Hello, I'm having a difficult time deciding on what I should purchase for my next vehicle. My Husband totalled my pride and joy Saturday night. So now I'm car-less. Well, I do have a 98' Legacy Wagon, but that's simply the 'dog car' and 'snowboarding rig' not my daily driver.
Anyway, I drove an 05' STi yesterday for the first time and was not dissapointed. I'm thinking about buying an 04-05 STi, but also considering an older Audi S4 (having it chipped) or an EVO (though I know nothing about them, yet)
I worked for Yamaha, Suzuki, KTM, Ducati & Honda Powersports dealers, Subaru in the past, and Acura, now I'm just a 'stay at home Mom' but I still like to have fun, and I'm not ready to settle into an SUV. My Husband is SCCA guy, and is going on 7-8 years of being an Audi tech. Naturally, if I picked up an S4 I would not need to worry about maintenance as it's my Husbands area of expertise. I grew up with Subarus (previously lived in Tahoe) But as of recent years, I've been very heavy in Hondas.
Anyway, I'm looking for something with decent power delivery, under $25k, and a 4-door (accomodate a carseat at times) I'm almost certain I'd like an STi, but I'm also extremely nitpicky and I like to find one that it immaculate and mint condition. Preferably white, and bone stock (extremely tasteful performance modifications are ok, I just don't want any 2nd rate aftermarket parts jimmy-rigged by a 19 year old)
I'm just trying to get a bit more information on these cars because making the big decision, after all, I'll be keeping it for many years to come.
Hopefully I can get some good advice on here!