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Out of curiousity, How reliable is the current generation of Subaru WRX? I'm planning to get 2021 WRX but before I commit into something, I want to know the problems might occur in future just to be aware of. (on stock car) Just curious on stock car first because I am member of some car groups but when they talked about WRX, they always say ring failure, blown headgasket and many more. Maybe they're just haters because they can't beat this car. 馃ぃ

I will for sure modify the appearance of the car but I'm 50/50 on performance wise ( I always tell myself not to do it, but I always do it 馃槈)
 

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curious about the 2021 myself but may buy an older model or just wait to see how the 2022's. maybe someone who has a 21 will chime in.
 

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curious about the 2021 myself but may buy an older model or just wait to see how the 2022's. maybe someone who has a 21 will chime in.
hopefully sir. The only reason why I will biy a 2021 is becauae this is the last generation of this car and I can definitely get one for a steal. Because many people will just wait for the new generation and I will wait for them to almost bargain this car.
 

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hopefully sir. The only reason why I will biy a 2021 is becauae this is the last generation of this car and I can definitely get one for a steal. Because many people will just wait for the new generation and I will wait for them to almost bargain this car.
i dont think the price would drop that much on a 21 when the 22 drops. heck, just look at the prices of wrx's that are 3, 5 or even 10 yrs old. they def hold their value. in my mind, im better off buying brand new if there is only a 2-3k price difference. id at least have a warranty and know how the cars been treated.
 

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i dont think the price would drop that much on a 21 when the 22 drops. heck, just look at the prices of wrx's that are 3, 5 or even 10 yrs old. they def hold their value. in my mind, im better off buying brand new if there is only a 2-3k price difference. id at least have a warranty and know how the cars been treated.
I'm just thinking between high 25s or 27k for the car. Because right now in California, I can buy it for 27800 right now but I am not planning to buy soon. Because I'm kind of considering Mustang Ecoboost as well. But I will try to learn both cars so that to whichever car I bought, I won't regret it and it should fit my needs as well.
 

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curious about the 2021 myself but may buy an older model or just wait to see how the 2022's. maybe someone who has a 21 will chime in.
I haven鈥檛 had mine long but have been researching and found weak rod issues around the 350hp mark. Mine is still stock as of now. also I鈥檓 getting a small lack in pull between 3500-4500 rpm鈥檚. The 22 sti has 400 hp w hitch will be nice.
 

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Cobb Stage 1 tune will fix that power dip and smooth out power delivery while adding HP/torque across the entire RPM range鈥o other modifications necessary鈥eels like it should have from the factory. Blah, blah, warranty, blah, blah. Why wait 3 or more years to start enjoying your car? Once you discover how easy it is to get more power from the FA20DIT engine, you鈥檒l want some! There鈥檚 other tuning options, but Cobb is the gold standard. I recommend you go to cobbtuning.com to get started!
 

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Cobb Stage 1 tune will fix that power dip and smooth out power delivery while adding HP/torque across the entire RPM range鈥o other modifications necessary鈥eels like it should have from the factory. Blah, blah, warranty, blah, blah. Why wait 3 or more years to start enjoying your car? Once you discover how easy it is to get more power from the FA20DIT engine, you鈥檒l want some! There鈥檚 other tuning options, but Cobb is the gold standard. I recommend you go to cobbtuning.com to get started!
Much appreciated. my Cobb AP will arrive tomorrow also added the charge pipe intake boot, cai, and tgv delete, what else should I look for. I would like to have around 350 hp at this point. I heard if you go more it becomes unreliable without a forged block setup. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance
 

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Much appreciated. my Cobb AP will arrive tomorrow also added the charge pipe intake boot, cai, and tgv delete, what else should I look for. I would like to have around 350 hp at this point. I heard if you go more it becomes unreliable without a forged block setup. Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance
You鈥檙e about to unleash the beast! I鈥檝e been sticking to mods where I can use Cobb OTS maps because I don鈥檛 want the hassle of a ProTune right now. I鈥檝e got an intake, charge pipe, BPV, axle back exhaust. The sounds are glorious! Be sure to read the map notes carefully. I put the charge pipe and BPV on at the same time and then started overshooting the boost target. I run premium gas but use the 91 octane LWG Stage 1+ map just to create a margin of safety (since my warranty is pretty much null and void!). I recommend you upgrade the engine pitch stop for reasons that will be obvious once you start making a little more power. Exhaust soot production is a known issue with DIT engines and will increase somewhat with the Cobb tunes since they run a little rich.

You're (we're) a long way from 350 HP and likely won't get there without some serious hard parts (big turbo, FMIC, headers, etc.) and professional tuning. Sounds nice, but the end result would probably compromise drivability. You can however, get some decent gains that make the car much more engaging (fun) to drive. There should be a Cobb j-pipe, which are practically impossible to find right now, on my porch when I get home. I'll add a new mid-pipe and that will get me to Stage 2+ which is where I think I'll leave it. There's more handling mods I'll get busy on after that.

Good luck on your build...
 

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You鈥檙e about to unleash the beast! I鈥檝e been sticking to mods where I can use Cobb OTS maps because I don鈥檛 want the hassle of a ProTune right now. I鈥檝e got an intake, charge pipe, BPV, axle back exhaust. The sounds are glorious! Be sure to read the map notes carefully. I put the charge pipe and BPV on at the same time and then started overshooting the boost target. I run premium gas but use the 91 octane LWG Stage 1+ map just to create a margin of safety (since my warranty is pretty much null and void!). I recommend you upgrade the engine pitch stop for reasons that will be obvious once you start making a little more power. Exhaust soot production is a known issue with DIT engines and will increase somewhat with the Cobb tunes since they run a little rich.

You're (we're) a long way from 350 HP and likely won't get there without some serious hard parts (big turbo, FMIC, headers, etc.) and professional tuning. Sounds nice, but the end result would probably compromise drivability. You can however, get some decent gains that make the car much more engaging (fun) to drive. There should be a Cobb j-pipe, which are practically impossible to find right now, on my porch when I get home. I'll add a new mid-pipe and that will get me to Stage 2+ which is where I think I'll leave it. There's more handling mods I'll get busy on after that.

Good luck on your build...
Thanks. And good advise. This much different than my 05 Wrx.
 
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