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    New member from Ca

    hey guys...
    so some time next week i will be picking up a bug eye...
    the one i looked at was pretty clean...it had 88,xxx miles...

    Could you guys give me some suggestions on things to look for that could be potential problems before i buy?

    Thanks all...

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    Welcome! Search is your best friend. Check out this link and ask any ?'s you may still have. How to Buy a Used WRX or STI
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    thats kinda a nifty little deal...the other forum i came from didnt have what to look for when buying a used car...

    ive been researching and learned alot of things to look out for, but the more i know the better...
    thanks for the help..

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    okay...
    so i have been reading up on some stuff and wanted to get opinions on some things...

    in the next two weeks i'm hopefully going to buy a bugeye..
    the one im looking at is a 2002 and has 88,xxx miles...

    the only mods done to the car are a cai and a tbe...
    are these bad signs?
    im not sure if it has been tuned, but the seller never mentioned it...

    what do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02_WRX_<3 View Post
    okay...
    so i have been reading up on some stuff and wanted to get opinions on some things...

    in the next two weeks i'm hopefully going to buy a bugeye..
    the one im looking at is a 2002 and has 88,xxx miles...

    the only mods done to the car are a cai and a tbe...
    are these bad signs?
    im not sure if it has been tuned, but the seller never mentioned it...

    what do you guys think?
    Find out if it was tuned. With TBE exhaust you really should be but it's not as huge of an issue on 2.0L engines as it is on the 2.5L's. A TBE is a pretty standard mod for all WRX's as once you have that you can safely run Stage 2. You can't run one without the other. How much is the asking price?
    Bugeye Mafia #231 - 2002 WRB - sold Dec 31, 2009
    -Stink-Eye Mob- #173 - 2008 SWP - Returned to TD04 Stage 2 in Jan 2012
    Frmr Blobeye Syndicate #173 - 2005 CGM -sold Sept 15, 2008. I miss my STi
    Proud owner of 99 RS coupe with EJ205 engine and tranny swap.

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    well hes asking 7500 for it...
    i drove it and it feels pretty clean...shifts good, doesnt hesitate when you get on it, when you let off it coasts smoothly...

    the only two problems is that it needs either a power steering pump or line...
    and a dent on the hood...about the size of a coffee cup around and about a 1/4" deep...

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    well there was a little delay in me gitting the car....but by next weekend forsure...ill post up pictures..after she gets washed and waxed..

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