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    Hi everyone! This is a great site! Well let me briefly introduce myself, I'm a freshmen in high school and i like cars! I always liked the wrx, but my favorite car is the rx7. Since ill be getting my license in a year and a half, I've started to look for cars. One of my choices are the 02-04 wrx, but after reading a lot of post about messed up trannys, Im not sure about getting a wrx anymore. I'm getting kind of scared and concerned because most of the problems were in the 02-03. My questions are is anything wrong with the 04's-now? Also is there anything wrong with a 02-03 AT WRX? Thanks

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    Yes the gears are know to be weak, but if you drive smart and DON'T dump the clutch at high RPM's your tranny should be fine. I have almost 60,000 mile on my car and the tranny is still stock right down to the clutch.
    On the other hand if you are like most 16 year old kids that are into cars your going to drive it hard and most likely break something being stupid showing off in front of your friends. Now I'm not saying your stupid, but we have all been there.
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    Yea i agree with ian 100%.
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    What's wrong with the Automatic is it's terrible.

    In a year and a half when you get your car it might be a little more feasible to just get the 04 because it'll drop some in price by then.

    I still would suggest not getting a performance car first...you could always get a decent car for at least a year and just learn how to drive...I'm not saying all but most first cars get dinged somehow by your fault or someone elses...your gonna do things like scrape the bottom on the curb, park to close to someone and get dinged...drive too hard and ruin the tranny...I'd just get a nice car first and performance later.
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    Thanks for the replys, and I understand where you guys are coming from because a bunch of kids at my school try to race. so what would you guys suggest as a good first car? something that has power and space for 5 ppl, not a suv tho cause gas thanks again

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    As long as you are responsible and have some self control the wrx will be great.... good in all weather conditions and relativly safe.
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    Yea I'm still not saying don't get it, I really don't know your situation.

    But maybe consider an Impreza RS or another something like a G6...in that class that would be sporty and comfortable but not the turbo power of the WRX. You could just wait a year to get the WRX if that is feasible for you, just get a learning car in between.
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    Is there any problem with the impreza RS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RJS91
    Is there any problem with the impreza RS?
    RS stand for Really Slow. Get the WRX man, and I hope that you wont be paying the insurance bill, it's gonna be a bit pricey to say the least.
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    Yea i agree as long as your responsible. I have and sti and havent raced or dogged my car out. And im a teenager
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    [QUOTE=Mitcher4]What's wrong with the Automatic is it's terrible.

    I just got an 02 WRX with an automatic and I don't think it's terrible. I'm sure the stick is faster off the line than mine but I'm not racing it, just driving it. And not like I'm driving Miss Daisy either!

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    Yea I guess it's not terrible but there are definitely some quicker shifting automatics out there.

    I just wouldn't get it because you have to pay for less speed...if you got a deal on it or don't drive stick then great but just not for me...my next automatic will be the Mclaren-Mercedes SLR...haha, yea...
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    I got a pretty good deal on this one. It's an 02 with 48K, one owner. I got it for $14695.00 minus the $5K they gave me on my trade (2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT). I had to talk them up on the trade from $4K to $5K but thats what you've got to do.

    I would have prefered a stick but my wife can't drive standard and we have to be able to swap cars on occasion. If she wasn't so beautiful I would have got a standard LOL!

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    I started with a pick up and never had a single dent/scratch on it. A few months in on my band new Tiburon and I get in a VERY slow accident while backing out. Stuff happens and it still was my fault for not making sure NO ONE was backing out while I was. (the claim was accualy 50/50 fault) I would also wait till your a bit older cause 99% chance you will beat the hell out of any new car you get. It's just how we teenagers are. But learning to drive stick would be a good thing at the start. Might as well get it out of the way considering all the good cars out there are manual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by viperuws
    I started with a pick up and never had a single dent/scratch on it. A few months in on my band new Tiburon and I get in a VERY slow accident while backing out. Stuff happens and it still was my fault for not making sure NO ONE was backing out while I was. (the claim was accualy 50/50 fault) I would also wait till your a bit older cause 99% chance you will beat the hell out of any new car you get. It's just how we teenagers are. But learning to drive stick would be a good thing at the start. Might as well get it out of the way considering all the good cars out there are manual.

    I agree with Viper being now that I am 20 and I am onto my 2nd car I have always tried to keep my car in great condition... But I have come from lots of experence with kart racing and motorcycle drving so I understand how cars work and how suspension works... What viper and others are sugesting is that starting with a car with less hp and maybe cheaper is not a bad way to go... You will save LOTS OF MONEY on insurance on GAS considering the WRX has to take 91 or higher... Now I live in cali and pre is really high... And when I was 16 I drove a 90 Escort GT with a 5spd and my insurance was about 100bucks a month... With not having a WRX as your first car the chances of you getting in a accident and killing yourself or someone else is probably a lot better. my sugestions

    Honda Civic or Accord, Nissan 240sx or 200sx SE-R, Scion tC, Subaru 2.5 RS

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