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    Premature greetings and salutations

    Good day to all. New poster here. I have a few months left on my current lease (no more leases!), which is a honda civic, and finally will have the opportunity to purchase my first WRX. I'm not looking new...probably an '02 or '03. Since I have a wife and son, and make frequent trips to the grocery store, I though that I would do so in a wagon...preferably black.

    I can't think of much else to say except that I feel like a little kid just thinking about having my first boosted, awd grocery getter.

    Who in these forums has a wagon of those years?
    Thoughts?
    Opinions?

    Thanks,
    Jesse

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    The WRX wagon is as close to the perfect car as you can get without breaking the bank, IMO. It's a blast to drive and has great utility. You won't be disappointed (except for the paint and rattles, maybe). I had an '04 wagon which was essentially the same as the '02 and '03 and it was great.
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    Paint and rattles...nice. I had an '02 honda ep hatch (si) a few years ago. Solid car, but it too had some rattles. So, it's something I'm used to. Thanks for the input.

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    Welcome to the forums! I have a silver 2002 wagon, and I love it. The space is extremely useful for me, as I am frequently hauling bikes, tools, etc. It will easily handle grocery getting duties. The paint does chip easily, and the interior has a few rattles, but for a car in this price range I don't think that is uncommon or unexpected. It's fun to drive, and very reliable - I'm at 110k miles with no major repairs aside from maintenance (and I'm the third owner!)

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    Greetings and welcome to the club Jesse!
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    I clicked on the "questions" link under TheJ's sig. I can see I'm going to be spending some time reading up over there. Great threads BTW.

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    The Mazdaspeed3 is also a decent wagon, but FWD

    I really enjoyed driving the WRX wagon ('02) though
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    +1 on the WRX wagon notion. I have 2 kids, enjoy fun cars, and have hobbies that require being able to pack stuff up in a car. A WRX wagon is hard to beat.
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    Do it I wish I owned a wagon

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    I just got a used 03 wrx wagon this summer and it is so much fun, i love the car. i could not live without the space of an suv or wagon, plus I needed a spot for my dog, the WRX wagon is the perfect size for me.
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    Hi, welcome,

    I have a dog, and a baby on the way, I've always owned wagons, a number of Subies. I just bought an '02 WRX wagon and could not be happier, the best handling car I've owned, handling=safety. I drove a lot of cars before buying, almost bought an Audi A4 quattro. I learned the most from reading the Unabomber's Manifesto on NASIOC. I just got a Cobb Stg 2 setup, jeez, very nice. The first thing I noticed when I test drove WRXs was the painfully slow acceleration from 0-2000 rpms, almost got in some accidents in left hand turning situations because of this. With the Cobb Stg 2, much "safer." Heh.

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    Silver 02 wagon all the way. When you get it don't be too excited to do to much modding just learn the car and enjoy the AWD. Once your used to everything "and realize that everything subaru costs alot" then do what you want.

    Good Choice on the wagon my buddy has the 05 sti I love the coupe but wouldn't trade the wagon for the world. (ok maybe an STI) don't tell my wagon I said that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McGizzle View Post
    Good day to all. New poster here. I have a few months left on my current lease (no more leases!), which is a honda civic, and finally will have the opportunity to purchase my first WRX. I'm not looking new...probably an '02 or '03. Since I have a wife and son, and make frequent trips to the grocery store, I though that I would do so in a wagon...preferably black.

    I can't think of much else to say except that I feel like a little kid just thinking about having my first boosted, awd grocery getter.

    Who in these forums has a wagon of those years?
    Thoughts?
    Opinions?

    Thanks,
    Jesse
    Congrats on the decision to buy

    I just got into my first WRX last month from a long line of civics as well. I couldnt be happier with my decision. You'll love it.

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    Hello.

    I too am a former Honda leasee (03 Accord coupe). Really great cars and great mpgs. Just a bit boring.

    When you go for the WRX wagon (good choice btw), just keep in mind the MPG difference and like others have mentioned, the rattles. Civics are known for good mpg's, but you might as well be dead driving it. And the rattle issue is not so bad, as long as you find a solid, well maintained car. I believe there's threads dedicated to muting those rattles, if you're so inclined to investigate.

    Keep us updated and post pics when you get a chance!
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