The price for a fully loaded WRX is 36,000 no way would i pay that for that car..... >:|
Rex's are fully loaded from the factory. If you add every option (17" wheels, armrest extension, body kit, sti mufflers, short throw, etc) then you could speck one up to 30K+, but your not going to find one like that at a dealer. I was pricing one with the Subaru body kit, 16" rims, armrest extension, and the performance package (boost gauge, short throw, and aluminum shift handle) for 26K or so. But really, the car comes with A/C, power everything, 6 disk cd player, ABS from the factory, so a base WRX (at 23k) is a good deal.
As far as my choice between the WRX and the SRT,
#1 I save 3k up front, this goes towards an LSD and whatever other parts I choose to mod. 3k can buy a lot of parts.
#2 I don't want to off road my sports car. I've got a Jeep for that
#3 If I had to drive my car in the snow, the AWD would be a big benefit. But, a FWD car is fine in most on road snow driving, and this car will have enough torque to pull in 2nd if necessary. Again tho, if it's so bad out that I need AWD, i'll use the Jeep. If you don't have a Jeep, take the 3 grand you saved, and buy a used one
This lets you store your SRT in the winter, saving all the salt abuse. Plus, if the snow is that bad, you'll need a Jeep to get around. AWD helps, but when the drift's are a foot high, the wrx isn't going anywhere.
#4 2.4L and 250ftp (at the wheels :shock: ) of old fashioned torque. Even though it's the wrong wheels, I love burnouts. Plus, the WRX puts about 185hp to the wheels, the SRT puts 223hp. Thats a nice jump right there.
#5 Launchs vs a WRX will be tough. An correct AWD launch will get the jump on you and you'll need to catch up. That's where the extra 40hp and the monster torque will help. Plus, a proper AWD launch abuses the drivetrain.
racing from a roll should be a no contest winner for the SRT because of the extra power.
#6 The bigger displacement engine, re-enforced internals of the transmission, clutch and engine should allow for bigger numbers when it comes to mods. Add some Slicks and race at the track (where racing should be done) and there is no reason that an SRT shouldn't spank a WRX.
#7 IMO, I like the looks of the SRT. A huge FMIC showing behind the cross hairs. Nice body kit, and a pretty hood scoop. The wing is love it or hate it, but if you don't like it, remove it or replace it. Some ricer with a SXT neon will trade, i'm sure.
Course, that's just my opinion, I could be wrong