Mamma's got a brand new ride
Its pretty expensive for not a lot of use around here. AWD isn't really needed when the bridges are the biggest hill you see for 30 miles.Sounds like a fun little car Jo. Congrats. Did you consider a WRX for the AWD? Invaluable in the northeast.
almost 50k? I doubt it really needs brakes unless they've absolutely never been done, especially on a stick if he's been using engine braking. I have 85k on my truck and my rear brakes (original) still have another 20k and only 45k on the front and they've probably got another 10k on them with heavy braking (automatic so I have to use the brakes more) First thing I'd probably do is look into changing the gear oil in the trans and upgrading to a synthetic to help it shift smoother.I very much did-it was my first choice- I scouted out several. But everyone wanted almost 20 grand for 2 year old 60,000 mile cars. This one was significantly less expensive, one time owner and significantly fewer miles.
It's front wheel- so it's not nearly as awesome as all wheel obviously- but I had a budget and the WRX's had me haggling to get down to the target number- this one came in UNDER that by a fair bit- I still have to sell the truck and trailer and a costume which will net me several thousand and really help out.
I technically could have afforded it- but it would have made me miserable- this is a much more satisfactory solution. I'm hoping I can get another good 5 plus years out of it without dumping 5 grand into it like I did my truck!
I know the brakes need to be done in the next 9 months or so- he said they hadn't been done in a while- but I think I can do those myself. Will be difficult to do oil changes- I might just suck it up and take it somewhere as much as I hate the thought. Ah well.
True. We have lots of big hills here.Its pretty expensive for not a lot of use around here. AWD isn't really needed when the bridges are the biggest hill you see for 30 miles.
I've not really wanted for 4wd with my Truck its just a basic 2x4.
I got to drive a 2010 STi that had some mods done(guy tracked it). very awesome car.True. We have lots of big hills here.
Jo I'm glad you considered one. The WRX I drove gave me a huge smile. I want to drive a STi.