Do you buy a New 2019 Subaru WRX Raiu Edition? Or do you buy a really, REALLY used one? This is the question we hope to answer today, when we spend some time in our own 2006 WRX and compare it to the special edition WRX Raiu! HUGE THANKS to RegularCars for making the trek to Canada. Follow him here:

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    • Throttle House
      Throttle House

      For those of you debating: Yes, we really did buy this WRX in Ontario for $5,000. It was a screamin deal, and we jumped on it very fast when it popped up. In fact we had people calling us the evening we bought it to offer to buy it off of us for more than we paid. Is it rare to find one for this much? Yes. Is it possible? Yes. Don't forget that after we bought it we needed to work on it to get it road legal. Needed a CV Axle, a handbrake rebuild, a new airbag etc. (Also the alternator is going and the other CV axle is pooched), But either way it was an amazing deal, and it's possible to find them this cheap. In fact there is another video on this channel from a while ago with an unmodified Bugeye WRX that was purchased for $6,000. So keep your eyes open! Happy hunting and thanks for watching!

      about 29 days ago
    • Jim Tau
      Jim Tau In reply to Throttle House

      Throttle House
      Thanks for clarifying about the 5,000 deal 👍🏻

      about 3 days ago
    • Eduardo Mendoza
      Eduardo Mendoza In reply to Throttle House

      Hey! I believe you! I got a Bug Eye WRX for 2300$ with only 153k miles all stock from a Japanese lady! Someone had just tried braking into it the morning before i got there, this was in Seattle

      about 14 days ago
    • Lil WRX
      Lil WRX In reply to Throttle House

      +André Jeanpierre 90% sure they never made an 02-03 wagon STi (the Bugeye ) could be wrong. But in America nearest thing would be the WRX wagon/hatchback. Then upgrading it if desired.

      about 20 days ago
    • Lil WRX
      Lil WRX In reply to Throttle House

      Wow good find I bought a clean, stock, 1 owner and all records since 02 CLEAN interior. Metallic Silver Wagon WRX (Bugeye) 2 years ago. For $5000 got him to drop price a bit. 💙

      about 20 days ago
    • Hulian
      Hulian In reply to Throttle House

      Throttle House I can’t even find a blob eye for less that

      about 24 days ago
    • Boostbot

      The short shifter is not from an STI. It’s a short shifter with STI branding for the new WRX. That short shifter doesn’t fit the STi

      about 18 hours ago
    • NeoJD

      Old cars are just more fun, you can feel the road hear the wind and not just "nothing" ALso you can do alot by yourself on the old cars

      about 1 day ago
    • Tyler

      The vape jokes are hilarious. Even after the millionth time......

      about 2 days ago
    • crossusn

      Thank you for mentioning the sway bar. I was waiting for a reviewer to mention that. Did it to my 2002 wrx and it made it so much better.

      about 4 days ago
    • Andres Castrejon
      Andres Castrejon

      I bought a Hawkeye for 8k in the US
      Works great 100k miles and the only fixes was new wheels and a alignment
      Took me 6 months to find but it was worth the wait

      about 5 days ago
    • BFE 08 WRXSTI
      BFE 08 WRXSTI

      I agree with the bearded dude, hawk is my favorite, the 2019 is evoface and blob is least favorite :D

      about 5 days ago
    • BFE 08 WRXSTI
      BFE 08 WRXSTI

      Short shifter? LOL I wanna see what the non short shifter looks like

      about 5 days ago
    • Cloud Of Loud
      Cloud Of Loud

      it’d be easier to win the lottery then find that car for WRX 5 grand 😭

      about 6 days ago
    • RSD RED
      RSD RED

      am i listening to patton oswald?

      oh nvmn

      about 6 days ago
    • Kevs

      I have a 2017 WRX and the rev hang was annoying for the first few months of owning it but right now, I don't even notice it. Funny that I don't even pay attention to it anymore :D

      about 6 days ago
    • Gus Kelman
      Gus Kelman

      sat in the raiu at cias 2019 and got its poster. nice car

      about 6 days ago
    • Sina Sina
      Sina Sina

      serius black was in azkaban that time XD

      about 6 days ago
    • Kyle White
      Kyle White

      love hungrybox car reviews

      about 6 days ago
    • ReqHart

      RCR and Throttle collab? omg yes please! Thumbs up :)

      about 6 days ago
    • Jordan P
      Jordan P

      Sometimes I don't understand why subaru didn't just use forged pistons and good headgaskets in all their turbo ej's. Yes it would have cost them a bit more money but imagine the reputation and how much more legendary these cars would have been.

      about 7 days ago
    • Bill Kravzov
      Bill Kravzov

      Car Throttle is in Ontario!?!?! I like!!

      about 7 days ago
    • Crypto Jones
      Crypto Jones

      You guys have cars and roads in Canada? That's crazy! I thought you guys lived in igloos and used sled dogs. Sincerely, An American.

      about 7 days ago
    • Bryce Hamilton
      Bryce Hamilton

      I hope you know everyone sells the hawkeye wrx for like 10gs sadley.

      about 7 days ago
    • roflcoppter117

      that 06 wrx was my fav before the movie

      about 7 days ago
    • Mini _WhiteBread
      Mini _WhiteBread

      did u say turbo charged? wtf is that

      about 7 days ago
    • Mini _WhiteBread
      Mini _WhiteBread

      did u say turbo charged? wtf is that

      about 7 days ago
    • Michał Pachocki
      Michał Pachocki

      would be nice to see a comparizon between old and new forester

      about 7 days ago
    • Kristjen Štjuprić
      Kristjen Štjuprić

      Shouldn't it be the 2.5L Boxer engine? For the new model I mean? Whoops, sorry, I think they mentioned that it indeed was... However, at the beginning I thought they said the Raiu had the 2.0L Boxer? Am I missing something, my dear friends?

      about 7 days ago
    • Chris

      Dude, lemme buy ur WRX

      about 8 days ago
    • R Carfagna
      R Carfagna

      Bugeye is the best just sayin, but I own one sooooooo might be bias

      about 9 days ago
    • Ethereous

      Jesus Christ, for fucks sake, the WRX has NEVER had a head gasket issue, you uneducated fucking mongrels

      about 9 days ago
    • Ethereous

      RCR has gone downhill

      about 9 days ago
    • Rarely Replies
      Rarely Replies

      Really enjoyed these cars and you two, too. New sub and sharing

      about 10 days ago
    • Lil Mango
      Lil Mango

      “You can feel everything, even things you don’t want to feel. Like my crippling loneliness.”

      about 10 days ago