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Old 01-22-2002, 07:49 PM   #5
Scooby Newbie
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Join Date: Nov 2001
2002 impreza wrx
sedona red

Default Subaru problems

I'm sure that cars from all mfg's have problems occasionally.
Subaru is no exception.
I have had lots of problems with my WRX because I believe that Subaru under-engineered the US version.
The Japanese version is beefier in just about every way (especially in high-wear items like the clutch and brakes)
to those who think that it's because of the way they are driven, i have to say in my case you are wrong. I've gone fast - it's marketed as a performance car. BUT i've never had transmission problems and clutch problems with ANY other manual car before.

I drove my 90 legacy into the ground...literally, i truly abused it and it kept on going. I did have to replace the transmission, but that was entirely my fault.

Back to the subject, these do seem like problems specific to the WRX and I wouldn't worry at all about the new sport wagon.
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