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Old 11-13-2000, 08:25 AM   #1
dada21
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Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Gurnee, IL, USA
Vehicle:
2001 Outback Sport
Black

Post 6 months and still can't decide...

Ok, this is really getting to be a mess for me. My wife and I have been debating getting new cars now for 6 months. We have the money, we can get the financing, and we have the desire, we just need REAL advice.

I own a 97 OBS with over 85,000 miles on it. It's been driven HARD, maintained poorly [oil changes have been frequent, other maintenance has not been done as well as it should *shrug*]... I've been so happy with the car, but so sad with the performance, and I've been waiting for the WRX now for almost 4 years. I was a WRX fan way before the RS was a twinkle in the eyes of many current drivers

The WRX may come out in March. I want a wagon. My wife has a 1999 Mercury Mystique with 35,000 miles, and she's ready for a trade. She loves the RS 4 door, but wants automatic and leather. This is where the dilemma is.

Should I trade my OBS now and get a 2001 RS for my wife, but drive it myself until we can trade her car in March for the WRX wagon? Or maybe trade HER car in now for a 2001 RS and I'll drive it while she drives my car and then we trade my car for the WRX wagon?

I do probably 130 miles per day average in my car. She does probably 45 miles per day average. My car will be pushing 100,000 miles if I drive it until March, and I know [or have heard at least] that trade-in value decreases greatly @ 100,000. I'm also afraid that my car won't make it to 100,000 because I was very late on maintaining other than oil-fluids, so who knows what kind of condition the car will be in. I drive horribly hard on all my cars, and the Subaru still feels great, so maybe it will last to 100,000 +.

Ugh. I need to be pushed here people! Someone give me some advice, so I can finally get some sleep. Two subarus in one household would be great. If I could afford it, I would keep my OBS also and turn it into a weekend fun-car, but we're trying to buy a second home and the OBS doesn't figure into the budget, unless I'd get less than $5k for it in trade.

Ideas?
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