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    My prevous car, my current rides, something new?

    So here's a list of what I used to own and what I currently own. I want some thoughts/ideas on what you guys think would be a good next car? I love my subaru so I may keep the lil bugeye and just sell the audi and buy something depending on what I can get out of her. So what do you guys think? I could put approx 5k cash ontop of the cars, but I plan on usuing that money for modifying whatever I buy. If I keep the wrx then the other car will be for weekend "fun" or trackdays.


    1998 pontiac grand prix gtp est.250hp~great car I personally put over 100k on it without any problems other than the loose in a sunfire that decided to make a left turn into my oncomming lane. Car was left stock for 3 years before I did CBE, Intake, pullies and an through the mail ECU tune. Totalled


    2001.5 vw passat. est.180-190ph another very good car, but lacking power in a big way. Even chipped with a TBE, it became fun, but still not what I was looking for. Sold
    2004 vw GTI 260whp. Not such a good car as far as repairs go, but much more fun. Built motor, gt2860 turbo, FMI, TBE, and money into that little car than I care to think about. But it was a blast, it drove like a Go-Kart. Sold


    2001 audi a6 2.7t 6spd 375-400awhp goal. I have had this car for just over 2years, Dont know exactly what happened but motor seized and things got ugly. I just finnished rebuilding the car, thanks to a totaled a6 that was used for parts. Very fast car, ko4s, FMI, very cool TBE with exhaust exiting right infront of the rear wheels, and of course all the supporting mods. I still need a good tuner and paint to be truely roadworthy and presentable.

    My current daily driver is a 2002 wrx wagon in WRB, PRE tuned stage2 with 257awhp. This car is just as fun as the GTI I had before but its actually practical and handles so much better than anything I have owned before.

    I also owned a 99 dodge durango 5.9 but we wont go there.

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    Well what exactly are you looking for in a new car? Similarity to your most recent car? Or perhaps something totally different?
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    You've finally got the Audi where you wanted it and you want to dump it? You went through all the trouble of getting the donor car, swapping what you needed, and all you need now is a tune & some paint. Why give up now, especially if you're looking for a weekend car anyway?

    My last car was a Stealth TT and I liked a twin turbo v6 but it kept getting me into trouble. I was considering an Audi when I bought my Legacy new in Sept 2004. The plentiful proven and (comparatively) cheap aftermarket swayed me to purchase my first Subaru. The 2.0 WRX wasn't enough engine and the STi was more hardcore than I was looking for and then they came out with the Legacy GT. Sold! Since then I've gone a little crazy with it but it's a keeper.
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    I have had the audi for a while and it never fails to break down, it doesnt matter what is done to built it reliable. And I am just to a point where I want something new. I honestly dont have anything specific, I just want something that is fast and wont break down all the time. Audi's are a PITA to work on ontop of things.

    I love my subaru, so I wouldn't mind having another one or possibly selling them both and getting a newer sti. What do you guys thnk I could get out of each? The wrx has 86k and 5k on new top end and the audi has 125k but has a branded title.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voiceofonelk3 View Post
    I have had the audi for a while and it never fails to break down.
    That's how it was for my GTI
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    Quote Originally Posted by benson156 View Post
    That's how it was for my GTI
    wtf? And I'd heard all this jazz about them being really dependable.
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    Yeah, VW's and Audi's in general are high maintenance! Especually when it comes to electrical problems, chasing them all down will drive you crazy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by voiceofonelk3 View Post
    Yeah, VW's and Audi's in general are high maintenance! Especually when it comes to electrical problems, chasing them all down will drive you crazy!
    +1 1st it was the coilpacks, 2nd it was the coilpacks, 3rd it was the coilpacks, 4th it was the coilpacks, 5th it was the map sensor, 6th it was the map sensor wiring harness, (this happened all within 2 years) after that I'd had enough of spending money on worthless items that shouldn't have to be replaced 3 times a year so I bought my STi and haven't had one problem since that will be the one and only euro car that I will ever buy again. Japanese all day, everyday IMO.
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    The Audi 2.7 turbo is well known for having turbo failures stock, never mind tuned. I'd put better turbos on it if you're going to push that much HP before you end up injecting turbo parts into your newly rebuilt engine.

    For your next car, what about a BMW? M3 or M5?
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    Quote Originally Posted by teflon_jones View Post
    The Audi 2.7 turbo is well known for having turbo failures stock, never mind tuned. I'd put better turbos on it if you're going to push that much HP before you end up injecting turbo parts into your newly rebuilt engine.

    For your next car, what about a BMW? M3 or M5?
    It will atleast live long enough to get tuned and for someone to buy it. I have one of my co-workers that wants to trade me his 97 corvette for it as soon as she is painted. I let him drive the a6 before and he loved it. The vette is a bone stocker with 60k on it. He is needing a bigger car and doesnt have room for a second vehicle. I need a corvette guru to step in and tell me if thats a good deal or not?

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    Sell them both an buy a 2010 STI, with about 3k spent you have a serious track / grocery getting weapon. Should be over 300whp! That way its more reliable, has lots of creature comforts and wont constantly drain money from you in parts!

    Or even buy a new WRX?? Cheap car in the scale of things and quite easy to get into the 290 - 300whp range!!!
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    I just sold the audi today, somewhat sad to see her go but I need something different. I am going to look into a new wrx sti se model within the next few weeks. I would really like to find a dealer with one in stock that I can test drive.


    And if anyone was wondering I got 13,500 for the a6.

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