08-09 WRX STI pricing

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08-09 WRX STI pricing

Postby blx1 » Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:21 pm


I have sniffing around these forums for a while in my quest to purchase an 08/08 WRX STI hatch. I have noticed a couple of things and was wondering if my observations are accurate based on what you have seen.

I note that the 08/09 is not as popular as the 06/07 and 05 for that matter, however I can't imagine paying more for an older car.

Also that the market for these cars is very limited and slow. I am guessing that a main player in this is the P plate rules in each state as well as the age group this particular car seems to attract the most (and their lack of money)

What are your thoughts on this?

Thanks for your time.

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Re: 08-09 WRX STI pricing

Postby matto20v » Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:37 pm

I think its got more to do with the fact that the 08 and 09 model years had so many problems with ring lands. I turned down a *very well* priced 08 XT Forester because of fear of the ring lands issue, its just not worth touching anything made around 2008-2009
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Re: 08-09 WRX STI pricing

Postby specr » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:00 am

I agree with matto above. Also from 2010 (I believe) they changed to a wide body design plus the dual mufflers, they look SOOOOO much better than the 08-09 series wrx which if they didn't have the bonnet scoop you'd think it was an rs impreza

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Re: 08-09 WRX STI pricing

Postby h-are » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:19 am

The GR STi's were obviously wide bodies from 08.

The 08 issues were limited to a certain run Im pretty sure and this info is pretty easy to find.

I would not be paying more for 06/07, which had their own issues, over a newer model. Its a slow market becasue people are asking to much....

Price a car accordingly and it will sell, some 06/07's are still on car sales from when I was looking over 2 years ago....

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