Hello! First post here. Thank you all for having me.
I am looking to buy myself a WRX. My 2005 Lancer OZ-Rally (used, had a previous owner) is on the downward spiral in the clutch and transmission department, and considering the repairs would exceed what I payed for her, I feel that it is time to look to new horizons for my second car. I have wanted a Subaru for a long time. The longing to own one came from my older brother who would pour over Trade Express and other used car magazines and websites looking for good deals on them.
I have found a 2010 Black 4Dr WRX with 29,032 miles on it. It was the car of one of the employees at the dealership that it is being sold from (he sold it to get a truck for convenience reasons). He said that it had a factory installed STI Short Throw (which I can't seem to find as an option on the '12's with the "build One" option on the Subaru website). Besides that, he replaced the stock tires and said that he never raced it. The only problem is that the car is being sold by his company and he is trying to sell it (Obviously hungry for commission, just like any other employee at a dealership) and I don't know how well I can trust him. Any advice? I'd like to not have to pay for CarFax if I can avoid it. The dealership offers a free report, but I've heard that they are quite vague compared to the actual paid-for reports.
Is the more aggressive body styling of the 2011 (vs. the 2010) worth the extra money? The 2010 (as mentioned above) is going for 22,995, which is a bit out of my price range, but I would still buy it if it seems like a legit deal.
Thanks a lot again mates. I love reading up on the forums about the WRX and it has me drooling and chomping at the metaphorical bit for this gorgeous machine.