Originally Posted by DoWork
Dude, you know you can get a used Subie 2.5RS wagon for a couple thousand bucks, right? It would take a million years of 50mpg to make up for the extra $20K you'd spend on the cute VDub and STILL not have AWD (and diesel is $4.20/gal!!!)... Buy used vehicles and new skiing equipment. Take that $20K and bring yourself to a heli trip to Revelstoke on some new planks, brah- that VDub may be cool but it will neither get you girls, nor will it get you to the Mountain when its dumping and therefore IMHO it is not worth the $$$.
Hey if you can get that subie for 2K, please show me where so I can buy a few and sell them here for much more! This is not about the cheapest mode of transportation, it's just a cool car that gets good mileage. It has great use for hauling bikes, kayaks, mulch and other crap; not to mention Finn.
If I needed a new car, it would be way at the top though, think green my friend, we want 'Stoke to be covered in hundreds of inches of pow right? Well, a clean diesel that conserves fuel is good all around
BTW- you aren't familiar with my ski purchases are you?
(one of the largest gear whores here!)
Phil, are you sure the new wagon is shorter than the forester? curious.