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I want a fast car in the worst way. I just need to find something that will be fairly reliable, gets better than 9 miles to the gallon, can survive an occasional snow day, will fit around my 6'3", 215 pound body, and costs no more than about $35K OTD.

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Evolution. I nearly bought it without hesitation over the STi, but when it came time to take delivery I decided I didn't want anything to do with the boy-racer BS that comes with owning either of them.
Get a less expensive sleeper that you can mod without breaking the bank and your car.
The Mazda 6s is actually a pretty decent car, especially considering the price. I'd get the s over the MzdaSpeed version, but there is that option as well.
 

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I think everyone knows my stance on which car to buy

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Evo X (preferred) or STi.

If you could stretch it to $40k, Ford has their new supercharged stang coming out, but it will get shitty gas milage.

A 350Z with some parts might fit the bill too.

Or if you're willing to do used, an M3.
 

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Evolution. I nearly bought it without hesitation over the STi, but when it came time to take delivery I decided I didn't want anything to do with the boy-racer BS that comes with owning either of them...
:thumb: While I would love one, all the ricer crowd would expect too much out of me. All set with that. Personally I'd get an older car, something with a V8(most fast V8 cars get far better than 9 mpg). That's what I want, a rumble and a roar, not something that sounds like my bike.

For me, I'd get an early 90's Notchback 5.0 Mustang....oh the possibilities are endless.
 

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Haven't we already done this thread Chain?
 

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Maybe Mo Noyz will grace you with his opinion on this matter, if not shoot him a PM as he has test drove like every car on the market and can provide a good (although probably filled with political non-sense) opinion that may help
 

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Haven't we already done this thread Chain?
:rotfl: Only a few times, but you know me!

Phobe et al: I believe the STi comes as close to anything out there, given the stated parameters. The irk I have is, I think Subu took a step back with the '06 redesign (I like the mug of the '05 variant better).

Other thoughts STi?

While the wing is preposterous, I think I could get over the Boy Racer looks of the car given its savage performance (remember, you're dealing with a guy who learned to love a Hayabusa).

Anyone think I'll fit in the damned thing?

Is an AWD turbocar something a guy could drive every day?

Is reliability an issue with the Subaru (or the Mistu for that matter)?
 

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You'll fit in it.

Take the wing off and e-bay it.

My SVO isn't AWD, but it's a turbo 4 and it's no problem as a daily driver.
 

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What the hell do I do with the threaded bosses left behind in the deck lid?
Goto a bodyshop...or find a person without a wing to trade hatches with.
 
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