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Old 01-06-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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Default Question regarding purchasing an 02' wrx with higher miles

Hey guys,

Been hunting for a wrx for a while. I know the best car to buy is a mostly stock and dealer maintained vehicle. Today at work i came across an 02' wrb wrx. Car was mint, no paint work, 1 owner who was in his 40's, stock besides tints, has all service records from that dealer with 98,000 miles on it.

I followed up about it and they told me they wanted 9k and it was good to go after maintenance was performed. They said they were going to replace the brakes, turbo(because it was starting to smoke) and do the waterpump and timing belt.

I told them I would take it as is and fix myself, they said they would let it go for $6,995 and i left them a deposit. Does this seem like a decent deal? I can get all those parts for about $600 dollars and then install and have an imaculate bugeye(this car is really really mint)

EDIT-And I would go ahead of upgrade to the sti turbo, gates belt and basic modifications so the required maintenance doesn't bother me.

Tomorow i am going to look at it more on a lift and drive it, but they informed me it was solid besides those services mentioned. Sorry for the long post, just curious here because i had a good feeling about the car.

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Old 01-06-2010, 06:01 PM   #2
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Please check Unabombers manifesto. Particularly this one:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1679821

Also you can't just throw an STi turbo on without supporting mods. Read through the manifesto thoroughly (it's a LOT) and then make your decisions.
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Old 01-06-2010, 06:01 PM   #3
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Sounds decent. Get a compression test. You need a few more mods as well as a tune to run the STi turbo though.

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Old 01-06-2010, 09:42 PM   #4
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^^Thanks i know. I was just saying for the basic parts.

Compression test is a good idea, although i may write up a contract with subaru stating the turbo is on it's way out, but the engine internals are sound for the basic warranty they offer.
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Old 01-10-2010, 03:58 AM   #5
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If it matters i bought this car. I'm uber excited haha. Slowly looking for brake pads, newer td04 and a timing belt in about 8,000 miles.
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:03 AM   #6
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If it matters i bought this car. I'm uber excited haha. Slowly looking for brake pads, newer td04 and a timing belt in about 8,000 miles.
it doesn't hurt to do the timing belt early, as you probably know, broken timing belt (or more likely, tensioner/idler), and you are buying a new engine!

also, I would highly recommend just getting a cheap higher mileage td04 on ebay and then either rebuild it yourself (under $100) or send it out to a shop ($200-$300) You will end up with basically a new turbo for a decent price. I bought my used turbo on ebay for $50.
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