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Old 10-24-2012, 06:54 PM   #1 (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 !
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How about the Outback Sport? It looks almost exactly like the WRX and I believe the newer ones have the same engine and turbo charger as the '08 WRX.
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I'm a Beamer guy -- I know they get an expensive rap but their simple awd vehicles work like a charm -- even the older suvs. Plus u get a nice lookin ride
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subaru crosstrek?
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I'm a Beamer guy -- I know they get an expensive rap but their simple awd vehicles work like a charm -- even the older suvs. Plus u get a nice lookin ride
Ha! Simple and work like a charm? Ya right. Impossible to work on, and almosy all of them break down constantly and parts are expensive as hell!
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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 !
I don't know where you are looking, I got my 03 WRX for $6,500. Maybe look for an 02-07 Forester XT or Outback Sport XT? Both have the ej255 engine engine. The old generation of outbacks are basically impreza wagons as far as looks, which is a pretty good look imo.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Acrophile - Ya im really considering a 2005 Subbie Outback 2.5XT Wagon. Its turbo charged, leather, with 90000 miles on it for 12k. I just want something where the payments are lowish, but something that i also can drive as my daily driver for roughly the next 6 years. Plus I would really like a awd car that is comfy on road trips from oklahoma to colorado a handful of times a year. I think for what i am willing to pay the outback is exactly what i need, not necessarily what I want, but not everyone is able to get what they want in life =D.


Cormier - Ive read A LOT of articles on BMW's being insanely expensive to repair, and even harder to work on. No offesne, and thank you for the reply, but i would feel sort of out of place driving a bmw. Im a poor person.

24WERD - I havent even looked at those, but here in oklahoma GL finding a subaru.

IdahoFreshies - I agree with you completely.

Whoracle - Im looking for something that teenagers havent got their grimy little need for speed paws on. Im afraid to buy a old wrx becuase carfax doesnt tell me how many times some little bastard has launched it off asphalt. Im really looking for something with under 100k miles.

P.S - Thanks for the replies guys, very much appreciated. Be safe out there this season, and DONT HURT YOURSELVES. <3
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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.
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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 Outback Sport looks very similar to the WRX minus the hood scoop. 2010 Outback Sport. Exterior and body photographs The regular out is pretty ugly.
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The Outback Sport looks very similar to the WRX minus the hood scoop. 2010 Outback Sport. Exterior and body photographs The regular out is pretty ugly.
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)


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