Originally Posted by LucasCairns
Not sure if this is the right section for this but as you can see I'm a noob and not completely used to this forum yet.
So to get to my question, next year I'm going to be turning 16 and buying my first car! I'm going to have about $12,000 to spend and really just want a reliable car that I can take to the mountains and be safe in.
These requirements have led me to find the impreza 2.5i as I can find them on Craigslist for about $9,000 with around 80,000 miles or less in the years 06-07. Now to me this seems like the smartest choice because of a couple things
-wont be tempted to speed as much
-newer/less miles=more reliable
-insurance will be cheaper
So as of now the 2.5i is what I'm leaning towards
but my mom was talking to my schools Dean and he was telling her that he's going to be selling his Subaru wrx 03 with 110,000 miles on it for around $10,000. I'm tempted to just buy his car because he has all the maintenance records and has babied the hell out of it, it's in pretty much perfect condition. Also a couple bonuses of getting this car would be
-more fun to drive then a 2.5i
-knowing the guy selling it, and knowing its in good condition
-bitches love fast cars
So Nasioc if you were in this situation what would you do? Still leaning towards the 2.5i but thanks for any input!
And sorry for any misspellings I'm on my phone.
If the WRX is stock and wasn't just put back to stock then go for the WRX. Since your school's Dean has the maintenance records for it then that's a safer choice. Spend the remaining 2 grand for stage 2 upgrade.