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    Looking to buy, need some input.

    I have long been a fan of the WRX and always wanted to buy one. I have been recently browsing for WRX's on the internet and came accross one, but I have a few questions. The milage is kind of high (135,000) and I was wondering what the life expectancy of the WRX is. I mean if I can push this car to the mid 200,000 then I think I might jump on it. I just really don't know enough about the WRX to make an informed decision about it. It's a 2002 manual and I will make sure to get a carfax with it also. Thank you all in advance!

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    I dont know how long exactly theyll run for but, i know its a while. They are solid cars. I had an 02 wrx at 101k miles and still drove nice. I think if its the wrx you want you should pick it up for the right price or try to find one with less than 100k miles.

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    The relability is really on a case by case basis on how well it was maintained and treated... take it to a mechanic and have them look at it, ask if they have a service history documentation, and yes... get the car fax...

    There. Are car purchasing fourms up top on how to buy a used subaru, look there and welcome and good luck...
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    Modified or driven by an younger person, forget it.

    Stock and driven by my grandma, I could see that mileage without any major services.

    As said, it's pretty case by case.

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    gluck on your car shopping. let me know how it turns out.

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    As stated, it depends on how it was driven and maintained, undercarriage rinsed often in winter climates were road salt is used. I would stay away from anything modified other than tires/wheels or CAT back exhaust. Lowered suspension or engine mods my preference is to stay away.

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    well maintained and driven, these'll last to 300k miles before you need an engine...

    and the fun part is, once you need a new engine, you can do fun stuff like ej25 swaps...


    Anyway, for (a little) help on a specific car, check out my checklist (in my sig).

    I'd say you're definitely going to get useful life out of the car until 200k, if nothing bad is showing up now.
    My big thread: The Used WRX Buying Checklist - Please Contribute!

    My current car: 2002 WRB WRX Wagon.
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