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    If you still want to rallyX or AutoX there's plenty of sub $2-3k cars out there that would be plenty fun and would be project enough to keep you interested but not blow the bank. i.e. miata, 240sx, e30, mr-2, Civic, sentra se-r, 300zx, volvo 240...lol. Just find a clean one. This is basically what I did with my WRX, but I've now spent what it's worth on mods and maint. lol... But it's a daily driver, track beater, road tripper, autoX and RallyX -er, and all around have fun and thrash car which I will keep indefinitely. (note: I have a second vehicle that serves as backup and I rarely drive during the semester.)

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    Delayed gratification almost * always * pays off.

    I drove a stripped '83 Plymouth Colt (vinyl seats, manual everything) in high school/college. Hell, I kept driving it for the first two years after I had a decent job and could have bought something new.

    Drive a beater for four years, put some money away after graduation and * then * start looking for that perfect car. You will be so happy you did.

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    Have you considered something not as new man? There are plenty more affordable wrx's out there cheaper then the ones you are looking at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wreckingball man View Post
    If you still want to rallyX or AutoX there's plenty of sub $2-3k cars out there that would be plenty fun and would be project enough to keep you interested but not blow the bank. i.e. miata, 240sx, e30, mr-2, Civic, sentra se-r, 300zx, volvo 240...lol. Just find a clean one. This is basically what I did with my WRX, but I've now spent what it's worth on mods and maint. lol... But it's a daily driver, track beater, road tripper, autoX and RallyX -er, and all around have fun and thrash car which I will keep indefinitely. (note: I have a second vehicle that serves as backup and I rarely drive during the semester.)

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    Have you considered something not as new man? There are plenty more affordable wrx's out there cheaper then the ones you are looking at.
    These. If you like driving as a past time, look for something used and cheaper. My buddy and I were the two "car guys" in college. Mostly that was because we loved driving, not because we had awesome cars. He started out with a 90's Probe, and I with an 89 Thunderbird. We had fun going for cruises in those, lack of performance abilities notwithstanding. When our cars failed us, we both continued with cheap(er) cars. He got a f-body v6 camaro, and I a Grand Prix GTP. These were definitely more powerful but by no means high performance cars, with both costing well under $10k. We still had fun with those.

    There are lots of "fun" cars you can get for less than half the price of a slightly used WRX, plus a little patience to find a good one. And my story just points out that you don't even need a "fun" car to have fun driving. College is all about hangouts and experiences, not 1/4 miles or skidpad g's.

    Good luck!
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    you'll shoot your eye out

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    My niece and nephew both currently go to UCSB...and based on what they have said in the past go with a fun beater. Also, what are you're living accommodations going to be ??? If on campus, you'll have to get a bike your freshman year, no cars.
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    Thanks for the responses everyone! I am most likely going to live off campus, and I longboard a lot so I will use that rather than a bike most likely. I will be transferring after my 2 years so I won't really be considered a freshman

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calvinball View Post
    These. If you like driving as a past time, look for something used and cheaper. My buddy and I were the two "car guys" in college. Mostly that was because we loved driving, not because we had awesome cars. He started out with a 90's Probe, and I with an 89 Thunderbird. We had fun going for cruises in those, lack of performance abilities notwithstanding. When our cars failed us, we both continued with cheap(er) cars. He got a f-body v6 camaro, and I a Grand Prix GTP. These were definitely more powerful but by no means high performance cars, with both costing well under $10k. We still had fun with those.

    There are lots of "fun" cars you can get for less than half the price of a slightly used WRX, plus a little patience to find a good one. And my story just points out that you don't even need a "fun" car to have fun driving. College is all about hangouts and experiences, not 1/4 miles or skidpad g's.

    Good luck!
    I totally get what you're saying! There are definitely other fun cars out there. I am pretty stingy when it comes to that, reason being that I'd rather save my money than not get the full experience if you know what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaychO View Post
    I totally get what you're saying! There are definitely other fun cars out there. I am pretty stingy when it comes to that, reason being that I'd rather save my money than not get the full experience if you know what I mean.
    I can understand that. For me, the full experience was just getting out and driving, not necessarily having a car with high limits.

    The old adage, it's more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow. Well, that was part of it. It was also just the act of going for a drive. Making a mix beforehand, stopping for sheetz, finding cool places for photos, etc.
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