Ok guys, I'm probably buying a car soon. I've been going back and forth between a focus hatchback st or a Mazda Miata or this or that but finally I think I've narrowed my realistic choices down to three. I'm deciding between either a 02 Subaru legacy gt limited, 05 legacy gt limited, or a 97 VW golf gti vr6. My problem lies at I really want the 05 legacy but it's turbo'd and I've never owned a turbo, I've never even driven a turbo I don't think. But I hear all the time about how finicky turbo's are and how easy it is to do major damage to your engine just by not knowing how to properly handle them. Now don't get me confused, I can drive great, I've been racing and modding cars for years but I never put a turbo on anything because, well mostly because I've been too scared to. I mean when you put between 4 and 8 grand in a car and you hear about your buddy that blew up his car after he put a turbo on his stock accord, part of me says it's because he didn't build the motor to handle the turbo, and part of me says well maybe it has something to do with the way he was driving it, but then all of me knows I really don't know too much of **** about turbo's at all. So, if I'm going to buy the 05, what do I need to know about the turbo, OR can I start with the 02 and turbo it later if I want or will I have to rebuild that motor. Both model years have a 2.5l boxer in them but I'm not sure if that means the guts were built the same. And while I'm talking options would it be better to just say screw the Subaru's and get the VW and eventually throw a turbo on it?
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