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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by 13, Nov 25, 2010.
Title sums it up. Show Your AWD vehicles or just ones that make your pants tight.
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.
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
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.
The grill is Camry like:
It shares the garage with this:
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...
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.
so fucking sweet.
Ditto- my 2.5RS has been a great car for the 8 yrs I've had it. I'd love one of these...
I wonder if they make Recaro seats for dogs.
The dogs can ride in the truck. Only my ass need park in that.
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.
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.
Toyota thingy =
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.
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.