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post #1 of 5 Old 03-11-2004, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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I just joined the boards. Looks like a very good website for WRX's. I actually have a DSM, so technically I am in enemy waters.. I am thinking about making the plunge so to speak into a subaru. My 1990 eagle talon TSI has been nothing but a money pit since I bought it. It is very modded and although it is very well tuned I am looking for a newer car to keep for a long time. The talon has the following mods:

-Boost, EGT, A/F and oil pressure pressure
-greddy full auto turbo timer
-greddy profec II boost controller
-Apline CD player
-Momo RS GT seats
-Momo 4 points
-"crushed" 1G BOV
-carbon fiber parts
-fully redone suspension
-16" icon silver w63 rims
-hancook ventus tires
-baer front brake kit/stock rear
-steel brake lines
-free mods
-hacked air can with KN filter
-Upper and lower intercooler piping
-spark plug wires
-new vacuum hoses
-custom 2.5 stainless steel exhaust system
-ported 2G eclipse manifold and O2 sensor housing
-2.5" cat and downpipe.

Thats all the mods I can remember off the top of my head. I was thinking about selling this car because I found a really nice condition 2000 impreza RS 5 speed with only about 40,000 miles. It is priced at $17,000CAD. Is this a good price? The exterior/engine is spotless and so is the interior. What do you guys recommend?

Thank you, Michael

1990 Eagle Talon TSI AWD
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With WAY too much money invested
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-11-2004, 05:08 PM
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If you're looking to go Turbo, then I'd save some more money and "dive" into the WRX first. You'll end up spending just as much money, if not more on a Turbo RS than you would on a WRX. Not to mention, you'd probably get better performance out of the WRX for less.

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Any particular reason you are looking at going with an RS over the WRX? The RS isn't a good place to start if you are looking for decent speed and such. It is NA and doesn't take well to having a turbo added. Only 165HP/166ft-lbs stock. COBBTuning lists their stage 1 through 3 upgrades as delivering an additional 40 or so wheel HP at the price of about $6500US. Unless you are looking for something to slow down with as you get into old age, the RS may not be the car to transition into from a modded DSM.

A stock 2002 WRX (first year offered in States) with 20,000 miles blue books for about 28,500CAD. Gives you 227HP and 217FT-LBS to start with and is pretty mod friendly. If you can afford the extra 10K, I'd go for the WRX.
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Welcome aboard. And I could take that DSM off your hands if you wanted me too

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post #5 of 5 Old 03-14-2004, 03:04 PM
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Ah good, i think ill jump aboard this post as well. This site looks like it could be just as good as the dsm one once the wrx community picks up. I like it

ps. my talon fears wrx
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