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Need an OPPinion

So my Subaru has been nothing but slow, heavy, bad-gas-mileage getting, always breaking down a pain in my ass. It's now completely dead. It's gotta go. So I need something that will work for commuting a few city miles 5 days a week, and getting to the ski slopes 2 or 3 days a week.

I also have a maximum budget of like $3500 for car, tires, parts (I can do my own labor) and everything else to get it road worthy and reliable for the winter.

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My current idea is faux rally Civic. I've always liked the hatchbacks, but I don't want to be just another guy in a stance mobile. I also need some ground clearance, for both snow and the giant holes in Seattle roads.

So here's the recipe: VTEC equipped hatch, with steelies or cheap alloys painted a bright color, fat-sidewall snow tires, mudflaps, couple extra fog lights, and a snowboard rack.

Performance mods as time goes on.

Kinda like this:

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Though in my head it's more like this:

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Talk me out of it, or into it if you agree haha. Here's some more rally and/or steelie equipped Civics.

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