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If you love driving and prefer being in the driver's seat, rather getting driven around, simply vouch for the BMW. It is an awesome driver's car and will give you driving pleasure way better that the TC. However, the Scion emphasizes on a more youthful appeal and will be easier to service and maintain than the Bimmer. Car comparisons - [URL]

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I agree that the Skyline is a great car and also serves your purpose being an AWB, but then the Subaru is no less either, I’d prefer that for its rally bred pedigree and ease of availability of parts (not to mention affordable service). Do reconsider and choose wisely. You could also compare various AWD cars from [URL] which could aid you in deciding.

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With your price bracket, you can have a variety of cars to choose from. While Honda, Mazda, Toyota and similar Japanese cars are the most reliable ones you can have, you may try a BMW like my cousin had got in March for 7 grand. A stately M3 would do just fine and well within your budget. Check up online portals for good bargains like cars trovit, autocatch and also [URL] dealers.

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