I’m a college student that is going to be graduating at the end of the spring with an engineering job lined up afterwards. Therefore, I need to get a daily driver this summer to commute to work. I would prefer that it is fun to drive as well as easy to work on. I’m currently learning manual and enjoy driving manual vehicles.
I’m currently looking at 2002-2003 Subaru Impreza WRX wagons as the AWD option is nice as it snows a decent amount in the winter where I am, enjoy the look of the car, and is priced around $3k-$8k based on what I have seen on the internet. I am willing to put $3k-$5k extra in any minor repairs or service things in the months following.
Is there any other cars that you would recommend I look into or if I should avoid the above mentioned Subaru? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!