As fast in a straight line as the Mustang was, I never really "jelled" with it. It was a bit too heavy, too cumbersome, and the seats never quite fit me right. I was always playing around with aftermarket backrests and couldn't find a good seating position.
I decided to see what Carvana would offer for the GT. Holy smokes used car prices are crazy! I got a smoking offer from Carvana, but ended up heading to my local Honda and Subaru dealers to test drive some vehicles. I tried a Civic Sport. Again, my back said no bueno. Then I tried a Forrester premium. It was OK.
Then. Then it happened.
I test drove a base WRX manual. My God, where have you been all my life WRX?! This is the most fun, comfortable, and good looking car I've driven in a loooong time. Automotive love at first
sight drive. Subaru matched the Carvana offer, and out the door I went with a Subue!
It's a base WRX, so no fancy bits like heated seats, a sunroof, etc. But it has the great driving bits; all wheel drive, summer tires, great manual trans, decent radio. Oddly enough I've become less and less of a fan of electronic and other fancy tidbits over the years. And I like it just the way it is with great looking 17" wheels and a perfect stock stance.
Anyway, that's all the news from Lake Woebegone. Be well, do good work, stay in touch, and save the manuals!