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    new guy from Texas

    Looking at all the usual suspects for new car(WRX, MS3, GTI). Want to replace '95 Miata and 05 Tundra DC.

    Local Soobie dealer actually brought in a base wagon, knowing I was looking. Still have to drive the MS and VW to rule them out definitely.

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    Welcome to the club. Hope you find the info you are looking for.
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    My opinion.... The GTI is the nicest car in your list, but the lowest performance. The MS3 is very well designed inside, but I think the way the car "smiles" at you on the outside is ridiculous. The WRX is more fun than the other 2, but the interior is not very well done - you will notice rattles and cheap parts. The WRX also has worse gas mileage (AWD).

    Where I live, AWD is a must - so I didn't really consider the other 2 when I bought my first WRX. At the time, I looked at a VW R32, Audi A4, and the Trailblazer SS. For me, the WRX wasn't the best of any of them at all things, but it was really good at just about everything. Since then, I have upgraded to the STI - I didn't even look at any other manufactures as I just really liked how Subaru built cars.
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    Well, it was a short relationship with you people. I enjoyed all you had to say, and valued most those who encouraged me to look around, and find the right car for me, like MJ, and those on other threads.

    I got a MS3. Granted the seats have an awful print, but it's really no worse than the GTI's, which the critics love. And the rest of the interior I find non-objectionable, and a little nicer than the WRX's. As for the grill, I can't see it when I'm driving, and my personal grin is even bigger!

    I did like the WRX's drive and how quiet it was. I did not care much for the supple ride, I actually wanted something that felt a little firmer, and turns in tighter. So all-in-all, thte Mazda turned out to be the car for me, but I do believe the WRX is a great car, just not the right car for me.

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    I can see where you would feel that way.... My WRX felt looser than I wanted, one of the reasons I traded-up to the STI. The STI is about as firm as it gets.

    I actually love the interior of the MS3 - I found it to be A LOT nicer than the WRX. They still come with Bose stereos, right?

    Anyway - enjoy. Best part of this forum is the genuine love of cars; more so than just being "hate anything not WRX."
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