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> time for new winter beater, wrx or ralliart ?
Eugenio_SS
post Apr 26 2015, 07:16 PM
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It's time for me to say adios to my winter beater.
My 2 contenders are:
2015 Subaru WRX Sport Tech package
2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Premium package

Any opinions ?
I did not consider the STI/Evolution due to price gap and i only want a winter beater that has some fun to drive.
I definitely don't want a fwd boring car.
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post Apr 27 2015, 01:03 AM
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2015 as a beater?

Why not get an STI that's a few years old?
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post Apr 27 2015, 01:07 AM
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If your looking for a beater.... I'm a big fan of Toyota. Lol

But I get a wrx between the 2 you listed.
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post Apr 27 2015, 03:16 PM
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Want a beater that has some fun factor
Use it as DD too.

Requirements
Manual transmission
Sedan
Non-fwd
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post Apr 27 2015, 03:16 PM
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Other 2 are
Ats
A4
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post Apr 27 2015, 04:23 PM
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Of the original two, I'd spend my money on the WRX. I have nothing to substantiate it, but I think it would be a better quality car than the Mitsubishi.

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post Apr 27 2015, 04:45 PM
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New subaru products are getting better and better every year. Of those two, the subaru is a clear choice. Mitsubishi products seem like they are stuck in the 90's quality wise. I see both brands of cars often at work.
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post Apr 27 2015, 05:11 PM
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I just bought a 2014 WRX hatch and I love it. The hatch makes an amazing tire hauler.

(IMG:http://i.imgur.com/9jURyR4.jpg)
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post Apr 30 2015, 01:25 PM
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mitsu is out of equation...
they only offer handicapped transmission on the ralliart... i want a manual tranny
so i ordered a wrx fully loaded... now to know that the 1 left still on the boat coming from japan, just had been sold.
so f*** it... STI winter beater it is.
tried the s4... lots of fun... but damm it's $$$
just hope i don't regret getting a sti as a DD over the wrx.
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post Apr 30 2015, 03:24 PM
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QUOTE (Eugenio_SS @ Apr 30 2015, 09:25 AM) *
mitsu is out of equation...
they only offer handicapped transmission on the ralliart... i want a manual tranny
so i ordered a wrx fully loaded... now to know that the 1 left still on the boat coming from japan, just had been sold.
so f*** it... STI winter beater it is.
tried the s4... lots of fun... but damm it's $$$
just hope i don't regret getting a sti as a DD over the wrx.



STI's are awesome, how could you regret it?
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post Apr 30 2015, 03:35 PM
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G8 GT??

Sedan..check
Non FWD...check
"fun factor"...check
Cheaper than a new 2015 car...priceless
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post Apr 30 2015, 11:30 PM
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QUOTE (Smitty2919 @ Apr 30 2015, 11:35 AM) *
G8 GT??

Sedan..check
Non FWD...check
"fun factor"...check
Cheaper than a new 2015 car...priceless


My guess is that even though he did not state it as a requirement, Eugenio needs/wants AWD for the northland winters?

I personally would have waited for the coming Focus RS AWD if I were spending STI coin already. (IMG:http://www.frrax.com/rrforum/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

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post May 1 2015, 08:18 PM
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QUOTE (dailydriver @ Apr 30 2015, 07:30 PM) *
QUOTE (Smitty2919 @ Apr 30 2015, 11:35 AM) *
G8 GT??

Sedan..check
Non FWD...check
"fun factor"...check
Cheaper than a new 2015 car...priceless


My guess is that even though he did not state it as a requirement, Eugenio needs/wants AWD for the northland winters?

I personally would have waited for the coming Focus RS AWD if I were spending STI coin already. (IMG:http://www.frrax.com/rrforum/style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)


AWD was 1st choice... Ats manual is only rwd.
I thought about it... But not gonna wait 6+ months... And might be harder to fit my 3 kids vs sti... STI has good trunk... Focus is not sedan... Wife hates hatches... Although I gave her a rav4 v6 without the rear wheel.

Anyways... Now waiting for the car. ETA at dealer is 29 may.
One thing I forgot to mention was " new "... Not used car
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post May 7 2015, 01:53 AM
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Good choice!
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post May 7 2015, 02:39 AM
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At least the beater will have some fun factor... And not too much of a slouch.
Especially compared to 1k+ hp almost stock SS
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post May 10 2015, 04:17 AM
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I think you'll be quite pleased with the STI -- pretty track-capable sedan even in stock trim.
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post May 23 2015, 12:06 AM
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Look what just arrived in town after long boat trip followed by long train trip
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post May 23 2015, 12:08 AM
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Can't wait for next Thursday
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post May 23 2015, 11:46 PM
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Enjoy it! The new subarus are quality cars.
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post May 29 2015, 01:41 AM
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Home sweet home
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