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    Howdy, looking to purchase a wrx. Have been looking for a few months on and off (on Craigslist) I missed out on a 02 with 122k for 4500$ back in May. Ever since just trying to find something for less than 6000$. Thats where this one comes in. It has 122k, new tires, new clutch, and its the blue I like . It needs Brakes (rotors and pads) all the way around and has a few dings on the hood and trunk, no biggie.

    Question time- Service interval called for on alldata for timing and drive belts is 105,000 miles. Both of these are still stock. Is there anything else other than, headgaskets leaking oil or other wise, to be on the look out for?

    Once agian im new to these cars. Just looking for some helpful hints.

    -Jared


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    That is an early 02. In addition to the items listed in the link below, look for a cracked radiator and keep in mind the black paint on the coolant reservoir above the turbo sometimes tended to flake off and enter the coolant stream. The link is here:

    How to Buy a Used WRX or STI

    and another opinion is here:

    Complete USED WRX Buying Checklist

    Either link will work.

    The timing belt is imperative.
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    Thanks for your links! that was a great write up.

    I am going to get a compression tester from my buddy.

    Here are the tools im bringing along.


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