I am considering buying a WRX w/ the 4EAT but need to know some of the fluids/parts it uses as well as its durability.
What kind of engine oil does it use/should it use?
Coolant (Subaru Coolant or will Prestone suffice)?
Will I need to replace any major suspension/steering/driveline components before 100k miles?
How durable are these cars with normal street use?
How do I change the oil - do I just change it like any other car, do I need to crank it to lube the turbocharger, etc?
Do I need to idle for 5 min after I get back from a long drive to prevent oil coking? Or if I use synthetic, can I just shut it off?
How easy is it to maintain the vehicle?
Coolant thermostat changes, belt changes, spark plug changes, spark plug wires (Not sure if it has any, my Ford Crown Vic uses ignition coils on each plug), engine oil, coolant, tranny oil, gear oil, etc... is it difficult to do these things (lift engine out, etc)?
Thanks in advance.