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Old 01-02-2006, 08:37 PM   #1
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hey, im getting my license soon and my brother has a white 02 wrx wagon. he already put a lot of money into it including exaust, rims, and subs plus a lot of other stuff. im supposed to be getting his car but i asked my parents and they said that they would be willing to buy me a car that was 1 or 2 years old. so i was sondering if i should take his car or a newer model or even a different car. give me some advice please.
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:41 PM   #2
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It matters, does he drive the car hard?
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:43 PM   #3
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no, he takes real good care of it. he just bought a new racing clutch for it about 2 months ago
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:48 PM   #4
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buying a new clutch means taking real good care of it??

theres many here still on the original clutch. the factory clutch can take a good amount of power just so you know.

<---orig. clutch 130k miles
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Old 01-02-2006, 08:54 PM   #5
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well i was jus trying to say that he trys to keep it in good condition. he said his clutch started to get rough so he decided to buy a new one. but overall i think he takes pretty good care of it. i dont no all that much about cars because i still didnt even get my license yet but i just wanted ur opinion on what to do.
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:01 PM   #6
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Depends on what car you want and what your parents are willing to buy you. But if you just got your license then I wouldnt suggest the wrx. I am young also so dont think I am some old person saying this. Insurance for you probably will not be cheap. You will have to run premium gas. There are reliability factors involved with modded cars also. With a fast car it is alot easier to want to drive fast. You might be responsible but if you are just starting to drive then you probably do not have much experience with awd handeling.
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:04 PM   #7
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yea my brother was saying the same thing. he said that he thought it might be too fast for me and that i might wreck it but then again, this was his first car and he got it in 2002, one year used. but he said he stil wants to give it to me tho because then he can get a new car. he says he doesnt want a fast car anymore and wants a more comfortable one.
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:16 PM   #8
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yea similar to what sramoon said i would not suggest getting a wrx for a first car. i am 19 and i looked into getting a wrx for my first car but my parents wouldnt let me - and im definately glad i did. im a lot more responsible driver now and to get that much power at that stage of driving would have definately not gone too well for me. and just my 2 cents but having a semi beater for a car before i got my wrx made me appreciate the wrx so much more...but to each his own.
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:22 PM   #9
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:24 PM   #10
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Ya, definitely drive a POS first. I have a Volvo 760 turbo for my frist car. It was pretty slow but it got me hooked on turbos. After two years, when I graduated, I got an 02 wrx and have progressively modded it. You basically want to get extremely comfortable with the road before you try and go fast in any car, it will help you get out of those "sticky" situations down the line. Just my .02...
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:48 PM   #11
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If mommy and daddy are buying it for you, make sure you understand whose gonna be paying maintenance- because there is going to be some (possibly major) expenses relating to that with a modded vehicle.
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Old 01-02-2006, 11:49 PM   #12
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If you want a nice car i would suggest an 01 RS...great fun car to drive. If you want the wrx, go for it and have fun. They are pretty fast, much faster than an rs. IF it were me and i didnt know that much about cars and didnt like em as much as i do now, i would get a nice little beater and spend the rest on clothes and alcohol and money to go out with
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Old 01-03-2006, 01:59 AM   #13
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no, he takes real good care of it. he just bought a new racing clutch for it about 2 months ago


...that means that a new transmission is going to have to be bought soon.

WRX transmissions break when shock loaded and 'racing clutches' are a BAD idea 'cuz they don't slip...no slip and BANG....dead tranny.
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:12 AM   #14
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I would stay away from Subaru all together. I heard they make terrible cars.
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Old 01-03-2006, 02:59 AM   #15
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^^^i have to agree
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Old 01-03-2006, 09:48 AM   #16
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I would stay away from Subaru all together. I heard they make terrible cars.

...and ANOTHER significant point....they DO tend to be VERY unreliable.
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Old 01-03-2006, 09:50 AM   #17
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no, he takes real good care of it. he just bought a new racing clutch for it about 2 months ago
replacing the clutch is a BIGTIME sign he DOESNT take care of it. FYI he didnt put a "racing" clutch in it if its a street car, and if he did, he is a moron.

Taking care of a car consists of a hell of a lot more than washing/maintaining it.

If its under say 80k miles and needs a clutch already, he beats it. (unless he has a larger turbo on it, then sometimes you just need it to even handle the motor)


Be fully aware that if this car is modded, you/your parents will be paying cash for any repairs, and they can get expensive.
Do a compression test on at least cylinders 3 and 4. (should do all 4, but if 3 and 4 are ok, then chances are that 1 and 2 are fine)

Your parents also need to know that kids+wrx's very often=crashed car. Much more often than other cars.
That doesnt mean YOU will drive it like an ass, but as someone who was a teenage boy at one point in his life, I can assure you that you most likely WILL drive it like an ass. Its in our genes .
If they get you this car they should get you into a couple autocrosses and a driving school. (a REAL driving school, that teaches you how to properly handle a fast car, and what to do when your balls go past your brakes...)

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Old 01-03-2006, 12:14 PM   #18
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Davenow said it, and I'll repeat it.

You're 16?
Do society a favor and get something with less than 140hp. Gain some experience and work your way into a fast car.

Your parents should be caned if they're cool with buying a fast car for their new driver son.
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Old 01-03-2006, 06:11 PM   #19
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Ill say it also, dont get a WRX as your first car. Im only 17 and yes I will say that.

When I got my license I would have been in no way prepared to handle a stock WRX, much less a modded one. You just dont have the experience. Now after 2 years I feel ready to take one on, even though it is still a bit early.
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Old 01-04-2006, 03:35 AM   #20
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wrx = lots of money...

your girlfriend prefers spending money in clubs, abrs, money, clothes, etc.

buy a cheaper car, learn to drive...crash it and then go to a faster car like WRXs...
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Old 01-04-2006, 03:52 AM   #21
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I don't see it being a big deal having a WRX as a first car if you're into them and have some knowledge of driving. I never had problems driving because cars have always been a huge interest of mine and I always got to practice driving when I was younger. I didn't get a WRX as my first car and I can definetly see where it can be a problem for kids first getting their licenses and showing off to their friends because they have a quick car. Since you don't have too much knowledge of WRX's I wouldn't suggest you take over your brothers car. Also, if he just replaced the clutch and what not maybe he knows of some problems with it that you're not aware of and wants to pawn off his car to you so he can go out and get a nice new car with no problems. You don't have to get a beater but don't take the WRX.
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Old 01-04-2006, 04:29 AM   #22
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in the original post you didnt say it was your brotheres. if it is than i guess itll be ok. your brother wont hide problems from you. and if anything breaks tell your parents your brother did it.
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Old 01-04-2006, 04:45 AM   #23
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hey i was 16 when my parents bought me a 04 wrx and i just turned 17 aug 11, no accidents i just need to replace the clutch now, its slipping horribly. id say tell your parents to buy you a 04-up wrx, way funner and mod it urself to suit your personality, not what someone already did.
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Old 01-04-2006, 04:51 AM   #24
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i bought my wrx when i was 16, and i drove like an idiot, i still occasionally drive like an idiot, just make sure ur only endangering yourself.
i would say do it, just realize that ur not the only one on the road and if u feel like u want to get stupid, take it to a parking lot or empty dirt road.
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Old 01-04-2006, 09:21 AM   #25
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i just need to replace the clutch now, its slipping horribly. id say tell your parents to buy you a 04-up wrx, way funner and mod it urself to suit your personality, not what someone already did.
how is it "way funner" compared to any other wrx?
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