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Unread 05-18-2012, 12:54 PM   #31
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A Lancer? Have they improved? I've never heard anything good about them.
I should clarify. The only Lancer I would ever buy is the RallyArt or the Evolution. Both of those are much, MUCH better than the base model.

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Unread 05-18-2012, 12:55 PM   #32
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In that case, I would recommend a Subaru Impreza, a Mitsubishi Lancer or a Volkswagen GTI.
I've heard a lot of bad things about the reliability of Subaru.
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Unread 05-18-2012, 02:40 PM   #33
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I've heard a lot of bad things about the reliability of Subaru.
The only major issues I'm aware of are head gasket issues in the older 2.5l engines.

Subarus are some of the most reliable and longest lasting vehicles made, imho, and I've seen owners take them to 200,000 miles and beyond with little more than scheduled maintenance.
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I've heard a lot of bad things about the reliability of Subaru.
Seriously? I've owned 3. I'm from a family of Subaru owners. I've never seen big problems on those lines. I took one over 200k and another two right up to 100k. No problems apart from the normal maintenance stuff. I was extremely happy with my Subarus.
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A Lancer? Have they improved? I've never heard anything good about them.
Interesting. I've found my '99 Lancer to be a very good, reliable wee car. I would happily recommend it, although I get the impression that the standard lancer won't be sporty enough for Ax's tastes.

Funnily enough, I'd rather have a "granny" toyota corolla than a lot of the sporty cars mentioned here. My observations from my driving experience lead me to assume that people that drive "sporty" cars are pricks, because they usually drive like pricks. I'd rather have people assume I'm a granny.
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Interesting. I've found my '99 Lancer to be a very good, reliable wee car. I would happily recommend it, although I get the impression that the standard lancer won't be sporty enough for Ax's tastes.

Funnily enough, I'd rather have a "granny" toyota corolla than a lot of the sporty cars mentioned here. My observations from my driving experience lead me to assume that people that drive "sporty" cars are pricks, because they usually drive like pricks. I'd rather have people assume I'm a granny.
What I meant by "nothing good" wasn't so much that they were bad, just Mitsu advertised them as if they were just like the Evo, when really they're more of a simple import sedan (like a Corolla).
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Interesting. I've found my '99 Lancer to be a very good, reliable wee car. I would happily recommend it, although I get the impression that the standard lancer won't be sporty enough for Ax's tastes.

Funnily enough, I'd rather have a "granny" toyota corolla than a lot of the sporty cars mentioned here. My observations from my driving experience lead me to assume that people that drive "sporty" cars are pricks, because they usually drive like pricks. I'd rather have people assume I'm a granny.
I've been cut off by just as many jerks driving "granny cars" as I have by jerks driving sports cars.
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I've been cut off by just as many jerks driving "granny cars" as I have by jerks driving sports cars.
I get cut off by minivans more than any other vehicle on the road.
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I get cut off by minivans more than any other vehicle on the road.
More than a single vehicle type, I find I get cut off by non-CA plates way more than by CA plates...or at least it feels that way.
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More than a single vehicle type, I find I get cut off by non-CA plates way more than by CA plates...or at least it feels that way.
That's how I feel about non-DE drivers; the vehicles w/ PA, NJ and MD plates always seem to drive worse than the natives do.
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ve also thought about getting an SUV... I'm not exactly thrilled about the prospects of them (I like to sit as low to the ground as possible and hug turns), but I'm thinking about buying a kayak and the racks would be nice
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