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#1 Bennybear

  • Joined:23-August 05
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:BMW

Posted 27 November 2010 - 01:43 PM

***Pics in OT latest purchase thread***
http://www.nissansil...=361059&st=1410


Hi all,

My wife & I share a car but I'm finding it tedious so I'm looking into getting another.

With the exception of the Golf GTI & the new MY11 WRX everything I have looked at thus far is pathetic. I would prefer to keep the budget under $50k but could probably stretch it if there was a good enough reason... The scope for this car is to cover my Monday-Friday work travel but has potential to expand into the odd spirited weekend drive.

Aside from dealers I can barely find any media on the new WRX - can anyone on here assist with an opinion? I went out to a dealership today to go for a test drive but the only model they had was sold; it was in the typical metallic blue with the nav/roof/leather package. I'm a fan after sitting in (the leather recaro seats are very comfy) and getting a general idea of the cabin layout; the Subaru guy was nice enough to start it so I could play with the stereo/controls and also had a chance to hear the exhaust which has a nice subtle little burble.

Any opinion/reference would be much appreciated; I can't deal with the 'hairdressers car' stigma of the GTI but as with any purchase I'd like to do a bit of research before committing.

All the best,
Ben

#2 shortshifta

  • Joined:14-August 05
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:200sx

Posted 27 November 2010 - 02:22 PM

How bout one of the fpv's. They are a big car but still go quite well and have plenty of space.

#3 Bennybear

  • Joined:23-August 05
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:BMW

Posted 27 November 2010 - 02:54 PM

^ I've considered it but I really cant warm to any of the Holden/Ford/Toyota offerings

#4 0kla

  • Joined:12-February 08
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:Type X

Posted 27 November 2010 - 03:00 PM

Golf R32

#5 Guest_escobar s13 mk3_*

Posted 27 November 2010 - 03:37 PM

renault megane R26
fiat 500 abarth
citroen DS3

just reminding you of the myriad of alternatives. ;)

#6 the exa

  • Joined:10-August 07
  • Car:Nissan Exa CA18DET

Posted 27 November 2010 - 03:56 PM

V6 Passat, they are $60k, but AWD, roomy and would look sweet with some flush wheels.

#7 Bennybear

  • Joined:23-August 05
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:BMW

Posted 27 November 2010 - 05:14 PM

Some cool little ideas - has to be new otherwise the R32 would be great (aside from the price tag)

Renault = little too stripped down (i.e. roll cage, no sat-nav etc)
Fiat = Couldn't do it, too small for my build (the GTI is a borderline fit)
Citroen = cool looking little car but again too small

Passat = didn't consider this one but they are nice cars; anything I get won't be touched as I'm not particularly into modifying. Is it really worth $60+k though? The cheapest optioned version I could find was $66k drive away...

#8 R32/Liberty

  • Joined:26-January 10
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:Liberty GT Spec B

Posted 01 December 2010 - 11:11 AM

07-09 Subaru Liberty Posted Image can carry 5 adults, really good daily drivers. 29k-35k

#9 carrion

  • Joined:13-September 10
  • Location:Australia SA

Posted 01 December 2010 - 11:39 AM

Do the liberty, cousin just got a 2010 gt liberty (I think). Really, really nice.

#10 maiky-s15R

  • Joined:03-August 05
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:99 s15 SPEC R

Posted 01 December 2010 - 12:10 PM

I'd only go the liberty Gt out of all those suggestions good looking unlike the wrx , it has the power , the room and very versatile

#11 Club Spec

  • Joined:05-March 05
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:WRX CS6

Posted 06 January 2011 - 05:06 AM

$60K gets you the base My11 STi and they really are worth the extra money over a WRX

View Postmaiky-s15R, on 01 December 2010 - 12:10 PM, said:

I'd only go the liberty Gt out of all those suggestions good looking unlike the wrx , it has the power , the room and very versatile
Have you seen the current liberty? :sick:
Posted Image
^^Looks like a Holden Cruze with a bonnet scoop. The previous model Liberty was a thing of beauty.

#12 temporarynameftw

  • Joined:05-July 10
  • Location:Other

Posted 06 January 2011 - 06:13 AM

I know you said you can't stand ford but my work uses only xr6 turbos and I have to say they are awesome cars for the price!! But with that said if I had my choice it would be a liberty gt like soo many others.. They are very comfortable cars and not too exxy for what your getting (turbo, AWD).
My 2cents

#13 Tsuro

  • Joined:17-October 03
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:1999 Subaru MY99 WRX, 1993 Nissan 180SX

Posted 13 January 2011 - 11:17 AM

Currently liberty just reminds me of a camry and a maxima smashed together.

#14 Bennybear

  • Joined:23-August 05
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:BMW

Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:04 PM

Digging up an old thread; I ended up going with the Subaru. Have placed an order for an MY11 WRX hatch in WR blue w/STi front and rear under lip spoilers, Bluetooth & the Audio upgrade. Due to take delivery mid March.
All the best,
Ben

#15 R32/Liberty

  • Joined:26-January 10
  • Location:Australia VIC
  • Car:Liberty GT Spec B

Posted 21 February 2011 - 10:02 AM

Good on ya, Have fun with it.

#16 Dave Dirt

  • Joined:26-April 10
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:S13 & S15

Posted 22 February 2011 - 08:27 PM

View PostBennybear, on 20 February 2011 - 09:04 PM, said:

Digging up an old thread; I ended up going with the Subaru. Have placed an order for an MY11 WRX hatch in WR blue w/STi front and rear under lip spoilers, Bluetooth & the Audio upgrade. Due to take delivery mid March.
All the best,
Ben

congrats!!! Im sure you will enjoy it!!!

#17 Bennybear

  • Joined:23-August 05
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:BMW

Posted 22 February 2011 - 09:26 PM

Thanks guys - got word today that it should be ready in the second week of March; I'll update with pics then.

#18 Bennybear

  • Joined:23-August 05
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:BMW

Posted 26 February 2011 - 09:33 AM

FFFF

Delivery pushed out to June/July for blue!!

Gave me an opportunity to re-think the colour choice; changed to white and they managed to find one that should be in Sydney by March 10th!

White should look the goods, I had a look at a white sedan @ the dealership and it looks great - is very pearlescent!

#19 Bennybear

  • Joined:23-August 05
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:BMW

Posted 04 March 2011 - 05:58 PM

Happy time!

http://www.nissansil...=361059&st=1410

#20 Club Spec

  • Joined:05-March 05
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:WRX CS6

Posted 05 March 2011 - 04:59 AM

very nice. I love the white, the pearl makes all edges stand out.

#21 DYNOBUSTER

  • Joined:09-May 11
  • Location:Australia SA
  • Car:cefiro

Posted 17 June 2011 - 08:51 PM

white is a good colour it's cool when the sun is shining and it allways looks clean and wierd colours always run the risk of dating the car at resale time

#22 nutty

  • Joined:02-May 05
  • Location:Australia QLD
  • Car:S15

Posted 17 June 2011 - 09:08 PM

never been a huge WRX Fan, but liking the 11 hatches, widebody sets them off well!

mate picked one up a few weeks.. he is ordering one of these
http://www.chargespe...kit_fiberglass/

#23 tefu

  • Joined:24-December 06
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:Silvia S15

Posted 27 June 2011 - 07:57 PM

:( 2011 WRX, can't tell the diff now with the STi version, both Wide body..

Good pick up though, I love the wide body wagon STi

#24 Wrexy

  • Joined:06-June 04
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:Lexus IS250

Posted 16 July 2011 - 11:14 PM

How are they on fuel?

#25 Bennybear

  • Joined:23-August 05
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:BMW

Posted 31 December 2011 - 07:36 PM

Back from the dead

6600km in

Haven't driven much as I've considered selling; my wife recently entered a role with a non-negotiable fleet car so I have adopted the A4.

I think I'll end up selling the Audi and keeping the Subaru - not quite at the point where I am happy to retire into luxury vehicles, still really enjoy the sporty nature of my little white hatch.

Re fuel, it isn't conservative by any stretch; average tank lasts about 450-500km. Spirited driving can drop this right down to 300ish; I've heard the basic ECU remap is fantastic for fuel consumption as well as a bit of power gain.

#26 Bennybear

  • Joined:23-August 05
  • Location:Australia NSW
  • Car:BMW

Posted 24 February 2012 - 11:35 AM

SOLD :(

Not to worry, A4 lease will expire in 12 months so I will go again - may consider STi or similar.





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