Welcome to the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club Friday April 18, 2014
Home Forums WikiNASIOC Products Store Modifications Upgrade Garage
NASIOC
Here you can view your subscribed threads, work with private messages and edit your profile and preferences Home Registration is free! Visit the NASIOC Store NASIOC Rules Search Find other members Frequently Asked Questions Calendar Archive NASIOC Upgrade Garage Logout
Go Back   NASIOC > NASIOC General > Newbies & FAQs

Welcome to NASIOC - The world's largest online community for Subaru enthusiasts!
Welcome to the NASIOC.com Subaru forum.

You are currently viewing our forum as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community, free of charge, you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is free, fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
* Registered users of the site do not see these ads.
 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 07-16-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
Prafeston
Scooby Newbie
 
Member#: 219883
Join Date: Aug 2009
Default Looking at a 2002 Impreza Outback Sport

I just checked out this car last night and I was really pretty impressed. The owner has done a lot of work on it and it put me more at ease about the high mileage, but I figured I'd see what you all thought. Also just thought I'd say hi. Apparently I've had an account here for awhile and never made a post. Tried to register today and the username was already in service. So I tried my usually username/password and sure enough I was logged in.

I'm a fan of the bug eye Imprezas and love wagons so that's kind of what I've had my eye on for awhile.

The Outback Sport I'm taking a look at has just over 200k miles, but has had a lot of work done in the last year and is a current daily driver. Here is the list of things that have been replaced.

Timing belt
Water pump
Cam and crank seals
All associated idler pulleys and auto tensioner
Passenger side head gasket
Both valve cover gaskets
All accessory belts
WRX struts and springs all around
Rebuilt transmission
New catalytic converter
New spark plugs
Light weight crank pulley
New bulbs for speedo gauge
New polyurethane shifter bushings
Rear main for crankshaft


It does need a new wiper blade on the back and the passenger side fog light glass is broken and needs replaced. Also there is a popping/clunking noise occasionally when driving over bumps on the road and the owner says it needs a new passenger side lower control arm bushing. Other than that it rode nice and was in over good shape for the age of the car. Drivers side bolster on the left side was starting to rip and it has some dings and scratches expected for a car of it's age.


At first the mileage was scaring me a bit, but after talking with the guy...who is a mechanic...and hearing all the things that have been done to it it seems like many of the issues that could come to light on a car with less miles have already been taken care of. I could possibly look around and find a car with less miles that costs more and have some of these issues surface as soon as I buy it.


Are there any other things I should be worried about with the 2.5 or the car in general? I did get a good look underneath and nothing looked bad. The head on the passenger side looked very clean so it's holding up well and the drivers side did look like it had a bit of grime around it, but it didn't look like it was leaking. I'm not sure why he didn't just replace both headgaskets while he was at it?


Ok, I've probably said enough for now. If I don't end up getting this one I'll probably still be looking around for a good 02-03 Impreza so maybe you'll see me some more on the forums.
Prafeston is offline  
 

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Powered by Searchlight © 2014 Axivo Inc.
Copyright ©1999 - 2014, North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club, Inc.