The STI version of Subaru’s Impreza WRX was first released for the US market in 2004. It has restyled (slightly) in 2006 and then got a major restyle in 2008. The new “jelly bean” styled STI was just as much of a dirt shredding maniac as the previous versions and it was only available as a 5-door wagon/hatch thing until the next restyle in 2011. Values for STI examples have been strangely flat for the last few years, not going up much and not going down much…which isn’t a bad way to go with your late model daily driver — own it and drive for 3-4 years and sell for the same price. Your friend who always buys new cars will end up paying a LOT more in the short term and long term, and you will drive an STI while he drives a base model Impreza. Find this 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX STI offered for $12,000 in Oakland, CA via craigslist.
From the seller:
2009 subaru wrx sti
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: black
title status: clean
I am selling a 2009 WRX STi. Everything is stock, except the 18in Motegi rims I put on it. I still have the original stock Rims with Pirelli Sotozero Performance snow tires (one tire needs to be replaced). Small block was rebuilt at 95k so the car drives like new.
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