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Old 10-24-2012, 11:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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dont get an out back, they are ugly as hell. Get a newer fozzy, they look much better haha. And im surprised you cant find a newer wrx or sti in your price range. On the other hand 80% of the have probably been thrashed on.
the new foresters are huge and ugly, 02-07 is the best year for pretty much any impreza, OBS or forester imo. I wish i had a OBS or Forester xt instead of my WRX for camping/road trip space, but i could not have gotten as good of a deal.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Jet powered snowboard??
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:41 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Hi there everyone, as my thread title states; my car was recently totaled out.

I am wanting a wrx, but they are so hard to find a older used one, that i have given up the search " been looking for one under 15000.00 for 2 months now" .

I am current looking @ a 2005 AWD Chevy Equniox, but I have only been able to find limited information on how the perform in snowy conditions online. I have only been able to locate maybe three threads on them.

I have been looking at a 2006 Subaru Outback, but I would get completely humiliated at work if I drove up in one of those wagons =D..

I would like a car/crossover/suv that runs under 15k , awd, and isnt too terrible to drive. Thanks guys / gals <3 !
An "older used" Wrx for under $15k is NOT hard to find. At all. Here: Private Vehicle 'For Sale' Classifieds - NASIOC
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:52 AM   #14 (permalink)
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toyota landcruiser for the win!!!! at least thats what i drive ha
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:37 PM   #15 (permalink)
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the new foresters are huge and ugly


I just bought a brand new forrester in July. ouch. that hurt. She's not that ugly


tho, I do feel like a fucking soccer mom in the thing. I miss my old car which had twice the hp but did not like snow, ice, rocks or gravel. At all.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:12 PM   #16 (permalink)
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FYI, if you dont have much money, I would be very careful about buying a Subaru with a Turbocharged 2.5 engine (EJ255). First of all they run on premium gas, secondly they require much more maintenance than most cars. The turbo's regularly go around 100k - with the possibility of taking the engine with it. The oil change intervals are 3000 miles, miss it at your turbos peril. The 05/06 models have a catted up pipe which also takes the turbo/engine with it if/when it melts. This information is pretty easy to find on the web.

Having said all that, I wouldn't trade my Legacy for ANYTHING. I love the damn thing, if you keep up with the maintenance and the person before you did, they are great cars.

The 2.2 subaru engine is known to be pretty bulletproof, and the 2.0 Turbo in the WRX is known to be pretty good also. I am extremely surprised that you cant find any under 15k. I bought my high mile 05 LGT for about 9k.

You can pick the bugeye wrx's up for pretty cheap, I have seen some wagons for under 7k. Good luck whatever you buy.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:16 PM   #17 (permalink)
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oh i didnt realize the difference, my bad.

the only way i would actually enjoy driving an outback (i actually really love this car, and think it looks sick)


...whoever decided to put aftermarket parts on a subaru is a dumbass.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:47 PM   #18 (permalink)
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...whoever decided to put aftermarket parts on a subaru is a dumbass.
Orly, what should they do? fart can on a honda?
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...whoever decided to put aftermarket parts on a subaru is a dumbass.
Your parents are bigger dumbasses for not aborting you with a coat hanger.
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Old 10-27-2012, 05:37 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Don't give up on finding a Subaru. With winter tires they are an absolute blast to drive in the snow. As for worries about turbocharged version, as with any car, just keep up on the maintenance and it will keep loving you for many many miles. My 02 WRX had 230k miles when I sold it and I have since been in contact with the new owner and it is still running strong.

For the record, only the 02/03 WRXs came with catalytic converters in the up pipes. After that, Subaru changed the ECM tuning instead of putting a cat in the up pipe. And really, premium gas isn't that much more than regular.

This time around though I'm in the market for a Forester XT.
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