Contemplating my next car - 2010 MazdaSpeed3 vs Impreza WRX

September 07, 2009 @ 15:12:30 PM
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im going to be buying myself a new car by the end of the year. I just bought a 2010 subaru forester limited last week for my fiance. we love the way it. i took her old car which is a 2004 mazda 3 s. ive been driving it for a while and can say i wouldnt mind owning another mazda.

so now i want a new car and have come down to these. the 2010 mazda speed 3 and the 2010 impreza wrx premium 5 door.

let me know what your opinion is on which direction i should take.
September 07, 2009 @ 15:33:27 PM
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what's your budget? are you paying in full? leasing? financing?
September 07, 2009 @ 15:34:31 PM
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wrx all day

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September 07, 2009 @ 16:00:36 PM
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what year wrx?
September 07, 2009 @ 16:00:59 PM
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what's your budget? are you paying in full? leasing? financing?

15 g down financing the rest.
September 07, 2009 @ 16:01:26 PM
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what year wrx?


both 2010 brand new
September 07, 2009 @ 17:31:05 PM
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2010 wrx.. yuck. i think you might be happier with an 04 wrx.
September 07, 2009 @ 19:15:10 PM
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2010 wrx.. yuck. i think you might be happier with an 04 wrx.


if i could find one with low miles that i trusted wasnt driven too hard, then yes i would definitely be happier with the 04. if one does come up i would definitely jump on that.
September 07, 2009 @ 19:34:54 PM
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New WRX,but u can save yourself some money and get an 09 wrx since there is no real big change between the two.
Or maybe an 09 WRX STi since the 2010s are coming out you'll get a really good deal.smokeyface
last year Subaru was offering $6000 off and 0%/low apr for like 60 months
September 07, 2009 @ 19:50:34 PM
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New WRX,but u can save yourself some money and get an 09 wrx since there is no real big change between the two.
Or maybe an 09 WRX STi since the 2010s are coming out you'll get a really good deal.smokeyface
last year Subaru was offering $6000 off and 0%/low apr for like 60 months


by the time im ready to buy in december, the 09 are gonna be long gone im sure.
September 07, 2009 @ 20:58:03 PM
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maybe,i think last year they started those offers around late october or november
September 08, 2009 @ 20:36:52 PM
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Why not get a 08 or 09 sti? I suggest dont get a 10 wrx when you can get a 09 wrx cheaper or wait for the 2011 wrx.
September 08, 2009 @ 20:43:11 PM
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used s2000
September 08, 2009 @ 21:28:55 PM
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used s2000


if practicality isn't a factor, then fuck yes.

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September 09, 2009 @ 02:17:14 AM
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i'd say get an older sti given your budget, but yeah it's going to be damn near impossible to find one that hasn't been driven hard
September 09, 2009 @ 07:15:05 AM
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Why not get a 08 or 09 sti? I suggest dont get a 10 wrx when you can get a 09 wrx cheaper or wait for the 2011 wrx.


get an 08 or 09 because they are cheaper then a 2010 or i should just wait for the 2011?

you make no fucking sense.

used s2000


nope, i just do not like them.

i'd say get an older sti given your budget, but yeah it's going to be damn near impossible to find one that hasn't been driven hard


my budget is not a factor. i have nearly $200,000.00 in savings, my fiancee and i together make over $120,000 a year, and i own 2 houses.

anyway, everything i have been reading points in the direction of the wrx. even the mazdaspeed3 owners i have talked to wish they would have got a wrx.
September 09, 2009 @ 15:16:13 PM
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get an 08 or 09 because they are cheaper then a 2010 or i should just wait for the 2011?


I think he meant get an 08/09 cause they're cheaper than a 2010.Or if you can wait a whole year get the 2011.u should join iwsti.com if you are seriously considering an wrx/STi.There's a lot of useful info on there.
September 09, 2009 @ 17:05:00 PM
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^^^qft!
September 09, 2009 @ 17:13:10 PM
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get an 08 or 09 because they are cheaper then a 2010 or i should just wait for the 2011?

you make no fucking sense.

nope, i just do not like them.

my budget is not a factor. i have nearly $200,000.00 in savings, my fiancee and i together make over $120,000 a year, and i own 2 houses.

anyway, everything i have been reading points in the direction of the wrx. even the mazdaspeed3 owners i have talked to wish they would have got a wrx.


to be honest, if you and the wifey are only making 120 a year you shouldnt have two houses |0
September 09, 2009 @ 20:06:18 PM
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to be honest, if you and the wifey are only making 120 a year you shouldnt have two houses |0


one house was my first house, its a double. while living in one side of the house, i rented the other side. the rent i collected paid 80% my mortgage. we bought a larger, much nicer house a few months ago. after moving out of my first house i put my side up for rent. the rent i collect from both sides now pays the mortgage and puts money in the bank. no need for me to sell the first house, so now we own two.
September 10, 2009 @ 04:59:59 AM
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avoid both. rally cars are lame. mazdas are fugly.
September 10, 2009 @ 11:08:26 AM
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I think he meant get an 08/09 cause they're cheaper than a 2010.Or if you can wait a whole year get the 2011.u should join iwsti.com if you are seriously considering an wrx/STi.There's a lot of useful info on there.


taking that logic into account, i should wait for the 2011 to come out and get the 2010 because its cheaper.

thanks for the link, i signed up and found some very useful info.

one thing i find funny though, mazdaspeed3 owners envy the wrx/sti and wrx/sti owners envy the 350/370 z.

at this rate im probably gonna end up with a used g37. lol
September 10, 2009 @ 12:19:38 PM
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e92 m3 blushing
September 10, 2009 @ 12:50:26 PM
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I think he meant get an 08/09 cause they're cheaper than a 2010.Or if you can wait a whole year get the 2011.u should join iwsti.com if you are seriously considering an wrx/STi.There's a lot of useful info on there.


you on any other suby forums? im on nasioc and i club
September 10, 2009 @ 12:56:38 PM
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my budget is not a factor. i have nearly $200,000.00 in savings, my fiancee and i together make over $120,000 a year, and i own 2 houses.

anyway, everything i have been reading points in the direction of the wrx. even the mazdaspeed3 owners i have talked to wish they would have got a wrx.

if budget's not a factor get a 997 gt2

=p

but yeah awd is tons of fun blushing
September 10, 2009 @ 13:24:36 PM
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if i were to blow all my money on a car it would be a ferrari. lol
September 10, 2009 @ 14:20:35 PM
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^then do it, live a little, i wouldn't even know these cars you're considering existed if i had 200 gs, in the bank.
September 10, 2009 @ 16:10:30 PM
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^then do it, live a little, i wouldn't even know these cars you're considering existed if i had 200 gs, in the bank.


which is exactly why you do not have it. work now, play later. im setting myself up to be very playful when im older. my retirement gift to myself, hopefully when im 55 at the latest, will be a ferarri.

you dont attain wealth by spending frivolously.
September 10, 2009 @ 17:12:36 PM
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na i dont have 200gs because I don't even have a career yet, still in college, but even I spent more than 15k cash on my car, dont be such a pansy and stop wasting time/money on a econobox.
September 10, 2009 @ 17:58:18 PM
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yanno, your right. im getting the ferrari tomorrow!
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