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#16 Old 11-20-2008, 01:41 PM
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very true..it makes the 02-03 a butter face..soo sexy tight ass huge rack...but a mug like gilbert godfree....the mug being the transmission..
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so i just returned from the dealership and the Ahole lied. i specificly asked him if it was a STI and not just a wrx and dude said yes. and guess what? just a plain WRX... GRRRRRRR
im pissed i took the day off work(that takes 220 out of my pocket) and then he wanted to show me other cars. i had a feeling it was too good to be true.
on a better note, i made up my mind
STi here i come, now what to do about my screen name?(02wrxnfx)
thank for all the input guys,
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Yea thats the problem sometimes, they dont exactly know what they want. I live in Ky and import cars are alot more expensive here than major cities/bigger states. It took many 7 months to find a good deal on mine. I got an 04 WRX with 45,000 miles for $13,000, not very cheap compared to some around the country but the best deal i could find within 300 miles.
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so i just returned from the dealership and the Ahole lied. i specificly asked him if it was a STI and not just a wrx and dude said yes. and guess what? just a plain WRX... GRRRRRRR
im pissed i took the day off work(that takes 220 out of my pocket) and then he wanted to show me other cars. i had a feeling it was too good to be true.
on a better note, i made up my mind
STi here i come, now what to do about my screen name?(02wrxnfx)
thank for all the input guys,
Well, normally STi's are around $20k-$25, so that's why we were saying it's a good deal for only 16-17k.... You should have messed with him. Gone for a test drive and then asked him if it was an STi. "So if it's an STi, they are 6spd transmissions, so when I put this shifter down into where the 6th spd is supposed to be, is it going to go into a 6th gear? Or is it going to shoot into reverse? and blow up the transmission?"

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Yea thats the problem sometimes, they dont exactly know what they want. I live in Ky and import cars are alot more expensive here than major cities/bigger states. It took many 7 months to find a good deal on mine. I got an 04 WRX with 45,000 miles for $13,000, not very cheap compared to some around the country but the best deal i could find within 300 miles.
13k for an 04 with only 45k miles? That's a spanking deal bro! 02-03's with 70k miles go for like 14-15k in california.....

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02-03's with 70k miles go for like 14-15k in california.....
umm... no they don't. I don't know where you've been shopping or if it has something to do with you being up north. I sold my old bugeye for 11.5k w/ 65k miles, and the one I have right now was 10.5k. It's typical to see them sell for that much or even less.

Why are we even having this conversation? sti>wrx. Period. A modded wrx cannot compare to an sti. There are just way too many things in the sti's favor, and the transmission alone is enough to end the debate.
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I'm looking for a professional tuner shop for my '07 wrx. I live in Newport News, Virginia. Does anyone know of a site I can go to? Any info at all?
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i just wish i could take my mommo steering wheel with. would i have to use only brembo pads when replacing them and will there be a noticable differece in maintenance cost. 100 bucks for a Royal purple oil change in the driveway is a must though
umm... what? Are you talking about the stock steering wheel big enough to steer noah's ark? Or do you have an aftermarket steering wheel? Either way, you could put it in the sti if you want. I have no idea why you'd want to, though (referring to the stock one).

Maintenence cost should be virtually identical. You might have more fluids (in terms of volume) than the wrx, but that's the only thing I can think of. If you insist on using expensive oil, royal purple is like $7 a quart, which isn't really that much. I don't think it's worth it though. Just don't use mobil 1.
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umm... what? Are you talking about the stock steering wheel big enough to steer noah's ark? Or do you have an aftermarket steering wheel? Either way, you could put it in the sti if you want. I have no idea why you'd want to, though (referring to the stock one).

Maintenence cost should be virtually identical. You might have more fluids (in terms of volume) than the wrx, but that's the only thing I can think of. If you insist on using expensive oil, royal purple is like $7 a quart, which isn't really that much. I don't think it's worth it though. Just don't use mobil 1.
How come we shouldn't use Mobil 1?
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There's nothing wrong with mobil 1. FFS, people get so passionate about motor oil. Let it go.

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My experience with oil consumption (Mobil 1, Castrol Syntec, Redline)

There are many more threads like this, I am just too lazy to look them up. Not sure how much substance is behind the complaints about mobil 1, but it's enough to convince me not to use it.

Mosc, I know you say that oil is no big deal and I don't disagree, but a lot of people put mobil 1 in their cars thinking it's the best thing for it. Even if it's not proven to be BAD, I think there is enough evidence to suggest that it's not really any better than "inferior" partially synthetic or dino oil, especially since other people have had better experiences with cheaper oil. I just don't want people to think they're doing their car a favor by putting in mobil 1 vs. castrol or something.
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I think mobil 1 is one of the most commonly used oils on the face of the earth, especially in high performance cars. Any kind of problem gets attributed to oil because it's so critical. It's like the scapegoat for everything wrong with the car. The more widely used an oil is, the more complaints there are. I find them directly proportional.

I use castrol GTX. It's not a synthetic. It works great, I have no problems. My tuner uses it exclusively in a variety of cars some in excess of 500whp. He's never had a problem with it. It's a hell of a lot cheaper than full synthetic.

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7 bucks a quart for r.p.?
at napa its almost 90 for a case with 5 in it. I only splurge evey other oil change. other than that i use any synthetic. has anyone noticed the sti on quaker state full synthetic
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I don't get it MOSC... One of the things I always hear on here is how aftermarket brakes are pointless/worthless... Yet, The Brembos on the STi are a selling point you are pushing here.. My question,I guess, is this. If/When someone puts STi Brembos on a WRX, is there no improvement, & if there is, why all the knock'n of people who are thinking of a brake upgrade??? I know the Brembos are "factory" for the STi, but they are far from factory brakes.. There must be a reason they instal them. I.e. they ARE better, & aftermarket brakes DO make an improvement.....Rite?? I just don't get you guys sometimes...

Basicly your tell'n this guy "it has brembos", & that is better.Yet I have seen many, many posts where it was clearly stated that someone wanting to upgrade to Brembos, or any other brakes, on a WRX was wasting their money.

& come to think of it, the whole lowering springs don't do s#!t thing, I don't get either. Again, the STi has lower springs than a WRX.. these don't improve the vehicles performance?.. Why are they on it then?.. & if I put a set of pinks on my WRX, it would not improve it? I smell something funny in the air.

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Wow, they are offering you 10.5k and it has 140k miles? That's a really good trade-in price than. Go check it out, test drive it, see how it feels... If you used to sell cars, you know their secrets to selling cars, don't be fooled by their lies and fine print contracts. If there is anything wrong with the car, get them to fix/replace the parts before you buy it. I've made the mistake of buying a car with parts broken. They never fixed the problem even when it was writin' on the contract/bill...
I highly doubt that his car with that many miles is gonna get 10.5K. And on the M1 conversation. Just look up spun bearing in the 2.0L section on nasioc and see how many threads have spun bearing and M1 in them. I am not saying that M1 is a bad oil. I just think it is not a good oil got a boxer H4 engine

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02wrxnfx, sucks to hear about the STi not being an STi. Like we said though, that price was absurdly low. I've seen 60k mile clean STi's with 25k on the sticker.

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Brakes: I mostly mention them because they are ascetically pleasing. People like brembo brakes, regardless of their stopping distance. Also, I've always said big brake kits were useless on STREET cars. If you intend to track it, the brembos are a great improvement over the WRX. Not many of us do that, it's true. Mine are definitely more for show. Is it a huge difference between the two? No. The big differences are the 6-speed tranny and the EJ257 motor along with a plethora of little things.
Springs: Why are lowering springs bad? You seem to have skipped that part. They're bad because the springs don't work well with the stock strut (shock). The STi does not have a stock WRX strut. It has different springs AND struts, both designed to work together unlike just sticking bouncier springs on a WRX strut.
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