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WRX wagon as family vehicle?

I need a family vehicle, but I want something that is fun to drive. Unfortunately, they don't sell the STI wagon in the states, so i was thinking a used wrx wagon....


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A friend had a wrx wagon for a while, he seemed to like it a lot.
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I need a family vehicle, but I want something that is fun to drive. Unfortunately, they don't sell the STI wagon in the states, so i was thinking a used wrx wagon....


Any wrx owners here?
I drive a non-turbo Impreza wagon, same as the wrx but with less power.

Not an ideal family car in my opinion. Too small, rear doors are narrow, it will be hard access a child seat.

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minivans are dorky as shit. that being said, you just cannot top their versatility if you have a family. I've resolved myself to the fact that I'll probably own one some day.

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I can't believe what I am reading. I smell pussy!!!! I have two kids and no way in hell I would own a minivan. Even if I have 4 kids. An SUV is the only way to go. I hav had and Expedition, Tahoe and a 4 door quad cab Dodge pick up. All suit me fine with kids. IF you have more than 2 kids rule out the Pick up. But a minivan I think not I would shoot myslef in the balls before I bought a minivan.
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I can't believe what I am reading. I smell pussy!!!! I have two kids and no way in hell I would own a minivan. Even if I have 4 kids. An SUV is the only way to go. I hav had and Expedition, Tahoe and a 4 door quad cab Dodge pick up. All suit me fine with kids. IF you have more than 2 kids rule out the Pick up. But a minivan I think not I would shoot myslef in the balls before I bought a minivan.
cheaper to purchase, cheaper to maintain, easier for women to park. I have an SUV now and no way it has the interior space of a minivan, I'd have to step upt to the big ones(like expiditions and tahoes) to have that kind of interior space. I'll save my money on the family hauler and put it towards my midlife crisis car when the kids are older.

besides, you can still jam 50s in them and put a hitch on the back.

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The wife drives a Forester XS...neat little car...we get our baby carrier in/out no problem. Lots of cargo room': fits a full size stroller and our lab. Go with the XT (turbo) version if you can. The moonroof is enourmous BTW.

Minivans are for folks with 3+ kids.
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cheaper to purchase, cheaper to maintain, easier for women to park. I have an SUV now and no way it has the interior space of a minivan, I'd have to step upt to the big ones(like expiditions and tahoes) to have that kind of interior space. I'll save my money on the family hauler and put it towards my midlife crisis car when the kids are older.

besides, you can still jam 50s in them and put a hitch on the back.
I'll outpark you anyday, sucka!
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+1 for the Subaru Forrester. You want a fun car that hauls 4? Get an RS4. That can be had for close to 70k+. lol

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The wife drives a Forester XS...neat little car...we get our baby carrier in/out no problem. Lots of cargo room': fits a full size stroller and our lab. Go with the XT (turbo) version if you can. The moonroof is enourmous BTW.

Minivans are for folks with 3+ kids.
Forester would be a much better choice than a impreza based model. In Japan I saw a Forester STI, wish they would bring that to the states.

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If I had more than one kid it would be mini-van for sure. They kick serious ass these days, mega creature comforts and the people in back don't have to have to eat their knee to make room for ground clearance that you're never going to need.

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I wouldn't think the back would be roomy enough to allow for growth in a WRX wagon. How many kids and how old? Outback would be better I think.

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Forester would be a much better choice than a impreza based model. In Japan I saw a Forester STI, wish they would bring that to the states.

yeah, all the good stuff is over there.... over here we have ginormous gas guzzling suv's

So far 1 kid <3 months... i'm sure that will grow by at least one though.
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Outback is smaller than the Forester. Forester used to be the largest they had....now its the Tribeca which is another idea for you.

Im telling you, go test drive the Forester XT.
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+1 on some of those vans. I had a 1996 Windstar 3.8l (220hp) my freshman year of college and damn that was a sleeper. I put some 16 inch rims with Kumho Ecsta 712s on her, took out the rear seats and I would take v6 camaros and mustangs all night (to 80mph or so); there's truly nothing better than smoking some teenage punk who is showing off to his girlfriend in a minivan, you know he's not getting pussy after that. One thing to consider about minivans is that while they look big and are relatively poor aerodynamically, they're mostly open space and that weighs nothing. Also, good luck getting a ticket driving one, you could have a corpse draggin behind the vehicle and cops will still ignore you.

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+1 on some of those vans. I had a 1996 Windstar 3.8l (220hp) my freshman year of college and damn that was a sleeper. I put some 16 inch rims with Kumho Ecsta 712s on her, took out the rear seats and I would take v6 camaros and mustangs all night (to 80mph or so); there's truly nothing better than smoking some teenage punk who is showing off to his girlfriend in a minivan, you know he's not getting pussy after that. One thing to consider about minivans is that while they look big and are relatively poor aerodynamically, they're mostly open space and that weighs nothing. Also, good luck getting a ticket driving one, you could have a corpse draggin behind the vehicle and cops will still ignore you.

Here's a pic, she's not exactly clean, but I loved that van. Sold it for $1000 in 2001 with 70k miles on her to a friend in financial trouble, really wish I hadn't now. I was debating taking a sawzall to the roof and making her a california top convertible.
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+1 on some of those vans. I had a 1996 Windstar 3.8l (220hp) my freshman year of college and damn that was a sleeper. I put some 16 inch rims with Kumho Ecsta 712s on her, took out the rear seats and I would take v6 camaros and mustangs all night (to 80mph or so); there's truly nothing better than smoking some teenage punk who is showing off to his girlfriend in a minivan, you know he's not getting pussy after that. One thing to consider about minivans is that while they look big and are relatively poor aerodynamically, they're mostly open space and that weighs nothing. Also, good luck getting a ticket driving one, you could have a corpse draggin behind the vehicle and cops will still ignore you.

Here's a pic, she's not exactly clean, but I loved that van. Sold it for $1000 in 2001 with 70k miles on her to a friend in financial trouble, really wish I hadn't now. I was debating taking a sawzall to the roof and making her a california top convertible.

That is the same one Vcook rolled in. Check out the video


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This is the hawtness right here. You need 1 of these bad boys...

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I gotta be unique, why do you think I bought a bright green Triumph.

That Audi looks badass, I love the rims and brakes (are those 8 pot calipers?), the S4/RS4 avant isn't going to be appreciably larger than the Impreza though, is it?

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I gotta be unique, why do you think I bought a bright green Triumph.

That Audi looks badass, I love the rims and brakes (are those 8 pot calipers?), the S4/RS4 avant isn't going to be appreciably larger than the Impreza though, is it?
Not sure, i just refer to the brakes as BBK's. (big brake kit, not sure about any details. lol) And that is a B6 A4 avant. I've driven it as a loaner, pretty roomy, but i've never been inside an impreza so i've no clue on space. From what i remember, the A4 Avant can fit 5 comfortably (if you're asian lol) and still has room to spare. Fun car to drive, and looks bad ass when done right.

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Do what I did, Volvo V70 T5. 240hp stock and plenty of room. Third row seating and all wheel drive are options. Add a chip and an exhaust and you are around 300hp.
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Do what I did, Volvo V70 T5. 240hp stock and plenty of room. Third row seating and all wheel drive are options. Add a chip and an exhaust and you are around 300hp.
i have actually been looking at volvos, particularly the T5's.. I used to have a 240DL with 240k miles on it, it was indestrucktable..... a tank for sure. i bought it from my friend who took down 31 snob mailboxes a garage door and a street lamp with it and no damage at all.
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i have actually been looking at volvos, particularly the T5's.. I used to have a 240DL with 240k miles on it, it was indestrucktable..... a tank for sure. i bought it from my friend who took down 31 snob mailboxes a garage door and a street lamp with it and no damage at all.
They are well built cars. I deal with a used dealership in my area that sells a lot of them. Most go to people who have owned them previously.
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