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Old 08-25-2009, 08:39 PM   #1
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Thinking about cancelling my order for a 2009 Subaru WRX

can't believe I would ever consider this I was so hooked on the 2010 Camaro test drove one and loved everything about it..... but I happen to stroll into a Subaru dealership and test drive one of the new 2009 WRX's tonight. Obviously the styling doesn't live up to the 2010 Camaro but as a daily driver I liked the fact of having AWD for the winter and the performance isn't too shabby either with 0-60 clocking in at 4.8 and 1/4 at 13.5. It was a very comfortable drive and it basically can be two cars in one if you shift early you don't even notice it was a high performance vehicle and you get decent mileage but if you get on it pulls nice all the way to redline.

Unfortunately money is an issue for me right now and I wanted a SS but the insurance prices are insane here in MD even being 27 with a clean driving record. The 0% APR on the Subaru is looking so tempting to me right now I am going to go crazy making this decision.



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Old 08-25-2009, 08:43 PM   #2
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Old 08-25-2009, 08:45 PM   #3
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All I can say...don't
That's not very convincing!
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Hmm Camaro or a motorized shopping cart......................... tough decision
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I don't think Id want to drive a camaro in the snow...... Could you pop for a ss and then get a shitbox for the bad weather?
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Hmm Camaro or a motorized shopping cart......................... tough decision


I had a 2003 WRX STi Japanese version and it was fast as a mofo, but it can't compare to that beautiful 2SS/RS. Chics will flock more to the camaro than a motorized shopping cart too

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Driving the 2010 Camaro is hands down the most fun car I have driven. I find myself getting up earlier in the morning just so I can drive the car to work. I receive comments everywhere I go how cool it is. I am not sure you would say the same thing with a Subaru. The Camaro is an excellent car and well worth the price. Get the Camaro... you won't be sorry.
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Driving the 2010 Camaro is hands down the most fun car I have driven. I find myself getting up earlier in the morning just so I can drive the car to work. I receive comments everywhere I go how cool it is. I am not sure you would say the same thing with a Subaru. The Camaro is an excellent car and well worth the price. Get the Camaro... you won't be sorry.
I hear you about it being fun to drive but the Subaru will be extra fun to drive on the twisty's too..... As far as the attention getter factor of the Camaro that will end soon when everyone and their brother has one it's slowly getting there lol
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I had a 2003 WRX STi Japanese version and it was fast as a mofo, but it can't compare to that beautiful 2SS/RS. Chics will flock more to the camaro than a motorized shopping cart too

Get the CAMARO!
I am sorry but I just call it as I see it. Everytime I see one of them with that hideous spoiler on the back I expect someone to jump behind it and start pushing it around like a shopping cart
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I am sorry but I just call it as I see it. Everytime I see one of them with that hideous spoiler on the back I expect someone to jump behind it and start pushing it around like a shopping cart
The hideous spoiler is gone from the 09 models thank god lol
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funny u should mention this... i test drove a 09 wrx and sti... and the subaru salesman was superb... on the test drive he totally let me let loose on that thing... and encouraged it... his technical knowledge was nice and he knew the 2010 camaro better than my own dealer... i was almost going to buy... that afternoon i went to the test drive the camaro... lemme tell you... the subaru makes more sense in my life right now as per the horrible winters we have in canada... awd rocks... but.... the camaro melted my heart... and that is my story... still waiting
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Buy the Camaro. Get a beater to drive in the winter.

In all honesty, when I bought my ss back in June, I swore to my wife that it was okay because it'd be my daily driver in place of my 06 saab. Well...Camaro showed up here a week ago...it's no longer the "daily driver"...and I'm trading down on my saab so I have something a little less pricey (both car payment, license, and insurance wise) to drive in bad weather here in Iowa.

Go with your gut. Get the Camaro. Save up for the 8 weeks it'll take to get it and buy something to drive in bad weather. You get the best of both worlds, and the better of the cars.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:27 PM   #14
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funny u should mention this... i test drove a 09 wrx and sti... and the subaru salesman was superb... on the test drive he totally let me let loose on that thing... and encouraged it... his technical knowledge was nice and he knew the 2010 camaro better than my own dealer... i was almost going to buy... that afternoon i went to the test drive the camaro... lemme tell you... the subaru makes more sense in my life right now as per the horrible winters we have in canada... awd rocks... but.... the camaro melted my heart... and that is my story... still waiting
I rented the 2010 for the entire weekend on my trip to Ocean City, MD... NO ONE AT ALL had one on the roads yet and every single person in a car on the road in a store stared at the maro... It was nice... I loved the smooth ride of it on the highway and the peppyness it had for V6... I got addicted.... It looks AMAZING. Right now my situation is that I have the SS on order and I cannot afford it... I would have to re-order and get the V6 which will cost me exactly the same as the WRX if I get the 1LT gas mileage will be identical almost.

I think whats going to break me is the 0% APR on the WRX and the fact that the dealership I went to has the Pearl White color I want on their lot right now and I could take it home this friday before the 0% APR ends.


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Buy the Corvette...oops wrong thread..my bad..lol...

How much a difference is the insurance between the Camaro and the Subaru?
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Buy the Corvette...oops wrong thread..my bad..lol...

How much a difference is the insurance between the Camaro and the Subaru?
Well the V6 is almost identical.... SS is like 20-30$ more per/month
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Buy a Camaro, get a set of snow tires, practice downshifting for controlled deceleration instead of relying on your brakes all the time. You'll do fine.

If you really wanted the WRX you would have got it. You're here now to make us talk you out of it.

The year is 2011, you are driving your Subaru shopping cart to the movies with your girl. A 5th gen Camaro passes you going the other way. As you notice your girl watching it go in the rearview, you are forced to slap yourself... again.

Yeah... you know what car you're gonna get.
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Buy a Camaro, get a set of snow tires, practice downshifting for controlled deceleration instead of relying on your brakes all the time. You'll do fine.

If you really wanted the WRX you would have got it. You're here now to make us talk you out of it.

The year is 2011, you are driving your Subaru shopping cart to the movies with your girl. A 5th gen Camaro passes you going the other way. As you notice your girl watching it go in the rearview, you are forced to slap yourself... again.

Yeah... you know what car you're gonna get.
If I could afford the SS this would be true... But the 2009 WRX would spank the V6 2010 Camaro so I probably wouldn't be thinking that lol.. But I see your point
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The Camaros are showing up in less than 10 weeks if you find a dealer with allocation, go ahead and reorder. Call some dealerships within your "reasonable" range and see if they have an LT in stock, I know there are 3 1LTs available in my area, and this town is just a very small step up from Po-dunk.
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The Camaros are showing up in less than 10 weeks if you find a dealer with allocation, go ahead and reorder. Call some dealerships within your "reasonable" range and see if they have an LT in stock, I know there are 3 1LTs available in my area, and this town is just a very small step up from Po-dunk.
Now were talking.... If only I could be lucky enough to find a 1LT M6 in stock at a somewhat local dealership for MSRP.
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Maybe you should take a road trip. I know the dealer I ordered from has 2 SIM 1LTS and a Black LT (dont know which model, it just came in today and he said V6) all for sale at MSRP. And I know there have to be some a lot closer to you.

I guess the question would be have you already test driven an LT? If so, would it be a big deal to drive a few hundred miles to get it? Most people I know could really use 2-3 days off work and a road trip with a nice car
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can't believe I would ever consider this I was so hooked on the 2010 Camaro test drove one and loved everything about it..... but I happen to stroll into a Subaru dealership and test drive one of the new 2009 WRX's tonight. Obviously the styling doesn't live up to the 2010 Camaro but as a daily driver I liked the fact of having AWD for the winter and the performance isn't too shabby either with 0-60 clocking in at 4.8 and 1/4 at 13.5. It was a very comfortable drive and it basically can be two cars in one if you shift early you don't even notice it was a high performance vehicle and you get decent mileage but if you get on it pulls nice all the way to redline.

Unfortunately money is an issue for me right now and I wanted a SS but the insurance prices are insane here in MD even being 27 with a clean driving record. The 0% APR on the Subaru is looking so tempting to me right now I am going to go crazy making this decision.



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I'm a chick...I love cars (mainly muscle cars). I do not like the ricers - I don't care if they are fast. They look ugly and sound like my weed eater. Get the Camaro. I wouldn't - and don't - give the Subaru a second glance. If you have good credit you can get decent financing on the Camaro. Maybe not through GMAC, but if you belong to a credit union you can get as low as 4.5 or 5. If you open a new account at some banks they give you a better rate. Trust us...get the Camaro. You will not regret it. If you buy the Subaru, I think you will regret it in the long run. Just my opinion...trying not to be too harsh or judgemental here!
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Dude, do what I did and get an old Jeep or something for the bad weather, hauling stuff, camping etc. Then drive the camaro around town and look like a freakin' star
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all right this is the one and only time im gonna say this......take it from someone who has been around this block before.....i had a 2001 ws6 transam m6 to that i absolutely loved...... i got rid of it for a 2008 civic si and told myself well its a new fwd car that is good in the winter and its peppy! I now have a 2ss/rs on order because "peppy" does not cut it anymore, winter isnt that bad (Chicago), nothing replaces HORSEPOWER, and you cant make your 4 cylinder sound like a v8. Thankyou.
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I traded a "wingless" 2007 sti for my camaro.
I miss it everyday.
I was hooked the first time I drove an impreza.
GM has never built a car that feels like that.
If you want attention get the camaro.
If you want to enjoy the drive in the mountains / twistys, get the impreza.
Do yourself a favor though, get the STI or the SS, whatever it takes
Living in the midwest now, the camaro makes more sense. There's not a curved road within 1000 miles. I also really wanted open headers on a v8. If I move back to the mountains, I'm buying the first 2007 sti Ltd I can find. I don't care what people think of the way it looks. My SS still isn't as fast as that thing was.

Consider buying a 2007, alot changed in 2008, most of it wasn't good.
Save 10 grand, get a Cobb exhaust & tune, then dust SS's all day long.
I owned 3 imprezas from 2001 - 2009, NEVER had to get service at the dealership, warranty or otherwise. They're bombproof.
Enjoy the dilema.

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