Well, 3,000 miles after my RA set, third gear grinding is becoming regular. Rallispec suspects a faulty thrid gear synchro. I refuse to put any more money into this car. It has a fuel leak at low temps (20<), and burns oil for a few seconds on startup. I also probably need a clutch in the near future.
Basically, its time to get rid of the rex. Its been a really really fun two years. but my rex is anything but reliable. No car has been entertaining, and AWD launches and donuts are an experience that every enthusiast should enjoy a couple times.
Question: what should i trade it in for? my ultimate goal is reliablilty, then heated leather seats, then performance (great motor)
TL, or TL type S
Jetta 1.8t, or VR6 (nice interior,
Volvo V70 (wagon!)
All can be had for near the trade value of my rex. Any imput would be great. I ruled out the SRT4 because it doesnt have power windows. Ill miss my rex, but not the bills she leaves me with.