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    thinking about a wrx

    Hey guys I currently have a 2002 f150 that I love but I'm going into my second year of college and it's to expensive to afford. I live in pa so I wanted an AWD and thought of a subaru and found these wrx. I've heard of them but know nothing of them. I plan to keep it until I get a job out of college. Want to increase my mpg but of course have some fun and do some customizing, also has to be a manual transmission. Just asking how these cars r when they get lots of miles, what kind of problems they have and if they r good for a DD.

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    Being in college, a WRX is almost just as bad as an F150 if not worst.

    Get an older NON-WRX Impreza.

    This is coming from experiance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UEDan View Post
    Being in college, a WRX is almost just as bad as an F150 if not worst.

    Get an older NON-WRX Impreza.

    This is coming from experiance.
    ^This.

    A WRX probably isn't going to be saving you any money over that F150. They require premium gas and on a good day will get 20-23mpgs. Your insurance will probably go up as well.

    Now in terms of reliability, all Subaru's are generally very reliable. WRX's can be a bit less than other models due to the nature of the car but, a well-maintained WRX will easily go upwards of 200k with no issues.

    Look into an older model Impreza, Outback Sport or Forester.
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    What r u considering older? I was looking at around an 01 to 04 or so

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    Newest one you can afford honestly.

    2002-2005 would be a good range!
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    The wrx is the one with the turbo correct? Any non wrx is non turboed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wernerj16 View Post
    The wrx is the one with the turbo correct? Any non wrx is non turboed?
    For the Impreza line yes.

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    Ok well my f150 gets 15.5 mpg on or off highway. I do go up and down hills often here in the summer and run 180 miles to school and back every other weekend. 91 octane is $.20 more than 87 here. And tires cost me 360 for the cheapest set. While it takes almost 7 quarts of oil for an oil change. I did try and figure out how much less I would spend getting 20 mpg with the wrx and I'd spend 65 a week or so in the summer instead of 80 with my truck. It seems like it would be a little less expensive but not as big of a difference if I got a car with great mileage and but no power.

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    better off getting an NA subaru. I bought a 2009 Legacy 2.5i back in 09, my biggest regret was not getting the LGT or a WRX, but in hindsight I think it was for the better. My financial situation wasn't the best at the time. You sure as hell can't beat the reliability of the NA Subie, WRX's don't require a whole lot of maintenance but the NA's require even less. You could go 5000+ miles on an oil change and only repairs I've had to do on the car were from wear and tear. My combined City/Highway driving I get 30mpg on regular fuel, I have 110k on the clock of my legacy now and it still runs like its brand new.

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