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    Newbie seeks advice from experienced members....

    Hey guys,

    I'm serious and basically made my decision on a used 2002 wrx w/ approx 40000km (or 24000 miles) on it. Its going to remain somewhat stock for a bit, until I can get more funds

    All I'm concerned about is major/minor mechanical failures or recalls that have occured - are there any? Or is this a fairly reliable car overall. As well, is this car generally expensive to maintain?

    Thanx for any help guys

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    It seems like some people have been blowing tranny's. It probably depends on how it has been treated. The clutches were problematic on the early 02's, that would be a warranty issue. Those are the only problems I have heard of, which I have not had on my 03.

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    great, thanx a lot Lance

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    make sure you check for leaks and test drive it while listening to everything. Take it to a subaru mechanic if your not sure.
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    Originally posted by platano
    At 14???
    shoot , I'd hit it at current age, on roof of the car, with cousin driving , neighbor and town priest in the back seat, and that kid from "N.Korea" riding shotgun.

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    Its going to be bought @ a subaru dealership, so I hope they do a good job :O

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    it should be certified then so if there is any problems as soon as you buy it, they should be taken care of.
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    Originally posted by platano
    At 14???
    shoot , I'd hit it at current age, on roof of the car, with cousin driving , neighbor and town priest in the back seat, and that kid from "N.Korea" riding shotgun.

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    Thx for the tip I'll make sure its certified!

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    if you can...ask for the the receipts from the maintenance services that the car has received.I know that I keep all of mine. Also make sure that they were done at regular intervals.
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    oh yea...can't forget that

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