Ok, so I own a 2010 wrx sedan. Ever since I got it my gf had wanted one as well.
Well she's on the hunt and I'm trying to watch out for her best I can, keep her informed and educated. She's found a 2008 wrx sedan.
95,000 miles. Regular oil changes, synthetic.
Cobb acessport. Stage 2
Perrin turbo-back exhaust.
Asking 14,000 from private party.
The car seems to be in good shape, drives good. Nothing alarming or noticeably wrong. Paint has a few places here and there. I know the original owner who sold it to get a truck. Now this couple is selling it to further build a supra.
Now ive become pretty knowledgeable about these cars. But still unfamiliar with the whole wategate deal. They said every so often you had to manually dump the wastegate, I think, or whatever it's referred to as. This was a point of concern since I don't know much about this. My car is stock at the moment, so I've not worked with aftermarket tuning and exhaust.
So I'm very cautious about buying anything, so I'm helping her best I can. And I don't want her to get in over her head. I also think at nearly 100k miles the timing belt would need to be changed soon.
Any insight and advice would be greatly appreciated. We are going to hopefully get them down to 13k cash, assuming we followed through with the purchase. Thanks!