I bought a 2004 WRX with 63K miles only 2 days ago. The car has been riding completely fine and I've seen no problems with shifting.
Today I cranked it up and heard a slight knocking noise coming from the engine. I ignored it at first and rode about 2 miles before it started getting louder, I pulled over and the noise stopped after I engaged the clutch. It struggles to start back up, but it will and as long as the clutch isn't engaged, the knocking is persistent.
I'm certainly no car mechanic and I probably should have one more research before this purchase.
Has anyone else experienced this problem, or can anyone else at least offer advice?