Im new here. I dont even own a Wrx, but i figured this would be the best place to ask questions i had before i purchased one. I have a 96 audi a4, although its luxury is one of a kind, so are its maintaince and repair fees. Im only 18 and am tired of paying so much for repairs and such. The car has 183k on the clock and im getting rid of it asap. My friend has an 04 wrx and ive ridden in it and i love it. Im looking to get a 2002 wrx, but i have my questions on costs. I know subaru's are pretty reliable, but what are common things that go wrong with that model or all wrx's. What should i look for when buying specific to the car, not the normal rust, wear, tear and such. Also, how many miles is a safe bet to buy below that i could still get a good amount of use outa it. I dont know how long subarus last so im quite the newb. My brother has a forester and he has 175k but the auto tranny is slipping and has a good amount of rust appearing. Any and all information would be a great help. Thanks again. Look forward to staying on here and buying a wrx.