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Old 01-06-2020, 01:02 PM   #1249
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I finally upgraded my 2009 Kia Optima for a 2020 Subaru WRX (Premium trim) this weekend. Very fun so far! I was a little worried since I had very little experience driving manual before buying it, but it has been pretty easy for the most part! Very fun to drive!
Welcome to the club! I still love my 2017 Premium.

It's a great community, too. I don't post or lurk on the nasioc forums much, but I remember it being friendly and tons of info to share. Reddit seems to work just as well for me, though.
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Old 01-07-2020, 06:27 PM   #1250
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I finally upgraded my 2009 Kia Optima for a 2020 Subaru WRX (Premium trim) this weekend. Very fun so far! I was a little worried since I had very little experience driving manual before buying it, but it has been pretty easy for the most part! Very fun to drive!
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Old 01-08-2020, 12:32 AM   #1251
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I finally upgraded my 2009 Kia Optima for a 2020 Subaru WRX (Premium trim) this weekend. Very fun so far! I was a little worried since I had very little experience driving manual before buying it, but it has been pretty easy for the most part! Very fun to drive!


Have fun with it and check your oil regularly.


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Old 01-10-2020, 11:36 PM   #1252
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I'm looking to sell my 2008 Audi A4 (125,000 miles and the check engine light is on- thinking it could be a diverter valve issue) for something more reliable / less likely to break on me. I need something with AWD or is reliable in snow (I work for the state traveling to different health centers and rehab centers to visit patients as well as going to clinical 4x a week for school where we don't have snow days, so we're expected to show up whenever and wherever). I'm looking into a used Subaru WRX, but I have virtually no experience driving a manual car as a daily driver. I took one on-road manual driving lesson a couple of years ago and I thought it wasn't too bad actually. I've also thought of the Subaru Legacy (reliable, relatively cheap), Mazda, and Toyota.

What would you guys recommend for a reliable, relatively cheap car that's preferably good in the snow that won't ruin my wallet with the price and/or mileage?
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Old 01-10-2020, 11:40 PM   #1253
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Mark 7 GTI. Model year 2016 or 2017 preferably if you're looking for used. Great mileage with stock tune and high efficiency tires. Versatile. Just a great car all around. Is available with a DCT.


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