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    Quote Originally Posted by howste View Post
    Maybe you didn't realize you have a 4WD?

    I wish. My next car is going to be an AWD model. When I graduate I think I might get a used WRX (non-sti as I can't afford the insurance for an STI). If the new Focus RS ends up having a reasonable starting price, and I get a really good job soon after getting my two degrees, then that may end up being my number one choice. Over 315hp + AWD + 6 speed manual = a lot of fun.

    I wish there were more AWD options. I would love it if Toyota released an AWD hot hatch.
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    Or at least a Scion FRS AWD with bumped up power, but if that were the case, might as well swing for the BRZ with an AWD and bumped power boost too, since its the same thing.

    Who knows, maybe the new Supra will have AWD in it, or an option offered?

    The news circulating, rumors mainly, about VW's new Golf GTI, if they're advertising the power that things going to be pushing, they'd be idiots not to offer AWD in that thing, its bad enough some hatches out there are pushing near 300 horse to Front wheels as it is. Vauxhall/Opel with the Astra VXR/OPC and a specialized front end drive system to compensate for the torque steer, still has a little, but with 280HP going to the front 2 wheels, they're idiots for not implementing an AWD option IMO. I still like the car (specs/looks), but why would you want that much power to the front wheels unless you were drag racing FWD?

    I can't even imagine the nightmare that would be in Winter, dealing getting going on snow and ice, would be better off driving RWD instead IMO.
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    I too large to really care about squeezing into most hot hatchbacks, so....

    AWD performance for the money? A low-mileage Infiniti G37x for under $20k, and I do not even really like Infinity. :shrug:

    Even more performance potential? A low-mileage BMW 335xi for under $20k, plus a Cobb AP or similar for tuning.

    AWD on a budget, but still fun to drive? Jaguar (more like Ford ;p) X-Type with a manual transmission. Under $5k for one in good condition with moderate miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShyguyXPC View Post
    Or at least a Scion FRS AWD with bumped up power, but if that were the case, might as well swing for the BRZ with an AWD and bumped power boost too, since its the same thing.

    Who knows, maybe the new Supra will have AWD in it, or an option offered?

    The news circulating, rumors mainly, about VW's new Golf GTI, if they're advertising the power that things going to be pushing, they'd be idiots not to offer AWD in that thing, its bad enough some hatches out there are pushing near 300 horse to Front wheels as it is. Vauxhall/Opel with the Astra VXR/OPC and a specialized front end drive system to compensate for the torque steer, still has a little, but with 280HP going to the front 2 wheels, they're idiots for not implementing an AWD option IMO. I still like the car (specs/looks), but why would you want that much power to the front wheels unless you were drag racing FWD?

    I can't even imagine the nightmare that would be in Winter, dealing getting going on snow and ice, would be better off driving RWD instead IMO.
    The GTI, with the power pack option, is "rated" at 220HP, though it's pushing something along the lines of ~240 through the front wheels. The Golf R is the 300HP model, and that is standard AWD. Though if you're looking for the Golf R in a manual, you're currently out of luck as it's only being offered with the DSG transmission.
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    Nick, this is what I was reading about the other day.


    Next Volkswagen GTI To Pack 300 Horsepower?
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    LMAO!!!

    After I see the little VeeDub smoke not one, but both cars, as it barrels on by, this is all I hear in my head...


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    Quote Originally Posted by RobRich View Post
    I too large to really care about squeezing into most hot hatchbacks, so....

    AWD performance for the money? A low-mileage Infiniti G37x for under $20k, and I do not even really like Infinity. :shrug:

    Even more performance potential? A low-mileage BMW 335xi for under $20k, plus a Cobb AP or similar for tuning.

    AWD on a budget, but still fun to drive? Jaguar (more like Ford ;p) X-Type with a manual transmission. Under $5k for one in good condition with moderate miles.

    Even used, a 335xi or an X-Type is going to be expensive to own due to maintenance costs and insurance. The Infiniti G37 I have also considered, but insurance is a little high. I tried to talk my mom into getting an Infiniti over her Avalon Limited (I also tried talking her into get the V8 Lincoln LS).

    The main reason why I want Toyota to build an affordable and fun AWD car is for the reliability and the fact that we have great Toyota dealerships in my area (It helps that there is a Toyota plant here in SA).

    I'm hesitant to get any GM vehicle. I have lost a lot of trust in them. The new CEO will have to prove her worth for several years and make sure that she cleans out GM's closet completely.

    There are rumors that the new Mazdaspeed3 will also be AWD, and I hope it is true as that will be another consideration. The new Type-R is not going to have AWD, which is crazy. Way to much power to be sending through just the front wheels. Just look at the 0-60 time of 5.7 seconds (Autocar), which is only .1 of a second faster than what Car and Driver achieved with my generation Camry V6 with 30 less horsepower and 400 pounds of extra weight. Its just pointless extra power that only makes a difference on a track. Even my Camry can't even use all of its power from a stop as it can easily break traction in first gear and somtimes in second up to 60mph on many of the highway on ramps around here.

    That is why AWD is very appealing to me. In the rain or on slick surfaces (those on ramps are as smooth as glass which is why my Camry can spins in tires in 2nd gear up to 60mph) I want traction more than horsepower because all the horsepower in the world isn't going to help you get out of danger if you are just spinning your tires. When I was younger, spinning out and leaving 11's behind everywhere I go was fun, but now I just want to go and give me tires a break.
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    Is Audi not any kind of reasonable option for you, Biz?

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    The X-Type should be decent on maintenance and repair costs. It is basically a sibling of the Ford Mondeo, along with Jaguar's version of the Ford Duratec V6. Poor resale value, though, which is why low-mileage ones often can be found for a good price.

    Paul, there are lots of affordable Audi A4 sedans on the used market here. Problem is the older 1.8L turbo engines rarely are considered to be reliable.

    If I was going that Audi route for AWD, I probably would spend a few more dollars for an A6.... or perhaps more like a Mercedes E-class with AWD - IMO, of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul9 View Post
    Is Audi not any kind of reasonable option for you, Biz?
    Audi's are akin to every other german luxury car brand here in American when it comes to cost of ownership and maintenance. I would love an Audi but they aren't that much more reliable than BMWs and their turbo engines have reliability problems in the hot climate of South Texas (Same thing TSI Vws since they use the same engines). Plus, there is only one Audi dealership in the SA metro area, however there is a German auto specialist shop as well.

    If I decide to go luxury, I would probably look at Lexus first (a used IS AWD or GS AWD). After that I would look at Infinity and Acura.

    At one point I even considered a Volvo, back before I got my Camry. However, Volvo suffers the same reliability issues with their turbo charged engines in south Texas climate as VW and Audi. Plus, the only Volvo dealership is near downtown SA (a 50 minute drive from where I live) and is not the best dealership when it comes to their service department, or so I have heard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShyguyXPC View Post
    Yeah, I read about that on Jalopnik last month. It is really exciting. I hope that Toyota can use Mazda's Skyactiv technology in the next FRS generation.

    Rumors are that Toyota will offer AWD in the Gen 8 Camry, so that may even be a consideration if Toyota continues to shave weight off the Camry like they did from Gen 6 to Gen 7. Toyota is really pushing the Camry towards youth's now and is offering better handling packages above the standard SE suspension upgrade. Would be great to see a revival of the AWD Camry in Gen 8 (Yes, there use to be an AWD Camry). A Camry with 300+hp (Although the current V6 is underrated and can achieve close to 300hp with just a simple y-pipe modification) and AWD may seem crazy but it is now almost a necessity to compete with the Ford Fuson, Altima, and the Korean twins.
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