Well This is my first post and i am currently looking at a 2004 Wrx Wagon from a local subaru dealership for $5500 (trying to get it for 5k). I checked out the carfax and there was 3 owners. The first owner had the car from new till 24k miles. The second owner had it from 24k miles up to 115k and the current owner has it now. The current owner is a subaru dealership owner and had the timing belt done at 115k miles (i confirmed with service department). The 2nd owner had all maintainance done to the car as the carfax said. 32k miles, 55k miles, 70k, 77k, 82k, 100k 115k, 130k. I dont know if the clutch has been done yet but i do the know the timing was so im guessing they also did the waterpump and thermostat.
My main questions are:
How reliable would this car be if all maintanance was done being it has 141k miles? I looked at all 04-05 wrx and they want 12k+ for ones with 60k miles or less so i figure wouldnt it be cheaper to buy this car for 5000 then if i had to put 4k into a motor in still at less than what they cost. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.