Ok so I'm 16 turning 17 soon and my parents and I are looking for a car for me. I've always been into cars since the start, i would say im relatively good at cars and love customizing cars myself as in performance was (ex. intake, intercoolers, and turbo kits, etc.) I was looking into the Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart 2010 and newer but was wondering if this was a good car to start with. I need to get a used car thats around 12k and is going to be easily customizable. Oh and the insurance cant be crazy expensive :P suggestions? and ive also checked out the Subaru WRX but its a manual and my parents need to drive it too so the car has to be automatic and good for snow! (awd)
Oh man, your a tough bolt to crack.. List what your budget is and I'll be glad to help. If you're looking at WRX's and ralliart's, I'll say your around 20-25k? Not sure what year vehicles your looking at, but as far as automatic/modern/AWD/and modifiable goes, I'd say either something like a Subaru Impreza. They're not crazy tuner friendly but Subaru is the only AWD/automatic company I can think of. I live in West Virginia where it snows November-February and I drive a FWD Kia optima TGDI turbo and it's excellent in the snow with good tires. If your willing to do FWD, I'd recommend Scion, Chevy Cobalt (I don't care for them myself but some people like them), or a Nissan 350z.