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    Advice needed on buying a 10 year old WRX

    Hi Guys,
    I'm looking to buy a older WRX and have 2 choices currently available via Suub Hong Kong dealer. Both WRX's are trade-in vehicles.

    The first is a 2004 2.0-litre WRX, silver colour (see pic). Its done 48,000 miles (77,000Km's) with 2 owners. Its a UK specification car. Suub service centre have a history up to 2008 when the car was sold to its second owner. From 2008 it appears to have been regularly serviced but no subsequent maintenance history is available. I had the car inspected at our Suub service centre. To get into safe working condition, it needs new rear shocks, rear brake discs (rotors) and pads and a few other bits. The gear shifter is a bit loose so needs new bushes. Due to no recent service history, we assume the camb belt and water pump should be replaced. That and a major service is needed. While the car is in overall un-molested good condition, it does need about US$3,500 spending on it.

    The second is a 2005 2.5-litre WRX, blue colour (see pic) with similar mileage. Its also had 2 owners and doesn't have a recent service history. It might also be a UK-EU specification car. But it does belong to a Hong Kong Suub club owner who hopefully can give me more info when the Suub service centre inspects this car next Wednesday. I do know this car due for a camb-belt and water pump change so these costs will need to be factored in.

    Sale prices:
    The silver 2004 car around US$7,700
    The blue 2005 car around US$12,500
    Negotiation on these prices is available. I'm in Hong Kong where all car prices are high due to high government taxation. Please use the prices for comparison between to 2 cars, and not go off-topic with debate about pricing compared to other places.

    I'm a mechanical engineer and already own a 2014 Forester XT, so the WRX will be my weekend car for pleasure and driving fun.

    Having never owned a WRX, I'm not familiar with these car's quirks. Any "what to look for" advice and opinions on which car is the better drive, is most welcome!

    Cheers
    Mark.
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    Last edited by markfenlon; 08-08-2014 at 06:50 PM.

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    Since you already have one car, and this is to be a second car for fun drives, why get the
    "many compromises, all around okay" wrx? I have a USDM 2005 WRX with the 2.0L motor, and although it is very communicative about the road, it does feel heavy and fairly underpowered (especially in stock form at low rpm). I like this character, but am biased because it is my first car and I am unreasonably attached to it.
    David - '05 WRX

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