This might be a crazy idea, but it's probably worth a try.
About a month ago my trusty Subie (an '06 Legacy Special Edition) was totaled...
Well technically I was rear-ended by a drunk uninsured driver going about 100mph...
Moral of the story is now I have a fat check from my insurance but no car.
So I'm looking for a car. After a month of searching Craigslist and really finding nothing, I figured I would check to see if there were any bears out there who might be selling a car that I would be interested in buying.
Honestly I only have 4 requirements.
- All Wheel Drive - I live in Truckee, California (20 minutes from Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Northstar at Tahoe, Sugar Bowl, Mount Rose, the list goes on) so it snows here... a lot. Gotta be able to do those 4 wheel burnouts when it gets icy...
- Decent Gas Mileage - Like over 20. I'm not talking like gay-prius-status but lets be reasonable... I'm a starving college student who commutes back and forth from Reno, Nevada which is 40 miles away. I pay for everything myself. Got the idea?
- Reliable - Shit can't be breaking on me in the middle of snowstorms and if it does it better be cheap to fix. Low mileage is a good start... Audi's and BMW's are not.
- Nice - Yup, nice. I don't want a car that feels cheap. My totaled car's interior was more than nice. It was classy. I'll make it easy to understand with an example. Just pretend you are a girl getting into my car. The second words out of your mouth should be, "whoa nice car", right after, "so you are taking me to your place right?"
There are things I WANT in my next car (manual transmission, wagon, turbo) but at this point winter is coming. I need a car.
(on a side note if you have a white, low-mileage, 2005-2007, manual, subaru wrx wagon, you may be my new best friend)
I would be perfectly willing to travel far and wide to pick up the right car, at the right price.
So let me know what you have. Photos are good. Subaru's are good. I'm open to suggestions.