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    Hello, name is Christina and I literally just brought home a 2003 WRX. I love cars but I'm not a genius (general knowledge and understanding) and I've always been a Honda girl (my sincerest apologies). Anyway... the WRX: 200k on body/engine and I got it for a little over $1000. I've always wanted a WRX and this one was such a great deal but I'll be honest, it has its problems. Body is in great shape considering the mileage but I have a blinking check engine light and was told there is low compression in the 4th cylinder, misfiring and whatnot. Now I bought this car knowing full well it may need head work or replacement but it still runs pretty well but has a rough idle, and I'm not sure what my best case/worst case scenarios may be. I am so excited to have this car and I just need a good beating of Subaru knowledge here. Any help is appreciated and thank you very much.
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    Post CEL code and compression test results.

    Best case: loose coil. Worst case: cylinder failure. Cost starts at free and goes to roughly $4k USD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Post CEL code and compression test results.

    Best case: loose coil. Worst case: cylinder failure. Cost starts at free and goes to roughly $4k USD.

    Follow the link in my signature for more info.

    Hondas are great cars, by the way.
    Ah, well yes that would be a good first step. At work now so have to wait until I leave but will do. Thank you!

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