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Old 10-22-2013, 09:14 AM   #41
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If your winter weather sucks:
Subaru Legacy 3.6R Limited squeaks by at just under $30K (careful shopping should help even more.) The flat 6 should have enough power to keep you entertained.

We have an 2.5 Outback and it handles better than you'd expect (the lower slung Legacy should be noticeably better.) The Flat 4 engine isn't exactly stunning, but it does ok. Subaru interiors come a long way in recent years (seriously, worlds away from just a few years ago,) you owe yourself a look. Subies also have a reputation for longevity.
I agree here. Subaru's are excellent cars.
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What did you do, just give up on having a front valance? Mine is stock height, and I already have a list of parking lots with tire stops that are too high.
Pretty much lol, a parking block would ruin the front, luckily it's not too long that I don't need to pull all the way up in parking spots and there is just enough clearance I can go over speed bumps very slowly and not scrape. But there is no play in the suspension and I can corner much tighter, really drives much better. No more wobble.
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Pretty much lol, a parking block would ruin the front, luckily it's not too long that I don't need to pull all the way up in parking spots and there is just enough clearance I can go over speed bumps very slowly and not scrape. But there is no play in the suspension and I can corner much tighter, really drives much better. No more wobble.
Is that the HEMI model?
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No, just a SXT. Hopefully I can pick up a RT for around 30K this winter.

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No, just a SXT. Hopefully I can pick up a RT for around 30K this winter.
Still a nice looking ride
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Thank you sir

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The front of my Challenger is only a few inches off the ground now, i dont see how it could be lowered. This pic doesn't show it well, but its the only one i have handy. Bought this car before i moved in with RG (BOONIES). So i know im going to need something else to drive this winter. The roads never get plowed out here. Thats even if i could get it out the 1/8 mile long driveway....

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The front of my Challenger is only a few inches off the ground now, i dont see how it could be lowered. This pic doesn't show it well, but its the only one i have handy. Bought this car before i moved in with RG (BOONIES). So i know im going to need something else to drive this winter. The roads never get plowed out here. Thats even if i could get it out the 1/8 mile long driveway....
Very nice.... Sharp looking !
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If you don't mind buying foreign, VW Passat is a good choice. My friend has one with the "sport mode" in it and man does it have some get up and go...it's also safe and has great fuel mileage. Voted #11 mid-size sedan in USA with a starting price of $21,---

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A point to ponder. Go heavy. I'm not talking Hummer, but you need to avoid the lighter cars for safety reasons. A general rule of thumb is that for every 500 pounds of vehicle weight advantage you have over your opponent, the chance of your survival and return to functional life increases by 13%. Look around you. See what kind of cars are most common in the type of vehicle you want, and don't get anything lighter. Go by curb weight. If you see a bunch of cars with a 3500 lb curb weight, don't get a 2200 car. Semi's and pickups are something you can't do anything about and still stay within your wants, so do your best on the other cars and play the odds.

A quick word about crash testing. Cars are not rated on whether or not they will save your life. They are rated on whether or not their design and build will contribute to your death or injury.

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