...not THAT kind of Ho...geez guys
Hi everyone! My name's Marc and I hail from up here in the great PNW. I'm one of those "interested but not committed" guys. I don't own a WRX just yet but I'm in negotiations with the wife. haha Right now we have a 2011 Subaru Forester (NA) and a crap-box 1989 Toyota Corolla commuter.
The commuter is on its last legs, probably wont last more than 6-9 months or so. My wife wants to replace it with a mega-fuel efficient economy car (think Versa or Fit) since I'm commuting about 65 miles a day but I'm trying to straddle the line between fuel efficient and sporty. We had to sell my toy a few years back (1989 5.0 Mustang Hatch) to pay off some bills with the understanding I could get something else down the line when we could afford it. Part of my argument with the WRX is that not only does it have DECENT mileage but it also fits the kids AND its sporty/fun so we wouldn’t have to buy an all out toy for me like we talked about (well at least for for a WHILE anyway ).
We are of course on a budget here and can't really spend more than $12-13k. I was checking out the local WRX's and was able to find a few 2003-2005 in our price range. My question is are there any production years to avoid? If so which ones any why? I'm not picky on the sedan vs. the hatchback or even the color. My only real requirement is that its a 5-spd, I like to row my own gears
I found a reputable dealership in Portland that specializes in Subaru's that had some great deals, but there's a catch. They have a few WRX's in the $8,900-$9700 range but they all have salvage titles for various reasons (Theft recovery, blown motor, etc.). They do all repair and body work at the dealership and the cars LOOK like they are in great shape. Is it worth taking a risk for such a good price?
Like this one here had a blown motor but it was replaced with a used power plant with only 73k miles. This seems like a safe bet with the low mileage motor but it seems like I'm overlooking something...what do you guys think?
2005 Used Subaru Impreza WRX at Silverline Automotive Inc. Serving PORTLAND, OR, IID 8144237