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post #1 of 49 Old 12-10-2007, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Best Year?

im planning on purchasing a 2004 or 2005 WRX. is there a difference between years? i know i want a subaru lol. so can any1 let me know what year is "the best" or anything. thanks guys.
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Out of the 04, 05, the 05 is better. Little bit cleaner interior, better looking stock wheels, and a nifty little sun block built into the window above the rear view mirror.
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Get a late 04 or preferably an 05, they upgraded the tranny. I wouldn't get anything earlier than that. Not to mention the smoked out headlights are tight.

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In my opinion, the 06 is the "best" year. It is well worth the price difference over an 05.
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naw, 2009 is the best year. But of the two you asked about maybe the 05.
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not that it matters all that much but my 04 has the little sun visor above the mirror. I prefer the 04 stockers to the 05's. The 04 05 is the best looking imo. The hood scoop is more aggressive and the flat nose looks pretty mean. I may be a little bias though...
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Not the best comparison, but both are my cars. A 2005 and a 2007, the girlfriend drives the 2005. To me my 2007 is much more agressive looking than hers, but maybe I too am bias.
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1. 2007
2. 2006
3. 2005
4. 2004
5. 2003
6. 2002
7. pre-2002
8. 2009
9. 2008
10. get a Prius

^ The above list applies specifically to WRXs (not STis) ...except for #10

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hahaha how would you know if your 04 has the upgraded tranny becuase mine is a 04 and now im interested to know
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The code is either AA (weak tranny) or BA (stronger tranny).

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It was a midyear 03 change, not a midyear 04 change.
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2005 my man. Plus 2005 has the largest hood scoop but C89ZX7er is right is your personal choice, whichever one screams your name.
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Honestly if the hood scoop is a preference you can get replicas for any of the years 2-07.

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04/05 looks super aggressive to me! The replica's are alright but the body lines don't flow IMO
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