My '02 wrx wagon has 190k on the clock. Only real modifications have been rear sway bar, prodrive springs (remember them?) and KYB shocks.
The rest is stone stock. No oil burning, no rebuilds.
The thing is, I live in the NE and the salt has destroyed the car. I've had the front end replaced under the "Salt states" recall but even so my garage guys tell me they won't pass it for inspection next year as the rest of the frame is just crumbling.
sigh. The car still brings a smile when I drive it.
Probably off topic, but if you were to replace it, what year would you focus in on? (Sorry, I haven't kept up with model changes and I haven't been on the forum since 2007)