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So i've been looking around for an AWD car and it seems Subarus offer "tuner friendly" cars.I really like the looks of the 1st generation Impreza RS's. However im looking for a car that works both as a Daily and one that i can have fun with long after i have paid it off. So i considered the second generation wrx and if im lucky an STI, dont like how the 3rd generation imprezas look so i have ruled that out. So i dont know what to get. 1st generation RS- Pros: cheaper (payments, insurance and DIY's) weighs least, Cons: Older, more milage, no warrenty, questionable condition, least power. 2nd Generation WRX/STI- Pros: younger, less miles, maybe warrenty, more reliable, more power Cons: weighs most, more expensive (payments and Insurance), modifications done at shop (maybe if you still wanted under warrenty IDK?). Your input is greatly appriecated ^_^ thanks!
 

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If you want a warranty and power, and perhaps a bit more refinement, you're firmly planted in the GD/GG era. And there's nothing wrong with that.

If you can forego a warranty, but want something that you think looks better, go for a GC/GM/GF and a swap.

An option not to be excluded is to get a used Legacy. Too many people overlook them.

That choice will have to be yours.
 

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well im not looking for a swap (atleast not now anyways). just some thing that i can drive to wok and skool, then on the weekends cruise or whatever. a legacey seems too heavy (IDK?). Mods im considering: suspenstion (coilovers or spring/shock combo don't know yet), wheels/tires, exhaust, intake, and maybe bodykit, thats about it for now (Ae86 is my money project/pit). i would de get a 2nd. gen. WRX but an RS looks sooooooo sick!
 

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Then it doesn't seem that turbo is important to you. There's plenty of the other stuff, that you can do with a classic-body Impreza.

Legacy is not "too heavy." It's heavy compared to an Impreza, for obvious reasons: all Imprezas are shortened Legacy platforms. Go a couple generations back, though, and you can find a car that might suit you well.

www.legacygt.com - Great forum.
http://legacycentral.org - Ditto.
 

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aw man if you are lookin at suspension mods and basic power mods go for the GC. any such equipped RS with a skilled driver can take a new WRX in the twisties no big deal. the only complaint i have with my 04 is that it is too heavy, if i were you i would go for the GC. going fast in a straight line is fun for 10min. twisties last a lifetime.
 
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