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Caucasian_AsianAWD vs FWD vs FWD/expensive AWD
Subarus can be expensive if you blow a head gasket or get a clapped-out turbo model. SAABs are expensive to fix and hard to find a good mechanic. VWs are expensive to repair, but slightly less hard to find a good mechanic.
Insurance will probably be cheapest on the Subaru, unless you get a turbocharged model.
Mr.HuckVW TDI wagon. I would buy one tomorrow. Fast, handles great and gets like 50 MPG. Really loved driving this car. Took it up I-70 out of Denver. It was able to accelerate to 80 mph, up Lookout Mountain like it was nothing.
Having said that. I drive a Mazda 5. You should check one of these out.
I bought mine NEW for $18k. It is the sport model with 6 speed manual transmission. This is my second Mazda 5 and I love it. I just wish it had a turbo in it, but it still does 75 MPH over the passes. It has 6 seats but the handling isn't that much different than the TDI. Gas mileage is great; but not as good as the TDI. It is just incredibly versatile. I would have been so stoked to have one when I was in college. It's great to have the room to haul crap, and still have the ability to seat 6 people when you need to. If you like sticks, and are shopping for used, make sure you pick up a later model that has the 6 speed. It is key. My first one was a 5 speed and it revved way too high cruising on the highway at 75. With the 6 speed, 75 MPH you are at barely 3k RPMs.
KravtZI read a build on reddit once about a guy who turbo'd one of these and gave it a nice power boost. Super clean job forgot when it was maybe 6 months ago?
louie.miragsthis. I love my saab and whenever I see a 9-2x I get a chubby
PeppermillRenoI have to replace my 04 XC 70. (Don't want to but its overheating on long trips cant take it to my uncles on Thanksgiving for example.)
Im leaning towards getting a 2011 XC 70 instead of a new 14 or 15 Forester not sure though but leaning towards the same thing I have now but 7-8 years newer.
6000 mile round trip ski vacations are kind of my thing its great to have nice reliable wheels with good gas and AWD.