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Old 04-05-2002, 01:53 PM   #1
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Question a few noobie questions

After being hassled by my brother, I finally took a WRX out for a test drive. I've really never liked little cars. I drive a Jeep Grand Cherokee, so I'm used to a slow, poor handling ride. I have to say, I was extremely impressed by this little car. For some odd reason, the dealer let me take it out alone (not smart, I have a lead foot ) and I had an absolute blast driving it. Anyway, I'm seriously contemplating swapping my Jeep for a WRX as a daily driver.

Can anyone give me any reasons why I shouldn't? I realize that a Subaru board might not be the best place to ask this , but I figure there's alot of combined experience with these cars residing here.

The Jeep straight 6's have a tendency to run forever, but I've heard nothing but great things about Subaru's dependability. Other than that, I think I would be gaining power, gas mileage, and a vehicle that's alot more fun to drive.



Also, can anyone direct me to some resources that would tell me how exactly a turbo works. I know the concept behind it, but I'd like to get myself more familiar with the setup.

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Jonathan
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Old 04-05-2002, 01:59 PM   #2
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Go here for a good write-up on how turbos work...

http://www.howstuffworks.com/turbo.htm
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Old 04-05-2002, 02:52 PM   #3
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thanks. that's a really good link.
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Old 04-05-2002, 03:00 PM   #4
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Well, I won't bash Jeeps, because I do like them (Wrangler's, mostly), but two of my friends drive them, and those engines have been nothing but trouble for them. Between 2 wranglers, a cherokee, and even a Liberty, they have spent a lot of repair money

but I digress

The durability of the WRX will probably suit you better than the Jeep. Unless you tow things, or do some crazy off-roading, there's nothing the WRX can't do for you that the Jeep does. Not only that, but the WRX will be more fun, get better gas mileage, and be more reliable.

So, unless you need a truck (serious off roading, towing a boat, etc...), trade in
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Old 04-05-2002, 03:04 PM   #5
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I've had mine for a little over 3 months and I would have to say I'm not dissapointed. If I could go back, I would do exactly the same thing.

Previously I had a supercharged mustang with 70k miles.
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Old 04-05-2002, 03:35 PM   #6
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The durability of the WRX will probably suit you better than the Jeep. Unless you tow things, or do some crazy off-roading, there's nothing the WRX can't do for you that the Jeep does. Not only that, but the WRX will be more fun, get better gas mileage, and be more reliable.

So, unless you need a truck (serious off roading, towing a boat, etc...), trade in
Well, I do some serious off-roading. But I bought an older 'beater' wrangler for that. The Grand Cherokee, while capable, is just to pretty (and expensive) to beat like that.

So much for getting reasons why I shouldn't get a WRX.
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Old 04-05-2002, 03:42 PM   #7
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I will always do everything in my power to get someone out of an SUV and into a car
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Old 04-05-2002, 03:48 PM   #8
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Well, I wouldn't even be looking at a car if it wasn't for AWD. After being stuck in a snow storm with my brother's Camry, I vowed that I'd never own a daily driver that wasn't 4WD or AWD.
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Old 04-06-2002, 01:28 AM   #9
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Well first of all, you mentioned that you want the car as daily driver...so that will be a car that is reliable, right?
Japanese cars are reliable, but Subaru is just exceptional among all the Japanese manufacturers. I believed Toyota and Subaru are ranked the 1st most reliable vehicles being made, so that's a good reason to get it
Now, as far as handling and power goes, the Jeeps have one of the two; WRX, however, has both! So, there you go, another reason.
Not that Jeeps are junks, but just not as good as the WRX...in contrast, if you need an off-road car like the Jeep, then there's no better choices.

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