Financing is available! Special deal makes it a little easier to afford the $64,880 Subaru STI S209
It might not convince many doubters, but it could make the limited-edition Subaru a little more attainable for true believers
The 2019 Subaru STI S209 is, as we learned on our first drive not long ago, a spectacular machine — the most powerful Subaru built, sure, but also likely one of the most visceral and one of the rarest to be sold on our shores. It’s by design one for the die-hards, the real Subaru fans.
It is also eye-poppingly expensive, with a price tag of $64,880. Compare this to $37,895 for a WRX STI, and it’s clear that the S209 is not for everyone (which, given that only 209 will be built, was a given anyway).
But what good is a vehicle for the fans if none of them can afford it?
To make that price a little more palatable, CarsDirect reports, Subaru is offering special financing for this specific model only. Basically, you can buy the S209 at 3.49 percent for up to 63 months. That works out to $1,131 per month — still not cheap by any stretch of the imagination, but perhaps a little more attainable for prospective S209 owners.
As for those of you wondering why you’d spend close to $65 grand on a Subaru — or over $71,000 over the term of the loan — especially given how many new and lightly used high-performance cars are available in that price neighborhood: It’s easy to say, but you either get it or you don’t.
But know that the S209 isn’t just a hopped-up WRX STI (which is itself a sort of hopped-up WRX, which is a hopped-up … well, you get the idea) — at least not exactly. The S290 is the first vehicle built by Subaru Technica International, Subaru’s motorsports arm, to be sold in the United States. It’s a special, limited-run offering, the sort of thing the true believers have been clamoring for. It is potentially a collector’s item (which, sadly, means that many examples probably won’t be driven to their full potential).
And now, it’s just a bit easier to get your hands on one. Now, the trick is finding an S209 that hasn’t been marked up by a dealer …