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Old 04-13-17, 06:25 PM
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I might get the SE model.

Thinking about getting one myself.

I test drove the 5 speed SE in Mercury Grey, really loved seeing the fuel #'s. I managed over 50 MPG on the freeway at 55 mph.

It was a handsome hatch. I found the seat comfortable. The sight lines were a mixed bag. The car was very noisy on the freeway. The power was quite subpar. Handling was acceptable. But the gas consumption and solid feel of the car, the equipment, 10 yr 100k warranty.. the PRICE? Yeah, I can deal with some of the compromises.

I am looking for something reliable enough to drive to Baja to visit family in Loreto from the PNW. Or, if I am desperate for the Sun, I can take the kids and GO to the bay area.

I am pretty sure I will be getting a new SE soon. Cannot decide between the pretty Saphire blue you got, the Mercury grey that I REALLY liked, or the Wine Red (reminds me of our 89 Jetta we had).

I also drove the DE model (in burnt orange), and it is just fine. I really want cruise control and liked the idea of a touch screen to hook my phone up to. The alloys are pretty, too. We will see.

10 grand for the DE or a hair over 12 grand for the SE 5 speeds? Such a sweet deal!

I also sat in the G4 sedan. I am just not much of a sedan guy. I have always had hatch backs. Much like your Metro, I had an 87 Sprint Turbo 3 cylinder from 93-2010. Sold it with 193k miles still running quite well. I figure the Mitsu with a Timing Chain should manage even better.
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Last May I purchased my 2nd new car. I also was tired of old beaters and figured i'd deserve it.

First new car was a 1974 VW Beetle. But by 1997 it has over 400,000 miles on it and spending its entire life outside took it's toll. I've been driving used cars since.


So last May I junked my 2001 Civic with 260,000 miles and a bad head gasket and bought a 2016 Subaru Impreza.



But the good news is i still have the VW. When i took it off the road in 1997 I spent 2 years and restored it.


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Old 04-15-17, 06:28 AM
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First new car was a 1974 VW Beetle.

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Nice Bug! I used to be into hot VWs back in the early 80's when I had no money, and now that I have a little money, I'd rather have something else, lol. Such is life, huh? I do sincerely appreciate it when someone can hold on to a cherished car and keep it nice, or restore it as you have done. Good Job!
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Old 04-15-17, 06:34 AM
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when I had no money, and now that I have a little money, I'd rather have something else, lol.
Yup... they are not many creature comforts. They're noisy, everything rattles and no AC, but I really enjoy the look on people's faces when I pass them in their muscle car.

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Yup... they are not many creature comforts. They're noisy, everything rattles and no AC, but I really enjoy the look on people's faces when I pass them in their muscle car.

Nice clean car, there! When I was a GI stationed in Germany, I had a 1957 that I bought from an old German school teacher. Its was perfect, but c-c-c-cold in the winter. I remember scraping the windshield on the inside, on my way to work each day as I drove. I couldn't take the Autobahn because it was too slow.
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So we got about 5,000 miles on it with no issues. We took our first road trip to Central, Pa through the mountains and the little 3 cyl performed very well! Averaged 48 MPG running 60-75 mph most of the way.
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