Is the 2008 WRX truly a bad car?

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    Damn, OP gave up. This was starting to get interesting. RIP Thread.
     
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    Only after the OP goes full meltdown will this thread have our permission to die.
     
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    Op kind of reminds me of another former member here. He didn't listen to advice well either. What was his name.... t- Something?
     
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    I went to anger management therapy to prevent this. You won't be seeing a meltdown from me ;)
     
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    Alright I'm just going to copy/paste what I just posted in the other thread, since it applies more or less - just swap the part about 'keeping your 09 2.5i hatch' for 'buy an affordable NA DD Subaru':

    Here's my 2c - keep your reliable, practical, AWD-for-the-winter, good-MPG-on-regular-gas, automatic-for-easy-40mi-commute, presumably-paid-off 09 2.5i and drive it til the wheels fall off. Make it your DD, the car where you don't freak out if someone dings the door in a parking lot or it gets scratched while camping (buy a rooftop cargo carrier if you need the backseat room). Just beat on it and have a blast.
    Take your cash and buy something ridiculously fun to drive in the summer/track/wrench on/etc. That way it doesn't matter if something breaks leaving you without a car to drive to work, and so you can also afford to modify it at your leisure instead of having to rush to get it back together and working overnight or during the weekend. Also it can be purpose-built instead of the inevitable compromises if you try to make one car do everything.

    Re the above you have three realistic options IMHO: Pick two of them, split those needs into two cars, or throw lots of cash on top if you want all three in one car (and still be prepared to get heartbroken when your 'reliable 400WHP DD Subaru' breaks down and you can't afford a new engine/transmission/blah)
     
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    It sounds like what your looking for is an evo, buy an evo 8 or something along those lines, you can get a rebuilt titled one which sounds perfect for your intentions, for like 12k. Plus evos require less maintenance than subarus, and are a hell of a lot easier to do work on, specifically spark plugs..
     
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    I change my vote. Get a motorcycle. Preferably a gixxer.
    It will be way faster than any car you can buy and you will have lots of cool scars covering your body to tell girls about.
     
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    Sorry, I don't trust motorcycles. They go way to fast. I don't have any girls to tell the stories about my scars too.
     
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    At this point, the STI/Evo contain too much power than I can handle. I'd probably just go with an '08 WRX and call it a day.
     
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    Time for you to get a '89 Pinto. Just enough exploding power for your budget.

    Or an actual Pinto...it has exactly 1 horse power. And when it dies you can get some money back by turning it into glue.
     
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    Don't let them talk you out of the believing that you are a pro racer. Only you can make it a reality. Go get a STI and prove them wrong.
     
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    But I don't want to be a pro racer :(
     
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    Hell yes I do! You can have mine, which includes a blown back (from being young and dumb and falling from military aircraft and carrying backpacks heavier than you are), a 11 y/o drama queen, a 3 y/o destructive terror, and a 4 month old dog that eats my son's poop. Buy my 03 Spec V while you're at it! When i was your age, I was driving around in my parent's 1986 Ford Tempo, not a hooptie A4. You're complaining about the wrong things here. Might seem like it sucks now, but your life is just starting. I know when I was 16, I sure as hell didn't have 15k to blow on a car. Use the money to purchase something reliable. THEN save up for a fun car. Use your parent's cars for as long as you can afford, save up your pennies, and like others said, focus on your school, not on what kind of car the hot chicks in school like. High school girls are even dumber than high school boys.
     
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    But, but, but I don't like hot chicks. Or racing cars. Or having fun. Or being a teen guy.
     
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    Anyone in high school and into their early twenties are dumb as rocks. Regardless of gender. My first car was a 96 Ranger and (SHOCKINGLY!) I totalled it less than a year of owning it. Holier than thou attitude coupled with "I know how to drive, I'm an expert." attitude lead to its and almost my own demise a few times.
     
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    Oh don't get me wrong, I like having fun, but most of those other qualities don't exactly apply to me.
     
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    I'm doing very well in School, and I don't need to impress some pathetic excuse for a girl.
     
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    So what exactly does apply to you? You started this thread spouting off and sounding like a ratchet. We made fun of you. Now your evasive and brooding. Nut up man. Anything we try and pull from you, you say"Oh that's not me" or some gibberish.
     
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    So you came on here to impress a bunch of dudes?
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    Spend the $15k on a real doll and a 40mpg beater civic.
     
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    Ohhh, I like it. Fuel efficiency, reliability and a carpool qualifier.
     
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    Yep!

    Nope!
     
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    would read again
     
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    Have we checked his ip to make sure this isn't Trent? This all Feels awefully Trenty... On the other hand if you aren't actually Trent, you do need to nut up and learn to take the abuse, as a **** talking 21 year old dumbass, even I have learned that it is fun to both give and receive a good **** talk. Hence I am Failrad
     
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    Let's get a Staff Member to do that right now :thumbup:
     
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    He isn't Trent.
     
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    If it is him, that's sad.
    If it isn't him, that's even sadder.
     
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    Sick car brah
     
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    Ah, yes. Tyrese has entered the conversation.
     
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    Get a bus pass, you plaid wearing hipster. If you're looking for help on spending $15k I would recommend a dodge caravan full of cocaine and an air mattress. I remember being responsible with my 91' Ford escort at 16. I had to call my dad to get it off its roof in a field. Quit relying on strangers on the Internet to comfort you and give you advice on spending your easy unearned money and and get involved in something more important.
     
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    Now now, easy does it.
     
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    Might be a good time to take your own advice. Take a break for a bit and stop cluttering up the board.
     
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    you're not his real dad, you can't tell him what to do
     
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    I started my driving/racing as a preteen on a motorcycle. I was faster than all my friends back then out in the dirt track. That switched to the three wheeler and I really got fast. It was the ATC 250R. I could really ride and blow the doors off everyone I rode with. Then I went and actually raced at Raceway Park in Shakopee. I placed 4th overall out of about 20 maniacs, I mean contestants. That was at about 15 years old. Then I got into snowmobiles. I was going 85-90 miles an hour at 15 years old. At 17 I crashed my first car within 4 days of purchase, because I really thought I was an above average driver. Also, it was not even a high horsepower car that may have gotten me and someone else killed. I'm not trying to be your dad, but there is something here to be learned. Track lessons, practice and time with make you the better driver.

    Imagine a fighter pilot in the military. The level of skill he has are unbelievable. Then imagine a brand new recruit in his first airplane thinking he has mad skills. That's where you likely are.

    You may be good, but you are not as good as YOU think.
     
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    Since you have money to burn, do a teen driving clinic with the Glacier Lakes Audi Club (shameless name drop). There you will actually learn how to control your car in all conditions and at moderate speeds. It's a very good course. But get a car first.
     
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    Oh, I almost forgot. This comes from my crotch rocket riding days. You may be damn good on a bike or in a car, but it's the other drivers who don't see you or pull something stupid right in front of you that will land you in the hospital or dead. You have to drive within YOUR skills, and with a buffer or area around you that you are certain no one can enter in a short period of time if they do something stupid.
     
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    THIS IS GREAT AND ALL AND I WILL LET YOU FINISH BUT I WAS WONDERING WHAT ARE CAN HAS BEST PSSSSH SOUND
     
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    Tentacle-rape crack!
     
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    At which do you most can't the least?
     
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