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I really want a 2013 WRX, and my wife and I are nearly ready to buy. However, I'm afraid I might miss out on the 2014, if it's anything to talk about. I need to act somewhat soon, because in most cases new car years/models start production on July 1.

So should I go with the proven 2013 or hold out until more information on the 2014 is available and risk missing the 2013 model?

Thoughts are appreciated.

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Zach
 

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Hard to say, articles are all over the place. I was gunna hold off on my 13 for a 14 after I read an article about a uear ago about them separating the WRX from the impreza and making it more aggressive. But then I read a newer article about 3 months before I got my 13 about them going back to a 2.0L. Which isnt such a bad thing... but would probly mean my 2009 WRX mods (TBE, intake etc) wont fit. so I said fcuk it and got a 13. if you buy now or wait it's a win/win situation... Either way you come out with a WRX!! 😝
 

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Thanks. I really want the 13, but I'm afraid of missing out on something awesome. Is the sound of the 2.0 that much different? I love the boxer sound.

It would be nice to have the 2013, which is the last model sticking to its impreza roots.
 

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The boxer sound is more the design and the headers. Going to Equal Length Headers will soften the boxer sound. Going from 2.0-2.5 won't kill the boxer... ie all the older models
 

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Yeah, I saw that. That car looks a little too Chryslerish to me. I would think if it were going to be produced in July, we would have seen some real life prototypes. At this point, it's still on the drawing board. Think of how long it took the BRZ to go from paper to it's final redesign.
 

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Just my 2 cents...DO NOT buy the first year of a new model. I bought an '08 WRX shoulda waited for the '09. You will buy the '14 and find that you shoulda waited til '15. I'd really wait. SOME of the bugs gets worked out after that first MY.
 

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Just my 2 cents...DO NOT buy the first year of a new model. I bought an '08 WRX shoulda waited for the '09. You will buy the '14 and find that you shoulda waited til '15. I'd really wait. SOME of the bugs gets worked out after that first MY.
^^Agreed. Although not only because of bugs. I bought a 2004 GTO when they came out. Then when the 2005 model came out with 50 more HP, bigger front brakes, and cosmetic upgrades, I kicked myself for not waiting a year.
 

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but then again u never know whats going to happen the year after u can wait till 15 and then it get upgraded in 16 and so on and so forth. when I got my 12 I knew thats exactly what I wanted. so if u like the 2013 enough get it if ur not sure wait. who knows when the next model is going to come out and if it will even look anything like this at all. I want to see how this new turbo theyre talking about holds up though
 

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Sounds like I should go for the 13. Like I said, my main concern is availability.
If you find color options etc grab it for sure. If u wait long enough there may be clear out incentives
 

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No one has thrown this out there so I will offer my $.02. If you are going to get into heavy modification to make power, get an STI. New STI old STI, makes no difference. You get to a certain point with a regular WRX where its fun, but you want more. And more means 1- transmission failure, 2- engine build (STI would share the same issue) plus you have the brembos and the better resale. If you dont plan to modify the car I would say buy a '13 WRX. You'll get a better deal, ideal financing, and they are still hard to find (in demand).

Its an awesome car in any weather on any ground (very reliable) with a lot of potential, it all depends on what you are looking for. WRX's are hot right now, there are no two ways about it. I would argue its actually harder to find a new WRX vs an evo.

I wouldn't get the first year of a redesign in any car, not just Subaru. There are always kinks and critics and suby will learn how to satisfy consumers the following year. Just make sure if you get a '13 you buy a loaded limited model so you don't feel technologically outdated.
 

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I would say the opposite. if he wants to mod heavily might as well get a wrx save the extra money to mod. a 3g wrx has just as much potential as a sti. the main thing a sti has over a wrx is the transmission is way stronger nothing a set of par or ppg gears cant fix then again a 5 speed and 6 speed both have their places. personally I'd rather wait till the second year of a new model because like u said there may be some things they need to fix.
 

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I would say the opposite. if he wants to mod heavily might as well get a wrx save the extra money to mod. a 3g wrx has just as much potential as a sti. the main thing a sti has over a wrx is the transmission is way stronger nothing a set of par or ppg gears cant fix then again a 5 speed and 6 speed both have their places. personally I'd rather wait till the second year of a new model because like u said there may be some things they need to fix.
It's been proven that par or ppg gears can be broken case in point (xluben), also the transmission case has some to do with this, sti s have LSD front and rear as opposed to our open diffs, don't forget oem brembos. Other than that yes I agree with you. If you spend as much on a wrx or more than why wouldn't you get an sti.
 

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It's been proven that par or ppg gears can be broken case in point (xluben), also the transmission case has some to do with this, sti s have LSD front and rear as opposed to our open diffs, don't forget oem brembos. Other than that yes I agree with you. If you spend as much on a wrx or more than why wouldn't you get an sti.
he sold his par gears and they were in perfectly good condition to my understanding. what I read was he just wanted something different. anything can break. a sti transmission can break as well though highly unlikely. but yes I do see ur point. I guess I'd just prefer the built 5 speed over the 6 but like I said before they both have their place. anyways we're off the topic now the op trying to find out what year wrx he wants not wrx/sti lol
 

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Thanks for the advice, guys. I pretty much want a fun to drive car with the comfort of being a daily driver. I plan to do some basic modifications, but nothing serious. My finished product would basically be stage 2 with new wheels, tires, and suspension.

I have a couple potential buyers on my 350z. Hopefully I can get out of it within a couple weeks and I'll probably just order a 13 White Sedan.
 

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Thanks for the advice, guys. I pretty much want a fun to drive car with the comfort of being a daily driver. I plan to do some basic modifications, but nothing serious. My finished product would basically be stage 2 with new wheels, tires, and suspension.

I have a couple potential buyers on my 350z. Hopefully I can get out of it within a couple weeks and I'll probably just order a 13 White Sedan.
I would think ur dealer would be able to get u one in from somewhere might not be so easy to get a specific color but its definitely possible anyways WRX's are awesome in any color
 
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