Little about myself: devoted Chevy fan. I mean I love Chevy's. Currently I have a '99 Silverado Z71 and an '04 Impala SS Indy limited edition on the driveway. My problem is Chevy's idea of fast is really slowin' me down. Plus what's going on with the AWD? Why doesn't Chevy have any performance vehicles with AWD?
This has led me to Subaru's. First I'm going to sell my Impala to my sister-in-law next month. Then I'll be shopping for an Outback or Legacy wagon for the wife to drive. Any opinions on those would be great. I'm kind of wondering what engine to go with and if I should wait for the '08 models to be released before I purchase. I can't find any info on improvments for the '08's on those models so I may just go with an '07.
Then there's my truck. I really do like my truck but I swear I spend more time helping other people move their stuff than I do my own. And if I don't help then I'm the a$$hole. I think that most of the stuff that I move with my truck will fit in the Outback and I've got a need for something a little more fast and fun to drive. I've really been eyeing the '08 WRX's and I like the sound of 300hp on such a small car. I wish they had a two door model, I just think it looks a little sportier, but I guess either the 5-door or the sedan would work okay. Gotta' love that AWD puttin' that power to the ground, too.
I'm not new to modding. I've done quite a bit of work on my truck to maximize HP. Almost everything short of forced induction and that was going to be my next step, but the truck's getting old and the mileage is pileing on. I think I need a new toy. Besides, with all the money I spent getting 350 hp out of a 5500 lb. truck I almost could have paid for 1/4 of a new sti.
Any recomendations on what options to get and what not to get (more $$$ than it's worth) I'd appreciate the input. I am looking for LOADED with all the bells and whistles but I know what it's like to buy something and then realize it wasn't all its cracked up to be. You guys are the Subaru guru's.