So since getting to Colorado, I've realized how useless a Versa is here. The car's light and doesn't hold the road well in snow/ice at all. It's frustrating to the point that I'm looking long and hard at a used Subaru Impreza. My car's worth about $8k dealer trade-in, and I still owe $13k on it (ouch), but if I could get the car I'm looking at out the door for $13-14k and do $2k-3k cash down, the hit actually wouldn't be terrible--may even be able to keep my payments in the same ballpark.
What are your guys' thoughts? Is an Impreza a good car in the first place? Am I ok trying to trade an underwater car, or would I be better off putting that down payment towards paying the Versa loan off to where I'm even before I try to trade it?
Here's a link to the car in question: