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    Better than a 97 Caravan?

    So I am currently they proud owner of Purple Thunder a 1997 Dodge Caravan that is starting to turn to crap. I'm starting to look for a new ride and the only car that sticks out is a WRX. I've wanted one since they were first released and now I'm in a posision to get one. My question is can I get a reliable one for around $10,000 and what do I need to look for?

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    You can certainly get one for that price. You need to look at whether it has been modified before (stay away if it has) and just get a general check done by a competent mechanic. They are very reliable cars overall, but many have been modified in not-so-good ways.
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    I can't think of a Subaru that could come close to a purple Caravan. If you decide to settle for an Impreza anyway, I'd first of all look at keeping the Caravan, and secondly I'd look for a car with a full service history, no modifications, authentic parts used throughout, and ideally a single owner (preferably an owner with zero interest in the "sport compact" scene).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    I can't think of a Subaru that could come close to a purple Caravan. If you decide to settle for an Impreza anyway, I'd first of all look at keeping the Caravan.


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    Everyone's got to start with some car. Depending on where they come from... hand-me-down's cars can be hard... to look at.

    There are 02-04's going for around or less than 10k.
    Please read the Stickies (FAQ)'s in this part of the forum for all the information you'll need.
    http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/car-purchasing-forum/

    It's mentioned in the stickies, but keep in mind the insurance price. Call you insurance company and find out how much a WRX will cost you a month (6months/year, whatever), and factor that in to your budget.

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