Hey everyone, I'm new here!
I used to drive a RX8, but totaled it the other day. Im not mad though, me and my passenger walked away with our lives. I can replace the car, but not my friend or my life, so now its time to replace the car!
I love the wrx, highly upgradeable, great performer, reliable, has AWD (i live in New England), and is a nice sized vehicle IMO.
Now heres where I need help. I have a low budget (>$10k) so im really restricted. I did find a 2006 WRX sedan but it has 174xxx miles (my first vehicle was a silverado with 295xxx miles and I drove it to 320xxx miles with no issues)! I've looked at the carfax, it was never in an accident or anything, its had 2 owners, and from what I could tell, everything is stock (no aftermarket upgrades). The first owner put 23k on it a year (double the average, must be highway miles) and the second owner put 21k on it a year (again, highway miles, hopefully). I took it for a test drive the other day and the clutch felt nice, the transmission felt solid, and overall the car felt great. it idled nicely, it didn't shake, it felt solid. Once we got out though, there was an oil leak. I told the dealer, and they said they would fix it all at no extra cost. They would also go over the vehicle and fix anything that needs to be replaced. Because I live in MA, there is a lemon law so they can't really screw me over, and i plan on getting some type of warranty threw the dealer as well (powertrain).
So what do you think? If the car has this high of miles, its typically due to highway miles (this is purely speculation though). I've had no problems with a high mileage vehicle before, so im not THAT scared. It seems to be stock, and the car still feels very tight.
They are asking $8995, but i'd offer them $7995 due to the high miles. Thoughts?
Heres a link to the actual car http://autohouseusa.com/vehicles/Sau...+Sedan+1063594