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So I slept on the 2005 WRX that was sitting across town and it got bought 4 hours before I had set up an appointment to purchase it. I'm kicking myself for indecision, but now I have another decision to make.
2006 Mazda3 5sp manual
Owned and being sold by a nice couple in their 40s - wife drove it and is selling it to get a Miata. I drove it today and it felt like new. She's got a folder the size of a Sears catalog with every oil change in it. I enjoyed the drive a lot.
2008 Impreza 5spd
Owned by a 35yr old professor in a college town 3hrs away who is selling it to move overseas. Most of the miles are highway for 1k mile road trips to and from colleges, and he bikes to work most every day. He says it's the "fastest car I've ever owned" and from his tone and that statement I trust he hasn't driven it very hard.
I haven't driven it yet, but I really want the Impreza for the AWD - I love how they handle. I drove one at the dealership in automatic and it was awfully slow to accelerate, but I know it would have more kick with a 5spd. I know it's not a WRX, but it's still in the family and I'm wondering if any of you have thoughts/suggestions or any experience with the non-turbo Impreza in 5spd.
Thanks for the help!Laugh!
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