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Dan's Mystery Car contest

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I KNEW IT WAS EITHER A NEW LEGACY OR IMPREZA!!

Unfortunately Volvo is no longer what it once was since they failed to catch the AWD wave after Ford bought (ruined) them. So the discerning consumer who wants AWD with a Manual have little options anymore, either Subies or Trucks.

My grandpa has an '18 Legacy and loves it.

Best with the new car Dan!! May you get 500,000 miles!
 

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Unfortunately Volvo is no longer what it once was since they failed to catch the AWD wave after Ford bought (ruined) them. So the discerning consumer who wants AWD with a Manual have little options anymore, either Subies or Trucks.
There's not many options for 4WD sedans -- the Subaru Legacy, Nissan Altima (which I'm not a huge fan of), Ford Fusion (costs a lot more, and with Ford ending car sales in the US, an orphan in the making), and a few from higher-end brands. The Buick Regal TourX looks promising, but I'm not quite at that age yet.


 
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There's not many options for 4WD sedans -- the Subaru Legacy, Nissan Altima (which I'm not a huge fan of), Ford Fusion (costs a lot more, and with Ford ending car sales in the US, an orphan in the making), and a few from higher-end brands. The Buick Regal TourX looks promising, but I'm not quite at that age yet.


YES! You watch RCR too! *Bows down to show respect to our Master Cyburbian*

Yeah, 4wd sedans are becoming a rare bird/haven't really been sold in the past 10 years outside Subaru and the Altima/Fusion and yes Luxury brands (Mercedes 4matic comes to mind). I'm an RWD purist, but I accept the snow tire responsibility that comes with it ;) and do love me a good full time 4 wheel drivetrain. I loved both my Subaru's (1995 and 1999 Legacy Wagons) and would buy an EJ22 car again in a heartbeat!

The 15+ legacy's seem to be pretty robust and reliable. My grandpa had a '15 and got his current '18 when that lease ended and has had 0 issues with either, of course they are within warranty though. Time will tell if this generation will last as long as the fabled 90s and early 00s Subaru's and how the out of warranty experience will be. Some new foresters and impreza's are having problems with their motors failing at low mileage since 2015, but its something Subaru is aware of and Legacy's seem to be less problematic.

I LOVE an old V8 Roadmaster,, but if Im going 1991-96 Full Size GM, my heart is with the LT1 Caprice and Impala SS. Caprice's were my first car love because they were so common in NYC as a child. One day I will own a 1979 Caprice Aerocoupe with a 350.

Best with the new whip, Dan! #CNYScoobieGang
 
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