So I've recently purchased my very first turbocharged engine which I've been waiting for for a very long time. A friend of mine, who works at a Subaru dealer here in Alaska, finally came across a 2003 WRX Impreza which he sold to me. It only has 60k miles on it so I jumped on the opportunity before anybody else could (there was literally a line of people waiting to see the car as I was signing the paperwork).
Anyways, I test drove the car and everything was working smoothly. They kept it overnight so they could change the oil and detail the car and made sure it was ready to go. I've been kind of worried about what's been going on though after the past couple days that I've been driving it. I've noticed the smell of coolant once the car has warmed up both with the heater on or off, and I've noticed steam coming out of the engine. There doesn't seem to be any coolant leaks that I could find and the car stays within regular operating temperature while I'm driving.
I've done some Bing searches on this and read a few posts but I'm wondering if anybody here could give me an idea of where I should be looking as far as repairs. This is my first time owning a Subaru (and not to mention an AWD turbocharged car) so I'm not sure if this is out of the norm or a common problem with the WRX. I'll be taking it back to the dealer if the problem persists, but they reassured me that they checked for leaks during their inspection and their explanation is that maybe some fluids were spilt on the engine itself and it's just being burned off.