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seriously thinking about picking up a 2017 GTI SE. dealer around me has them for 25k. 6MT. 🤔
PPG gears, or dog? id agree with rtc, cars probably a blast.
you could look into braum, im considering them for my next seats.
do you see the amount of work involved in having a reliable Subaru then?
WRX/STi have gone through two cycles in that time, the Evo remained the same from 2008 until it's death in 2015.
Yes and No. i know of a local here in the Subaru groups who went through 3 motors, including a ej207. tuned by Matt Miner. ill leave this discussion at that.
i love subarus. the sound of the boxer motor with a nice exhaust setup and equal length headers is fantastic. im not oblivious to their faults though, you'd be hard pressed to find a single subaru wrx or sti with over 100k miles on it with the original motor.
i have no doubts that evos blow up occasionally too. a lot of it is owner error as you stated and plain abuse, you do not typically buy an evo to drive it gently into the sunset. subarus in new england are extremely common, as are tales of how faithfully unreliable the ej motor is. in Japan you have the ej207 which is a semi closed deck block with forged internals, we do not get that option stateside. the amount of money id have to spend to build and make a subaru...
im going to sell the wrx, buy an Evo and daily it. i have well over a handful of friends with evos and they aren't fragile in my experience at all. the 6 speeds aren't glass, they aren't as robust as the 5 speed but still much stronger than the wrx unit (mine has almost 160k and still shifts fine).
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