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Old 06-30-2000, 09:55 AM   #1
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Question Opinions on 2.5RS sedan... right for me?

Hello everyone. I'm in the market for a new sedan for my Fiance`. She's not your average female driver, she can't stand automatics, loves torque, and I'm starting to get her into autocrossing. Right now she drives a 626, which is getting a little old and just isn't quick enough. So far we've been looking at the Camry V6 (very hard to find with a stick) and the Sentra SE. She needs 4 doors, but while both of those cars are fairly fast, they feel kinda mushy and I certainly wouldn't autoX them. I drive a '93 MR2 so I'm a little spoiled when it comes to suspension, but I drove the 99 rs coupe and was pretty impressed. Can anyone tell me what the differences are to the sedan? changes for 2000? Also I'm a 6 time Toyota owner and a reliability fanatic (especially when it comes to my girls car) but I'm unfamiliar with Subarus really.

I appreciate any help.
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Old 06-30-2000, 10:03 AM   #2
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The sedan and coupe are virtually identical performancewise and there is only a 5 lb weight difference. Subarus have been rated quite reliable for the past several years.
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Old 06-30-2000, 10:09 AM   #3
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I just sold my old car....1986 Subaru GL. There was barely even any rust on it. The only problem I had with it was the oil pump went bad, but it simple enough to replace myself and that was last year. So it was almost 15 years old before it needed the oil pump changed and had 100,000+ miles.

Not too shabby for an '86. Just imagine what they can do now.

Just to clear this up. I didn't HAVE to replace the oil pump. I simply did it to make the engine stop ticking very loudly. The car still ran ok.

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Old 06-30-2000, 10:42 AM   #4
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RS sedan is the best sporty sedan for the money. A little on the small side, but very sturdy, and extemely safe (crash protection wise). Plus awesome AWD, not that you need it much in Costa Mesa. If you wanted to wait you could really treat her and get her a 2002 WRX next spring.

Other very good similar cars would be the VW Jetta GLX and the Acura Integra GS-R sedan. No AWD and little more money, but still good resale and reliability. Good aftermarket for both. VW also has 10yr 100,000 mile warrenty and good lease deals with free service right now. I'd still pick the RS over these though.



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Old 06-30-2000, 10:53 AM   #5
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I have the sedan, love it. the ONLY difference is the wing (and the 2 extra doors of course).




Also, the split on the sideskirts matches up with the door seam, so it looks better IMO.

Haven't have any problems so far, and it's cool not having to get in and out when letting people in the car. The RS Sedan get's my vote.



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Old 06-30-2000, 11:08 AM   #6
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Your car looks a little dirty. You can off-road with the RS, which you can't do with either of those other cars.



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Old 06-30-2000, 11:26 AM   #7
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Well as for relilability.... my family's on our 5th Subaru. Our old 86 GL-10 went to about 320,000km and was sold to someone else (i.e. still running good). Only major repair was the clutch at around 200k.

Buy it, you won't regret it...

(some people think sedan looks better then the coupe)
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Old 06-30-2000, 11:28 AM   #8
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dirty? HA, I had just givin it a good wash, the first pic is of me actually washing the car.
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Old 06-30-2000, 07:21 PM   #9
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My RS sedan makes a kick a$$ autoX vehicle. It is just as manueverable as an Integra but has a lot more traction.

Remember very important, the RS makes a better AUtoX car than ANY Front Driver. If you get rid of the Junk stock tires (or burn them off early) you will be very happy. The car has a very nice trailing thottle/ trail braking oversteer that is just sweet to exploit.

Mine is Bone stock BTW right down to the junky tires.

Best value for your money in the segment IMO.
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Old 07-01-2000, 12:10 AM   #10
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Thanks for all the help guys. That WRX looks tasty, but 30K is a bit off from 20K and I don't think we can wait very long. But it sounds like it's worth a shot, guess we'll go drive on this weekend.
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Old 07-01-2000, 04:22 AM   #11
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I think my brother's ski coach said it best:
"What other car can you get with AWD that costs less than $20k and that is actually fun to drive?"

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