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Old 28th August 2014, 21:23   #4066
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Have you considered a SH-AWD TL? good handling, decent power, can seat four with decent luggage space
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I am not so sure about the age part. I know a few older gentlemen who have modded the crap out of their cars!
Older gentlemen usually use reputed mods.
The prices are in line with what you see on the Subaru forum

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=89

You know that you can get a new base WRX for 26k??

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http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2630763
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Old 28th August 2014, 22:05   #4068
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Have you considered a SH-AWD TL? good handling, decent power, can seat four with decent luggage space
Thank god i can eliminate something based on its looks

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Older gentlemen usually use reputed mods.
The prices are in line with what you see on the Subaru forum

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=89

You know that you can get a new base WRX for 26k??

Refer following thread
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2630763
Oh well, in that case I can stop dreaming about WRX. For now.
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Old 28th August 2014, 23:02   #4069
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Thank god i can eliminate something based on its looks
LOL that's why I didn't mention looks but it does grow on you once you get past the looks & see what the package has to offer though IMHO the Gen 2 TL was a handsome car
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I am not so sure about the age part. I know a few older gentlemen who have modded the crap out of their cars!

Yeah that 2011 is not an STI. Here is the link
http://click.messages.autotrader.com...8ca0e6d0710215
Not sure what is your budget, but I would say why not a new WRX? The sedan comes with CVT as well
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Not sure what is your budget, but I would say why not a new WRX? The sedan comes with CVT as well
20K and has to be manual.
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20K and has to be manual.
How bout current Mustang? Heavy rebates might help you score a V8 for around 25k, and V6 could surely come close to 20k
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How bout current Mustang? Heavy rebates might help you score a V8 for around 25k, and V6 could surely come close to 20k
Hehe. Sorry i should have given you the whole picture. These are the requirements:
1. Manual transmission
2. Fuel efficient
3. Turbo charged
4. Good handling
5. Most importantly, under 20K.
6. Since it will replace my daily driver, it needs to be reliable too.
7. Should be able to seat 2 adults and 2 kids.

I am not asking for much. Am I?
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Hehe. Sorry i should have given you the whole picture. These are the requirements:
1. Manual transmission
2. Fuel efficient
3. Turbo charged
4. Good handling
5. Most importantly, under 20K.
6. Since it will replace my daily driver, it needs to be reliable too.
7. Should be able to seat 2 adults and 2 kids.

I am not asking for much. Am I?
I am glued now, would love to see what you pick up
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Hehe. Sorry i should have given you the whole picture. These are the requirements:
1. Manual transmission
2. Fuel efficient
3. Turbo charged
4. Good handling
5. Most importantly, under 20K.
6. Since it will replace my daily driver, it needs to be reliable too.
7. Should be able to seat 2 adults and 2 kids.

I am not asking for much. Am I?
May I suggest the Mazdaspeed6? Ticks all the boxes. But it would be difficult to find an unabused low mileage car.
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Old 29th August 2014, 03:09   #4076
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Hehe. Sorry i should have given you the whole picture. These are the requirements:
1. Manual transmission
2. Fuel efficient
3. Turbo charged
4. Good handling
5. Most importantly, under 20K.
6. Since it will replace my daily driver, it needs to be reliable too.
7. Should be able to seat 2 adults and 2 kids.

I am not asking for much. Am I?
Infiniti G37 will be my answer

Manual might be hard to come by, but definitely test drive one off the showroom, it will impress!
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Yeah I don't understand why their resale is so high! For example there is a 2011 WRX Limited 57,732 miles, listed at 23,334!!
2015 models are at 29K. So, in 4 years, it lost less than 6K?? Oh I forgot. New England is crazy about Subaru By the way, that car has been available for sale since May of this year. I should be able to use that to my advantage, right?
In case you are interested in WRX, i suggest you shop around with all the dealers as most of them atleast here in CA have crazy mark ups. The dealer invoice for WRX base is around 24.8k. I have heard of people buying it for like 500$ below invoice. I myself have been hunting for dealers in CA who will sell below msrp and yet to find any. Waiting for all the hype to settle.

Test drove the WRX and am impressed. Shifting from 2nd to 3rd was hard though. For some reason dislike the short throw shifter.
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Old 29th August 2014, 06:33   #4078
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It is good that you guys are giving me so many choices to consider! Because the part of the country I am in, there aren't too many big dealers around. I will need to drive on an average 50 miles to get to a dealer that lists the car i want. And then once at the dealer, i will need to act casually that i am just passing by and dropped in to see if they have anything i like blah blah blah
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Hehe. Sorry i should have given you the whole picture. These are the requirements:
1. Manual transmission
2. Fuel efficient
3. Turbo charged
4. Good handling
5. Most importantly, under 20K.
6. Since it will replace my daily driver, it needs to be reliable too.
7. Should be able to seat 2 adults and 2 kids.

I am not asking for much. Am I?
How about BMW 328i 6 Speed? You will be able to find 2011/12 models with less than 50k miles with manufacturer warranty. You can buy extended warranty for the reliability factor. But the price may hover around 22 - 24K if you are looking for manual.
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The location that you have mentioned would require an AWD vehicle, I suggest he leases an AWD or buy a used one.
Hey Technocrat, thanks for your advise. Have conveyed the same to my bro. so it will be an AWD.
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