Hi, I'm Robert, I live in SoCal, and have been into cars my entire life. The majority of my energy was directed towards Nissan's. There has always been an itch that I've needed to scratch though. Ever since highschool, when I first saw the Concept for the new WRX to hit our shores, I knew I had to have one. I've always been into the Evolution's (Mainly the III, VI and VII) but something about the 'new WRX' screamed at me. Now, I'm older, and have an '05 Hyundai Accent GT, which has been good to me, and has taken to my driving style (umm... fast) suprisingly well. Also there's an '89 S13 coupe that is in between times of operation right now. ( don't ask ) That's the chosen one. Other than a BNR33, I've never wanted a car from the JDM more than I have an S13 Silvia. Now I've got the base for it, but lack the funds and time to put into making it what I want. My plans for it are EXTREMELY extensive, and it'll take years, I'm sure, to get it where I want it. (unless of course someone wants to pay me to build it, including parts) I'm about done with the Accent and everything surrounding it. It has great potential, but it's just not worth it to me. One of my friends has an 06 WRX 2.5 with decent mods. Now talking about it, and riding in it seems to have re-ignited that dormant desire to own one. So now I turn to you. The WRX community to help inform me on everything I'll need to know, when looking for mine. I'm not sure whether I want a sedan or wagon, and I think that'll be decided, simply by whichever one I can get my hands on first.
So now, with all that said and done... Hi, I'm looking for an '02-'03 Subaru WRX. What should I be looking out for? Common problems with the Drivetrain, (doubt it) electronics, interior components, etc. Any recalls I should look for? Thanks in advance.
The S13 after a wash, taken with my phone, so forgive the quality please.
The most recent picture of the Accent. Ignore the jacked up front bumper. It's a working car.
Oh, and just to set the record straight, before it gets skewed. No, I'm not a 'drifter,' nor do I plan on becoming one. I can drift, but it's my belief that drifting is a skill... a tactic, if you will, used in racing. Not a sport in it's own right. If you must label me, I'm a "touge-head."