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Old 12-16-2013, 06:50 PM   #63271
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Thanks for the tips guys... I am shopping for a 5 door stickshift something to replace my PT Snoozer. Not necessarily looking for a MPG king or econobox just something good and functional and perhaps a bit of fun. Maybe a Maxda3 then?
I just like the boxy shape of the B4 VW and wondered if the hype of the TDi holds up to scrutiny.
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:10 PM   #63272
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Thanks for the tips guys... I am shopping for a 5 door stickshift something to replace my PT Snoozer. Not necessarily looking for a MPG king or econobox just something good and functional and perhaps a bit of fun. Maybe a Maxda3 then?
I just like the boxy shape of the B4 VW and wondered if the hype of the TDi holds up to scrutiny.
If I were looking for that car, it'd be a Subaru.
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:09 PM   #63273
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If I were looking for that car, it'd be a Subaru.
I have owned 8 Subaru's and they are quite good cars. However, we bought a brand new but older model non-turbo Forester this year for Kim, my better half, to drive and it is burning oil. It burns a quart of oil every 2,500 miles and after doing some research this seems to be a common problem with some newer Subaru models. We take ours in this week for an oil consumption analysis but we are being told that burning a quart in 1,000 is within spec. Not even my old junkers ever burned that much. I guess 7,500 mile oil change intervals make sense when you have to add 3 quarts in that time.

Great car other than that though.
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:48 PM   #63274
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Suby's are good. Id have bought one, but I wanted more room and a higher sitting vehicle as far as ground clearance and tire size.

What are you after exactly chip? Just a commuter? One that can haul groceries and trips? Haul ass? the stick is going to kill a TON of options out there. Suby has a stick on their smaller 4 only in the forester. The legacy also is this way. The larger outback followed suit too. None of their H6's had a manual unless you go back in years.

Check out an older WRX. We used to run the hell out of them on auto cross tracks. Not a horsepower king, but plenty fun still and they fit your criteria. Legacy is close too. The civics fit in there too, the SI is sporty enough for a compact. Acura has a few models also.
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:33 AM   #63275
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I have an outback with 230,000 miles and can vouch for the reliability (at least of the pre-97 engines).
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:54 AM   #63276
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I have an outback with 230,000 miles and can vouch for the reliability (at least of the pre-97 engines).

I am on my second Subaru and they are bulletproof. My 2011 Outback 4 cy, with 6 spedd manual was a hard car to find. But it has ground clearance , AWD, 33 mpg on the highway and heated seats on cold mornings.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:01 AM   #63277
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Ive still got Carols old Subaru; I now mostly use it as a loaner car, give it to the girls or to neighbors when they have a car down, even the girls haven't been able to fuck it up.
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Old 12-17-2013, 06:31 AM   #63278
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I've been wanting to trade my tdi off for a Subaru for about a year now. Maybe this summer I'll clean it up good and throw it on Craigslist.

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Old 12-17-2013, 07:58 AM   #63279
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Is this legal on the horse trails ?

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Old 12-17-2013, 07:58 AM   #63280
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IIRC, someone on here bought a brand new WRX a few years ago. The new models were coming out and the dealer wanted it gone. They practically stole it. Not sure, but I think it was Meef.

I drive an 06 Ford Escape, 4-cly, manual. It's been super reliable. Not sporty but practical, efficient, and fun enough. Lack of 4wd makes it tricky this time of year, though.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:31 PM   #63281
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Suby's are good. Id have bought one, but I wanted more room and a higher sitting vehicle as far as ground clearance and tire size.

What are you after exactly chip? Just a commuter? One that can haul groceries and trips? Haul ass? the stick is going to kill a TON of options out there. ....

Check out an older WRX. We used to run the hell out of them on auto cross tracks. Not a horsepower king, but plenty fun still and they fit your criteria. Legacy is close too. The civics fit in there too, the SI is sporty enough for a compact. Acura has a few models also.
Yeah, the stick kills a lot of options, so does the fact that I don't like black, and I need head room and legroom.

I have heard as many bad stories about Subies as good ones but an Impreza or Outback is on my shortlist.

What am I looking for, one car that can do it all!:Norton I have been somewhat spoiled by my PT. Don't laugh! The stickshift turns a blah wagon into a fairly entertaining car that can haul a lot of crap. I haven't had my backseat in the thing since the 2nd week after I bought it. I have hauled my snow blower, my FIL's rototiller, bicycles, camping gear and moved half the boxes from my house when we moved. The large opening and convenient tie downs make it very handy. Hell, I bet I could fit a Grom in the back. However it is a piece of Chrysler crap, at 133K miles it is very worn out and not worth putting any more money into it.

Look, a motorcycle!
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:36 PM   #63282
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Yeah, a cool one that we never got over here.
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:39 PM   #63283
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News Flash

LEXINGTON, OHIO (December 17, 2013) – Mid-Ohio announced today a date swap for its two major 2014 motorcycle events.



AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days has been moved from its original date to July 11-13. The AMA Pro Racing event, the Buckeye SuperBike Weekend presented by Dunlop Tire, remains as a two-day event and is now scheduled for July 19-20.



Due to a conflict with other motorcycle events, both locally and nationally, AMA and AMA Pro Racing looked to explore new dates and Mid-Ohio officials were open to the adjustment.


@ Scott, I like this 500 version...

http://i.imgur.com/34xgy29.jpg
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Old 12-17-2013, 02:49 PM   #63284
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That thing is killer. YPVS too.

I'm sure it would be loads of license destroying fun.
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Old 12-17-2013, 05:59 PM   #63285
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However it is a piece of Chrysler crap...
And its still a fucking neon...
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