What is this the the Subaru fan club.?Yea get a subaru if you like having to deal with two heads and head gaskets on a 4 banger. Get a subaru if you like having to take off your front wheels to change spark plugs. Subarus are ok cars, a massive pain in the ass to work on.
There are many cars out there that offer great traction in the snow besides a subaru. For a second I thought some of you were Subaru paid employees, the way everyone rants about them.
While snow tires do make a world of difference. You are smoking crack if you believe that snow tires offer 40% more traction in snow like conditions. You will not stop 40% less if you have snow tires on verse all seasons.
And, you are also smoking crack if you would take a fwd car with snow tires over an awd car with all seasons. Heck...I would take an awd car with slicks over a fwd with snow tires. Its all how you drive.
89-99 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX (eagle Talon TSI AWD)- Had 4 of them, rocked in the snow like no other
2003-2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution- Needs no explanation
Toyota Rav4- My wife has one, and the thing is a beast in the snow, short wheel base to throw around, goes through almost anything on the road. Two winters ago when we got 3 feet of snow in 24 hours...I drove to my buddy's house and it plowed through everything.
Honda Crv- A little more expensive then the rav4 just as good in the snow.
These are just a few....if your heart is set on a cheap car. I would go with an old DSM (89-94), you can get one very very cheap, get the motor rebuilt, and boom you have an awsome car that is very responsible. Ohh and the 4g63 motor is hands down one of the best motors every produced.