so i finally got a 2011 wrx 5-dr, DGM, spt exhaust, short through shifter. I got it used with about 7k miles. CONCERN: I'm quite worried because the previous owner had to have the clutch, flywheel and pressure plate replaced--by Subaru, but not covered under the warranty--at about 6k miles. She now has about 8k miles. I know the previous owner raced it, drove it pretty hard. Also there's a quiet but distinct creaking/popping/clicking noise starting out in first and sometimes up through second gear. Not a grinding or clanking or thud. I had a local mechanic, who specializes in Subarus, perform a $130 inspection but he found nothing wrong--though he said he didn't notice the sounds. QUESTION: anybody else have this problem/sound? any ideas what the sounds could be? Could it have anything to do with the clutch replacement? ST shifter bushings? Transmission abuse? I have a week or so left to return it and am having a Subaru dealer look at it in a few days. Thanks y'all.
by the way: I'm still really friggin stoked to finally have a wrx.