2018 STi Type RA New Owner

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  1. STi_From_DSM
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    So I pulled the trigger on the car I should have bought back in May. I traded in my RS3 for the Type RA at Morries Minnetonka. Scott Putnam helped me out so much today. Big shout out to him.

    So after 3 short months, I am back in an STi.

    The car is absolutely amazing and in so many ways what I was missing on my 15 STi.
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  2. tangledupinblu
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    Congratulations! Time for the nürburgring!!
     
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    readymix ...Lest ye be trod upon... Staff Member

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    Or they have this one if you're going to DC, here's their description
    This decal looks much like the classic Spec C Type RA Nürburgring decal, but it's updated to highlight a much scarier, more hair-raising circuit in our neck of the woods -- the Washington Beltway. (You think we're joking? Have you DRIVEN the Beltway?) 10" wide, 5.5" high. Set of two three-color (silver, red, black) decals.
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    Hi, congrats on the purchase! Just curious, what made you switch from the RS3 to the Sti?
     
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    Most German cars suck?
     
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    I'm guessing he regularly parked it in the garage and his house is made of wood and other flammable materials. VW/Audi cars are perfect if you park outdoors away from wooden structures and can sprint 100ft in case of emergency.
     
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    That's a proper wing! Congrats! Readymix nailed the Audi's tendencies. I had one catch fire. While I was driving. On a bridge. It exploded.
     
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  9. STi_From_DSM
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    The major factor and the reason for the switch was I missed having my manual. The RS3 was scary fast, and nice and plush, and there was absolutely nothing wrong with it other than that it wasn't a manual. I tried to get over it, but in the end just couldn't. It wasn't engaging to drive.
     
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    That would be a deal breaker for me as well.
     
  11. drac77
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    Congratulations, beautiful ride. From what I understand they only made 50 of the 500 in the CBS. Unicorn status confirmed.
     
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    jubella2 GC8 FTW

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    I really liked the interior of the rs3 at the auto show. I haven't seen an RA in person but I like the wheels and wing.
     
  13. skubi1
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    That, and they start falling apart at around 110k.
     
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    FTFY.
     
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    That would be a sharp looking car without the wing.

    Sorry. I'm old beyond my years. ;)
     
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    HAHA! Interesting reading through the comments. Yes, Given that this is a Subaru forum.
     
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    The car or the bridge?
     
  18. pillboy
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    Are you sure of your punctuation?
     
  19. derp
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    !?;:"'*@#
     
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    I was thinking more along the lines of .
     
  21. blackozone
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    "German cars: Because only poor people drive a car beyond the warranty period."
     
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    "German engineering: Very clever; not very smart."
     
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    congrats on the purchase. Did this one come with full cold weather package as well?
     
  24. unhguy78
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    Congrats! I saw a white one parked at MSP airport parking garage the other week, can you imagine?!
     
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    Hmmm good question. Sat in it several times but never noticed if it had the heated seats switch.
     
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  26. STi_From_DSM
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    Yes, it does have heated seats. I really do wish they would have put navigation in it though. This actually drives better than my 15 ' and is actually quite comfortable to drive.

    I think the White one was from a guy that was at Cars and Coffee. I watched the September video on YouTube after sorting through a couple of vids only dedicated to a Lambo/GTR/Z28 revving their engines 1000 times.
     
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    Factory nav sucks derp balls. What a waste of real estate and money. I would rather have a cassette player.

    Disclaimer: we have two cars with it. I wasn't disparaging the OP.
     
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    yes.
     
  29. STi_From_DSM
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    You know, my Audi had factory Nav and you are right, it was not the greatest and let me down a few times, but it would get me close enough. Sometimes just having the map on the screen is good enough too. I wish there was some app in which I could get the nav on the screen and have it come from my phone, lol.
     
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    Do you mean Waze or another app with Android Auto (or whatever is available with Apple Car Play)?
     
  31. STi_From_DSM
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    I don't think the RA comes with Android Auto. Would be nice though if it did and I just don't know about it.
     
  32. drac77
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    Had it come out as a 2019 model it would have. You gotta love how Subaru likes to dish out features a little at a time. The head unit the 2019 models come with that has Android Auto/Carplay support has been available since the Impreza re-design to the global platform. So what, two years ago?
     
  33. STi_From_DSM
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    So, this makes me wonder, if I were to find a crashed 2019 STi and pulled the radio out of it would it be plug and play?
     
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    There might be harness adapter needed if the Android/Apple software have a dedicated wire from the USB port.
     

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