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superchargedk20 01-16-2018 02:39 PM

Impulse buy
 
Well I had to pull the trigger. I bought a 2017 limited wrx last year . Wasn't happy with it. Today I traded it in for a 2018 STI. Pick her up on Thursday . Borla exhaust will be here Friday

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darcyw 01-16-2018 04:23 PM

what did you not like about the WRX? just curious.

darcy

superchargedk20 01-16-2018 04:57 PM


Originally Posted by darcyw (Post 24407781)
what did you not like about the WRX? just curious.

darcy

it felt boring to me. The car packs a punch down low but just fizzles out . I drove a 2018 STI when they first got them in and I enjoyed the drive alot more .

CosmosMpower 01-17-2018 06:06 AM

Congrats and my condolences :) I personally hated my 16 STI Limited.

superchargedk20 01-17-2018 06:33 AM


Originally Posted by CosmosMpower (Post 24407951)
Congrats and my condolences :) I personally hated my 16 STI Limited.

I drove a 2018 last yr and enjoyed it alot over the wrx. I loved playing with the sport modes and it had the recaros. The one I bought unfortunately didn't:(. My wrx was a limited . Can you tell me what u didn't like? Did the 2016 come with the touch screen head unit?

CosmosMpower 01-17-2018 07:44 AM


Originally Posted by superchargedk20 (Post 24407964)
I drove a 2018 last yr and enjoyed it alot over the wrx. I loved playing with the sport modes and it had the recaros. The one I bought unfortunately didn't:(. My wrx was a limited . Can you tell me what u didn't like? Did the 2016 come with the touch screen head unit?

Yeah 2016 had the Starlink larger touch screen unit which was pretty slow/laggy. I mostly didn't like the clutch engagement and the throttle programming. I thought in the default mode the throttle was a bit sluggish with too much turbo lag and a slower response but in sport or sport sharp the throttle was a bit too twitchy. On mine the clutch felt like it engaged all the way at the top of the pedal travel so you had to let it out a ton before it would bite. I made adjustments with the screw on the clutch assembly and got an aftermarket clutch stop but it was still pretty bad. Paired with the sport throttle response it made the car kind of jerky from a stop and between the 1st and 2nd gear shifts.

For a daily driver I just got tired of all of this. I had some other complaints like the laggy touch screen, poor range per tank (had to fill up all the time), and honestly the car was pretty slow after 60 mph but I was paranoid to mod it for fear of the motor blowing up and being denied warranty on a new 40k car so I sold it after a year and 2,300 miles of driving. Oh yeah it was also a cop and ricer/douche bag street racer magnet. I got my first ticket in years doing 10 over.

superchargedk20 01-17-2018 07:50 AM

Oh darn . I'm not worried about the cops, since I am one haha. But thanks for the input. I only spent a few minutes driving one but I liked it so much over my wrx. I am a ricer at heart though .

TheDonEffect 01-17-2018 11:37 AM

Cool pickup, congrats! With all the hot discussion lately over hot hatches, did you cross shop the R, RS, Type R?

superchargedk20 01-17-2018 11:41 AM


Originally Posted by TheDonEffect (Post 24408143)
Cool pickup, congrats! With all the hot discussion lately over hot hatches, did you cross shop the R, RS, Type R?

I didn't cross shop. I watched everyday driver do a review on the R RS and sti. The type r was out of the picture caus I wanted a DD. So fwd was out of the option. Then I'm not a fan of volswagon or domestics. Plus now I can say I own an evo and sti haha

fusionchickenleg 01-17-2018 12:39 PM

Nice, congrats on the upgrade! Enjoy that boxer rumble once your Borla arrives, it really adds to the whole Subaru experience IMO. The STi feels like a much sharper car than the WRX


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