I was looking to get a 05 wrx...actually going to go check one out tomorrow, but when I told my friend about it, he was quite hesitant...well here's how the convo went.
ME: so, i'm thinking about getting an WRX now since my dad can't pay for insurance for the rsx-s. what do you think?
HIM: so you know how to swap turbo?
ME: why would i swap the turtbo
HIM: because the turbo's average life is 60,000 mi
ME: i see
HIM: it's a pain in the ass
HIM: plus you won't get good gas mileage
ME: on a wrx?
ME: it says 24mpg in city and 30mpg on highway
The car I'm looking at tomorrow has 72k miles, and if what he's saying is right, then I should ask the dealer if a new turbo was put in. I'm kind of new to turbo's and non-honda cars, but I hope what he's saying is wrong because I feel like he's putting me under a bus. After checking out WRX's, i'm ready to let go of hondas!