2005-2007 Legacy GT Wagon
Would tick pretty much all the boxes for a fun, reliable and practical DD. You could also include the sedan, but the wagon is better looking. The only slight negative is the not so great MPG.
Handy thread this, my next car is likely to be a $15-$25k fun vehicle. Some suggestions I did not think of in here, an Evo would be nice, but the fact I regularly see young kids driving them puts me off somewhat knowing they will likely be beat to sh*t.
If you're that open minded and you have it on the list, have an extra look at the Evo 8. They're reliable but still a sporty car, interior wise not the best but Recaros make up for it. Most common problems are worn clutches, and that's got to do with people trying to launch em. Find an unmolested one and you will have a good, fun daily.
I'd say a barely used Kia, great mpg and warranty! Original topic says 4 seasons, if you means snow then a lot of people choices would be a no go, anything rwd would be rough! I'm in ND so when I think snow I think a lot of snow
EDIT: idk if you can really have fun in a Kia though!
Last edited by Sn0wMaN; 07-29-2012 at 06:41 PM.
91 GTI VR6 - 13.8 @ 98
#2139 - 08 DBP R32- 14.48 @ 94 - stock Now: Weapon R CAI, custom full exhaust: ported manifolds, 2 1/4" downpipes, hf cats, 2.5" Magnaflow, and flex fuel kit with UM software.
If you want to drive to VA, there's a customer I have who is selling his 1982 Porsche 911 CS for around $15,000. Took me on a test drive today when he had his daughters Tiguan serviced. Looks fantastic.
EDIT: Just read the DD in the title now. Never mind