Hey guys, been lurking for a while now and finally decided to make an account and ask a few questions. I've got a 99 maxima that I've driven for 9 years now, and it's about to kick the bucket, so I'm in the market for a new car. Liked the idea of a Subaru for a long time now, and have been excited about the idea of a WRX for a while as well.
1. Upkeep? Is this car easy to work on yourself? Do they eat tires, or if properly aligned/balanced will they keep for a good time?
2. I have a small child. Will the backset fit a carseat? This wouldn't be the primary child transporter in our family, but it would be nice to get a kid in the back from time to time. I'm 6'2" so my seat will need to be all the way back, will the passenger seat have any room left up front with a carseat in back?
3. I'm leaning more towards the wagon because of space, and aesthetic. Can you get any meaningful amount of stuff in the back?
Finally, here's a model I'm going to check out this weekend:
2006 Subaru WRX LIMITED wagon, 76k, Silver, This Subaru is in excellent exterior & interior condition, Leather seats, with hard to find automatic transmission! -- COLD Air Conditioning, Climate Control, Cruise Control, Tinted Windows, Power Steering, Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Power Mirrors, Heated Seat, Roof Rack, Clock, Tachometer, Tilt Steering Wheel, Moon roof, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbags, Keyless Entry, Security System, ABS Brakes, Rear Defogger, Fog Lights, Intermittent Wipers, AM-FM, CD Player, with factory WOOFER, Sport Wheels, good tires, Mobil one oil every 3000 miles. $12500.00 OBO
What say you? Negotiate, keep looking, or run away?
Thanks for the help!