I just started a job that's about 35 miles away through heavy traffic and looking to trade in my C6 for a commuter and I've narrowed it down to the '15 WRX and the '14/'15 Mazda6. I know they're very different but I just wanted to see what you guys thought about it. I want a fun commuter with good mpg and for some reason, coming down from a C6 with 430hp to a 180 hp Mazda6 doesn't seem like a lot of fun. Beyond commuting, I like to drive on canyons, long road trips, and camping/hiking.
The catch is that I'm not sure how much of a performance downgrade I'll have to go to meet my requirements.
Some things I am considering:
- Fun Factor
Is it worth getting a WRX with a 70 mile round trip, heavy traffic commute or should I go with the more comfortable, slower, less fun, more mpg Mazda6? Or rather, is it worth taking that performance hit of the M6, over the WRX? Thoughts?