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post #23116 of 26291
So, in the mid 2000s, saab and Subaru collaborated and the 9-2x has the drive train from a wrx of that era and I just found a wagon for 4k with 100k miles which leaves room in my budget for repairs if needed.

What do you guys think? I think it'd be a fun car for a few years. I'd probably about break even on my car with that.
post #23117 of 26291
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

So, in the mid 2000s, saab and Subaru collaborated and the 9-2x has the drive train from a wrx of that era and I just found a wagon for 4k with 100k miles which leaves room in my budget for repairs if needed.

What do you guys think? I think it'd be a fun car for a few years. I'd probably about break even on my car with that.

Not so sure I thought of it as a collaboration, I thought of it as more of a rebadge.  I never really understood who its target audience was...a more upscale Subaru or a lower end Saab? Anyway, the reassuring part is the Subaru drive train, anything Saab did for the car would make me a uncomfortable.  Any Saab specific parts could be a real pain to find/get and I've never seen a Saab 9-2X being worked on at my Subaru dealer...so I'm not sure where one services it if there is a significant problem since there isn't really a Saab dealer network anymore.  There used to be a few Saab independent shops around the Boston suburbs but I'm not sure if any are still around.   Personally, I'd rather have a WRX than a 9-2X.  

post #23118 of 26291
It's just like half the price compared to a rex. A rex just sold at an Albany dealer for 11k. 04 with 80k miles. That's pretty ridiculous.
post #23119 of 26291
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It's just like half the price compared to a rex. A rex just sold at an Albany dealer for 11k. 04 with 80k miles. That's pretty ridiculous.

 

I've never really followed Saab's or their offshoots.  I suppose if the price difference is that great, it could be worth it.  I would just hope there are not too many important Saab specific parts or differences from the WRX.  Its the Saab parts and ingenuity (or lack thereof) that worry me on a car like the 9-2X.

post #23120 of 26291
Like window switches, trim pieces, everything under the dashboard, more electrical. . . Hate to say it, you'd be better off with a $2,000 Alfa Romeo and a $1,000 Tool box.
post #23121 of 26291

Me... slowly aging while rtc figures out what car to buy.....

 

 

 

rtc, if you were out my way, I'd bring you to a pub and we'd have this figured out by the 4th pint of Guinness. lol!

post #23122 of 26291
Better yet. He says the max budget, and furthest he'd drive to pick it up.
We search and come to a group agreement on a car.
He test drives it.

Pretty sure as a group of Drivers and Wrenches we could pick him a damn sweet car. Amirite?

Our group search and discussion could be fun. . .
post #23123 of 26291
Ok, I'll start.
1981 Toyota Ke70 Corolla.
It's rear wheel drive, 5-spd manual, in good shape, and the absolute perfect car to learn wrenching on.
Parts and upgrades are abundant if you use mostly parts from later models, yeezus. So much potential in the Chassis. And they look great when done well.
For a beginners first track day build? you can't do better.
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https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/5658136216.html
Edited by Thrift Vader - 7/4/16 at 4:18am
post #23124 of 26291
After 4 pints of Guinness I'd have him in a pale yellow new beetle convertible
post #23125 of 26291
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Ok, I'll start.
1981 Toyota Ke70 Corolla.
It's rear wheel drive, 5-spd manual, in good shape, and the absolute perfect car to learn wrenching on.
Parts and upgrades are abundant if you use mostly parts from later models, yeezus. So much potential in the Chassis. And they look great when done well.
For a beginners first track day build? you can't do better.
drool.gif
https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/cto/5658136216.html

That seems ridiculously overpriced. The seller is living in fantasy world and so will the buyer.
post #23126 of 26291
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Like window switches, trim pieces, everything under the dashboard, more electrical. . . Hate to say it, you'd be better off with a $2,000 Alfa Romeo and a $1,000 Tool box.

Does that matter for a car I'm planning on keeping for like 3-4 years? I just want a slightly more fun car for school.
post #23127 of 26291
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

Does that matter for a car I'm planning on keeping for like 3-4 years? I just want a slightly more fun car for school.

For you, I suggest LaFerrari.
post #23128 of 26291
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For you, I suggest LaFerrari.

Is this some kind of joke? No way he could afford a new LaFerrari. If he could, we obviously wouldn't be sitting here discussing this still.

He'll have to settle for a lightly used LaFerrari with a thousand miles on the odometer. Anything newer than that is just insanity and just goes to show how out of touch with reality you are.

SMH.
post #23129 of 26291
I was gonna suggest 675LT but if he's only keeping it 3 years the depreciation will be a killer
post #23130 of 26291
RTC would benefit most from a nicely modified Donk car. Snow clearance and charm, especially this one, are inarguable.

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