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View Poll Results: What to do Trade in the VW Rabbit for an Outback or keep it?
Keep the VW Rabbit 20 66.67%
Trade it in and get the Subaru Outback Sport 10 33.33%
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:28 AM   #1
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Default What to do? Have a kid on the way sell the VW Rabbit and Buy an Outback or keep it?

VW Rabbit
14,000 miles
2 door
Coilovers
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Exhaust
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Payment $311 a mounth 3.5 years left to go at 3.99% apr

Outback Sport
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4 door
Only mods will be SPT springs
Payment around $320 a month for 6 years 3.99% apr

If i trade in the rabbit I will get full payoff. I would also sell the aftermarket parts so I will have around $1000 extra in the bank to do whatever with. I dont want to put it down on the car so it would be fun money down the road.

Keep in mind that this is my daily. I also have a 07 STI that is paid off as my fun car for the summer.

What would you do??
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:35 AM   #2
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Keep the rabbit. There is no need for a wagon with only 1 kid.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:39 AM   #3
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Keep the rabbit. The minor inconvenience of putting the kid in the back outweighs the three extra years of car payment, IMO.
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Old 02-17-2010, 07:43 AM   #4
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Keep the rabbit. The minor inconvenience of putting the kid in the back outweighs the three extra years of car payment, IMO.
Plus he's got the STI if he really wants the 4 doors. Although I never understood the idea of a Subaru as "summer car."
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:06 AM   #5
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keep the rabbit.

If you need more room for a long trip or whatever, take the STI.

Even with 2 kids, the STI is OK. We have 2 (3 & 5) with a WRX wagon & a older minivan. We take the wagon on all the long trips & have plenty of room inside, STI would be the same.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:28 AM   #6
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His Sti has a full cage in the back just an FYI.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:36 AM   #7
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Never do a 6 year car loan, ever.

Keep the rabbit, it'll be a bit of a pain, but there is a ton of room in the back and its not worth paying an extra $11k for 2 more doors. If you really feel the need for more doors, look at a used car.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:39 AM   #8
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The people who voted to get the outback are wrong.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:43 AM   #9
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Keep the rabbit. The minor inconvenience of putting the kid in the back outweighs the three extra years of car payment, IMO.
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Plus he's got the STI if he really wants the 4 doors. Although I never understood the idea of a Subaru as "summer car."
yea, I'd say stay away from 3 more years of payments and if it proves that horrible- you can use the STi.

The other thing to think of- is the child going to be driven by you primarily (or do you have one car, etc) because if not, the primary car will get the better child carrying systems- aka once the child is out of the car carrier base, unless you want to keep switching the car seat, you'll have 2.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:43 AM   #10
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Never do a 6 year car loan, ever.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:56 AM   #11
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Keep the rabbit. There is no need for a wagon with only 1 kid.
12345 Plus he's talking about an Outback Sport (ie Impreza), not the bigger Outback.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:59 AM   #12
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Trade the kid in.
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:00 PM   #13
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The 2 door will be more of an pain getting the baby in and out of but is definitely doable. Keep the Rabbit
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Old 02-17-2010, 12:03 PM   #14
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Only 14k on the clock of the VW? You would be losing way too much money to trade it. I wouldn't be able to justify the trade solely based off suffering such a loss.
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:18 PM   #15
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Keep the rabbit and drop a supercharged VR6 into it. Done and done.
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:20 PM   #16
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Right now you have a kid on the way.

Do you want a kid and a car payment on the way?


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Old 02-17-2010, 05:27 PM   #17
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Is the Rabbit herrafrush?
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:28 PM   #18
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Trade the kid in.
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Are you white? You know how much you can get for a white baby on the black market?
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:52 PM   #19
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Are you white? You know how much you can get for a white baby on the black market?
Not sure if 9 points....
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:59 PM   #20
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Is the Rabbit herrafrush?
Its a ****ing rabbit, anyone who does that is retarded. "Oh look at me, I didn't want to buy a GTI for $7k more so bought an economy car and am now going to make it look stupid."
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:06 PM   #21
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We got rid of our Golf once we had kids. We were worried about the amount of crush space in back.
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:22 PM   #22
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Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.0.1; en-us; Droid Build/ESD56) AppleWebKit/530.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/530.17)

Get rid of your kid.
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:29 PM   #23
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We got rid of our Golf once we had kids. We were worried about the amount of crush space in back.
Awkwardly the golf was better in the back, but much worse in the side.
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Old 02-17-2010, 06:34 PM   #24
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I had a 2 door civic and the 2 doors completely sucked balls for transporting an infant, and evidently if you have the baby in the passenger seat you are automatically the worst father ever.

The thing is you have to look at things long term, are you ok with using the rabbit as the kid transporter for a couple years? Are you ok with the infant doing infant/child things in the rabbit (puke, food/drink, pee, etc...).

My three year old told me that she has decided that my car is completely awesome and she loves riding in it. ****ing better be, I only bought it because of her.
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Never do a 6 year car loan, ever.
Unless you get a great rate and/or plan to pay it off early.
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