I'm looking to get a new 2004 WRX Sedan.
But I was intending to use it on bad rural roads (possibly running into unplowed roads, mud, etc) and I'm trying to decide whether a Ford F-350 Super Duty 4x4 or the WRX would be the better deal.
I was thinking of getting:
the 4EAT, sedan color keyed rear spoiler, interior air filter, and that's it.
Are the other options/packages mandatory? I'm not going to rice out the WRX, or add hp-less mods (decals, larger wings, bling bling rimz, etc) I just need something that looks cheap and is great to use on bad roads. Yes I know i'll have to ditch the stock RE92s for something more aggressive.
How would the WRX fair in rough areas? I primarily want something that can handle most bad roads, but having something that gets 20+ mpg and be easy to park is a BIG BIG plus.
Will it break down in a few thousand miles of rough use? Am I looking at snapped half shafts and constant replacements for the CV joints?
Thanks in advance!