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    02 03 opinions

    Im planning on buying a silver 2002 or 2003 WRX.. I am having some trouble finding out all the differences and available options for them. I have some general information about the difference but am looking for some more help!

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    For the most part the 02/03's were the same. Some of the later model 03's had a bit of a tranny upgrade though.

    As for options, the early wrx's were pretty limited with options. You could option for a boost gauge, a short shifter, upgraded sound system, and spt exhaust. Those were the only factory upgrades available that I can think of now.

    With some of the later years they started to introduce upgrades such as sunroof, leather, etc...
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    The 02's also experienced cold clutch shudder and a raw fuel smell in cold weather. Both of which are rather costly to fix.

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    major upgrade from 02 to 03 was the illuminated key ring.

    thats pretty much it. thats what the spec sheets say. everything else is pretty much identical. I have an 03, and I love it.
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