I don't own a WRX, but, was hoping to join the site and learn some stuff about them before I make a purchase.
I've been into cars since I was a wee little one, mostly American Muscle and am still that way...however, turbocharged 4 bangers have quite an appeal making big power and still good on gas...haha.
But, I have always loved the WRXs, because, IMO, they are like the muscle cars of Japan. Beefy, good looking, and no more frills than needed...haha. When and if I get one, it'll be the 04-05 body as thats my favorite...but, really, I don't think any of them are bad looking at all...so...04-05 isn't necessity. But...I just have a few questions...
If I get one, it would remain mostly stock for awhile till I finish school (one more year of HS then college), then I'll start modding it. But, in stock trim, how do these cars run/last. And, are they a real pain to work on? If I were to get one with around 50-75000 miles, can I expect a lot of life left.
As I said, I've always been into V8s and older 4 cylinders, and, everything I've had has been pop the hood and everything is easy to get to...haha.
But, just recently I've had an 87 Conquest TSI that I sold, and currently have a 1985 Dodge Omni GLH (Supercharged 2.2L) and a 1985 Dodge Shelby Charger (2.2L Turbo) that I'm planning on offloading for a hefty down payment on a scooby.
So...whats everyone's insight for me? Are these good cars for DD that I can do most of the work myself?
I'm also hoping to find a dealer with one local that way I can test drive one to make sure I like it...I know I will...but, you know...haha.
And, sorry for the huge post.