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This is a discussion on Never buy a used WRX? within the Car Purchasing Forum forums, part of the ClubWRX.net Marketplace category; Originally Posted by subypete I bought my bugeye in 2007 with 112,000 miles. I've had it since then with no ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by subypete View Post
    I bought my bugeye in 2007 with 112,000 miles. I've had it since then with no major issues. And there are countless others who have bought used WRXs with great success.

    There's no reason not to buy a used WRX if it's been properly maintained.

    Here's a great "how-to" thread on buying used. SD_GR says not to buy a modified WRX/STI. In my opinion, that's not always the case. However, if you buy a modified car, you better know your stuff and understand the risk.

    How to Buy a Used WRX or STI
    Buying a car with over 100k miles is always risky imo.. especially if you dropped alot of money for it.
    If you're upset over someone elses opinions then the issue isn't with the person giving the opinion but rather yourself for taking it personal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justanothername View Post
    Buying a car with over 100k miles is always risky imo.. especially if you dropped alot of money for it.
    I agree with you. And that could be said for any make/model. Of course, Subarus have historically been very reliable cars.

    Personally, I'll never buy a new car, unless I'm rich enough to wipe with $20s. I'll let someone else take the depreciation hit for driving it off the lot. And, I've never had trouble buying used... maybe I'm just lucky.
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    I wouldn't say never buy a used wrx. Just be weary of a modded wrx. Stay away from ones with certain mods such as a BOV, or turbo timer, which would indicate previous owners didn't do their homework.

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    I'm on my second used Subaru. My last one was awesome and this one is awesome...just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    I'm on my second used Subaru. My last one was awesome and this one is awesome...just saying.
    Fact: used Subarus do not swim well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
    Fact: used Subarus do not swim well.
    Twice proven.

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    I bought Teh Fabulous Trashwagon new in February 2002. At that time, you could hardly find a *new* WRX for sale, let alone a used one.

    If I were fool enough to sell mine now, I could approach half of what I paid for it almost 12 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    I'm on my second used Subaru. My last one was awesome and this one is awesome...just saying.
    Still got the other one?
    If you're upset over someone elses opinions then the issue isn't with the person giving the opinion but rather yourself for taking it personal.

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    I have a spare one for sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justanothername View Post
    Still got the other one?
    Sure. Bring your scuba gear.
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    Bought my '11 used back in August of 2012. The cheapest I could find the limited with navigation was about $28k, mine had 11k miles on it and the remainder of the warranty for $24.5k. Now, I did have 2 problems with it so far. First one was the power steering started to leak, and then the clutch went. Both of these problems don't seem to be unheard of, but thankfully I had the warranty to take care of the issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justanothername View Post
    Still got the other one?
    Driving it now. 2012 WRX...


    First used one was a 2005 STI...bought from original owner, no mods, no problems until I drowned it almost 60k miles later.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Driving it now. 2012 WRX...


    First used one was a 2005 STI...bought from original owner, no mods, no problems until I drowned it almost 60k miles later.
    how did that happen?
    If you're upset over someone elses opinions then the issue isn't with the person giving the opinion but rather yourself for taking it personal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justanothername View Post
    how did that happen?
    Search "pulled a drews"

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    When buying used, always remember, "Let the buyer beware!" Do your homework, ask for service records, take the car to a mechanic that you know and trust and have him/her smoke it over, do a compression leak down test, check the intercooler for excessive blow-by. Basically, look and feel for anything wrong or questionable. If something doesn't agree with you, pass on it. Through due diligence and NOT "luck of the draw" you can definitely find a sweet WRX that won't disappoint. Good luck!
    BTW, I'm 45 and have a 2011 STI Limited which I purchased in 2010 brand new and a 2004 WRX <--- bought the WRX from a 23 year old who had all service records from previous owners and himself, together with a clean CarFax history. He gave me full disclosure about any/all problems which my mechanic confirmed during the smoke over which enabled me to haggle in the price even more.

    Hope this helps!

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