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I'm Ready to Trade Up

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by BigJ, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    K. I've had my 2007 Scion TC since Aug 06 and I love the car.

    It's great. I get about 25mpg, the payment is 290 and I owe only 14k and its worth about or more than that. I drive a lot and I have 26k on it since I purchased it. This included about 1.5 months of downtime last winter where I was literally un able to move the car about 4 to 5 days/week due to ice/snow and the hills I live around. It has the ability to climb hills and drive in the snow just fine, and I actually passed a friends honda pilot awd that couldn't climb a hill, when I could. But. I can't take it to the pass without chaining up and going 20 miles an hour tops on a heavy snow day. I bmx, mountainbike, kayak(yeah boy), wakeboard, ski and do a lof of other active things, that my car is unable to accomodate.


    I have the chance to get into a used 04-05 wrx wagon for about 15-17k and I'm worried I won't get the same great 8.5% financing I got on my tc. I really want a car with a touch more power and all wheel drive, and another set of doors for easy access for my roommates who ride with me constantly.


    I haven't done much to my tc. Badgeless grill, injen cai mr edition, tint, floormats, and a type r sub. I can put it back to stock very quickly and problably chuck everything besides the tint for 500 including the sub.



    Now I just want opinions if its a good idea to try and trade up/apply for a loan and such to get into a wrx. Currently I found an 05 wrx wagon with 25k, white, black wheels, otherwise stock. 16k and I believe clean title(going to call again this afternoon).

    What do you guys think? hold out, and tough it through the winters? I don't have the money to insure two cars, or the capital to get another winter beater, etc. I need one car, and I have a variety of needs, but I'm not upside for the time being on my car and I do enjoy driving it.
     
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    Celerity Well-Known Member

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    Mazdaspeed 3.
     
  3. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    EF9_Hatch Yeah

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    yea its a turboed FWD 5 door
    My buddys in love with them
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    No I know exactly what it is, and its definitely out of my price range, and its fwd, and the only way I'd trade up is for AWD.
     
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    nootrac22 Well-Known Member VIP

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    how bout a forester? they are cheap, awd and have the room you need.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    they also look like a box on wheels and can't get out of their own way.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    welcome to the dark side....of wagon's.....buahahahahhaaha

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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    Airjockie Watanabe Whore!!!

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    Jeef NO MA'AM Moderator VIP

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    Actually you mihgt get a decent rate on a different car since your credit has probably gone up since you have the loan already. I would get the wrx, I hate wagons with a passion but the wrx is probably the only one I would drive.
     
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    Thought this was going to be about a girl.
     
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    Depends on the year.


    Also 8.5% isn't a great rate.

    I got into my used WRX for 8%.

    Find someone to cosign for you on the WRX loan so you can get a better rate.
     
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    EGProject YEEEEAAHHHHH

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    Forrester XT. Turbo, look awsome on STI BBS's, and are very capable in snow with suitable tires. Also....see last-gen CR-Vs.
     
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    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    even tho my Mazda 3 isnt the Mazdaspeed one, i love my car. lots of power and room not to mention it looks great as well!! here's a Mazda 3 site i belong to, so you can do some research on em if you wish: Mazda3 / Axela Forums & Club - Index
     
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    My friend traded his very nicely prepped TC for his M/S 3 wagon. It's VERY nice. Great build quality, handles like a dream and for some fucked up reason it gets like 25 mpg city and 40 highway. And it's turbo.

    It's a WRX without the useless AWD.
     
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    serrilion In my own little world! VIP

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    Well could go for the New EVO lawl! or go for a Truck.. 4x4 and a bed.. what elts ya need? right haha
     
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