STI For Sale

June 10, 2011. Author:

Finding just the right STI for sale can be a challenge, but the information in this guide will make it easy.

Introduction to Subaru STI for sale

Finding a Subaru Impreza WRX STI for sale can be a bit more challenging than other makes of vehicles. This is a somewhat niche vehicle, catering to enthusiasts of sport and performance vehicles. However that is not to say this vehicle cannot be found used. It simply may require a little more diligence on the part of the buyer to find a suitable one for them.

The engine in an STI for sale produces an excess of 300 hp. If this is a little too much power for your comfort, a regular Subaru Impreza for sale may be more to your liking.

How to find a WRX STI for sale

First, you'll need to decide whether you want to purchase a new vehicle, or a used one. Newly vehicles are nice because then you get to break it in the way you want. However, new vehicles of course cost more than use vehicles. With a used STI for sale, the previous owners absorbed much of the depreciation. If a new vehicle is what you are seeking, then a Subaru dealer is probably where you will find it.

Where to find a STI for sale by owner

Many people prefer to find their STI for sale by the vehicle's owner. Part of the reason for this preference is that vehicles sold by their owners generally go for less than the equivalent vehicle sold by a dealer. But part of the reason for that is that I car dealer has to pay overhead and advertising expenses and so on.

For example you may find a 2005 WRX STI for sale in various publications such as Auto Trader and so on. Moreover many online sites will have listings for this type of vehicle. You may find listings in a Subaru WRX STI forum. This vehicle tends to generate group of tightly knit enthusiasts.

However, some people prefer to buy their STI for sale as the Subaru certified preowned vehicle. This route can give the buyer additional assurance and may include additional warranty options not offered from a private seller.

What to look for in an STI for sale

Like any used vehicle, it is wise to take a test drive and have the vehicle inspected by a competent mechanic before purchase. Since the Subaru WRX STI is a performance oriented vehicle, it also has the potential to have been abused by previous owners. Since this vehicles all-wheel-drive, revving the engine and dumping the clutch can cause damage to the drivetrain.

Moreover, improper towing of a used STI for sale can cause severe damage to the transmission. Automatic transmission Subarus can be towed only with all wheels off the ground. Manual transmission Subaru WRX STI for sale can generally be towed with all wheels on the ground. If it has the driver controlled center differential (DCCD) usually this must be set to a certain position.

Also, it is important that all four tires match. When the tires are not all the same circumference, a can cause damage and excessive wear and tear on the all-wheel-drive system. So be sure to check it out.

In conclusion, finding just the right STI for sale can be a very rewarding experience. This is a fun car to drive, and is sure to have the owner grinning ear to ear even on just normal routine daily trips.

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