I would like to preface this post saying that I am completely new to this site (hence this being my first post), and apologize if this is in the wrong category or if I am breaking any rules. I hope to become a more active member here, and this thread will help with that.
I am looking into buying a 2002 WRX to become my project baby. Not my "she is not running now and will be a headache to get her running" but a "I want to baby her and make her even better than before" project.
I have found a suitable one with the following details:
- completely stock (besides a deck, speakers, and an intake).
- 144,000 miles (only 85,000 miles on current engine)
- and I am told it hasn't been abused (described as being driven like a grandma)
The deal is great as I am paying only kelly blue book for it. It had the clutch replaced at 115,000 miles, and also got new motor and tranny mounts, as well as an axle and wheel bearing replaced at the same time.
My concern is how long this car can go for without many problems.
Then on top of that, what are some common issues that I might see with this car?
Lastly out of curiosity, I am wondering what an engine rebuild does, and how much longer the car can go on average.
If I have left any details out, just ask (if you feel like helping). I know engine rebuilds depend on what went wrong, but I am curious about some of the more common things.
I really appreciate any time you have taken to read this, and hope I am not breaking any rules.
Thanks a lot,