Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Westchester, NY
Car Year: 2015
Car Model: Forester XT Touring
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
2012 Ford Focus Hatchback.
I had downsized to the Focus from a C-Class when I was in house-hunting mode, wanting to have a low-maintenance economy car that I wouldn't have to worry about for a decade. Almost 40mpg on the highway, super cheap maintenance and the hatch was practical enough for hauling plenty of cargo.
My goal was to keep the Focus as a beater and add a used 2nd car after a few years (probably a 2013 WRX), but the transmission was so horrible that I had to scrap those plans and traded in the Focus after 3 years.
I wanted new, Subaru stopped making the WRX Hatch and I wanted more power than the Crosstrek could provide, so I opted for the Forester XT. While I'm nowhere near my old fuel efficiency, the Forester XT's size, power, cargo space and AWD are perfect for me. It's worth every penny and I don't plan on changing cars any time soon.
3 years of the Focus and I was dying to get rid of it. 3 years now with the XT and I still want to keep it forever.