Nice forum you guys have here. I read all the FAQs and some archived threads, but I was hoping you guys might be able to help me out a bit as well. I've been in the Honda and BMW scenes for years now. I have an M3, and my daily driver is an Integra GS-R. It's getting up there with 212K on the clock, time to move on. I dig Subeys, but I know next to nothing about them.
The next logical step for me would really be an RSX-S. My girlfriend has one and i'm very familiar with them. Though, I like the idea of picking up a WRX for a DD. I am, however, apprehensive about buying a used car that i'm completely unfamiliar with and learning a new platform.
This is a DD, so my budget is limited. I'll have about $8K to work with when the GS-R goes. I plan on having to wait another 2 weeks or so until i've got $9K before i'm in a position to buy. But I really don't want to go over $10K on a DD. This puts me looking at bug eyes with around 100K or a bit more on them from what I can see. Any comments on what kind of WRX my budget affords me? Complete dogs, or something worth owning?
-What common weak points (besides the tranny) should I be taking care of as preventative maintenance after buying one of these?
-Does anyone have pictures or layout drawings of the engine bay, suspension set-up, drivetrain, etc., so I can have a better idea of what i'm looking at?
-Has anyone experimented with mods and an EMS to raise the boost threshold to increase fuel economy a bit, letting you stay out of boost easier?
-Any general advice you want to throw my way, or opinions of daily driving the car?
Thanks in advance.