I have been lurking on here for a few weeks now and finally decided to join and introduce myself.
I'm 23, from South Jersey and have been into and modding cars since I could first drive. My current car and also my favorite that I've ever owned is a 2001 BMW 330ci. I have had SO much fun with this car and it has treated me just as good. I have won a BMW only car show with it, also. That was my first show ever.
All info/pics ect of it can be found in this thread:
I am currently selling my beloved Bimmer to buy a '11 Rex hatch. I have always wanted a Subie and was actually trying to get an STi before I bought the Bimmer. It seems like now is the right time to get a more practical vehicle for myself and the Rex is perfect for my needs. I kind of have a really hard time fitting my Aussie into the back of it to go hiking and all. I've had the chance to test drive a sedan and fell in love with it. So now I am in the process of selling my car, and even considering trading it in .
I would just like some re-assurance that I am making the right move. This would be my first Japanese car ever. I see a ton of posts about rattles and bad paint quality and things of that nature. My car is dead silent on the road, even for a 10yr old car. I am a real do-it-yourself type of person and would definitely try to find fixes for the little things that annoy me. My main concern is the build quality of the Subie vs my 10yr old Bimmer.
I hope to make my purchase soon and really be able to contribute to this community and meet a bunch of good people. Sorry for the ridiculously long post.