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    Hey guys, I know there really is no alternative to a WRX but what would be a decent, enjoyable, and fairly new car between 10000 and 15000? By new I mean like 2001 and up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atif Farooqi
    Hey guys, I know there really is no alternative to a WRX but what would be a decent, enjoyable, and fairly new car between 10000 and 15000? By new I mean like 2001 and up.
    you might be able to find a 02 wrx for 15 or less, i think Luis (MAD WRX) is still selling his for 15 or so.

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    try and get a used Mazdaspeed Protege.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atif Farooqi
    Hey guys, I know there really is no alternative to a WRX but what would be a decent, enjoyable, and fairly new car between 10000 and 15000? By new I mean like 2001 and up.
    I really like the scion TC style. They are a good bang for the buck. Not just that, but Greddy also makes a nice lil turbo kit for em.

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    you can get a 2002 Acura RSX-S for $15,000.

    Hell you can get a 2002 WRX for that price.
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    I got my 2003 (with leather) for 15.4, so you should be able to find a 2002 for <15k. Stay on the search for a while, it took me 2 months, could take you longer. I was incredibly close to getting an RSX Type-S, but am so much happier with the WRX. I mean... non-turbo, FWD Honda vs. turbo, AWD Sube. Come on!

    The only other car I would get besides it is the Mazdaspeed, since you can cut REALLY good deals on them, and lots are still low mileage. I'd stick it out for the WRX, but what else do you expect from a wrx board? Happy hunting.
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    I agree with everyone else. Just get a wrx. But if you have to then I would say do what wrxaddicted said and go with a TC. I kinda like em too. They are starting to grow on me. Not only that but they have Toyota reliability which is nice.

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    You mean there is an alternative to the Scobbie?

    Seriously...go with the WRX or a RSX Type-S....or wait 6 months for some fat rebates on the new '06 Eclipses!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurnWRX
    try and get a used Mazdaspeed Protege.
    uh, i wouldnt. problems galore with those pieces of garbage.

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    Yeah I will probably never own another mazda. Especially knowing Ford makes em. (er somethin)

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    theyre not made by ford. the parts arent even interchangable. they do share technologies etc.

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    Impreza 2.5RS
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    RSX or Integra Type R
    maybe, maybe s2000 with high miles
    toyota celica or MR2

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    I don't know what to do anymore. I was looking at a mazda6s but my dads like no its six cylinder, too much gas. Then I said well a WRX is 4. Then he said no manual b/c he wants to use it for his dirty work like taking it to the Home Depot and stuff. Then he said it has to be fuel efficient. I said WRXs are some of the most fuel efficient carsout there that are really reliable. And I said its good for all year round driving. Then he said I won't spend mnore than 8000.

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    what the hell does he want for 8 grand? i wa sjust about to suggest a mazda three hatch, but 8gs, and from 01+? tell him to get a ****ty pickup with a bagillion miles. they dont give cars away anymore (if they ever did)

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    Welcome to my world. Haha I drift the shopping cart all the time!

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