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I would like to know why my car is much cheaper than other cars such as a subaru impreza wrx sti which is around 20k while mine is newer yet costs less

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Jessica Howe, Automotive Expert & Coach at


Thank you for writing in. There are several reasons why you would see a price difference between models. The first thing to consider is trim options. Most models, like the Subaru Impreza, will have different trim options with different levels of interior and exterior features. Top trim models come with the best sound systems and are typically loaded with features. Entry trim levels are the most basic models, with the most basic features and interior materials. Secondly, there are differences in price when it comes to engine and transmission options. Top trim levels typically come with the fastest and most-powerful engine options. Your car may be newer, but it could be an entry level trim option. Without having more information it is impossible to compare options and give you specific details. Good luck!

LeeAnn Shattuck, Chief Car Chick at The Car Chick

If your car is the base model Impreza, then it costs less than an older WRX STi because the WRX is a high performance version of the car.  The larger engine and other performance components make it a much more expensive vehicle than the regular Impreza.  Both are great vehicles!

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