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    2002 subaru impreza wrx as a first car?...

    Looking to buy my first car, im 16 about to be 17 soon senior(12th grade) and well i want something different other than a honda... i was loooking for a subaru wrx around 100k-130k miles and buying it off a dealer. just wondering if it would be okay even if it has that much miles. ive heared people say the transmission is like "glass". i just love subarus especially the wagon

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    Se the how-to threads if you insist on purchasing. I'd buy a Honda instead though. Find something completed stock and boring and keep it that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Se the how-to threads if you insist on purchasing. I'd buy a Honda instead though. Find something completed stock and boring and keep it that way.
    Sound advice! Buy a Civic or Corolla, great gas mileage and dependability.
    Not to mention the insurance would be crippling. And the maintenance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soontobe... View Post
    Looking to buy my first car, im 16 about to be 17 soon senior(12th grade) and well i want something different other than a honda... i was loooking for a subaru wrx around 100k-130k miles and buying it off a dealer. just wondering if it would be okay even if it has that much miles. ive heared people say the transmission is like "glass". i just love subarus especially the wagon
    What's your budget ?

    If your budget is about $5,000 , I would definitely get a civic that is around $2,000. Then I would do a motor swap.

    I would wait on the WRX and make it like a graduation present from high school or college.

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    My first car was an 81 accord. While my friends were all burning up rubber in muscle cars, I was running it out to Colorado, or California, or all the hell over the country instead. that car went to well over half the states. Gas was cheap, but a big part of it was that it never broke and didn't take up any of my money once I paid for it.

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    What's your budget ?

    If your budget is about $5,000 , I would definitely get a civic that is around $2,000. Then I would do a motor swap.

    I would wait on the WRX and make it like a graduation present from high school or college.
    This is, well, very impractical, advice.
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    ^^^^ Lots of great input here regarding the topic. And as a now 17 year old who bought a bugeye for my first car, I'd advise against it.

    EDIT: If you insist on buying one, make sure the timing belt and preferably clutch (assuming you will want a standard) is done and the car is stock. I would suggest keeping it stock as well.
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    You could always start out with an RS (standard Impreza) instead of the WRX. Sure, you won't have BOOST!, but you you'll still have AWD and a car you can rely on. You can mod the exterior and interior the same way you would a WRX if you wanted. Costs will be lower than a WRX.

    As for the transmission, I learned how to drive a manual on my 2002 WRX, and it was just fine. Some of the 02s had a weak tranny though, but that would have sorted itself out by now.
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    Funny how a stock 2.5rs is worth more than a bugeye.

    If I was a young kid, that would appeal to me. 2.5rs now, insert wrx motor in a few years as a really cool challenging project.
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    Quote Originally Posted by soontobe... View Post
    Looking to buy my first car, im 16 about to be 17 soon senior(12th grade) and well i want something different other than a honda... i was loooking for a subaru wrx around 100k-130k miles and buying it off a dealer. just wondering if it would be okay even if it has that much miles. ive heared people say the transmission is like "glass". i just love subarus especially the wagon
    I appreciate your thinking that Subaru is better than another car company, actually the main reason, it has superb mileage, comfortable and affordable. I believe it is a best decision ever.

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    Go with a Honda. Reliability is key.

    I mean think about it.. do you really want a 12 year old WRX with over 100,000 miles on it? And you will never find a stock one either. All those bug eyes and blob eyes floating around the web.. who knows what was done to their engines and suspensions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kold View Post
    Go with a Honda. Reliability is key.

    I mean think about it.. do you really want a 12 year old WRX with over 100,000 miles on it? And you will never find a stock one either. All those bug eyes and blob eyes floating around the web.. who knows what was done to their engines and suspensions.
    Incorrect I found several stock 02 WRXs in my search for one. Just have to look. But do I suggest one for a first car? No!

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