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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-09-2018, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thinking about trading in my 2018 Impreza Sport

As the title states. I am considering trading my 2018 Impreza Sport in for a 2019 WRX. The 2018 Impreza Sport has kind of left me wanting more in performance. Otherwise I love everything else about the car. What're some of your opinions?
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You should have plenty of zip in WRX.....especially if you get the STi with the larger 2.5L turbo.
(Personally, I dislike the 'grocery cart handle' on the trunk lid)

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If I were you, I would hold out until the new updated WRX comes out...not that far away and you'll get killed on getting rid of your 2018 with depreciation and taxes. I, too, want a WRX to replace my 2017 Audi A4. I love the Audi and bought it since the existing WRX had too much in-cabin drone for me to handle. Test drove several and they gave me a splitting headache when driving between 1500-2000 RPM...the drone is extreme IMO. However, I will hold out until its built on the new GLOBAL Platform and also receives a ton of additional goodies and they address the drone.
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I agree with Securityguy, wait until the new platform comes out, much better car. My son has an Imp on the old platform and it is night and day compared to the new one. And, you will have more equity in the Sport for trade in.
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I’m not a fan of Turbo lag and the lack of throttle response. I found Turbo Subaru’s disappointing in regular driving and wouldn’t trade to a WRX even if it was free. Maybe the next generation will be better. After driving a Turbo Mustang I know Turbos can be much better.
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I had a 2017 Forester XT Touring so I can relate to your issues with the turbo. Personally, I would wait for the next gen platform and save your money for now.

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I also agree with everyone and wait for the global platform wrx. It should be pretty much the same car minus the hatch and more power obviously.
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Iím not a fan of Turbo lag and the lack of throttle response. I found Turbo Subaruís disappointing in regular driving and wouldnít trade to a WRX even if it was free. Maybe the next generation will be better. After driving a Turbo Mustang I know Turbos can be much better.
was the Turbo Mustang you drove a V8? or the eco-boost Mustang?

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I agree with everyone on waiting on the new platform. while the infotainment system will likely be crap, the handling and driving of the new platform will be so much better than the current model. just look at the differences between the previous Impreza to now. the global platform is way better.

if you are worried about the turbo lag, maybe you are maybe you aren't, a quick call to Cobb Tuning can remedy that.

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Actually, the new Infotainment system used in the Impreza, Legacy and Forester is AWESOME and will be no different in the updated WRX. The latest 3.1 HK head unit in my daughter's 2019 Forester is terrific and totally trouble-free.
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