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#1 Old 11-04-2013, 01:25 PM
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Why did you buy your Subaru?

So I know when I was on the market for a new car, I did so much searching on the internet.
Searched Youtube like crazy, and hit up many different forums.
Well I came across wrxtuners on here and SmirfinWrx on youtube.
Well you guys are who pushed me into getting a subaru and helped me continue to strive for my long search on getting into a wrx.
Well I think it is about time to start a thread all about why did you pick subaru, Why did you pick an Impreza, and the most important part, Why this crazy, sexy, big asses, loud WRX or STI.
For me, of course, was its Turbo, great handling, and super sexy.
Also on the top of my list is price for repair parts, Modification parts, and quantity of aftermarket parts I can find.
Everyone was like Honda, they are cheap, lots of parts, and CHEAP.
Well I am a very big believer in you pay for what you get.
Cheap = Crap(Honda)
Now that I have my Rex and get to drive her and now even better I am at STAGE1 and soon STAGE 2. It is BY FAR the best car I have ever owned and I will always be a subaru family from here on out!!

So guys let me hear you stories of what go you behind the wheel of baby!!!

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Because I couldn't afford a Evolution...or a Ferrari.
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It's a practical performance car, with all sorts of upside potential:

1. 4 doors (I have kids),
2. Practical ride height (no crawling) over speed bumps), and
3. It's AWD capable in the snow and dirt (doesn't have to be garaged when winter comes around).
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It's a practical performance car, with all sorts of upside potential:

1. 4 doors (I have kids),
2. Practical ride height (no crawling) over speed bumps), and
3. It's AWD capable in the snow and dirt (doesn't have to be garaged when winter comes around).
4. Because we look way cooler driving them.
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I've always loved Subaru's, the power and capability of the cars. The fact that its a 250+hp sports car with room for 4 and eventually room for car seats.
And I do look pretty cool driving it FOL

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For me it was turbo awd.
My top picks were Wrx or EVO, even tho diamond star did me wrong numerous times.

Came down to cost and wham!!!$5500 later, I was in my first Wrx.

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Mostly for the awd oh and fun to drive


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Reasonably affordable turbo + awd with plenty of room for modification/personalization

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circa 2004...The closest Subaru dealership doubled as a Mazda dealership. My next door neighbor's friend was a salesman (about the same age as me) and I was in the market for a car. I would see and hear his WRX wagon whenever he stopped by my neighbor's house. I had liked Subarus but was more into 4x4 trucks at the time. I was really trying to obtain a Mazda 6 with a big motor (3.0L I think) and a manual transmission (next to impossible without obtaining some sort of premium package, in L.A. at least).

I had just experienced the last straw with my '89 Jeep Cherokee. It had a great chassis and indestructible engine (4.0L I6). But with a normal operating temperature of 210 degrees F and a sealed, pressurized cooling system, the plastic reservoir would crack and vent boiled fluid immediately after replacement (replaced it 3 separate times, each time with the parts counter rep just smiling at me when I asked why the plastic reservoirs couldn't be found anywhere but the dealership). But the last straw was the trail of ATF fluid I left over a 2 mile stretch (trying keep my momentum and coast back to my neighborhood). There was no way I was going to rebuild the transmission just to deal with that poorly engineered cooling system again.

So I took my sister and went to see my buddy. Upon arriving, I saw the used cars lined up at the front of the dealership. Two WRB WRXs staring right at me. I turned to my sister and said, "we will be taking home one of these tonight."

I proceeded to discuss Mazda 6 sedans with my buddy, going through packages, etc. He was nice enough to search for the exact package I wanted. To my surprise, he actually located a "stripper" 3.0L with a manual transmission. It was about 100 miles away and it would take a couple days to deliver. We talked price and financing. He had to talk with his sales manager about it. I said that my sister and I would go look at some cars outside while we waited.

Now I know that there are at least 3 pairs of eyes on everyone who is walking around the lot "by themselves". So, I meandered through the Mazda 3s and Forresters at a leisurely pace, while actually trying to get different visual angles on the two used WRXs. After about 15 minutes, my buddy came out just as I had approached my targets. I asked him nonchalantly about them. He said one had about 40k miles but had just received a new engine and transmission. The other one had about 22k and was a lease return by an "older guy". That sealed it for me, I was taking it for a test drive. Someone else could have the new engine and transmission.

It was hard to keep a poker face after that, but I did. I then suggested that I was curious as to what the financing could be on the WRX compared to the Mazda 6. There were no special APRs on the WRX but I talked him down about 10% on the price. It ended up being a favorable deal, and we closed it.

I will keep my WRX until the day I die.
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Because back in 2002 nobody had a WRX. In Dallas you would go months at a time without seeing another one. Go figure now.

Same reason I bought the Genesis, because they are an uncommon/rare car on the road.
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I have liked the wrx since they came out here in 02....always wanted one.
Finally got one a few years ago, my favorite body stile (04-05). Got a good deal on it, paid 8500 with 77k miles on it (bank booked it at 16k at the time)
I fell in love with the car, i live in South Dakota, we have some harsh winters sometimes. I like the fact that i can have an all-in-one car.
4 doors for the kid to get in and out easy, awd for the winters, and of course the performance aspect of it. Running vf39 now with supporting mods, and i have to say its the most fun car i have ever driven..

SUBIE FTW!!
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I loved the car even before it came to Canada. And when it ultimately arrived, it was introduced with this commercial:

WRX 2002 Commercial #2
WRX 2002 commercial #2 - YouTube

I was smitten then!
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I wanted a EVO, but saw that they nickel and dime you for everything. At the time I thought I couldn't afford a STI or EVO price tag. Less than a year into owning my WRX TR...I wanted a STI and I had my STI paid off before trading it in. Score!! I've been in love with it every since. Including driving a co-worker home on roads that had 3" of snow on them with my blizzaks on. I drove down his unshoveled driveway, turned around at the bottom, and he said "You might be stuck...trying to drive back out of this." I smiled and drove right back out without a slip of the tire. He told me later that he was so impressed with my car.
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My first choice I was pondering was a 2012 Mazdaspeed 3. I test drove one and impressed. Then, BAM!! I remember how much I loved the sound of the boxer engine. I quickly left the Mazda dealership and went to Subaru. I saw the sexiest SWP 2012 hatch looking at me. I test drove the beast and quickly fell in love with the AWD handling and power of the car. I threw the salesman the keys to my RX8 and told him to get the paperwork started. 4 months later, stage2 and loving it even more.

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