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Old 26 Aug 2009, 01:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which To Buy WRX or STI?

WRX Sti seem to cost a bit more than just a wrx...

Is the money better spent buying the wrx then going for a remap etc

or would spending the extra on a wrx sti be of benefit?

How easy is it going to be to get a wrx up to 300bhp approx?
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Old 26 Aug 2009, 01:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Which To Buy WRX or STI?

I'm new here as well, so no expert I bought a WRX as the price differential to an STI looked quite big. From reading on here a WRX can be modded quite cheaply to achieve power gains. Decat, Remap etc. Not sure if the WRX engine is as strong as an STi though
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Old 26 Aug 2009, 02:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Which To Buy WRX or STI?

STI stronger engine
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Old 26 Aug 2009, 03:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Which To Buy WRX or STI?

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WRX Sti seem to cost a bit more than just a wrx...

Is the money better spent buying the wrx then going for a remap etc

or would spending the extra on a wrx sti be of benefit?

How easy is it going to be to get a wrx up to 300bhp approx?
to get WRX up to 300 bhp as most run 260 with PPP,a slightly bugger tubby will be needed
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Old 26 Aug 2009, 08:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Which To Buy WRX or STI?

Sti has better chassis, suspensions and set up, than the wrx. it's not just matter of engine power. If you buy the sti you wouldn't need to do any remap cause it's powerful enough, that means less problems.
Well, however it's true that wrx it's cheaper and truth be told... I probably could never afford a new sti... can you? if you can... just buy it. It worth all the money it cost
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Old 26 Aug 2009, 08:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Which To Buy WRX or STI?

Sti have forged internals so ya will be a stronger engine than the WRX but all up to you what you wana spend can buy the WRX and get it tuned as fast as the STI but for the sake of the extra money go for the Sti Bigger brakes, upgraded suspension, I.C waterspray and some other extras
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Old 26 Aug 2009, 08:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Which To Buy WRX or STI?

Thanks for the opinions people, am actually looking to swap my excellent condition BMW 320d SE on a 55 plate...trouble is its done 150K! so am not going to get much in part ex (6K tops) can add another 1k so was just wanting to see if WRX or WRK/STI would be the better option.

Am currently scanning Autotrader...seem to be a few STI's about...
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Re: Which To Buy WRX or STI?

are you planning to mod or stay near standard?
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Old 26 Aug 2009, 09:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Which To Buy WRX or STI?

Well I see STI's at around 265....and then some at 330... 300 seems a nice round figure!...so may look at upgrading at some point...you know how you get used to speed and it is addictive!

Actually I had a Scoob many years ago...but just want to see what I can get...most bang for my bucks etc...
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Re: Which To Buy WRX or STI?

if your looking at doing some pretty major mods then i'd go for the cheaper wrx.

the ssti is better out the box, but you pay for that better. if you plan to uprate the parts anyway then no point in having semi uprated ones already which cost more.

does that make sence???? lol
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Old 26 Aug 2009, 09:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Re: Which To Buy WRX or STI?

Hmmm what do you think of this? I did a seperate thread but its dissapeared...

Auto Trader UK - SUBARU IMPREZA 2.0 WRX STI 4DR FULL SUBARU SERVICE HISTORY
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Old 27 Aug 2009, 07:39 AM   #12 (permalink)
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109K for 7.791!!!!!


bit funking steep there chap!!...
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Old 27 Aug 2009, 08:22 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Re: Which To Buy WRX or STI?

Yeah will give that silver STI a miss, but am looking to put a deposit down on this today:

SUBARU Impreza 2.0 WRX STi- Auto Trader UK

Looks much better huh?...the only thing I dont like is that exhaust end!...its tooo big/chavish?....great that its stainless steel etc but I dont want one that big...my primary concern is performance not how loud it sounds....

Would it be easy enough to swap it over for something not so in your face?

Also I guess this car is around the 265bhp mark, the PPP pack will take it to 305bhp, which is nice, but at 2k?...is there a more economical but still quality way of reaching this figure?
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Old 27 Aug 2009, 08:33 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Re: Which To Buy WRX or STI?

You should easily get a same age STI with much much lower mileage for 8 - 8.5k.
does the company in the link offer any warranty with the sale?, otherwise you maybe better off buying private off an enthusiast who has regularly serviced the car.
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Old 27 Aug 2009, 08:55 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Re: Which To Buy WRX or STI?

A few examples off Pitonheads Classifieds


Subaru : Subaru Impreza WRX, STi performance, 275bhp (WRX not STI)

Subaru : Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2003 Excellent Condition

Subaru : Subaru Impreza STI PPP (2003)

Subaru : SUBARU IMPREZA STI TYPE UK 320 BHP FULL SUBARU HIS

Subaru : SUBARU STI Type UK 2003, 38K, FHS IMMACULATE
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