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Old 08-18-2015, 10:14 AM   #1381
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haha nope, that's the only one i'm considering.

unless i win the lotto...


there's not much boring about that car: looks awesome. 300hp. 5.3sec 0-60. AWD system very similar to the WRX. Extra hand available for passenger handjobs.
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it's awd? that's kinda cool. maybe boring is the wrong word. too grown up?
it does look pretty neat, and has a very nice looking interior.
I'm not ready to give up manual gearboxes yet, or drive a car that basically can't be modded.

I'll probably be in the same situation as you in about 5 more years. But I plan to be looking at ones with an AMG badge on em (actually no, I'll likely be looking at //M or F-Sport, I don't think I'll ever own a benz)
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:20 AM   #1383
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yeah dude.

4matic = awd.

it's 45:55 power
clutch diff
can send up to 70% power.

the WRX is
50:50 power
viscous diff
can send 80% power.



it's all about my drive. When i first bought the wrx my commute was like 15min, 30 tops.
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:25 AM   #1384
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and your jerb situation won't change any time soon?
cause it wasn't that long ago that you got the wrx
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Old 08-18-2015, 10:51 AM   #1385
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probably not. im lazy and i like it here. no one else is going to pay as well as the govt.
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Old 08-18-2015, 11:18 AM   #1386
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I will probably need to replace the OBXT sooner rather than later. Been trying to figure out what to get. Must easily support 2+ toddlers.



But part of me also wants to but a turbo LS in an old BMW 7 series and get some slushbox 6L80e flappy paddles.

Or EG33 with STI6 speed in the OBXT. but I'm getting too old to shift that often.

Or a TT AWD Flex because i'm also getting too old for swaps.
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:29 PM   #1387
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Finished comp/leak tests
#1 142 dry, 165 wet, 0% leakage
#2 148, 160, 0%
#3 145, 180, 0%
#4 125, 145, 10%

Looks like its going to need a rebuild.
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Old 08-18-2015, 07:32 PM   #1388
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yep
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For what it's worth, my buddy has had nothing but problems with his Flex.

This is a guy that takes care and builds all his own crazy projects. Apparently on the forums there are quite a lot of well known issues.
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It's interesting to ponder about other cars and what I'd replace the subaru with.
At first glance, the choices are endless. There are so many different cars, many of them really sexy and some of them really fast. But being frugal, and wanting a relatively comfy, practical, fun, and FAST car, it's way more difficult than it seems. The choices slim down so fast when you set rules like "under 30k", and "decent gas mileage", and "decent reliability", and practicality, and mod friendly, and "reasonable to maintain", and "doesn't drop in value like a rock".

You go from 100+ cars worth considering to like 5. So far my 13 hatch checks most of those boxes more or less. I'm not ready for an auto, I just don't feel that old yet, and luckily don't drive in traffic too often.
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It's interesting to ponder about other cars and what I'd replace the subaru with.
At first glance, the choices are endless. There are so many different cars, many of them really sexy and some of them really fast. But being frugal, and wanting a relatively comfy, practical, fun, and FAST car, it's way more difficult than it seems. The choices slim down so fast when you set rules like "under 30k", and "decent gas mileage", and "decent reliability", and practicality, and mod friendly, and "reasonable to maintain", and "doesn't drop in value like a rock".
You go from 100+ cars worth considering to like 5
Similar boat here. I can't find anything with the same combo of practicality, comfort, quality, speed, handling, gas mileage (I won't include reliability just yet) for anything near the price I paid for my Legacy GT. Maybe an IS300 if you could find one with a manual. But it really is unique
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Old 08-20-2015, 10:41 AM   #1392
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is300 is sexy. interior is quite nice, and car is reliable.
But OH MY are they boring. Like, not even a little bit more fun than a camry.
powerband and power delivery is so bland it almost doesn't even matter if you get a stick or an auto

I've been eyeing newer IS350's. More comfy and more powerful. Haven't driven one yet
(magazine reviews are not promising though, most say they're still really boring and unrewarding to drive quick)
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the is300 is small potatoes. shouldnt ever be spoken of today. youre talking about a slow 15 year old toyota that doesnt get any better gas mileage than a v8 today.

my favorite part of the MB so far: when i go over speed bumps, the rear end doesnt launch and flip the car over and make loud clunks/squeaks on reentry.
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wait, so you got it?
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It's interesting to ponder about other cars and what I'd replace the subaru with.
At first glance, the choices are endless. There are so many different cars, many of them really sexy and some of them really fast. But being frugal, and wanting a relatively comfy, practical, fun, and FAST car, it's way more difficult than it seems. The choices slim down so fast when you set rules like "under 30k", and "decent gas mileage", and "decent reliability", and practicality, and mod friendly, and "reasonable to maintain", and "doesn't drop in value like a rock".

You go from 100+ cars worth considering to like 5. So far my 13 hatch checks most of those boxes more or less. I'm not ready for an auto, I just don't feel that old yet, and luckily don't drive in traffic too often.
I would love 5 choices. I only have 4 should-be-easy requirements, and there does not appear to be any options. AWD, Wagon (not hatch, full wagon), Manual transmission, enough HP to easily pass somebody. If I remove the manual requirement, that gets me a few options, but they're mostly very expensive.

Not that I'm looking for a new car, but I'm always brainstorming what I'll buy when the OBXT rusts away to nothing.
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I would love 5 choices. I only have 4 should-be-easy requirements, and there does not appear to be any options. AWD, Wagon (not hatch, full wagon), Manual transmission, enough HP to easily pass somebody. If I remove the manual requirement, that gets me a few options, but they're mostly very expensive.

Not that I'm looking for a new car, but I'm always brainstorming what I'll buy when the OBXT rusts away to nothing.
LGT wagon? I know its not much different than the OBXT, but...
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wait, so you got it?
no, just saying.




i had to go over a speed bump at the dealer and i was impressed at how id be able to sip a latte while driving over it. the wrx does not like speed bumps, at least in the rear, the fronts soak it in well, the rear needs help--I've launched a few grocery bags going into my neighborhood.

the freaking car has weight sensing seats to balance the suspension.

if it senses rain it will randomly apply brakes to clean them off so they stay dry.

if it senses you lift suddenly when accelerating heavily, it will set the pads closer to the rotor for quicker response.

you can actually disable the hill assist. better yet, you have to enable it.

so many things to fail!!!! :P
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LGT wagon? I know its not much different than the OBXT, but...
The LGT is the same as the OBXT, except way harder to find with a manual. I basically just want a new OBXT when mine dies, but by then even the newest ('09) will be pretty old and not much of an upgrade.
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so many things to fail!!!! :P
literally took the words out of my fingertips
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thats why im making sure to get one with at least of years worth of warranty leftover.
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