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I mean I love my cars. I take pride in owning what few own and their massive potential mostly bought on by the fact that they are a torquesteer-less AWD
car.

I've not had the best of luck finding perfect ones but they are decent.

I get sick of smelling eggs when I push it hard. I get sick of the squeaks that come and go with different temperatures, I get sick of the random rattles, I get sick of the spasticness when (my A/T, not my M/T) I turn on my AC compressor and the damn car sounds like a compressor and it shakes, I get sick of my ****ing carpet coming up. I get sick of not even being able to throw in a full side spare on top of my regular trunk carpet because after a short drive my trunk looks like a monkey was let loose...

Don't get me wrong, I cherish the fact that I don't have to take a bus and atleast have something decent but it all gets old. I had major plans on a USDM WRX swap but it seems as if there are always these little small things like a certain bolt but If I ask what it is on a forum people either ignore it or ****ing harass you like you are threatening their life. (Not really anyone in this forum)

It all just gets old.

I guess I'm going to ride one of my GCs until it melts and breaks (was in an accident a few years back and I'm unsure of its integrity. I always fear something stupid like a rear shock tower busting through the well when going over a bump because I know the frame may have been stressed. There is always a freaking bang from the center of the car when I go over any bumps and have the gas on. I wonder if the tranny is slamming the frame... I fear that it may just rip away.

My other GC will probably receive a swap but it's getting up there in age and the GCs are finally starting to show their age.

I guess I'm going to try and attain a Bugeye (kinda ugly but only 10k). I just want the added security of something newer.

Part of me just wants to say **** it and move on from Subaru. I wouldn't dare even think of that even just a few months back but I'd like to see what is out there. Maybe a 240/GD/GC combo?

I don't even know what I'm really ranting about. I just get so stressed out every time I drive thinking that something is going to break or whatever else. It isn't even healthy.

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I do. All the time. I think about selling my Impreza Wagon and trading in the forester for a 996.

Then I touch it up and I love it again.. I traded my '02 Wagon for a Land Rover a few years ago and I regret it more than just about anything...
 

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Just think, as much as you hate your car it cannot be as worse as some of these people who are driving jeeps and trucks w/ v8's. all the clunkyness and stuborness with the added cost of 1 dollor a mile. You really could be in a worse spot.
 

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I think everyone who has a car at some point has this feeling. With Subarus, you have to expect that out of a 10+ year old car. But I have to say. I work at a car dealer where all they sell is sports cars, Srt-4,RSX,WRX,GTIs, everything you want. But at the end of the day I still love getting into my 95L with a 1.8L and a few suspension mods. Its crazy, but its something about these cars.
 

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dont worry bud, trust me its ok... when u wanna talk about a "old" car come check out my 79 trans am. I dont even consider anything built after 1950s old. stuff braking is all part of the car community no matter what ur driving.
 

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i break stuff all the time too....

but what else would i do with my free time other than fix my broke ass car....

and what else would i spend ALL my money on?
 

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I do. I've been having more and more of it lately.

But then I remember some of my most memorable moments have happened with or during driving one of the Subarus. And they transport me to more opportunities for other experiences.
 

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I figured this thread was about women. Females come and go. Subaru's stay. You need to get your thoughts together. Have a drink, get laid, whatever. You'll come to your senses soon enough.


Other options:
get a daily driver or a motorcycle.
 

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I've felt the same way about mine at times.. everytime I feel that way I read this:

http://www.rs25.com/forums/showthread.php?t=61226

Me too. :D

This morning I was driving in, so sick of the rattles, the bumpy ride... many things. But, though I'd love a new car, a new car means a new car payment. My RS has been paid off since May 2004. That's nice, to have your title in-hand.

Honestly I'd probably be a lot happier with a WRX engine, some new carpet, touched-up paint and a separate daily driver. Maybe an inexpensive pickup truck. Having to drive the RS all the time sort of takes away from the fun, at times.
 

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although i don't own an RS, i have an OBS. mine doesn't make the noises and rattles you speak of, but i'm sure i know what you are going through. the oldest car i have is an 86 corolla. i've been working on her for a little over 3 years. that car would rattle and make noise when it was running. since i got the OBS i've felt a little spoiled not hearing the creaks and noise, almost like its a luxury to drive compared to the corolla. its funny that you say the noise and stuff makes you sick. i think once the car is gone, you'll feel like you miss those noises.
 
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