After over 8 years at my current job, Monday I am going in to work to quit my job.

The funny thing is I have been on vacation the past 3 weeks, and my next two are paid paternity leave.

Thursday I got phone call, and I was offered a job. Better salary, better advantages. But I have to drive one hour to get there and one to get back. 200km (125miles) daily of northern Canadian rural highways.

So since I may at times do 1000kms per week we decided that my wife is getting the pathfinder. She knows I hate her 2011 Elantra and it’s time for it to leave or lives.

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Wacko is officially now car shopping.

Went and test drove the the 2016 Manual base WRX with my wife and our 5 month old son. And well as I expected I would love to DD to work. But the with the prices of gas here, i have to include more reasonable awd manuals to the mix.

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I’m searching autotrader.ca for used awd manual cars in Quebec and well no so surprise here it’s mostly WRXs and STI.

But stumbled on a 2014 manual Impreza 5 door with 55000 Kms with leather/gps sunroof for 12000. That’s less than half the price of the 2016 WRX I tried, and has better mpgs .

Fun or responsible car decision for me to make. Well at least i’m officially not working the next 2-3 weeks I have time to decide. All I know for sure right now is

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Bye-bye Elantra, I will not be sad to see you leave.