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    1. Geriatric Member Hostile's Avatar
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      04-21-2017 07:42 AM #251
      Congrats. I still think you're going to be talking about replacing it in 6 months. But we'll see.

      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      I am super psyched. I will likely break in the ej257 for 1200 miles, get a custom Cobb tune, and call it a day!
      for tuning a lease car that you don't plan on keeping.

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      04-21-2017 08:21 AM #252
      Little late to this thread but gonna give some input

      I just recently purchased a base model 2017 WRB STi (with the WING ZOMG) as well as the STi short throw kit

      I just passed the 1000 mile break in period yesterday so this weekend I'm gonna change the oil and romp on it

      It is my only car and I absolutely am in love with it

      And FWIW I love the wing on mine other people's opinions be damned. IDGAF what other think about it anyways since most people are a-holes to begin with.

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      04-21-2017 08:48 AM #253
      Congrats. Enjoy the wingless wonder regardless of what the hoi polloi around here think.

      I don't think I saw this coming either, but on the bright color. There are enough gray, silver, black, white and beige sh*t boxes on the road already.
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      04-21-2017 08:58 AM #254
      but you never even drove the R?

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      04-21-2017 09:00 AM #255
      Quote Originally Posted by madrussian View Post
      but you never even drove the R?
      The R just isn't as fun to drive as the STI.

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      04-21-2017 09:12 AM #256
      Quote Originally Posted by madrussian View Post
      i found a low key wrx for you to drive...



      but for real, this wing is a good understated option for when you remove the factory one.

      I hate this car - it's around me locally. Sometimes he takes his doors off and rolls without those ...

      ... ugh giving car enthusiasts a bad name


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      04-21-2017 09:50 AM #257
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      Haha, it's actually a Ross Edition STI (I.e. Lip spoiler). But in World Rally Blue.
      So you went with the small spoiler because client impreshunz, then got the loudest possible color. Lulz

      Congrats though

      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post

      for tuning a lease car that you don't plan on keeping.
      And this too.
      Past: '06 Accord V6, '95 Taurus SHO, '01 ITR, '98 Civic HX CVT

      Quote Originally Posted by jamerican1
      Dude, you know you're like the opposite of a purist, right?

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      04-21-2017 10:13 AM #258
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      So they are dropping the car off at my office tomorrow. It was too late to prep it for delivery today. The car has 5 miles on it, so I know it hasn't been beaten on. The rear view mirror, however, is broken. Any minor bumps in the road and it vibrates and shakes such that you can't see anything. So they are fixing the mirror and prepping it and dropping it off tomorrow. I already paid, etc, tonight. Zero down, $542/month including tax. A very good deal. Probably not every last penny that I could eek out, but a solid deal. I never would Have gotten that deal if I waited for the 2018's.

      I ended up going with a fully loaded STI Limited (lip spoiler). It also has the STI short shifted and various other plastic things added to it (bumper appliqué, the aforementioned read view mirror with compass, etc).

      I drove a C43, a 340i, a standard WRX, and this car tonight. I fell in love with it. By far the best driving car of the bunch. I love that damn steering feel.

      I am super psyched. I will likely break in the ej257 for 1200 miles, get a custom Cobb tune, and call it a day!
      Congrats on getting the car that you wanted. It's hard to pass up a sti in that color.

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      04-21-2017 10:26 AM #259
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      Congrats. I still think you're going to be talking about replacing it in 6 months. But we'll see.



      for tuning a lease car that you don't plan on keeping.
      Yes. In for the inevitable "Why is my car smoking and making this noise" thread in about 3 months.

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      04-21-2017 10:31 AM #260
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      The R just isn't as fun to drive as the STI.
      truth... sometimes i wonder if they made it too refined. then again i suppose thats why theres a whole segment of vehicles in the 40k range to compare it to like the sti, focus rs, etc.

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      04-21-2017 10:37 AM #261
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      So they are dropping the car off at my office tomorrow. It was too late to prep it for delivery today. The car has 5 miles on it, so I know it hasn't been beaten on. The rear view mirror, however, is broken. Any minor bumps in the road and it vibrates and shakes such that you can't see anything. So they are fixing the mirror and prepping it and dropping it off tomorrow. I already paid, etc, tonight. Zero down, $542/month including tax. A very good deal. Probably not every last penny that I could eek out, but a solid deal. I never would Have gotten that deal if I waited for the 2018's.

      I ended up going with a fully loaded STI Limited (lip spoiler). It also has the STI short shifted and various other plastic things added to it (bumper appliqué, the aforementioned read view mirror with compass, etc).

      I drove a C43, a 340i, a standard WRX, and this car tonight. I fell in love with it. By far the best driving car of the bunch. I love that damn steering feel.

      I am super psyched. I will likely break in the ej257 for 1200 miles, get a custom Cobb tune, and call it a day!
      Yeeeeezzzzz. Congrats.
      Quote Originally Posted by Ross1013 View Post
      So you went with the small spoiler because client impreshunz, then got the loudest possible color. Lulz

      Congrats though
      I would argue the red (or Hyperblue) is much louder. Plus, WRB can be very elegant in the right light.
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      People have been complaining about modern BMWs lacking steering feel so they are adding torque steer.
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      I don't trust the judgment of anyone who likes black wheels.
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      I find it ironic that long time Euro brand fans would assume long term reliability issues would destroy any love of a unique product.

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      04-21-2017 10:37 AM #262
      congrats.

      and i too thought it would take at least another week, however, being without your own car right now... it makes sense that you moved fast.

      as for getting WR blue, yeah its 'bright' compared to grey/black/silver/white... but its not THAT bright.
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      04-21-2017 10:42 AM #263
      Quote Originally Posted by saron81 View Post
      Yes. In for the inevitable "Why is my car smoking and making this noise" thread in about 3 months.
      A pro-tune by a reputable shop that isn't too aggressive probably is ok. But yeah, I don't see the risk/reward calculus for tuning as being that great on a leased car. I've managed to restrain myself for almost a year now on mine. A tune would be nice, but I can't justify it with over 5 years of remaining powertrain warranty.

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      04-21-2017 10:47 AM #264
      Quote Originally Posted by madrussian View Post
      but you never even drove the R?
      Yes I did

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      04-21-2017 10:47 AM #265
      Quote Originally Posted by Nealric View Post
      A pro-tune by a reputable shop that isn't too aggressive probably is ok. But yeah, I don't see the risk/reward calculus for tuning as being that great on a leased car. I've managed to restrain myself for almost a year now on mine. A tune would be nice, but I can't justify it with over 5 years of remaining powertrain warranty.
      I don't know how the STI is, but the rev hang between upshifts on the WRX is horrible to the point where I would tune it out regardless of leasing or whatnot.
      Quote Originally Posted by Sonderwunsch View Post
      People have been complaining about modern BMWs lacking steering feel so they are adding torque steer.
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      I don't trust the judgment of anyone who likes black wheels.
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      I find it ironic that long time Euro brand fans would assume long term reliability issues would destroy any love of a unique product.

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      04-21-2017 10:52 AM #266
      Quote Originally Posted by Elite_Deforce View Post
      I don't know how the STI is, but the rev hang between upshifts on the WRX is horrible to the point where I would tune it out regardless of leasing or whatnot.
      Rev hang is not an issue on the STI. The only thing that annoys me about the factory tune is the slight flat spot between 5500 and 6000rpm. But I think you really need a downpipe to make tuning worthwhile.

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      04-21-2017 10:54 AM #267
      Quote Originally Posted by Nealric View Post
      A pro-tune by a reputable shop that isn't too aggressive probably is ok. But yeah, I don't see the risk/reward calculus for tuning as being that great on a leased car. I've managed to restrain myself for almost a year now on mine. A tune would be nice, but I can't justify it with over 5 years of remaining powertrain warranty.
      Yes, with the Subaru's superb record of reliability on even mildly tuned engines, and the OP's luck and past car experiences (self inflicted, or not), what could go possibly wrong?

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      04-21-2017 10:55 AM #268
      Quote Originally Posted by saron81 View Post
      Yes, with the Subaru's superb record of reliability on even mildly tuned engines, and the OP's luck and past car experiences (self inflicted, or not), what could go possibly wrong?
      As long as the tune is put on the Amex he can at least get his money back

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      04-21-2017 11:01 AM #269
      OMG, spending $700 on a single performance upgrade is such a waste on a lease. You guys need to lighten up. for a 3 year lease that is spending $233 a year in mods. Seriously don't think that is going to bankrupt him or feel like throwing money away.

      Thanks for the info on the Guilia. I was about to go look at leasing one. But at that price I am beyond shocked.

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      04-21-2017 11:10 AM #270
      Quote Originally Posted by Power5 View Post
      OMG, spending $700 on a single performance upgrade is such a waste on a lease. You guys need to lighten up. for a 3 year lease that is spending $233 a year in mods. Seriously don't think that is going to bankrupt him or feel like throwing money away.

      Thanks for the info on the Guilia. I was about to go look at leasing one. But at that price I am beyond shocked.
      Think about what will happen if he saves that money in a tax deferred retirement vehicle instead of an automovehicle. He'll be able to afford a $500 out of pocket repair!
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      04-21-2017 11:15 AM #271
      Quote Originally Posted by Power5 View Post
      OMG, spending $700 on a single performance upgrade is such a waste on a lease. You guys need to lighten up. for a 3 year lease that is spending $233 a year in mods. Seriously don't think that is going to bankrupt him or feel like throwing money away.

      Thanks for the info on the Guilia. I was about to go look at leasing one. But at that price I am beyond shocked.
      It's not the $700 for the tune, it's the $5,000 for the engine rebuild

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      04-21-2017 11:18 AM #272
      Quote Originally Posted by Power5 View Post
      OMG, spending $700 on a single performance upgrade is such a waste on a lease. You guys need to lighten up. for a 3 year lease that is spending $233 a year in mods. Seriously don't think that is going to bankrupt him or feel like throwing money away.
      Why are you assuming that my comments have anything to do with money?

      It's about making intrusive modifications to an essentially rented car that can absolutely have a negative impact on its longevity and reliability.

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      04-21-2017 11:20 AM #273
      I saw 2 STI's in Boston yesterday, one WRC Blue, one white, both with the big wing. They looked great but I do agree the wing adds a "boy racerish" vibe to them that might not fly with certain clients.

    24. 04-21-2017 11:30 AM #274
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      Why are you assuming that my comments have anything to do with money?

      It's about making intrusive modifications to an essentially rented car that can absolutely have a negative impact on its longevity and reliability.
      It's no different than modifying a car while you are still making payments on it. You have a financed car, and the concept is the same.

      I see no issues with a tune. I wouldn't go any further than that on a leased car, though.
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      04-21-2017 11:44 AM #275
      Quote Originally Posted by Maximum_Download View Post
      It's no different than modifying a car while you are still making payments on it. You have a financed car, and the concept is the same.

      I see no issues with a tune. I wouldn't go any further than that on a leased car, though.
      i see no issue in the tune. its lost money, but it has value during your ownership period.

      but why limit to ONLY that?

      wheels and tires are childs play to swap.
      suspension changes are mostly hand tools and a couple hours.
      adding/upgrading stereo/speakers is easy.
      etc.

      now forged pistons and big turbo? those things i get avoiding...
      but there are MANY mods out there that are fairly easy DIY and leave little to no trace once uninstalled.
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