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    What is too many miles?

    Hey guys, i'm in the market for a used wrx. I have seen many great deals, but the miles make me worried. More specifically, Im looking at a used 2004 sti that has exactly 100xxx miles. Is that too many? If so, what would you consider to be a good number. I know there are many variables, but just your best overall opinion would be great!
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    For real though, there is no definitive number.. I will say this, if it's close to the 100k mark see if the big service has been done yet. The service costs over $1000 to complete, and you had better do it because it includes things like timing belt that must be done in order to keep the engine going. If it hasn't had the service performed then factor that into the cost of the vehicle. I would say 200k on a turbo charged model is getting up there, but depending on what you're using the car for and the asking price 200k miles may be totally acceptable.

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    I would take a higher mileage car with a good maintenance history over a car with less miles and a spotty history 10 out of 10 times.

    I have 200k on my WRX, original turbo/motor/trans and it still feels nice.

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    I'd be more concerned with finding one that is not and has not been modded. If it's around 100k or over, just make sure the timing belt service was done.
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    Proper maintenance and records of that maintenance is what I would be most concerned with more than miles. You can tell a well kept car versus one that isn't. A 100k mile car may be in better condition than a 70k mile car that's poorly kept.

    To repeat others, for the car you're looking at.. timing belt service etc.

    There's not really a magic number. I have to agree, above 200k is about where I would draw the line regardless of maint.

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    on a WRX or STi, the answer is generally "1 mile."

    The instant the car is driven of the lot, there s a chance you will encounter poor maintenance, hidden accidents, and abuse of the motor/drivetrain. While this is possible with all used cars, the occurrence of these damages is higher amongst "budget performance cars." I'd also consider the number of previous owners. If one, you might have a decent deal. If 5-6 previous owners, I'd reconsider.
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