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#1 Wolfeman

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:53 AM

Greetings fellow Subie Enthusiasts...

I'm a relatively new convert, my wife and I just having purchased a 2004 Forester XT 2.5 and loving every minute of it. Wish I had been able to convince the wife to let me trade in our RX-8 for an STi, but that was too hard a sell ;)

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:21 AM

Welcome! Does the Rx-8 have AWD? Think Safety!

People on this board have helped me with everything from my sube, to my moms chevy, to plumbing repairs. There's plenty of great people and info here!

Congrats on the Forrester!


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#3 Sweet82

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:31 AM

Subaru's are great,

I've had one of mine for 23 years so far...

Our Forester does everything we ask it to.
(except climb steep hills :banghead: )

Welcome to the board, I think you'll love your new car.
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#4 northguy

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 09:58 AM

Welcome to the board. Keep us posted.

#5 Wolfeman

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 01:26 PM

Thanks for the replys guys and/or gals!

Here's the thing about the RX-8 vs. STi discussions my wife and I have:

Things we enjoy about the 8:
1) The look 8
2) It's silky smooth acceleration and lively engine
3) The refined 8 interior and seating
4) The great interest rate on the loan we have for the 8 - it is about 1 percentage point less than what we would be able to get on any new purchase

She dislikes the following about the STi:
1) The spoiler
2) The 'bling bling' wheels

These are what I enjoy about the STi:
1) the AWD performance
2) the improved gas mileage
3) the safety features of the Impreza class

So, its really a toss up - but I found a used STi, silver, with the gold wheels (urk) for about $30,000

#6 Outbackman

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 02:40 PM

I have a '91 Miata. And an '01 OBW.

Would love to have an RX-8. Your wife as great taste.

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#7 mattocs

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 02:45 PM

Get the silver wheels on the STi...they are not to bad...


And the spoiler could come off.

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 04:06 PM

Get the silver rims, then trade them to me for stock from my Legacy L...nothing "Bling" about them...

#9 Wolfeman

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Posted 27 April 2005 - 05:00 PM

how hard is it to take off the spoiler and how much is required to replace it with, say, a WRX Spoiler?

#10 Wolfeman

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Posted 28 April 2005 - 04:44 PM

Well, looks like I will be keeping the 8 - I dont think anyone is going to give me the money I would need for it to keep the monthy payments as low on an STi as it is right now for me on the 8.

Thanks everyone!




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