang competitive with the suby's awd and independent suspension.
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i just literally spanked a 2013 subaru wrx hatchback on the freeway.
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you spanked a car on the freeway? was the car being naughty? or did you mean figuratively?



also I second the Hyundai Pony

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Buy a drug smuggler submarine and make mad bank with Columbia's finest product and buy both the GT500 and STI!!

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If those are your two choices, I would get the WRX. I don't think it's worth trading up to a slightly newer mustang that's pretty much the same as yours, already, unless you go to a 2010, which I think you could find for close to the WRX price. The WRX is more practical, but it requires premium. Performance turbo cars lose a good bit of power if ran on regular. My '04 SRT4 went from 14psi to barely 8, under full boost when I accidentally put 87 in it. The turbo seal went right after, too. If you're fine with by premium fuel then go for the WRX.

Edit: I see, you meant you're either keeping yours or getting the WRX and not trading to a different mustang, my bad. Didn't read it right.
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No point in trading, like someone else said, you'll have to use premium so it's actually going to be more expensive to drive the wrx.

Depending on if you mostly do stop and go 40mph type driving or highway will depend on what gearing you should switch to for better mpgs. highway stick with stock gears. if you do a lot of stop and go 4.10s gave me an extra 3mpg in town.


15k for a 2011? isn't that about half price in 2 years? I didn't think they would lose value so quickly. Are you sure there isn't something wrong with it?

Subaru doesn't have good quality or reliability, I have no idea how they got that reputation.

http://autos.jdpower.com/research/Su...edan/index.htm

the 2011 impreza got a 2 on quality and reliability, below average. I really don't like their interiors, really cheap.


http://autos.jdpower.com/research/Fo...oupe/index.htm


by comparison the 07 mustang got 5 on quality and design and a 3 on reliability
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I agree on subie interiors being cheap... my sisters is on par with my 87 Crown Vic in terms of plastic and crappy materials. hell, they wouldnt even give it power seats.
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Subaru doesn't have good quality or reliability, I have no idea how they got that reputation.

http://autos.jdpower.com/research/Su...edan/index.htm
****. i thought at some point they had their **** together and were at or near the top of the JDpower list or maybe it was consumer reports...but after a quick look at 2007 they're average at best.

the 2011 imprezzer blows per jdpower but its hit or miss on some of their other models/years

http://autos.jdpower.com/research/Su...yRating%20desc

after some further research, it looks like consumer reports had for 2012 subaru as the top auto quality survey, per nbcnews

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/suba...-survey-239933

and from consumerreports's's''ss website, they have several new models recommended. i dont have a subscription to look at their past sh*t though for previous years

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/c...to-z-index.htm

consumers and jd must use different criteria but they should still correlate somewhat................strange


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yeh. i was looking at some older forresters and legacys and the interiors were pretty mediocre.
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I don't trust consumer reports. Ever since I worked in a photolab and people were telling me consumer reports recommended Kodak brand digital cameras as their top pick (I didn't believe them till someone brought in a consumer reports magazine and showed me). Kodak cameras had the worst image quality and colors were awful. Fuji had much better picture quality. Nikon and Canon the best, but you paid an extra $30-$50 in the $200-$300 price range. These were like 3-5 mega pixel cameras back in the day. But why on earth recommend kodak? Even sony had slightly better quality/colors. kodak and HP did have really cheap cameras, that's about all the had going for them is saving yourself a little bit of money, but on a $200ish item that isn't much savings.
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