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This is a discussion on Do you miss your old car? within the Everyday Impreza Talk forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; I've had my WRX for about a year. Yesterday my buddy asked if I missed my old Mazda B 4000SE. ...

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    Do you miss your old car?

    I've had my WRX for about a year. Yesterday my buddy asked if I missed my old Mazda B 4000SE. I summed it up like this. I loved my truck like a brother. I'd take it fishing, horse around off road and ask it to move furniture around. I love my WRX like a supermodel girlfriend , I just want to ride it every chance I get. How about you? Do you miss your previous ride?

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    Heck no! Drove a '97 POS S10 for a year and a half before my WRX, and a '99 Pontiac Grand Am for 11 years prior to that. This car supplants both of those by a huge margin.

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    Sure bro, turbros are da bomb and all but I sho miss my veeeeeeeeeTAAAAAAAAAK.





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    Do I miss the POS '97 Mazda 626 auto with 175k, an overheating problem, blown struts, and a horrible automatic transmission that blew up and left me stranded by the highway?

    Uh, no. I don't miss that at all. In fact, I'd largely forgotten I even owned it.
    I donated it to the homeless shelter, got a nice tax deduction, they shredded it for scrap, and not a single tear was shed.
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    Cars I miss...I miss the '70 Impala that was my first car. The unsmogged, 350 V8 sounded glorious, and represented the freedom for me that came with having a license. I miss my '87 4Runner, beaten all to hell from backpacking trips. It was an ultra-reliable "buddy", in the sense that you were talking about with your truck. I sometimes miss my '91 MR2T. It was, quite possibly, the only true sports car I've ever owned. With the top out on a sunny day, you could hear the little turbo spool up behind your head like a dentist's drill. I kindof miss the 2005 Legacy wagon that we owned for a while as a family hauler. Just a great, all-round car, and tight enough to enjoy driving. Too bad my wife didn't like it.

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    The other cars I've owned, I don't really miss.
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    Considering my last car was a 350z, I don't really miss it.

    I do however miss the 07 STI Limited with 310whp/330wtq that I had before that, which I never should have gotten rid of
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    I had a 350z uncomfortable seats, impractical and frankly not very fast. NO!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doyen View Post
    I had a 350z uncomfortable seats, unpractical and frankly not very fast. NO!
    I actually found the seats very comfortable. Plus, they were orange

    What makes you say it was impractical? I could comfortably fit 3 total people in mine...if a skinny friend lays under the rear strut tower bar...

    I will say that it was actually quite a quick little car, all things considered. 285hp VQ35 engine was very nice...very quick linear power delivery that the VQs are known for. Obviously completely different than a WRX/STI would be because it didn't have the boost kick in the pants. So that could comparatively make a 350z seem slow.

    I liked the little car and it was fun for the 11 months I had it...but like you said. Just wasn't practical, and where I lived, it was near impossible to drive in winter. I wanted AWD and boost back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRX-Man View Post
    Do you miss your previous ride?
    Turbo AWD Mitsubishi: Never, ever again. No.
    MR2 MKI: Best Toyota ever made? Yes.
    Porsche: Not as good as MR2 MKI. No.
    Z: Ahead of its time and dated simultaneously. No small feat. Maybe.
    Celica: Slow, impractical, unreliable, costly to run. Yes.

    There've been others. I should have bought a Honda. Everyone should.
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    Your Celica was impractical, unreliable, and costly to run?
    Wow, the 2 I had were the exact opposite of that. I'll admit that my '90 GT-S required tires that were more costly than they needed to be..but other than that, neither car cost me a cent in repairs, and got acceptable mileage.
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    I miss my previous WRX, it was reliable. 93k relatively trouble free miles.. The WRX I currently own has been the antithesis of reliable for the last five years.

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    03 Sentra Spev V: I miss tossing it through hairpins
    09 Civic Si: Great build quality, but I was never passionate about the car
    08 350z coupe: I just got rid of it and I don't think I'll ever miss it. I didn't like anything about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    Your Celica was impractical, unreliable, and costly to run?
    1980 US model with 20R. Carburetors are not something I miss. Finding a rebuilt unit in south LA was also not something I miss. The motor itself was robust but the ancillaries were not, and fuel use was disappointing. At one point I got a sticky valve that I corrected best I could by yelling at it. Finally I sold. The interior was small, the exterior large and I'd have preferred the opposite. It was a 1970s car to be fair, but I was driving it into the 90s. 20-year-old cars now are better than 20-year-old cars then, so my memory is tainted. I'd named it "The Antichrist" to honour the Land Rover from The Gods Must Be Crazy. Good times. I loved the car but that's subjective. Objectively it was just OK. (The FWD Celicas were far better cars. Best RWD Celica: Group B twin cam twin spark turbo "African Queen." WRC win in Coite D' Ivoire etc. but I digress).
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