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jyboygenius Dec 16, 7:52am - #352753 
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Possible new car...again

Gar, I hate doiong this people, but the Land Rover plan fell through. Sky high mileage on a dated car. Passed over.

Now, here's the deal, you all know I just got into the wreck, and insurance will be Anal Lube for more things to come. So, we're gonna settle for the four doors. Once I nail down the bartender gig, the first three will be affordable easily.

Subaru WRX
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Audi A4 1.8T Quattro
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Volvo S40
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But with a giant leap of faith, we have...
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution(don't tell me STi, I like the EVO better)
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Now, before you drop your opinions, think about this. I live in Colorado, and it snows a lot, all of these are AWD sedans. I have TWO points left on my license, so performance is not a necessity, but it's there. Money IS a HUGE consideration.

Thanks.

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JBing Dec 16, 7:56am - #352754 

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Test drove an S40 and wasnt pleased, it really felt cheap.

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Polykarb Dec 16, 8:02am - #352755 

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The Evo (to me) is your best bet. Im not into euro cars, i'll stick with the japanese!

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RookieGTS Dec 16, 8:32am - #352756 

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the s40 looks like a scion tC from the front lol. But id got with the evo dude. Aggressive and powerful and nice!
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Elec-FuYu Dec 16, 12:55pm - #352757 
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definetly not the EVO in ur case... so it's out.

i say choose from A4 or WRX.

however, if you dont mind about the AWD, id say go for Toyota Camry (4 cyc or v6, both very nice)...cos i have in doubt about audi's and subaru's build quality...

Camry is a really really nice car... it's perfect in my book...

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ExNihilo Dec 16, 3:31pm - #352758 
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My opinions, for what they're worth:

WRX thumbsup

A4 thumbsup

S40 thumbsdown

Evo confused

Haven't decided if I like the Evo or not.

I have a friend with a WRX; definitely nice set of wheels, and I'm actually jealous of my stepdaughter's Legacy. Hang in there, and best of luck!

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AudiousCelica Dec 16, 3:34pm - #352759 

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Wrx if cost wasnt a consideration, but since it is i would go with the EVO it has better handling but WRX has a bit more hp and such.

EVO

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Teknikal Dec 16, 3:43pm - #352760 
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WRX (not the sti) because you only have 2 points left on your license.
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defjukie Dec 16, 3:48pm - #352761 

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you lucked out by not getting the Land Rover...my buddy is a service manager and says they are filled with problems! Good luck tho!
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ragingpaseo Dec 16, 4:27pm - #352762 
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i'll take evo over the other 3 options you've there...but honestly, i'm never too sure about their tranny... spineyes
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jyboygenius
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jyboygenius Dec 16, 10:09pm - #352763 
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I only threw the EVO in there just for kicks. I won't get one. It's down between the first three mainly.

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eric_h Dec 16, 10:13pm - #352764 

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wrx, if you want some performance, cheap insurance, and a good awd car get it

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2003cbgts Dec 17, 1:17am - #352765 

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yup.. not feeling the euro cars... ill take japaneeeeze any day thumbsup
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CelicaRacer05 Dec 17, 1:53am - #352766 

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how about the new ford mustang the retro version??
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RedSunCelica Dec 17, 2:03am - #352767 

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Originally Posted by CelicaRacer05
how about the new ford mustang the retro version??


any RWD car in snow means a handfull on the roads.

since your looking for no more speed drop the evo wrx and audi. get the volvo some pick up and go and there basically swedish tanks with wheels. you can crash at a high rate of speed and be ok.

but from your reply the volvo was out...

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VSGTS14 Dec 17, 2:08am - #352768 

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evo will be too much

WRX

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R3DLIN3GT Dec 17, 2:11am - #352769 
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speed and performance is not a consideration than i say go for the a4

its a good car for not and the future

wrx and evo...might make you speed and such


thats my opinion
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RookieGTS Dec 17, 2:38am - #352770 

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Then if you threw it in there for kicks? what the fuck? go with WRX then
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RetroJ84 Dec 17, 3:14am - #352771 
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who is known for therir reliability? subaru or mitsu??

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ragingpaseo Dec 17, 5:46am - #352772 
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^i think that's a tie... confused
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jyboygenius Dec 17, 5:58am - #352773 
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^^A tie in a bad way, sorta.

Another little thing about my economic situation. I'd be planning on buying all of them used, except hte EVO. That would hafta be made via payments, something which I'm not really willing to do. The other three can be made in one payment. My mom wants a volvo. Personally, I'd probably take the Volvo.

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Chelica815 Dec 17, 8:17am - #352774 
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Do not get the A4. My aunt's boyfriend has one, and he hates the thing. He said it might looks nice but he said that he should have settled with a Toyota or Lexus.

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ragingpaseo Dec 17, 4:25pm - #352775 
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everytime i look at that volvo, it looks more like a TC to me... spineyes
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BlueGTS Dec 17, 4:50pm - #352776 

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Go with the WRX. Its not as expensive, excellent handling, and guess what, if you want to do mods, you can place about $6k in it and it would whoop the crap out the evo, and still cost way less.

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jyboygenius Dec 17, 11:29pm - #352777 
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Here're the pros and cons

WRX
Pro- Blazingly fast. Symetrical AWD. More reliable than others
Con- Parents don't like Scoobies. This will be the hardest bump to overcome.

A4
Pro- Amazing interior, german quality/prestige.
Con- questionable reliability issues. Expensive insurance

S40
Pro- More safe than the others. Built on a good platform, one that it shares with the Mazda 3 and Ford Focus. Mom wants me to drive a volvo
Cons- Questionable European reliability. Heaveier and may not perform as well

Either way, the first mod I'd get for any of those is a chip. Easiest way to pick up HP on a t/c'd car. I'm still debating, but its leaning towards the S40.

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l2pdrums Dec 17, 11:47pm - #352778 

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Ive seen S4 and they look pretty nice. I also want the EVO. If I had the money, I would go for the EVO.

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Aly Dec 30, 6:37am - #352779 
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Go with the A4!! You wont be dissapointed trust me!! Sophistication, high class and high performance vehicle that will make anyone happy.

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v4shj16 Dec 30, 7:05am - #352780 

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how can you be leaning towards the volvo. its the crappiest car on that list. volvos are all about saftey.. in other words there for pussy's. when you are at the bar and some hot slut starts talking to you and then walks to your car with you and sees that your driving a volvo shes gonna be liek , wow i didnt realize i was going home with a 63 year old women. But if you had a sti or a a4 you can expect some road head on the way to ur apartment wher you can finsih her off.
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sakara Dec 30, 7:26am - #352781 

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go with the WRX... even if it's not an STI, I like how they drive thumbsup

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PnOy2nv Dec 30, 9:11am - #352782 

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go with the evo thumbsup
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Teknikal Dec 30, 2:21pm - #352783 
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Originally Posted by v4shj16
how can you be leaning towards the volvo. its the crappiest car on that list. volvos are all about saftey.. in other words there for pussy's. when you are at the bar and some hot slut starts talking to you and then walks to your car with you and sees that your driving a volvo shes gonna be liek , wow i didnt realize i was going home with a 63 year old women. But if you had a sti or a a4 you can expect some road head on the way to ur apartment wher you can finsih her off.


You talk about the volvo's and then say that the a4 would be better.
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Clos Dec 30, 2:43pm - #352784 
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WRX thumbsup
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AdamVIP Dec 30, 3:24pm - #352785 
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Id take the A4. I wish my engineering job paid as well as your future bartending job. Im in the wrong field.
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combatc87 Dec 30, 3:46pm - #352786 

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Since you live in Colorado, do NOT get the EVO. It comes standard with summer performance tires, not meant for snow (at all). The manager at a dealership near my house told me that it'd meant to be garaged for winter, and even if you buy the recommended snow tires you can ruin the suspension. Can you believe that, a car salesman talking me out of buying a 30K car? If you are looking for a nice 4-Door, maybe you might like the Mazda 6 (maybe new) or Lexus IS300 (used)?

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celicadragon Dec 30, 5:21pm - #352787 

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evo time

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jyboygenius Dec 30, 8:26pm - #352788 
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Lexus IS300 is the car I would get...if I weren't in CO. RWD is a liability.

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how can you be leaning towards the volvo. its the crappiest car on that list. volvos are all about saftey.. in other words there for pussy's. when you are at the bar and some hot slut starts talking to you and then walks to your car with you and sees that your driving a volvo shes gonna be liek , wow i didnt realize i was going home with a 63 year old women. But if you had a sti or a a4 you can expect some road head on the way to ur apartment wher you can finsih her off.


ROFLMAO!! Volvo S40 is a good car, nuff said. My personal preference is the WRX, but we'll see...

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VSGTS14 Dec 30, 8:54pm - #352789 

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from experience (i would know)
i would get the WRX in your situation.

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shox Dec 30, 9:18pm - #352790 

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A4 would be great due to where you live. The thing handles like a beauty in the snow and icy conditions. But then again, that's more of a family car almost. Go for something younger grin
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GlassCurtain Dec 31, 1:20am - #352791 

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WRX Definitely.

Or maybe think about a Scion TC. They're pretty cheap for a new car. Not sure about insurance though.
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Vampyre Dec 31, 1:37am - #352792 

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Audi A4, it's quite classy, it can be modded subtly and look awsome (think Mafia style.) WRX is great but it still has a decent amount of power and it's bit of a gas guzzler.

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VSCelica24 Dec 31, 1:40am - #352793 

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WRX tasty

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aznsaiyan509 Dec 31, 2:47am - #352794 
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WRX

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y0 so wtf happend? you gonna get a new car or what?
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hephaestus Dec 31, 4:32am - #352796 
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I would say the WRX just for the speed part.
I'll take pics of the A4. Definitely not a bad car. I rather like it. There have been a lot of minor problems with it since 2002. Brake noise-fixed (needed cleaning?), windshield washers weren't working-fixed after several visits to the dealership, tire went bye-bye-fixed, headlight bulb blew out (no HID's here)-fixed, a CEL-fixed, and some other things I'm forgetting.
I can't comment on perfermance wise because it's an auto with that continous transmission technology that doesn't actually really shift gears even in the manual like mode. Same acceleration which isn't that slow, but not as quick as the Celica and does not handle anywhere near it.
The thing is also the Audi dealerships are so much better than Toyota I can't even compare the two. They treat you like a King, a free lowner car for repairs, and even once drove and dropped the car off after repairs is nice. But anyways, I step in the Audi and it's a different world compared to the Celica. I do like it and maybe it's because I'm getting old.
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Teknikal Dec 31, 1:46pm - #352797 
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Look up audi reliabilty, get the wrx.
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Celica_GTS_1 Jan 1, 1:19pm - #352798 

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WRX

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