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    Hi, I'm considering purchasing a 2002 subaru impreza wrx with 164xxx miles for $8399 from a dealer. I'm on the fence with buying it since I've never owned a Subaru before and I thought I could get some advice from here. Do you guys think it's a good deal, considering the mileage it has on it? Here's the link to the car: Used 2002 Subaru Impreza WRX For Sale in Boise ID | 3D0261C | Serving Meridian, Caldwell, & NampaClick image for larger version. 

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    That's a lot of mileage for a car at that price, that looks to have mods.

    What is the history of it? How's the maintenance?

    The scoop on it alone bugs me because it's blocked off with wire (aftermarket too) which negatively affects the amount of air that passes through the intercooler...not as efficient.

    That price? I'd walk away fast.
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    Wheels, brakes, scoop, fog lamp covers have been modified. No engine photos to check. Expensive.
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    Umm the carfax on it says it's just had regular maintenance to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by CostaPasta View Post
    Umm the carfax on it says it's just had regular maintenance to it
    ...yea....carfax only shows accidents or damage done that was reported to carfax. It's not going to show modifications or things the previous owner has done to it.
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    ebay scoop, ebay grill, un-painted fog covers...I'm not saying any of that's bad, but it's bought from ebay, and those are not the items that are known "good buys" or popular "budget-but-reliable buys."

    If it has cheap coilovers, an intake, and an aftermarket BOV, just pass...

    More info would be helpful. And it's too expensive imo.

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    umm in the description they say multiple times "5-Speed Manual with Overdrive"....that alone would make me walk away. They post up photos of the cruise control stalk, but not the motor? Something seriously wrong with that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Technically, the 4th and 5th gears on the USDM WRX are overdrive gears, since the output shaft rotational velocity exceeds the input shaft rotational velocity... or that's at least one definition of Overdrive.
    you gtfo and go engineer something else...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Technically, the 4th and 5th gears on the USDM WRX are overdrive gears, since the output shaft rotational velocity exceeds the input shaft rotational velocity... or that's at least one definition of Overdrive.
    Way to over-engineer that post.
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    Too expensive.

    Ask if it has had:

    * Clutch done recently
    * timing belt service with record

    Those two alone are $3000 together from the dealer.

    Make sure all 4 tires are the same make and model.
    Along with take a look at all modifications done to it.

    The exterior stuff I can see just looks like someone wanted to personalize there ride and didnt want to get in too deep, so they went to ebay.

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    alright thanks guys, appreciate it

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