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Alrite, upon searching for my next car--or I should say my first car being that my first car is just meant for school and back, thats how much it sucks. So, after hearing about the WRC and all that good stuff, and the WRX commercials, I gave Subaru a serious thought. Knowingly a WRX would be too expensive for me (I'm only 17), but the RS2.5 seems pretty cool, and I really like the body design. But, I am still on a budget--and I have noticed that the RS series drops in price like molasses-4 year old car that only drops like 6k is crazy! Regardless, what should I expect to pay for the car, and for you experienced people would would be the most cost-effective means of engine performance, and what are the best brands for visual improvements? (not that it's ugly, but I like bigger spoilers, and front under-spoilers etc...)
Thanks for all your help...yeah...btw...I hate Mustangs and Camaros...just thought I would say that...
 

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Alrite, upon searching for my next car--or I should say my first car being that my first car is just meant for school and back, thats how much it sucks. So, after hearing about the WRC and all that good stuff, and the WRX commercials, I gave Subaru a serious thought. Knowingly a WRX would be too expensive for me (I'm only 17), but the RS2.5 seems pretty cool, and I really like the body design. But, I am still on a budget--and I have noticed that the RS series drops in price like molasses-4 year old car that only drops like 6k is crazy! Regardless, what should I expect to pay for the car, and for you experienced people would would be the most cost-effective means of engine performance, and what are the best brands for visual improvements? (not that it's ugly, but I like bigger spoilers, and front under-spoilers etc...)
Thanks for all your help...yeah...btw...I hate Mustangs and Camaros...just thought I would say that...
you can get a MY00 Rs with about 30k on it for right about 14-16k depending on your location. AS far as the best brand for visual mods is STi, the Version 6 Lip, V6 REar Spats, V5/6 Front clear bumper lights, the V5/6 Clear Corners, V5/6 Red/Clear Tail Lamps and the RB5 or 22B wing look great on the car. But it does cost some pretty pennies, there is a link to my web site in my profile, i've got everything minus the wing, the lip and the spats, the lip is coming soon cause i got scratched by some bum who took off so the lip will cover it nicely, or at least that's what i keep telling myself :D
 

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don't forget the mod that I have
yet to perform but don't have the money at the moment for:

front grille. my favorite being the v5/6 grille.
 

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Hmmm I can't believe nobody has mentioned the P1 lip and wing. My personal choice. As for the price of the cars I don't know how they are in the States but up here I'm finding 3 year old used ones going for about $3000 less then they cost new. Completely insane is my take on the current RS market.
 

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Well, I live in Minnesota, and I cannot find even the '98 model for---I think over 200 miles for under like 14,500. I think that is pretty crazy. Thanks for all the ideas on the car parts, do you guys know the best places to buy the parts? Are those mods best bought online or on store fronts?
Also, one last question :) Is there any well documented problems that RS' face as far as mechanical issues?
Thanks guys.
 

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I'm in Michigan and it was hard as hell finding a used RS last spring. I had to go to Detroit to get a '98 with 50k miles on it for $13,000 (private sale). It's pretty expensive, but there wasn't much of a choice. Most used dealers were asking over $14k for 98's.
 

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Sweet, thanks guys, amazing replies, and timely--I really appreciate it, now, any donations to start my RS account? haha..
 

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Hah, good luck on that donation... anyone want to donate to the "Pay off moss's car loan" fund? I'm 18 and it took me 2 years of work just to have a decent amount saved for a down payment on a car (that was working at $6.75/hr @ a max of 28hr a week during the school year :eek: ). Now I'm making $8-$11/hr at jobs :biggest: Gotta pay off my loan and get my mods :)
 

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Hmmm I can't believe nobody has mentioned the P1 lip and wing. My personal choice.
I guess I've been out of it lately, but I didn't know you could get the P1 lip. I love how it looks. Though I've never seen pictures of it on an RS before.
 
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