New to the world of Subaru and WRX's.. but I've always admired, and looks to be a fun ride.
I am looking for a second vehicle, under 10K to use as a daily driver. I drive 55 miles each way every day (around 120 total when i go to the gym, which is 4 days a week). Currently driving an 08 Jeep Commander Hemi, and it's killing my wallet. I recently "traded" rides with my wife, and driving her 2.5 MKV Jetta, but she'll want it back any day now.. She hates the Jeep.
Anyway, WRX is one of the rides on my radar. Looking to spend 10K or under, and i'll be buying through auction. I'm looking for something fun to drive..
#1. How reliable are the 02-04's, assuming stock, buying used with ~100K miles on them? I've read the high mileage threads as i've been lurking for a few days.. Looks promising.
#2. What kind of mileage is everyone getting at highway speeds day-in and day-out? In my Jeep I drive at 74.. in the MKV, I drive at 78.
#3. What kinds of things should I look for in a WRX that would tip me off as one that needs to be avoided or not purchased?
Thanks for the help. I'm sure i'll come up with more..