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    Looking for 02 wrx need help!

    Hey guys I've been punching some numbers and I just figured out that I can afford a wrx and I want to know what to look out for. I'm going to be looking for an 02-03 because that is what is in my price range. I know this is the first year for the WRX and I know that in the past many "first year cars" are a little buggy and don't quite have the quirks out yet. I'm not sure if this is true for the wrx or not but it is helpful info. I would also like to know what normally goes wrong with them if anything, and what previous owners have done to trick unknowledgeable buyers. Thanks in advance.

    Ryan

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    I believe that there was an issue with clutch shudder in '02 models. Thats the only first year issue that I am aware of.

    -The biggest "trick" is people who have modded the heck out of their cars, then returned them to stock for the trade in. This is very, very common, especially since the STI has come out. Buying a used WRX is always a gamble. I'm not trying to scare you, but you need to really look at the car carefully. If it has any mods on it, walk away.

    The biggest problem with the WRXs are the transmission. It is a good transmission, but cannot handle alot of abuse. Transmission failures are the most common issue with the WRX.

    My only advice to you is to scrutinize the car, and make sure that it has been taken care of. It may help to find a knowledgable person in your area to take a look at the car with you to see if that person can find any sign of past modding.

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    or take it to a Subie dealer and have them inspect it before buying.

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    I found the perfect car for you!

    Our very own club member 13secWrx's car:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...509643906&rd=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by TurnWRX
    I found the perfect car for you!

    Our very own club member 13secWrx's car:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...509643906&rd=1
    He's selling his car?

    **** I'll buy it.
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