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    So how do the cars hold up with higher mileage?

    I am looking to buy but am not wanting to go over $10k which puts most of the wrx's around 100k miles. I was just wondering how the cars hold up past this and what do i need to know if i buy one. The more info you can spill the better. Thank you!

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    if it was taken care of and all the proper maintenance was done, you'll be fine.

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    They're great high mileage cars. The problem with wrxs is that people tend to drive them hard, so a used one needs to be checked out pretty well.

    My 02wrx had zero problems other than routine maintenance until 206k. Then the head gasket went. I'm working on fixing it, because there are more miles in there.

    I had an impreza L before that. It got 168k with no problems before the engine just DIED.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catesbros View Post
    I am looking to buy but am not wanting to go over $10k which puts most of the wrx's around 100k miles. I was just wondering how the cars hold up past this and what do i need to know if i buy one. The more info you can spill the better. Thank you!
    if you buy a car that has all service records available, and the car has never been modified. you will be in good shape.
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    It's not the cars or the miles or the age, it's usually the owners. The cars themselves when maintained with the correct parts and responsibly tend IMO to age (almost...) as well as Hondas or Toyotas also correctly maintained. In fact I'd rank them second behind a tied Honda/Toyota/badge-owned-brands first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catesbros View Post
    I am looking to buy but am not wanting to go over $10k which puts most of the wrx's around 100k miles. I was just wondering how the cars hold up past this and what do i need to know if i buy one. The more info you can spill the better. Thank you!
    Mines got 148k but has only been modified for about 2k miles and I can't believe how well the car does.
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    I personally wouldn't, but that's just me. But then again, I would never buy any car with that many miles unless I intended to solely drive it from point A to B without performance in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brfatal View Post
    I personally wouldn't, but that's just me. But then again, I would never buy any car with that many miles unless I intended to solely drive it from point A to B without performance in mind.
    Yeah I was skeptical but I was driving an 05 sti that only had 40k miles but its in a junk yard somewhere now =(. Do you think it would be a better option to rebuild the motor and tranny before going beyond stage 2? Thanks for all the help guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjm1991 View Post
    Yeah I was skeptical but I was driving an 05 sti that only had 40k miles but its in a junk yard somewhere now =(. Do you think it would be a better option to rebuild the motor and tranny before going beyond stage 2? Thanks for all the help guys.
    my theory is run it to the ground before you rebuild, rebuilds require a lot of time and money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abhiwan View Post
    my theory is run it to the ground before you rebuild, rebuilds require a lot of time and money.

    side note, don't hijack threads its not nice.
    My bad, I didn't do it on purpose, sorry poster.
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    I got mine at 62K. Car ran great but after a month it started popping in the tranny. Called the original owner to find out he had been driving it hard. Replaced trans and been good ever since. It now has 110K and still run fantastic. If I were to offer any advice it would be to take the car and give it a tough run. Fast starts while turning, etc. After all it isn't yours yet. Transmissions are the weak points!
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    Oh, and I might add that even if the car had the crank laying on the ground and pistons stuck in the hood I wouldnt give up the car for the world! I love my Subaru! The first time I drove the car I became addicted.
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