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    Bummed out WRX owner looking for opinions

    My 2002 WRX had a tensioning pulley seize which broke the timing belt which took off two cam sprockets. The condition of the valves is unknown. I am trying to decide what to do now. Repair, trade in, part out, sell as is. What would you do, and how much would you pay for a car in it's present condition?

    A little background on the car: Has 165k miles on it (replaced the timing belt at 100k), clutch has been slipping for a while, has some hail damage, and a couple other dents. I think last I check Blue Book was about $5500.
    Last edited by arose; 11-29-2010 at 04:46 PM. Reason: spelling error

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    I wouldn't pay a dime.

    Well, I'd probably pay a dime, but, seriously...hail damage? Bad clutch? Engine damage, extent unknown? You're not giving me much reason to buy it.

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    noone buy the OPs car!

    but in all seriousness if I were you I would try and scrape as much cash for it as I could and eat the loss and get something else. pretty high mileage and it needs alot of work done I dont know that it's worth getting fixed but thats just my opinion.

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    If you can do the work yourself, have the heads rebuilt, put it together and replace the clutch. Looking at under $1000 and you'd have a great car again. Blue book in good condition is $5000, as is, maybe $2000. So to not do the work you'll lose 3x what it would cost to fix. Now if you are paying someone to do the work, different story, may not be worthwhile.

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