What did I do this weekend?
I traded the STI for a 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited.
I now have all these parts to sell but need to spend some time trying to appropriately price them. I still have the winter wheels (OEM) and tires (new Blizzaks), a CNT catted downpipe that’s never been installed, a Cobb AP (unmarried), a Nameless cold air intake (was installed a few years but is near perfect), and a few other things (turbo blanket, EBCS, Walbro fuel pump).
The funds I receive for those parts will go to Jeep parts!
I was considering another STI but didn’t want to buy one and see Subaru release an engine revision soon after. I also considered a Golf R, but quickly gravitated to the Wrangler instead. I briefly looked at Focus RSs but for some reason, I’m not attracted to them, regardless of 350HP.
Oh, I got $17,500 for my 2011 STI. That’s a healthy down payment. That’s the highest offer I’ve received from a dealer (I’ve seen $14K and $16K). The car had 44K miles and had wear and tear associated with a 7 year old car. It had 3 door dings and some chipped paint on the hood. KBB quoted me $18.5K and $19.5K a week later. I think I did well enough. This is the value power of STIs. If I’d had a different brand, especially domestic, they would’ve given me maybe half that. This is the main reason I decided to go Wrangler…they’ve more value power than even STIs.
The car was stock when I turned it in (that was mandatory for me to do…I was not going to shaft the next owner). Before I returned it to stock, it only had the Cobb OTS stage 1 with AEM intake tune and the Nameless cold air intake. Was easy enough to put it back to stock…would’ve been a bit more difficult if I’d added those other parts like I’d planned.
Anyways, I’ll keep this site up for now and I may occasionally post about WRXs or other sports cars.