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First day in two months the high has been below 55 and first day in almost 3 its snowed.  Hopefully this bad luck isn't a sign of how things will go with the new toy i just took delivery of.. 

Moved too far from downtown to not have a car, and I narrowed the list down to a Subaru or a Subaru, after realizing an AWD Wagon was what I needed. The BMW that was perfect was just too much of a ris

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A good pal of mine running a full weight wagon at a 1/4 mile track in Florida (Palm Beach International Raceway).  Crazy quick and fast.  Zero drama...

 

 

Took him a good while to get it where it is now, but it sure looks to have paid off.   vroom vroom....

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I'm giving some pretty serious thought to the Focus RS as a car that will still carry the 3 kids in the back but I can have fun with. We have room for a 3rd car so leaving the Odyssey sitting in the driveway is a serious option. We were looking at getting some nicer luxury cars but it makes more sense to spend more money on two cheaper cars but get we actually want. Meaghan is looking at some of the smaller crossovers from Volvo, BMW, MB and others and I've always wanted a pocket rocket.

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5 minutes ago, Dreadhead said:

I'm giving some pretty serious thought to the Focus RS as a car that will still carry the 3 kids in the back but I can have fun with. We have room for a 3rd car so leaving the Odyssey sitting in the driveway is a serious option. We were looking at getting some nicer luxury cars but it makes more sense to spend more money on two cheaper cars but get we actually want. Meaghan is looking at some of the smaller crossovers from Volvo, BMW, MB and others and I've always wanted a pocket rocket.

My sister drives a Focus (not RS) and the back seat is fine for 2 adults or three kids.

I think if you buy an ST or RS you get a free racing school day here: 

 

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FWIW I'd skip the Golf R. In addition to VW being a shitty corporate citizen lately I've seen it reviewed fairly poorly from some auto-journalists whose opinions I trust.

E63 AMG wagon would be nice :)

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Well they want a markup of $5k (or over 10%) on the RS and that's very hard to justify. Fuck. Maybe I just wait a year or two until they are in wider production.

I'm not going to lie that MB is sweet but I'd be very concerned about an eBay 10 year old second hand car.

 

1 hour ago, HemiSam said:

I should have been more direct and asked where he is based.  The Ford looks European to me.  I do not know everyone here.  

 

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I'm in the US. Washington DC area.

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Thanks, Dreadhead.  My apologies for making the leap across the pond...

At that price point and AWD I like the Evo in the same size bracket.  The Sti is interesting if one doesn't find the wing offensive....although the WRX is no slouch.

Interestingly, I can beat up on quite a few fast RWD vehicles on a road course with my Jeep SRT given the AWD (of course the huge Brembos, beefed up suspension and 6.4L with 8-speed and paddles don't hurt) despite the 5,150lb curb weight.  The vehicle is a pig, but there's a lot of joy taunting a Mustang...  AWD FTW.

HS

 

 

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I think now's a great time to buy VWs.  The price is low because they haven't addressed how they made the TDIs too awesome for the EPA, but they will, and then prices will go back up.

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