New guy here and I have landed on wanting a mid-2000 or less wrx as a daily driver. The reason I registered and posted is it seems like these are hard to find that haven't have the hell beat out of them. I looked at 2 of them today, both private sellers, one was a wagon and one a 4 door. Both were 2003 models. Both were much rougher than I had hoped, the wagon was a straight up basket case. It smelled horribly of fuel and would not stay running at all plus looked like it had been rolled down a mountain with how much body work it needed. The 4 door had body damage too but not as terrible as the wagon. It seemed to run ok but was just "rough" feeling if that makes sense. Maybe I'm use to other cars but when you are asking 7k for a vehicle with over 100K miles I expect it would be tip top, not the case with these. So I got to thinking maybe this is the market as I am totally new to it at this point. The guy with the 4 door though told me he really needed the money though and that he would take 4K, which I also though was strange that big of a decrease on the spot. Then I find out it is not titled in his name and yada yada....then it made sense. Anyway so was hoping you guys could educate me on how to find a clean, non abused wrx and what I should be paying and anything to look out for when buying a used wrx. I'm sure all these questions had been asked before so maybe someone has a link to some good info? Anyway I'd really like your opinions on the 2 I looked at today, is this normal or abnormal when looking at this type of car? Thanks for any help, it is appreciated. And I have to admit, even though they were both rough I still smiled my ass off driving them lol.