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    good buy for a daily driver?

    hello guys, looking for a used car to get as im starting college next month and its about a 30 min drive. stumbled upon this ad for a 97 wrx sti for sale in my area, just hoping to get some opinions on this car's reliability/gas mileage.

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    opps forgot to add the link to the ad lol
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    good buy for a daily driver?

    I would hesitate to buy a grey import 15 years old for daily driving. I'd buy it for a fun second car though.
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    price seems a little on the high side.
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    Dude that things awesome! BUY IT!
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    Re: good buy for a daily driver?

    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    I would hesitate to buy a grey import 15 years old for daily driving. I'd buy it for a fun second car though.
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    if you want a daily driver buy a Toyota.
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    Re: good buy for a daily driver?

    My 05 WRX is my daily.... granted as a college student with an above average weekly driving distance I really should have gotten something a lot more economical.

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    good buy for a daily driver?

    My daily is a Toyota.

    The '05 US WRX and the '97 grey market STI are not comparable. Lots of evolution in that span, and lots of water under the bridge.

    Fun 2nd car for me, no more, and I'm down south where life is easier for the car. Just IMO.

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    Re: good buy for a daily driver?

    You're right. Even though they are completely incomparably my 05 is probably just a little more dependable. Just a little bit more. It was still a bad choice on my part as a student, livable but still bad. That was my point.

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    good buy for a daily driver?

    You did OK. My first choice as a student was a 914. I had actually preferred an X1/9 but that didn't even survive the test drive - overheated. University is a great place to learn to make mistakes.
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