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    New guy wanting a WRX

    I'm really wanting a wrx, I want to get a wrecked one that can be repaired. Is their anything I should know, or look for. And i'm in no hurry, i'm looking for somthing to do down the road. I'm only 15

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    well i can tell you IMO that one that an insurance company totalled out would probably cost more to repair than just getting a used one
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    I understand that you are probably low on cash if you want to get and damaged one but with WRX is not that simple. This car is made to go relatively fast and if you want to use it that way, don't buy a damaged one. It will never drive the same even after a small crash. Get an older one, but in good shape.
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    ok , i'd rather go that way anyways, thanks. I dont really like the new ones, whats the best year

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmpage View Post
    ok , i'd rather go that way anyways, thanks. I dont really like the new ones, whats the best year
    While you may not like the way the new '06/'07 WRX's look, they are, arguably, the best yet. As far as aesthetics goes, everybody's got their preference. I do agree with the others, though, that you shouldn't get a damaged one but rather save up the cash for a nice used one. Good luck.
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    My absolutely favorite was the impreza 22B STi '98.
    I owned a '03 WRX and I wasn't so found of the bug eyes but I enjoyed how it drove. Now I have the '06 STI and I love everything about this car, from the look to the performance. But of course thatís my personal preference.
    But if I were you, I wouldn't choose by year but by how much you are willing to spend and then find the right one...

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    Hi there, I have been reading through threads on this board for a while now, and didn't plan on posting any time soon, but i feel i must at this point.

    To those of you who make claims about wrecked cars supposedly not ever driving straight again....costing more to be fixed than bought used.....etc......

    I have to ask you....do you really have any idea what you are talking about??? Have you ever dealt w/ a salvage vehicle before, because by your posts you certainly do not.

    I have driven prior salvage vehicles for the past five years or so (probably 7 or 8 cars) and have never had a vehicle that "never drove straight again". And yes, I have fixed all of them up for much less than one could ever be bought for used.

    In fact what brought me to this forum is the wrx i recently purchased from a salvage auction. It was damaged along the drivers side, and yet .........amazingly...........i drove it home from the auction yard w/ not a problem. Absolutely nothing. The alignment even seemed right on.

    Now I hate to have this as my first post, but like i said, I felt it necessary to counter the posts made earlier in this thread, and I ask everyone to please think "do i have any experience in this topic?" before posting.

    Jmpage: take my advice, I have been doing what you would like to do for many years now, buying wrecked can certainly be a nice alternative. I will tell you now that there is no way I would have a wrx if it weren't for buying salvaged.

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    A very ambitious plan and it can be done, but it’s far from easy. You need in-depth knowledge of automobiles as well as lots of specialized tools to do the job correctly. Buying a certified rebuild is a good way of going about getting a WRX at a lower than average price.

    If working on cars is something you really want to dedicate a majority of your time to then it would be a very rewarding experience to build one. But none the less it would still be very expensive to do this, both in time and resources. Good luck

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    You might be looking at around 10k for a low millage wreak, so not much more and you will have a working car that won't require a rebuild.
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