OK...living on the northern great plains can be an adventure. Winter weather can be bitter, snowy and very slick at times. Summer (dry, decent roads) lasts about six months...the other six months (winter) can give you some nasty conditions that render a rwd auto completely useless.
So...after much research, I decided that the Subaru WRX was the solution. AWD, quick, practical (can actually be used to haul people and "stuff") and eye-appealing, as well.
I searched for awhile; finally opted for a 2010 WRX on closeout, with 2.9% interest and immediate delivery. Our local dealer (and trust me, there aren't many to choose from in this state) is reputable and generally customer-service oriented. So...now I've got the car; it has 176 miles on the odometer (28 when I first test drove it; and 46 when I took delivery.)
It's fast, it's fun, it's functional, and it's mine (well...mine and the bank's. LOL)
Here are a couple of photos...
I'm going to read a lot of posts, learn about a variety of things, and enjoy this forum and life in general.
Thanks for letting me tag along.