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Sammy_wrx 01-17-2014 08:41 PM

WRX 2014 vs 2015
 
Hey guys so Im new to the forum and Ive been looking around and reading a lot before post anything. Like everybody knows the new WRX is out and I haven't made up my mind yet in which one to choose. Right now Im deployed and I thought about getting the car as soon I get back, (march). Ive read all the new specs for the WRX 2015 and i think is a better machine than a 2014 but theres a lot of aftermarket for the 2014 already...

so with the mpg of the 15, the +3 hp more and +14pounds of torque over the 14, the 6 speed tranny, buuuuuuut more expensive... vs the 14 that has bigger engine, and a lot of aftermarket already which one would you choose?

Thanks in advanced!

Brockton 01-18-2014 12:47 AM

It really depends on what you are planning for it. If you are going to want to immediately start modding it, then get the 14, if you want to keep it close to stock and use up that warranty for a while, then the 15 would be better. For the price of the new 15, you could get a nice STI with low milage from earlier years though.

Sammy_wrx 01-18-2014 03:29 AM

I really dont want to get a used wrx or sti, cause usually owners drive the sht out of them... But thanks for your input ill think about it though.

Sub14WRX 01-18-2014 06:49 AM

Subaru's can handle a beating. A lot of friends of mine own previous STi's and WRX's.
They might need some tuning up, but hey, if you buy a used car.. I would do the same.

Now if you are strictly trying to go for newer.. this decision is really all up to what you WANT. Just like Brockton said, If you are trying to go for modifications quickly, go ahead with the 2014. That is what I currently own and I love it. I've had it for a month now and I already have bought a CBE and Accessport, I plan to be STG 2 around Summer.

If you are trying to just do some basic bolt on's, go with the 2015. (Only CBE and Intake)
But keep in mind when you install a new Intake that isn't stock. It WILL need a tune, so you would have to go pick up an Accessport.

arewmors 01-18-2014 07:16 AM

^ that is when they make an AP for the 15s. Maybe a few months for that, being it's a new setup.

OP, If you go with the 14 the issues have been worked out of this setup by Subaru and aftermarket companies. You never know with a new setup what may come up over time. I'd wanna wait before buying a first gen of something so any kinks can be worked out, but that's just me. Not trying to discourage you from the 15 by any means either. I'm sure it will be sick!

Andy - 12 WRB WRX
Tuned by Innovative Tuning
294 AWHP / 311 TQ

Sub14WRX 01-18-2014 08:28 PM

[quote=arewmors;425017]^ that is when they make an AP for the 15s. Maybe a few months for that, being it's a new setup.

OP, If you go with the 14 the issues have been worked out of this setup by Subaru and aftermarket companies. You never know with a new setup what may come up over time. I'd wanna wait before buying a first gen of something so any kinks can be worked out, but that's just me. Not trying to discourage you from the 15 by any means either. I'm sure it will be sick!

Andy - 12 WRB WRX
Tuned by Innovative Tuning
294 AWHP / 311 TQ[/quote]

You don't think the V3 will work with the 15's?

BLAZE2099 01-18-2014 08:30 PM

IMO.
All around it's like comparing a hawkeye to an eagle eye

Just my .02

arewmors 01-20-2014 05:26 AM

[quote=Sub14WRX;425193]You don't think the V3 will work with the 15's?[/quote]

It will work once Cobb makes a OTS maps for the car. They will have to build tunes for them just like previous years. Being that this is a 2.0 apposed to a 2.5 engine and whatever else is different will need to be accounted for, like a higher stock boost level for the 15s from the 14s. 14s are at roughly 14 psi and the 15s are said to be roughly 18 psi. You won't be able to buy a V3 tomorrow install a map for a 2014 WRX and expect it work.

15WRX 04-05-2014 12:36 PM

Took delivery of my new 2015 WRX
 
[quote=Sammy_wrx;424929]Hey guys so Im new to the forum and Ive been looking around and reading a lot before post anything. Like everybody knows the new WRX is out and I haven't made up my mind yet in which one to choose. Right now Im deployed and I thought about getting the car as soon I get back, (march). Ive read all the new specs for the WRX 2015 and i think is a better machine than a 2014 but theres a lot of aftermarket for the 2014 already...

so with the mpg of the 15, the +3 hp more and +14pounds of torque over the 14, the 6 speed tranny, buuuuuuut more expensive... vs the 14 that has bigger engine, and a lot of aftermarket already which one would you choose?

Thanks in advanced![/quote]


Hey Sammy. I'm new to the forum and new to WRXs so I can't compare my new 2015 REX to past years. Some background: I've run a streetable track prepared E36 M3 for the past 10 years as a driving instructor for the BMW CCA and have had various daily drivers over the years. I just traded in my GLI for a new 2015 WRX and I can tell you that the car REALLY handles. With only 350 miles on the ODO the car is very fast with great torque that comes on quickly - but it was the handling that sold me. The car turns in amazingly well, corners flat and digs into the turns under power. Very neutral and little to no understeer (of which I spent thousands to cure on the M3). Plus the suspension is very compliant for every day driving (something my M3 is NOT). I'm very impressed with the power delivery too...very smooth for a turbo and it spools up quickly. I'm looking forward to taking her to the track to get a better feel of what she can do!

DB_VW 04-06-2014 02:59 PM

I like the new style... But decided to hang on to my 08 till they develop this gen more (with aftermarket parts).

By the time the 16's come out there will be plenty of bolt ons out there.. and some of the bugs will be gone! (hopefully)

BLAZE2099 04-06-2014 05:19 PM

^ I fully agree with this theory.
But congrats new 15 Wrx member


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