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    Looking at a WRX need some advice

    I found a 2011 Limited WRX for what seems to be a heck of a deal. I don't know a whole lot about these cars and had a few questions. I apologize in advance if this is the wrong section.

    How do you know if the car has been properly broken in?

    A dealer is selling it, should I still go somewhere else and have it checked out?

    Is there anything I can look for on the car that may cause concern?



    It's a 2011 DGM limited w/Nav with 19,000 miles for $20,900

    Thanks



    EDIT: Well, I guess I could have read the stickies first. Sorry
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    Re: Looking at a WRX need some advice

    Sounds awfully cheap if you look at recent pricing trends. There really is no way of knowing if it was properly broken in. Look for mods. Is it CPO? If you have a link with some pics might be helpful.

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    Looking at a WRX need some advice

    You won't know how it's been broken in.

    Take it to an independent mechanic for a once-over.

    Verify with Subaru the warranty is in place. Verify the service record. If they don't have the service record how can they say the warranty is in place?

    See the how to threads in the purchasing forum.
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    why are the prices/mileage different on both ads?

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    According to the car fax it has 26451 miles last reported. Also no pics of the engine bay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    why are the prices/mileage different on both ads?
    This.

    Something doesn't add up here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    According to the car fax it has 26451 miles last reported. Also no pics of the engine bay.
    Hmm, interesting. Anything else on the car fax? accidents or anything of that nature?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    This.

    Something doesn't add up here.
    I thought it looked a little fishy, I guess I was just hoping it was all legit haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Korn Dawg View Post
    Hmm, interesting. Anything else on the car fax? accidents or anything of that nature?
    Ignore that. I was looking at something else . You can always go to the dealer & ask for a CarFax report.

    Also, like SD_GR said, since it is at a used car dealer it might be a good idea to have it looked at by a knowledgeable tech. Or get it inspected at a nearby Subaru dealer to make sure the warranty is still in place.

    The price on the dealer website $25990 is probably closer to reality.
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    Thank you everyone for the help.


    I'll see what I can do to get some accurate detailed information about the car.

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