I'm sure this is not at all a new story, but nonetheless I am looking to get into my first Subaru, as well as my first foreign car
In the past have had...
95 Ford Taurus (sold...while on fire...)
02 Chevy Tahoe 5.3LT (sold)
06 Cadillac CTS 3.6L (sold...great car)
89 Ford Bronco II 4 on the floor with OD (trail truck/sold)
02 Mustang GT 5-speed (sold...tons of fun!)
04 Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 (current)
11 Husqvarna TE250i DS (current/selling)
12 Kawasaki Ninja 650 (current DD)
I'll keep this short because I usually type way too much lol. I recently moved from central NJ to Maryland, near Washington, DC. I have always liked the WRX's and of course a manual trans sports car. I'm looking for something that will make a great DD year round. Great for me means quick, manual trans, comfortable, and reliable.
I've been looking in the sub-$15k range for 2 cars each, one for myself and one for my gf. We both like the WRX's
My questions are...
Is the 04 WRX a decent choice? I've seen quite a few under my $15k limit with around 55k miles in what seems to be great shape. My worry is that they are known for transmission issues as well as some other problems. I can't be having things break on me all the time, I get enough of that out of my explorer LOL.
I'd be looking for a manual trans for myself, and an auto for my girl. Hers would remain mostly stock (aside from possibly tint/HID's etc.) and I would be looking to "tastefully" mod mine. IE - Turboback/intake/tune/interior and exterior work/brakes/brake lines/clutch/BOV/possible suspension work... I like a tight car
So, what does the general WRX community think about this? Is this realistic for a reliable DD? Any insight into the world of Subaru's would be greatly appreciated! I am not at all new to cars, but I am certainly new to Subarus!