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    '13 WRX vs. 4dr Wrangler

    yeah.... so i'm not 100% on where to post this, so i'll post it here i guess.

    I'm new to this forum obviously, but i currently own an '07 4dr jeep wrangler. starting to get unreliable and i'm looking for a new car. the WRX hatchback has caught my eye and is on a very short list of cars i'm willing to buy. i live in upstate ny so my winters are cold and normal snowfall is around 100 inches a season. but the summers are warm and sort of long reaching upper 90's for a week or 2 during the hottest months. i'm not sure if i want an all wheel drive car for function during the winter months and fun to drive every other month or buy a hybrid and keep the lifted jeep for the winter. Have an of you made a jump similar to this so you can help push me over the edge and/or keep me from jumping off myself?!


    Please help!!!

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    Test drive a wrx.

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    Well I made the jump I live in northren maine and had a 2008 toyota tundra crew max and was traveling a lot with it and gas was killing me . My wife and I had the tundra and a 05 ford f150 so we traded the 05 in on a 2012 legacy 3.6r in feb of last year and then in november we traded the tundra in on 2013 wrx for me to drive. I don't miss the truck at all. It was a good move on our part. Put a set of decent winter tires and no problem and its a lot of fun to drive and much better on gas.

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    i would definitely say to drive it and get your own opinion of the car. The wrx is however great in all seasons and handles well in the snow with of course winter tires
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Where upstate?
    Rochester area

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    I love my WRX but there is NOTHING like a Jeep Wrangler in the snow and ice. Hey RAAAchester! (Born there)

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    Thinking of doing a similiar switch for similiar reasons. My Jeep has been the biggest pile of **** I've ever owned. Similiar to my last Jeep, and 3 of my friends Jeeps. Every one of us had our heater cores go out this winter, as did our AC, my friend spun a bearing in the "super reliable 4.0" with only 90k miles on it that he never abused, sheared off engine mounts, fan resistors, blend doors, broken axles, wheel bearings, terrible gas milage, burns a quart through the valve seals ever 1200 miles, and loud and annoying to drive. Didn't learn my lesson til now but I'm never buying a jeep again unless it's an old CJ to turn into a weekend wheeler. My uncle with a 2012 rubi went through an engine in the first 12k miles on it due to a bad head... Yeah I'm over the whole "Jeep thing" right about now!
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    bit of an old thread but a lemon is a lemon no company makes 100/100 perfect cars every time my 2014 WRX spun a bearing before her first oil change without ever getting above 4000 rpm lucky for me subi made it right ended up getting a new engine and a used wrx for a loaner (with full coverage on insurance from the factory ) no problem sense. just wish it had a 6 speed.

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    The wrx is amazing in the snow with snow tires, but not deep snow. There is obviously no ground clearance. Anything over 4-6 inches will turn the bumper of a wrx into a snow plow. I've cracked and replaced my bumper twice after hitting hard snow.

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