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Old 10-10-2017, 04:56 AM   #1
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Help needed choosing winter beater

Made a huge mistake selling my e90 bmw 325xi at the end of last winter and now im looking again.
I do live in canada so snow is a factor and fun is too. I don't wanna get a car i don't need so budget is 5k. I don't want a car older than 2006 nornor a rust bucket

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1) 2006 bmw 330xi
2) 2007 audi a3 3.2 Quattro
3 ) 2007 mini cooper S(not and but so fun and tossable )
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:19 PM   #2
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My winter car is a Suzuki SX4. Cheap and goes like a tank in snow. I use it to tow small sailboats to the lake in summer. It feels like a toy after driving my boxster
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Old 10-11-2017, 06:34 AM   #3
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I was actually looking at a vitara years ago. How is it getting parts for them since they went out of business?
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They are still produced and sold globally. I have a dealership near me still selling parts. I haven't needed anything yet. Most parts stores have basic replacements too.
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:47 PM   #5
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I drive my Forester like a hooligan in the snow. Decent on fuel and easy to repair.
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Subaru! I got a legacy for $400 with 100k two years back. My wife and I have put 80,000 trouble free miles on it since. Beaters are great. I joke with my wife that if it breaks down that I'm leaving it where it is with the keys in it.
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Whatyear legacy did you get for $400!! Then again your car connections are extreme lol

Do you even get winter in Texas lol
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1999. Yes the all wheel drive is a little useless down here. It was nice to have at the beach though
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My winter / dog transport is a 99 Outback. We have had three other Subarus. ('10 Impreza, '04 Forester & a '16 Impreza my wife currently drives) They have been pretty good to us.

My only gripe with this one is that it is auto (Free from a family member). All others have been/are 5spd.


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