AWD Car Lust

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by 13, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. 13

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    Title sums it up. Show Your AWD vehicles or just ones that make your pants tight.

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  2. PecosBill

    PecosBill Get off my f'n lawn!

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    I had a hankering for a new STI a couple of years ago. Now, not so much. I am so fickle when it comes to non German cars.
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  3. 13

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    Yeah I almost just bought a standard WRX until I found out it was $1200 more a year to insure and only runs on premium fuel. Settled for a N/A Impreza

    Cosworth Escort :thumb
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  4. Infracaninophile

    Infracaninophile Finding My Way..

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    My wife had a WRX (non STI) about 5 years ago. Fun car, but not a great commuter. She hated it after a year. Every 16 year old kit with a Civic and a fart can wants to play at the traffic lights. She eventually learned how to dump the clutch at 5500 rpm.

    I think this car has only been made for 2 years. This is a 2010. It's very very "car like" with AWD and a 268 HP 3.5L V-6. It's pretty zippy. My wife loves it. Gets 24-25 MPG regularly. It feels very Lexus like to us. First car we've ever owned that doesn't have a key. My wife loves this feature. Just jeeps the key fob in her purse. She can also push a button on the fob and it will open or close the rear hatch. She also loves that. I don't like the fact that it has 20" wheels. I don't think I had ever seen one until my wife pointed one out one day and told me THAT was her next car. Okay honey.

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    The grill is Camry like:

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    It shares the garage with this:

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  5. CGH

    CGH Polluting the ether

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  6. Tinfish

    Tinfish Long timer

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    Weirdly, when I was dreaming about buying one a while back I found out that my insurance would drop if I bought a WRX, and would drop even more if I bought an STI. I guess older buyers don't wrap them around trees nearly as often as young guys do...
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  7. Infracaninophile

    Infracaninophile Finding My Way..

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    My wife and I owned a WRX when she was about 42 and I was 46. That car was almost double ($1200/year versus $600/year) what all of our other cars cost. Neither of us had had a ticket in > 5 years. Must differ depending on state. Logic says a car like the WRX is going to cost more for anyone that drives it as you don't get that car to be a grocery hauler.

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  8. PecosBill

    PecosBill Get off my f'n lawn!

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    so fucking sweet.
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  9. notarex

    notarex Can U taste the waste?

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    Ditto- my 2.5RS has been a great car for the 8 yrs I've had it. I'd love one of these...

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  10. CGH

    CGH Polluting the ether

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    I wonder if they make Recaro seats for dogs. :lol3
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  11. PecosBill

    PecosBill Get off my f'n lawn!

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    The dogs can ride in the truck. Only my ass need park in that.
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  12. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    For the Honda brand whore in me:
    2010 Acura TL SH-AWD with 6 speed.

    Incredibly good handling and awd, with all the bells and whistles of a luxury car.
    I live in the land of Subaru's best American market and own an Outback limited with leather and all that. The Outback ltd is a great car, but it's no Acura TL.
    The Acura AWD model makes me want to shoop. It drives like a dream- the wet kind.

    I actually daydream about throwing my backpack in the trunk and driving it to remote areas. Completely impractical for a dirt under the nails guy like me, but somehow I still like it.

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  13. kraven

    kraven Hegelian Scum

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    Tom, the Venza is a great ride.
    I was looking at a demo model for the wife last year before the wife bought her Outback ltd off a local dealer lot.
    Very very nice ride and surefooted in the snow/slush we get around here, from what I hear.
    Chicks like their gadgets (start button and such) the same way we do.
    It has enough beans to tow a motorcycle or a jet ski, and can still haul 5 dudes to a trailhead with all their gear.
    I like it.
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  15. Carlo Muro

    Carlo Muro SupercĂ zzola

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    Carrera = :tb

    Toyota thingy = :puke2
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  16. 13

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    Mine

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  17. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    Yes, but not without an extended warrantee. A friend had an A6 2.8 a few years ago, and totaled up the price of what he would have had to pay without. IIRC, it was close to half the purchase price of the car.
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  18. fyrfytr

    fyrfytr B.U.F.F.

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    My Impreza does not drive like a Japanese car. It has a touch of character and soul. I would love to take an STI for a test beat.
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    Agreed :thumb
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