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    thinking about becoming a WRX owner.....

    I've always been a fan of the WRX now I think its time to get one cause I need a 4 door car. I found a 04 WRX looks to be all stock with 194K miles listed at $6K. Is this a good buy if the timing belt and water pump has been replaced?? I've never owned a subaru so I'm not sure if this is over the half life of the car or not.

    Thanks for your input.

    gwhizz

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    What has been replaced on it and at what mileage was it replaced?

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    Water pump and timing belt should've been done @ 105K miles. In another 15K miles, you'll need to do it again. It's a relatively expensive job, if you don't DIY.
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    Check out the high mileage thread. These cars will run forever with routine prescribed maintenance. Maybe you can get an idea of what other people have experienced.

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    There is no definite number of miles you will get out of any car, it depends on many factors such as how well the car was cared for. With a sporty turbocharged car I would certainly bet on 194k miles being "over half the life of the car". Almost any car with nearly 200k miles has a lot of potential expensive repairs on the horizon.

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    Thank you all for the input.

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