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Old 07-16-2007, 04:17 PM   #1
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(not mine, but the same with white door handles)

I did pretty well on the deal. Its a really slow 2.5, but it gets 30mpg. They wanted $8900 to start, KBB is $7800, I talked them to $6300 out the door. I just spent $850 on suspension, tires, brakes, and belts, but now its good to go for another 100k miles. The headgaskets do not leak...yet. I scored a 90 day warranty too that covers it withing the price I payed.

I was planing on picking up a MSProtege, but I decided to go this route for the extra storage and the awd action in case I end up with a snowboard on the roof.
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:21 PM   #2
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have Tim turbo it for you
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Old 07-16-2007, 04:31 PM   #3
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have Tim turbo it for you
its an auto.

However with another 30hp or so, I wouldn't complain. I still need to change all the fluids, then run it through the gravel.
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It's hideous. But practicality comes with a price.
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It's hideous. But practicality comes with a price.
I'd rock one... looks be damned!
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Old 07-16-2007, 05:57 PM   #6
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meh, it doesn't look that bad. I have better things to do with my money than lease g35's.
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I've got an '03 Outback that's the kid hauler. I'm selling my 411whp Forester XT and just living with the OB as the daily driver. They're good crap weather cars and the interior ain't bad either. Some times ya just gotta get from pt. A to pt. B.

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Looks good to me Have fun in the dirt!
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Hustler's a soccer mom now

Nice ride, you'll love the AWD in the snow.
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I think it's far from hideous- surely he could've done worse. And absolutely practical. Save the mod funds for the Miata and keep this one stock and dependable.
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I've got an '03 Outback that's the kid hauler. I'm selling my 411whp Forester XT and just living with the OB as the daily driver. They're good crap weather cars and the interior ain't bad either. Some times ya just gotta get from pt. A to pt. B.

Frank
Yeah, the leather litterally looks brand new. I'm not talking "it looks good for 7 years old," it looks like it just rolled off the dealer lot new. I'm pretty happy with it, and it should prove to be more reliable than my vw's were. Now I can go pick up that rear end swap, rather than pay my father to do it.

Anyone want a heavily modified 1997 jetta?
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Where do you go snowboarding at hustler?
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Where do you go snowboarding at hustler?
I've only been to angelfire. I worked in santa fe from last october till february. It was like heaven.
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I think it looks fine and dandy.
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I just spent $800 on this ****** today...its getting in the way of the miata already.
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Make a list of whats on the car and I will see what I can do. Is it a ******* ABA or Vr6?
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Make a list of whats on the car and I will see what I can do. Is it a ******* ABA or Vr6?
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