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Old 05-31-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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My friend is looking into getting an STI 05-07 obviously its gonna be used. The ones he is looking at have between 25-40k miles on them how do the Subies do when they get over 100k??? It will be his daily driver about 80 miles a day just to work and back home (all freeway).

What are some problems (if any) can he expect to run into???


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Old 05-31-2009, 11:40 PM   #2
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I owned my 04 till 90k with no problems.

Sold it to a nice guy, if he maintains it, and it wasn't beat on.

It will last for a good long while.

At 100k timing belt should be done. Expensive, kinda.
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:28 AM   #3
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anyone else???
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:13 AM   #4
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I owned my 04 till 90k with no problems.

Sold it to a nice guy, if he maintains it, and it wasn't beat on.

It will last for a good long while.

At 100k timing belt should be done. Expensive, kinda.
Thank you!!!

53 views and know one has an STI over 40,000+ miles???

Or knows about someone have issues???
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:03 AM   #5
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I've got an 05 with 55k miles. Nothing but regular maintenance
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:07 AM   #6
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Can I ask how much??? (I thought someone had said a new set of brakes were expensive)

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Old 06-01-2009, 03:12 AM   #7
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im at 69,000 officially today lol. my car's seen plenty of drag strips/auto-x events and only thing ive had to replace is a rear driver side axle. I think if the car is well maintained it shouldnt be a problem. but always go through the whole car and inspect everything! i knew a guy who was so excited to buy a new car he didnt realize that his MR2 was cut in half and essentially welded back together
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:24 AM   #8
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have 92k on mine
race it all the time (rally cross, legally--mostly)
clutch just went
been in a wreck
but DAMN it runs like a champ!
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:31 AM   #9
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As long as its maintained and you dont do mods like a CAI and BOV it should last past 100k no problems. Cars are built to last these days, not just subaru but all. But I see really old legacys all the time running like a champ.
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:35 AM   #10
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As long as its maintained and you dont do mods like a CAI and BOV it should last past 100k no problems. Cars are built to last these days, not just subaru but all. But I see really old legacys all the time running like a champ.
Ya but if you get tuned for the intake/bov you should be fine, or if the bov is recirculated there should not be a problem.
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:22 PM   #11
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I dunno about STI's, but 3 of my friends have 02 WRX's with 100,000+ miles on them. All three feel just as solid/tight as my 50k mile 04. Only difference would be clunkier rear suspension which could easily be solved by replacing various bushings.

The drivers mentioned above take REALLY good care of their cars, unfortunatly no way of predicting that variable when buying used...
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Old 06-01-2009, 12:26 PM   #12
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mine is around 90K
had ~24K (or was it 28K ?) on it when I bought it used almost 4 years ago.

it's off the road at the moment for various installs including timing belt change.

clutch is starting to slip.

no major problems.

factory (Brembo) pads are quite spendy.
which is why a lot of people go w/ EBC (Red Stuff for me), Hawk or other aftermarket pads.
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Old 06-01-2009, 01:54 PM   #13
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I'm at about 87,000 miles (140,00km) and it runs great. I'm on the 2nd set of brakes still and having the origional clutch replaced next week (just starting to slip at WOT in 5th and 6th). All the domestics that I've owned were falling appary at this mileage.
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Old 06-01-2009, 02:00 PM   #14
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So it seems like just regular maintenance and the occasional clutch slip at around 100k.

These car so far seem to be running like champs.
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:02 PM   #15
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I had an 03 WRX with some mods. and put 85,000 miles on it. Not one issue.

I now own a 06 STI.

I ran it for 50,000 miles using a Cobb AP in Stg. 2.

Then I installed an FP Green with supporting mods, with a custom tune, I put another 25,000 miles on it.

At 75,000 miles I added meth injection to the motor and put another 12,000 miles on it.

The motor had no issues at all. The car is/was daily driven.

I only changed my clutch out to handle the higher HP and it was in great condition when it was removed for the FP Grn install.

A compression test in Dec. 08 indicated that all cylinders were very close and there was no cause for concerns.

I am in the process of 'stepping up' with a new sleeved motor with a rotated turbo system.

I drove my car to my tuners shop. When the heads were pulled off the motor, I was in shock when I inspected the stock cylinder sleeves. I could still clearly see the original cross hatch marks on all four cylinders and there were no signs of any problems.

I would expect that I could have easily put another 40-50,000 miles on it. I do a lot of highway driving, but have done several track days and a few passes down the 1/4.

Once the motor was broken in, I switched to synthetic oil and it was changed every 3,000 miles, which I feel is beneficial.

Hope this helps.
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:08 PM   #16
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:47 PM   #17
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2002 wrx w/ 130k miles,

actually runs better than when i first got it, still have original clutch, but i'll probably replace it before 160k. this has never had any problems, besides the time those cheap brittle boost lines broke, but i just replaced them for under $6.. really the only major items you would have to worry about is changing the timing belt and everything that goes with that every 105k miles or so
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Old 06-01-2009, 04:53 PM   #18
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Subys will last a really long time if taken care of (much like any car).

The only issue is that you dont know what care was extended to a used vehicle at time of purchase. How did the last owner treat it?

Like any car, suby's arent invincible. People on this board have posted blown transmissions and motors with in the first year of owning the vehicle. This is in no way a reflection of the quality of vehicle, more so an indication of how careless some people are with their things!

Get a read on the seller, perhaps that might help you to determin just what experience the used vehicle has.
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:18 PM   #19
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about 95K as of yesterday. daily driven with about 500+ autoX runs. No issues, just general maintenance.
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Old 06-01-2009, 05:22 PM   #20
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96k on my 04 STi.

Been tuned and running over 500whp for nearly 50k miles. PE injectors went out about 1k miles ago, and now its time for a timing belt change. Other than a leaky oil return line, and valve cover gaskets no major issues.
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:09 PM   #21
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Mine has almost 200k and is still going strong.
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Old 06-01-2009, 08:55 PM   #22
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Even though I don't consider a car to have high mileage until over 75 or 80K, I have 43,000 on an 07 with Cobb stage 1 and no problems. Whenever you are buying used you are taking on a certain amount of increased risk no matter what the mileage. I personally would consider the possibility of being able to absorb the cost of engine or transmission repairs when buying used, otherwise its too much on my mind.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:12 PM   #23
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I have 125,000 miles on my 02 WRX right now.. I've had to replace a few parts here and there but nothing too major. I have the whole stage 3 TurboXS setup on my car and it still runs extremely strong. I've worked at two different Subaru dealers and have seen a lot of very high mileage cars come in. As long as you take care of them they tend to last a very long time. I'm very confident that my car will last quite a bit longer. Subaru builds a great car.. I think that is why we all love them so much..



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Old 06-01-2009, 09:21 PM   #24
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my 05 has 57k and apart from regular maintinence no problems here. stock clutch is still good, brakes are good. Mine has seen plenty of drag's and spirited driving. Just keep up with the maintinence and your all set.
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Old 06-01-2009, 09:38 PM   #25
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I am on my second 100,000+ mile wrx. They were/are very solid even at that mileage. And nowhere near stock, both are/were run hard with bigger turbo's.
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