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View Poll Results: What Did You Do At 210,000?
Did/Doing timing belt and hoping for another 100k 1 50.00%
Skipped/Skipping timing belt, keeping it going otherwise 0 0%
Selling/Sold it 1 50.00%
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:43 PM   #1
Surf WRaX
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Default What Did You Do at 210,000 Miles

2002 WRX about to hit 210k with a blue book $3-$4k and deciding if I'm going do the 105k timing belt once again.

Did you do the second timing belt change?

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Did you just keep driving it and rolling the dice?

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Did you sell it and get something else?
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Old 02-29-2016, 05:48 PM   #2
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Old 02-29-2016, 08:10 PM   #3
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Do you like your car ?

What could you get to drive for the price of a timing belt change ? Because that is where you are heading.


FWIW, I sold my 2002 at 189,000, in good running order. It was good enough that I could have kept it and replaced the motor if it ever went, but I sold it anyway, and wound up buying a 2004 with 45K, and went for a full exhaust and tune. That was not cheap.

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Old 02-29-2016, 08:57 PM   #4
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Mine has 203k I did the belt for $300 or so. Drove it and sold it at 206k for $3500 but keep in mind my rear quarter panel had a HUGE dent in it and front had frame damage. So if yours is clean do the belt drive it then sell it. Will increase the value to someone a bit. Fresh timing belt is always a plus
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Old 02-29-2016, 11:43 PM   #5
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I could care less how much my 03 WRX is worth. I love it and don't care if my dogs get it muddy. If you like it, do the timing belt and drive it till it becomes too much of a hassle for you to deal with. Or buy a new ugly WRX or STi.
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Old 03-01-2016, 09:49 AM   #6
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I would try doing it yourself. A great opportunity to learn. It cost a couple hundred bucks for the kit. In the long run it is no different than if you did not do the change and the engine or you screwing it up. You could be driving it for another 105,000 miles if you do it correctly and have experience most people are afraid , like myself, to try.
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Old 03-01-2016, 09:53 AM   #7
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I could care less how much my 03 WRX is worth. I love it and don't care if my dogs get it muddy. If you like it, do the timing belt and drive it till it becomes too much of a hassle for you to deal with. Or buy a new ugly WRX or STi.
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:00 PM   #8
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If you are going to get rid of it within the next year just leave it. Timing belts are not ticking timebombs set to go off at 106,000 miles. Seriously, how did they come up with 105 anyway rather than just an even 100? That is the real question.
If you are going to keep it for years to come then you know what to do. The only reason to not leave it either way is that it will leave you stranded if it goes.
Belt or not, it ain't gonna change the value of a car that old.
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:14 PM   #9
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Yeah, well, if you want to keep driving your car for longer for little expense, do the damn Tbelt/WP like youre supposed to. Its a cheap job anymore, and why gamble unnecessarily? Why just push it toward a breakdown? My 06 has 207k right now, did the timing belt at 190k. I feel like I could easily see 300k. Why make trash? keep your car running, its not going to be worth a squirt of piss with a ruined engine. Itll sell better anyway.

Have you ever had a timing belt break on you? Tends to ruin the trip.
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Old 03-01-2016, 12:31 PM   #10
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LOL in my area the question would be "Is there too much rust to continue?" (and I'm not even in the rust belt) If everything is solid I would keep going. My Legacy just rolled over 260k and I have to do another batch of POR-15

You aren't going to get much if you sell it, I say keep it.
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Old 03-01-2016, 01:01 PM   #11
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Lol! Thanks for clearing that up.
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Old 03-01-2016, 02:14 PM   #12
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strange, I've always said 'I couldn't care less'..

As for the topic at hand, I have a 2006 and just did my first timing belt last weekend (at 104,767 miles or so). Prior to last weekend I had never done one before, however I have been working on cars (muscle cars primarily) for 16 years so I'm not squeamish about turning wrenches. If it's running well, do the timing belt and keep driving it until you find something else you want instead.
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