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    New member here :)

    Well, I just joined (obviously)

    I just sold my Ford Explorer (****load of mods, lifted, mud tires, 2004 v6, etc.) because gas is a *****, and have always loved subies.

    I'm looking to buy my own WRX now. Wanted some suggestions on specific styles or packages(idk..?).

    My budget is about 11k. I am hoping to find a 04 body style wrx. I don't know much about these things, and dont know what to look for when buying one used, so i figured I would come here.

    Thanks in advance.
    -Joe

    btw i live in SoCal

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    There is a buying used wrx guideline thread on here, I'd check it out if i were you. Welcome!

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    Mind linking me? I know the search feature is encouraged, but I could not find it.

    thank you in advance.

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    thank you wrxtreme06

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    Welcome to the Club.

    Good luck with your search for a WRX!

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    $11K could probably buy you a 2004 or 2005 with decent mileage... 75K miles on a stock WRX is still low mileage on these cars. Make sure you follow the guidelines in Dez's link; you will want to stay away from a modded car and be sure to get a leakdown/compression test before your purchase.

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    I've been eyeing a 2006 WRX. Steel Grey. It has 116k miles, and is bone stock except for dealer addons (boost guage and short shifter).

    Only problem that he said there is that the clear coat on the hood scoop is fading/chipping. I am going tomorrow to see the car. Its priced at 10k

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jäger View Post
    I've been eyeing a 2006 WRX. Steel Grey. It has 116k miles, and is bone stock except for dealer addons (boost guage and short shifter).

    Only problem that he said there is that the clear coat on the hood scoop is fading/chipping. I am going tomorrow to see the car. Its priced at 10k
    116k miles! Holy crap that's alot!! I'd make sure it's bone stock.

    I have an '07 WRX with 65k miles (i know it's not alot compared to some but wow 116k on an car that's a year older than me...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 96accord View Post
    116k miles! Holy crap that's alot!! I'd make sure it's bone stock.

    I have an '07 WRX with 65k miles (i know it's not alot compared to some but wow 116k on an car that's a year older than me...)
    +1. That's 20,000 more miles than my 2003
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    Yes, the milage is a lot, but the price reflects that as well. 2006 for $9,000. I was going to get a mkv GTI, for $12,000 but I honestly like the subies more. I am going to pick up the car tomorrow. I test drove it twice thoroughly, and the clutch is still working well. It is a single owner vehicle, and he has had the service records since day one. every single receipt from everything, from oil changes to timing belt replacement.

    The car is completely stock, except for the dealer addons. I checked the battery terminals, because I read that if the bolts on them are slightly worn/tapered, that it means they removed the battery a lot to do mods/reset computer/etc.

    I have looked at many local subies, and honestly, I think I may sacrifice milage for the year/looks of the car. I can get a 2004 w/ 90k for the same price, but newer engine + updated front end kind of gets me, but Idk if that is good logic....

    Is there anything that I should look out for, for a car with this milage? I mean, as far as servicing. I don't want to own the car and then have to do major engine service in a month. Not that I am expecting it, I just don't know the routine/life cycle on these rigs.

    Thats the end of my rant, and thanks in advance my future fellow subineers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jäger View Post
    Yes, the milage is a lot
    Not particularly. Especially if it is stock. Stock (and well maintained) EJ205s have been consistently breaking the 300,000 mile barrier. I'm guessing it will be the same for the EJ255 once enough time has passed.

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    I can get a 2004 w/ 90k for the same price, but newer engine + updated front end kind of gets me, but Idk if that is good logic....
    It is very good logic.
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    Well, the douchebag sold the car. Even though i left a $1000 deposit. He gave the deposit back.

    I found another subie. 2005 w/ 99000 miles. Its black, and i got him to bring it down to 9k. Its stock except for a intake and BOV (which I absolutely hate), but he said he has all stock parts available.

    I haven't seen the car yet, but I am sure i can bring it down a couple hundred more when I see it. Its easier to haggle in person

    What do you guys think? Heres the ad:

    All Wheel Drive,Side Stance / Highrider Suspension,Power Steering,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,4-Wheel ABS, HID headlights, Power Driver Mirror,Power Passenger Mirror,Intermittent Wipers,Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers,Bucket Seats,Cloth Seats,Pass-Through Rear Seat,2nd Row Bench Seat,Front Floor Mats,Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel,Adjustable Steering Wheel,Power Door Locks,Power Windows,Cruise Control,A/C,Rear Defrost,Keyless Entry,AM/FM Stereo, 6 CD Changer,CD Player,Driver Vanity Mirror,Passenger Vanity Mirror,Child Safety Locks

    2005 SUBARU IMPREZA WRX, 5- SPEED, 2.0 TURBO!! THIS IS A 1- OWNER CAR IN EXCELLENT CONDITION. CLEAN HISTORY. FACTORY SPOILER AND CD 6-DISC STEREO.
    CUSTOM HID HEADLIGHT, INTAKE, BLOWOFF, ORIGINAL PARTS ALSO AVAILABLE. 99000 miles currently running excellent. MAY NEED ALIGNMENT. BUT NO OTHER ADDITIONAL SPENDING.
    GAS SAVER. STILL RUNS A GREAT MPG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jäger View Post
    Well, the douchebag sold the car. Even though i left a $1000 deposit. He gave the deposit back.

    I found another subie. 2005 w/ 99000 miles. Its black, and i got him to bring it down to 9k. Its stock except for a intake and BOV (which I absolutely hate), but he said he has all stock parts available.

    I haven't seen the car yet, but I am sure i can bring it down a couple hundred more when I see it. Its easier to haggle in person

    What do you guys think? Heres the ad:



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    Keep in mind that you'll be responsible for the 105,000 mile service (usually about a grand if you get a mechanic to service the car). You might want to use this as a bargaining chip...

    Oh, and I would never buy a Subaru from a guy who stuck a BOV on an otherwise stock car...
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    Keep in mind that you'll be responsible for the 105,000 mile service (usually about a grand if you get a mechanic to service the car). You might want to use this as a bargaining chip...

    Oh, and I would never buy a Subaru from a guy who stuck a BOV on an otherwise stock car...
    Yea, I was hesitant as well... but at this point, this is one of the very very very few subies that are 04+ and under 120k miles.

    Gunna go see it tomorrow. If all goes well ill be a true subineer.

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