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Old 05-28-2014, 08:27 PM   #1
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Bought the car 3 years ago for 10,500 with 102,000 miles. I put about 23,000 miles in 3 years. In 3 years I spent about 4,000 on repairs and maintenace. Basically it's a money pit. Should I keep it or sell it?
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:44 PM   #2
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This is an awful thread
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Old 05-28-2014, 08:46 PM   #3
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I feel like this isn't a decision that normal people leave to strangers.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:26 PM   #4
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I feel like this isn't a decision that normal people leave to strangers.

I tend to agree. Can we add a poll? My decision is to burn it.
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Old 05-28-2014, 09:46 PM   #5
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I tend to agree. Can we add a poll? My decision is to burn it.
Fill it with tannerite and shoot it!

In all seriousness though that's more of a question of your personal finances and whether you like the car. Of those two things I know nothing.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:45 PM   #6
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Finance wise I'm good and I really love the car. It's the time taking it to the shop plus factor in 2 kids. The age and the mileage starting to concern me. Example in 5 months (tires, AC leak, front left axle, radiator)
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:24 AM   #7
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Finance wise I'm good and I really love the car. It's the time taking it to the shop plus factor in 2 kids. The age and the mileage starting to concern me. Example in 5 months (tires, AC leak, front left axle, radiator)
That's normal wear and tear. If you feel that it's becoming an issue sell it and get something else. That's what I would do.
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:41 AM   #8
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I wish I only spent 4K in 3 years.
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:08 AM   #9
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Sadly she has to go. Trading her in for honda accord sport manual. I guess I'm getting old but Manual should still make me smile. Things for sale

-mono shift knob
-all weather floor mats
-wrx license plate delete
-front and rear centric rotors(new)
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:11 AM   #10
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Thats going to be an issue on any car you buy. Especially used. It's a four door, I have no problem with my kids in mine. But ultimately its a decision that only you can make. If its paid for.....I'd keep it definitely. And buy a cheap beater for when you have to do work to it loke im getting ready to do when I "have to" work on mine.
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:49 AM   #11
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I wish I only spent 4K in 3 years.

tell me about it
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:09 PM   #12
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I'll give you 2 grand for it. you should definitely sell it....to me
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:54 PM   #13
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All routine maintenance and normal costs for a car at 100k miles. A well maintained Subaru will go 200k and 300k miles. I have cars with odometers at both milestones. It would have been reasonable to expect these since you purchased it used for less than dealer retail.

One thing to consider, once you get through the maintenance hit, you'll be set for a number of miles. Why pass that on to the next Owner?

If you want to avoid out-of-pocket expenses, avoid used cars. You either pay the dealer or you pay your mechanic. Anything at 60k and 100k miles will be costly for scheduled maintenance.

Personally, I'd keep it. I've survived a major accident in a Subaru. They are safe. Being fun to mod is just added spoils.
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Old 05-29-2014, 03:55 PM   #14
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Old 05-29-2014, 04:50 PM   #15
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Thats going to be an issue on any car you buy. Especially used. It's a four door, I have no problem with my kids in mine. But ultimately its a decision that only you can make. If its paid for.....I'd keep it definitely. And buy a cheap beater for when you have to do work to it loke im getting ready to do when I "have to" work on mine.
My bone stock wrx is my winter beater and picking kids up from school and groceries. My 02 S2000 is my commuter car. Both paid off.
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:06 PM   #16
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All routine maintenance and normal costs for a car at 100k miles. A well maintained Subaru will go 200k and 300k miles. I have cars with odometers at both milestones. It would have been reasonable to expect these since you purchased it used for less than dealer retail. One thing to consider, once you get through the maintenance hit, you'll be set for a number of miles. Why pass that on to the next Owner? If you want to avoid out-of-pocket expenses, avoid used cars. You either pay the dealer or you pay your mechanic. Anything at 60k and 100k miles will be costly for scheduled maintenance. Personally, I'd keep it. I've survived a major accident in a Subaru. They are safe. Being fun to mod is just added spoils.
Thanks. One reason I bought my wrx is because of the reputation 200k-300k but getting there is expensive. It's just parts the brake twice is annoying. Radiator broke twice, finally the second time I installed mishimoto. Now it's my power steering broke again. I might try to fix it over the weekend and maybe keep her.
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But yours is slow. lol
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Old 05-29-2014, 05:25 PM   #18
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All routine maintenance and normal costs for a car at 100k miles. A well maintained Subaru will go 200k and 300k miles. I have cars with odometers at both milestones. It would have been reasonable to expect these since you purchased it used for less than dealer retail.

One thing to consider, once you get through the maintenance hit, you'll be set for a number of miles. Why pass that on to the next Owner?

If you want to avoid out-of-pocket expenses, avoid used cars. You either pay the dealer or you pay your mechanic. Anything at 60k and 100k miles will be costly for scheduled maintenance.

Personally, I'd keep it. I've survived a major accident in a Subaru. They are safe. Being fun to mod is just added spoils.
Good advice here!!
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Old 05-30-2014, 10:26 PM   #19
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Replacing parts twice is a sign you aren't buying OEM quality parts. There are a few things non-Subaru make you can get away with buying, but generally you are wasting good money after bad if you are buying from the local car mart. Even NAPA stuff is offi-shored at their premium levels.

Do yourself a favor and ask the board on your next parts purchase. You'll save some and only need a little bit of lube for your troubles.

Hope the Mishimoto works out. Stick with Denso for stock or go Koyo. My Koyos have yet to fail me.

Rock Auto is still generally okay. Anything made in Japan or the EU is quality. Everything else is Chinese and mostly not worth it. Centric is the exception Heck, even Brembo blanks are cut in China.

You get what you pay for. I've learned that every time. Enjoy your whip. It's a good crew here.
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Old 05-31-2014, 02:27 AM   #20
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Replacing parts twice is a sign you aren't buying OEM quality parts. There are a few things non-Subaru make you can get away with buying, but generally you are wasting good money after bad if you are buying from the local car mart. Even NAPA stuff is offi-shored at their premium levels. Do yourself a favor and ask the board on your next parts purchase. You'll save some and only need a little bit of lube for your troubles. Hope the Mishimoto works out. Stick with Denso for stock or go Koyo. My Koyos have yet to fail me. Rock Auto is still generally okay. Anything made in Japan or the EU is quality. Everything else is Chinese and mostly not worth it. Centric is the exception Heck, even Brembo blanks are cut in China. You get what you pay for. I've learned that every time. Enjoy your whip. It's a good crew here.
The radiator was replace by a subaru dealership and failed in 2 years. I pulled it out and it doesn't look like OEM to me. Since then I stop going to dealership. Mishimoto been holding up really good. Fitment and quality is amazing. Today I finally got under my car and found out that power steering looks like it's just a simple hose leak. She'll be back on the road again.

Yesterday I test drive the 2014 accord sport manual. $21,500 and 1.9 financing for 60 months. Almost bought it. But I told the sale guy let me think about overnight and realized couldn't see myself driving a such boring diamond dozen car.
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Old 05-31-2014, 08:23 AM   #21
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Accords have gotten too big.

Now, tighten those banjos and drive.
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Old 05-31-2014, 09:40 AM   #22
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Old 06-02-2014, 11:27 AM   #23
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Hope the Mishimoto works out. Stick with Denso for stock or go Koyo. My Koyos have yet to fail me.
This. I learned the hard way.

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Old 06-02-2014, 11:59 AM   #24
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Your mishimoto radiator failed? If so share. Something I can watch out for.
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Your mishimoto radiator failed? If so share. Something I can watch out for.
It wasn't a complete failure. But, there's a leak at the spout/filler neck that will need to be welded.

I'm sure they'd warranty the item, but it'd be a pain to go through the replacement again just for something that can be fixed otherwise.

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