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Old March 29th, 2005, 02:25 PM   #1
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it was in the back of my mind to trade my 04 V6 in for an STi next year since its been in a pretty heavy accident that made all my side airbags go off.
Now im not to sure, i still would like an STi and considering that by next year my insurance will probably go down since im turnin 21 and i have a clean record, i could get a good rate from my insurance but i would still owe around 20K for the accord. Should i go ahead and stop modding my car and start saving up for an STi or should i keep my car for maybe 2-3 more years add an exhaust and leave it as is?

things to consider-
-new model STi is coming out next year and most of the time the first models of cars normally arent the best built, not until you go into the second or third.
-I got the basics on the accord, a kit, CAI, and subs/tv, and the only thing left to finalize my accord is an exhaust and a new side skirt considering it got banged up over the weekend.
-I havent gotten my settlement money yet which might look ok

WHAT TO DO, PLEASE HELP!!!
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Old March 29th, 2005, 04:37 PM   #2
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keep your accord chris!!! save money for a house! then buy a new car.
thats what im doing

but continue to mod your accord so i can get your oem exhaust !
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Old March 29th, 2005, 05:05 PM   #3
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am i the only one around here that thinks, going from a fully loaded accord to a sti is a downgrade? all i hear is sti..sti..sti sure you get much improved performance and handling, but man thats alot of bread to shell out for a little car.

ya i know, different strokes for different folks, and ya its just one mans opinion, but i think you still sacrafice ALOT more in terms of comfort, luxury, price, longterm reliablility, resale value, navi (does sti even offer navi?), smoothness, and the list goes on and on.

you'll me going backwards IMO, like dumping angelina jolie for jennifer aniston, sexy to cute. ask brad pitt, he'll tell you differently. my .02
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At the very least, keep your Accord until the 2nd year model of the next STI comes out. But you still owe 20k on your Accord so trading it in anytime soon (1-2 years from now) might not be the best idea. I say, keep the Accord and save your money .



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Old March 29th, 2005, 06:49 PM   #5
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Yes they are two different cars, but by no means can you compare one to the other, its apples and oranges here. You want comfort, luxury feel, keep the accord. You want power, superb handling, rally feel, get an sti. And for 30k you cant get anything that will compare to the sti's performance, a new loaded accord is close to that and that seems like a waste of money.
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Yes they are two different cars, but by no means can you compare one to the other, its apples and oranges here. You want comfort, luxury feel, keep the accord. You want power, superb handling, rally feel, get an sti. And for 30k you cant get anything that will compare to the sti's performance, a new loaded accord is close to that and that seems like a waste of money.

never compared the two bro, just gave my opinion theres a difference, i just noted the losses vs gains by going from a loaded accord to an sti. if it was 10 years ago ya, probably would have opted for the sti myself. just a little older and wiser now, prefer looks, reliability and comfort over just speed and performance + a loaded exv6 w/nav isnt even close to 30k. last, what waste of money are you talking about?no other car for under 25k can touch a loaded accord.

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Agreed, after its all said and done you will end up paying somewhere near 35k for the STi , honestly for that kinda cash I would get a TL 6spd/navi .......
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thanks alot guys, im gonna stick with the accord and put money into it, and see whats out there in about 3-5 yrs, i might just end up upgrading to the 8th gen 6 speed accord and slap turbo on it, or might just end up gettin an STi, all i do know for now is the accord shall stay with me.
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thanks alot guys, im gonna stick with the accord and put money into it, and see whats out there in about 3-5 yrs, i might just end up upgrading to the 8th gen 6 speed accord and slap turbo on it, or might just end up gettin an STi, all i do know for now is the accord shall stay with me.
good choice, haha first get exhaust asap, haha
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i didnt mean to say you were comparing, i just meant two different beasts, and a brand new loaded accord for under 25k? are we talking an ex here? ive seen some ridiculous prices here for those, almost touching 30k! But as a daily driver i love my accord and even my roomate has some gripes on the sti for everyday driving.
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