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Old 12-23-2011, 06:21 PM   #26
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I owned an 09 STI and the 1st time I drove it was off the lot. Even with a deposit down and a salesman in the car they wouldn't let me take it out.

Never doing that again, what a boring car.

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I'd tell them to eat a dick. I get not wanting to have test pilots, but there is so many little things about a car that can sway opinion. For me...fit being huge. A car can look great on paper, but just doesn't feel right.

Sample dialogue, " sorry, we can"t allow you to actually drive the car, but you can look at it"

"Cool! Well I can't actually let you sell me a car, but you can look at me-leave."

Just that easy.
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Old 12-24-2011, 12:22 PM   #27
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I test drove a used '08 STI from Richmond Subaru before I purchased my '09 private party.

The salesman kept egging me on to push the vehicle through corners at quite an aggressive speed in spite of the car having completely bald summer tires on it. That being said, I was impressed with the car's ability to hold in corners.

Vancouver240sx, it's a shame you found the car boring. Out of the box the car is a bit soft in stock form, however, an AP and suspension work have sharpened up the car considerably and made it a fantastic car to own in all weather conditions.

As for fuel consumption, you gotta pay to play. Turbocharged full-time AWD vehicles aren't going to be fuel misers.

Too bad about that Subie test drive. Fortunately, these cars are outright tanks and that damage appears to be mainly cosmetic.

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Old 12-24-2011, 01:58 PM   #28
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Old 12-24-2011, 08:59 PM   #29
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I just cannot fathom that you were okay to buy a car without test driving it.
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:14 PM   #30
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lets just say that STI got ROCKED!
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Old 12-26-2011, 11:22 PM   #31
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I was actually able to test drive a brand new 2010 WRX before I ordered one in a different color. Went in previously to look at some stuff, didn't really ask for a test drive at the time because i was not sure yet. Made up my mind later on, called to arrange a test drive, and got to drive one of the first 2010s at that time. Had to take off all the plastic covers and stuff before even testing it.

So i'd say it's possible, but indeed if you come across as a punk kid, the chances will be slim.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:13 PM   #32
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I was actually able to test drive a brand new 2010 WRX before I ordered one in a different color. Went in previously to look at some stuff, didn't really ask for a test drive at the time because i was not sure yet. Made up my mind later on, called to arrange a test drive, and got to drive one of the first 2010s at that time. Had to take off all the plastic covers and stuff before even testing it.

So i'd say it's possible, but indeed if you come across as a punk kid, the chances will be slim.
the STI and the WRX are different animals though.

they let me test a wrx as a kid with my mom, the sti was off limits though.
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Old 12-27-2011, 01:37 PM   #33
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mitsubishi and subaru keeps their evolution & STi trim as if they were exotics
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well i guess it is kinda like a BRZ now ... front boxer engine ... only rear wheel drive!
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