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Old 10-23-2011, 10:01 PM   #41
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if he bought one of those and drove it around on salted roads, I'd mercykill it myself
Oh, hell yes! I had that car and driver when they did 0-60 in 4.6 in the rain.
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You can just delete the airpump altogether.
That requires effort though, pulling the fuse on the solenoids keeps them shut, assuming you do this before they have a chance to seize open. Same result as a block off plate & keeps things looking stock.
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Buy a Jeep.






Just look for something in the 9-13 k range. They certainly aint fast.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:07 AM   #45
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^^^^^^

I'm not a fan of Wranglers, although I would get a newer style (2009) Grand Cherokee, esp the SRT8 ones. But alas, out of my price range again.

Right now I'm leaning toward this Volvo S60 R that is somewhat local to me at a good price. I just have no time to get up there to see the damn thing in person. Maybe this weekend.
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I have a LegGT and an OBXT, and owned an FXT. For a daily the Leg is much better than the FXT. Interior is a lot nicer. Exterior is sexier. Stigma is less gay. Hatch is more useful in the LegGT wagon vs the FXT. FXT is taller in the hatch area, but LegGT is longer.
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I have a LegGT and an OBXT, and owned an FXT. For a daily the Leg is much better than the FXT. Interior is a lot nicer. Exterior is sexier. Stigma is less gay. Hatch is more useful in the LegGT wagon vs the FXT. FXT is taller in the hatch area, but LegGT is longer.
How about the OBXT vs. the LegGT wagon Frank? The OBXT to me, seemed to be the best of the three but I couldn't find any for cheap.
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Just look for something in the 9-13 k range. They certainly aint fast.
those are some serious mall crawlers
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How about the OBXT vs. the LegGT wagon Frank? The OBXT to me, seemed to be the best of the three but I couldn't find any for cheap.
Not much difference except the suspension and the body cladding. Everything else is the same. I just sold my stock LegGT suspension to a guy with an OBXT so he could drop it and get better handling. The stock OBXT suspension makes it plow a bit. Similar to the FXT actually. My FXT had an STI takeoff suspension at about 3k miles so the stock stuff didn't last long.

The clearance of the OBXT is nice when the snow starts coming and for a lot of the crappy speedbumps and deep driveways.
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Not much difference except the suspension and the body cladding. Everything else is the same. I just sold my stock LegGT suspension to a guy with an OBXT so he could drop it and get better handling. The stock OBXT suspension makes it plow a bit. Similar to the FXT actually. My FXT had an STI takeoff suspension at about 3k miles so the stock stuff didn't last long.

The clearance of the OBXT is nice when the snow starts coming and for a lot of the crappy speedbumps and deep driveways.
Ah ok. The LGTXT wagon felt pretty sluggish compared to the FXT. I'm not sure how 200lbs could make that much of a difference.

I'm about to finally install my STI takeoff suspension on the fxt. Think I'll regret it? I do a lot of um bridge jumping And driving in 3rd world countries (bmore and ghetto DC)
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I know you're probably looking at all the CL's within 100miles, but I stumbled across this:
Chrysler Pacifica
http://hartford.craigslist.org/ctd/2616555526.html

Of course the guy selling it is named Muktar, and I know nothing of the reliability, but it should tick all your boxes and then some, and has significant advantages over a sedan.

How about AWD G35x?
http://newlondon.craigslist.org/ctd/2656723461.html
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Answer to OP:

A cat with a subaru forester xt taped to it
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I know you're probably looking at all the CL's within 100miles, but I stumbled across this:
Chrysler Pacifica
http://hartford.craigslist.org/ctd/2616555526.html

Of course the guy selling it is named Muktar, and I know nothing of the reliability, but it should tick all your boxes and then some, and has significant advantages over a sedan.

How about AWD G35x?
http://newlondon.craigslist.org/ctd/2656723461.html
g35x puke

I drove an awd pacifica 4 years ago on a snowboard trip. fancy edition. for a piece of **** usa car it was pretty darn nice.
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I like these threads cause I've been searching for a car for Meg with the same requirements. I keep suggesting a FXT.

I had to take a day off and go to Richmond the next day to pick up my '05 OBXT Limited 5MT wagon for 12.5k, 2 years ago, just under 100k miles. My brother recently picked up his '05 LGT Limited 5MT sedan for $8900, 120k miles. Both rock. Automatics are easier/cheaper to find. You WILL need to replace the Outback suspension, that crap is straight up dangerous. Turbo wise minimum failflora, I'd consider BNRsupercar, mostly cause he does a plugnplay version for the funky LGT compressor shape.
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A cat with a subaru forester xt taped to it


I'm suprised you liked the Pacifica, it's a bit to minivanish for me.

OP: I'd just hold out for the subi you want, you will makes threads about problems you have with that volvo, mark my words. Maybe you should just get an old 240 wagon with snow tires. I drove my brothers last winter when it snowed a lot and it was very competent on the snow, I couldn't barley get it to loose traction if I tried. I think his had all-seasons too.
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Maybe you should just get an old 240 wagon with snow tires. I drove my brothers last winter when it snowed a lot and it was very competent on the snow, I couldn't barley get it to loose traction if I tried. I think his had all-seasons too.
That's very strange. You'd think Volvo's would be **** in the snow... after all, it never snows in Sweden.
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That's very strange. You'd think Volvo's would be **** in the snow... after all, it never snows in Sweden.
It doesn't have TC (to my knowledge, it's a 93 I believe), and the tires look like all-seasons (all seasons are no-seasons), it's RWD, and it's relatively light, I wouldn't think that these things together would make a good snow car.

Also, I think you'll find it snows quite a bit in Sweden
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^^^^^^

I'm not a fan of Wranglers, although I would get a newer style (2009) Grand Cherokee, esp the SRT8 ones. But alas, out of my price range again.

Right now I'm leaning toward this Volvo S60 R that is somewhat local to me at a good price. I just have no time to get up there to see the damn thing in person. Maybe this weekend.
You'd be buying the AWD, swiss, leather version of your Ford Taurus. AKA: something we're not suggesting. Don't ******* do it again.
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What do you have against the CRV? They are really nice little SUVs.
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I like these threads cause I've been searching for a car for Meg with the same requirements. I keep suggesting a FXT.

I had to take a day off and go to Richmond the next day to pick up my '05 OBXT Limited 5MT wagon for 12.5k, 2 years ago, just under 100k miles. My brother recently picked up his '05 LGT Limited 5MT sedan for $8900, 120k miles. Both rock. Automatics are easier/cheaper to find. You WILL need to replace the Outback suspension, that crap is straight up dangerous. Turbo wise minimum failflora, I'd consider BNRsupercar, mostly cause he does a plugnplay version for the funky LGT compressor shape.
He wants a turbo upgrade for his FXT which has the same footprint as the WRX/STI so he has better options since it doesn't used the retarded and crappy Leg/OB inlet/IC setup. If he wants cheap, he should just go with the latest bolt-on STI takeoff (VF39 or whatever that latter come with) he can find and throw on an STI TMIC and tune.
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