OK guys I still havent ordered a 2014. I went to look at a couple base models this weekend to decide on color and all and from the outside was struck by how much they look like an old Honda Civic and small. Maybe they were just outside and not at the showroom at the time and I was stepping out of my Xterra to look. Ive actually seen STIs in a sedan in the showroom recently and they have struck me as a good size for a sedan and sharp with the big tail. But I aint up for spending $38k on an STI. What also is scaring me a bit is I would order a Limited WRX which by the time you get thru with options I want like the exhaust pakage, popular package, etc youre talking $30k before taxes. I mean arent there other cars out there that are sporty, halfway decent mileage, good enough room inside, etc?
The Audi AllRoad is nice but pricey unless you go used and I dont trust most German cars.
I looked at a BMW X1 this past weekend came away not all that impressed. I aint into a Focus or Mazda 3 at least in current form. I would be ok with a stylish SUV but not all in the $30k range. I been all over car web sites looking but cant find much.
What worries me is I go spend $30k on a WRX then the first winter I need to spend a grand on a spare set of tires and wheels, find a place to store the summer ones, then just like I see most people on here end up spending another $10k modifying the car. I aint into doing all that crap and bankrupting myself on a car.
I mean I got a great driving record and my insurance is pretty low now but goes up a fair amount with the WRX to top it off.
So many negatives to a car Im starting to see as a Honda Civic looking.
Am I just getting a bit paranoid?