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My quest for a new Vehicle.. Opinions wanted...

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  1. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    So the wife never drives the van ('05 Grand Caravan SE), and always wants to drive the CRV... I miss having a 5 speed, so I figure since I'm stuck with the payment, might as well trade it in for something I like...

    Here are my requirements...
    '04 or newer
    4 Door Or Wagon
    5 Speed
    20+mpg...
    $20k or less.

    Thats about it. My main thing I'm thinkin of is an '06-'07 Legacy 2.5i. I'm debating the Civic Si Sedan... But its a civic, and i'd like somethign a little bigger..


    Opinions? Suggestions?
     
  2. BigJ

    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    MazdaSpeed Mazda 3.

    Wagon. 4 Door. 250Hp. 280ft lbs. Well over 20+mpg. 23k new.

    I wish I bought one when I bought my tcnew . I think if I still have my tc in a couple years I'm going to trade it in for one.
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Oh yeah. COmes with xenon's as well :).
     
  4. BodyDroppedNikes

    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    Dodge Magnum
    Dodge Neon SRT-4
    Ford Focus ZX-5 hatchback
    Nissan Sentra SE or SE-R
    Toyota Corolla S (the sport version)
     
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  5. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    Corolla & Sentra = Too small.

    Magnum = $25-$30k+ for anything decent..

    Focus... Are you serious?

    SRT-4... Still a neon.. I want something that will last more than 100k.

    mazdaspeed 3? hmmm....
     
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    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    ok so i suck at making suggestions, but outta the ones i suggested, id go with the Magnum. they look badass lowered on a set of clean 20" wheels.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    mazdaspeed 3 :)

    28K out the door or cheaper used = mazdaspeed 6. that is going to be my next car in the spring.
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    I spent some time in a Mazda 6 about a year ago, it wasnt a bad car but felt super cheap.

    I'm a fan of the MDX, you can get them used for under 20K but they only come with autos... it's a trade off for a DD driver. =)

    AWD lux FTW
     
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    micah Senior Member

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    05 volvo s40 t5 all day
     
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    wrx wagon? nice sleeper
     
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    deranger DerangedIsAsDerangedDoes

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    one of my olds had a liberty a while back, if its anything like the legacy its a decent car
     
  12. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    +1 on the wrx wagon. i would pimp one if i had a family.
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    i agree with you on the 6, but the speed 6 is different inside...
     
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    You dont read well do you.. :p $20k or less...

    No MDX... Already have the CRV for an SUV... I want a CAR..

    I was thinkin WRX or WRX Wagon.. But I wouldn't be able to leave it alone... I'd have to do a Utec, BOV, and a few other things, and then it would never stop... The legacy I would get an n/a 2.5, and other than stereo & suspension, maybe do an exhaust just for the look.
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Oh I thought you were canning the CRV.

    WRX wagon IMO isnt bad but I'd never own one when you could easily but for rather cheap might I add a Saab wagon with the same motor. but with more plush.
    before buying the TL I found a saab wagon loaded with leather and sunroof I think it had under 10K miles and the sticker price was 19K
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    being 24 and hungry for speed / hp i vote for the srt4. if you dont beat it and do the maint youll be okay for longet than 100k it's a diff bred, and well with in your budget.



    . but the speed6 and wrx wagon share 2nd which is a toss up for 1st
     
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    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    audi wagons are sick. and you can get them for pretty cheap to.
     
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    hmm... never even thought about the saab wagons... Just took a quick look... dont seem to be any 5 speeds..

    edit: found some 5 speeds... they are nice... but still a WRX... :\
     
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    hmmm... slammed on some 18's in summer, and jacked up with knobbies and big mudflaps in the winter... :)
     
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