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This is a discussion on Anybody have a 2002 or 03 wrx sedan?? within the Personal For Sale & Wanted forums, part of the ClubWRX.net Marketplace category; Originally Posted by suzuki669 thanks for the info!!!!! i will deff be carefull and check the car out as much ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzuki669 View Post
    thanks for the info!!!!! i will deff be carefull and check the car out as much as possible. for when i test drive it is there any thing i shud look for in wise of what urs felt lyk when that stuff went bad??????

    My neighbor is a mechanic certified on all cars, so i always ask him what im doing on certain cars before I go if its a distance away and i cant bring it to him. So with this said, the carfax should clear up most things, but for body damage that might not have been claimed on insurance be sure to lay down under the car and make sure there are no scrapes that cant be explain. For the top part of the car, make sure all of the lines in the care are perfect, like both side of the trunk are evenly spaced, hood is evenly spaced on both sides, etc....

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    I definitely plan on it!! Just gotta get some extra money saved up, insurance is a killer lol.

    But I have heard excellent things, and I cant wait!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riziad View Post
    My neighbor is a mechanic certified on all cars, so i always ask him what im doing on certain cars before I go if its a distance away and i cant bring it to him. So with this said, the carfax should clear up most things, but for body damage that might not have been claimed on insurance be sure to lay down under the car and make sure there are no scrapes that cant be explain. For the top part of the car, make sure all of the lines in the care are perfect, like both side of the trunk are evenly spaced, hood is evenly spaced on both sides, etc....
    ok thanks i will do that hopefully i can find a good one i cant wait to get it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzuki669 View Post
    ok thanks i will do that hopefully i can find a good one i cant wait to get it lol
    Just be patient and make sure you pick right, they are expensive cars to fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riziad View Post
    Just be patient and make sure you pick right, they are expensive cars to fix.
    yup ive learned the hard way....
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    Yea I am gonna have some extra saved up before just in case. I plan on goin with Cobb for everything. hopefully by december
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riziad View Post
    Just be patient and make sure you pick right, they are expensive cars to fix.
    i no wat helps is that im still trying to sell me car so i cant buy anything till i sell it. hows the power and speed on the wrk anyone top theres out??? anyone race a gti or rsx???

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzuki669 View Post
    i no wat helps is that im still trying to sell me car so i cant buy anything till i sell it. hows the power and speed on the wrk anyone top theres out??? anyone race a gti or rsx???
    Ive had mine to ~150 next to my friend in his bmw M3, pulled the whole way there.

    and ive never lost to an RSX or a GTI
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riziad View Post
    Ive had mine to ~150 next to my friend in his bmw M3, pulled the whole way there.

    and ive never lost to an RSX or a GTI
    150 wasnt toping it out????

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    I think they top out around 155 after cobb stg 2, but not fully sure, and never plan on finding out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riziad View Post
    I think they top out around 155 after cobb stg 2, but not fully sure, and never plan on finding out.
    yeah how do they handle on the higher speeds?

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    Quote Originally Posted by suzuki669 View Post
    yeah how do they handle on the higher speeds?
    Mine was in a straight line with nobody else on the road, but i felt quite safe... I didnt feel any wobble at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by morphine16 View Post
    Be VERY VERY careful when buying one. Mine has 75k miles on it and in the 15k ive owned lets go through the list....
    -Needed new turbo (the new one is still crap)
    -Needed new fuel system
    -at one point needed a new tranny
    -cv joint is bad
    -Started to misfire 2 months ago, got it fixed for 550
    -Misfiring again and needs a 3300 dollar repair

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    just my word of advice be really careful get lowest miles you can and go for an 03, im not much informed on the technical difference but im sure they fixed some things considering the 02 was the first year...
    This could happen with any used car. That is just the risk you take buying used.

    Try to find out as much about the cars history as you can from the seller. Maintenance records are good. Just chat with the owner and try to get them to feel comfortable with you; they may let something slip out that will give you a red flag. Get a carfax report for the car. Take it to a independent mechanic (preferably one that has experience with tuned subies) and pay for a pre-purchase inspection.

    As for your question. I absolutely love mine (wagon, though). They are great little cars and will give you a lot of miles, provided they are properly maintained and not abused.

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    I bought my 02 on August 16th. I didn't drive it like I wanted to because the seller was with me, and I hadn't said yes yet. Well, I got it, and in a month I have replaced a wheelbearing and hub, two sensors (not cheap), and a clutch and flywheel. I would have known about the clutch if I had pushed the car a little during the test drive. I recommend telling the seller that you are going to do it. Not hard, but get the psi up and see how it feels. The other problems I ran into could happen any time, so I can't really blame anyone for those.
    But, having said all that, I love this car. It's really fun to drive, and if you take it easy, the mph isn't bad either. Have fun car shopping.
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    i bought my 02 used and in a month and a half i had a spun rod bearing and cracked piston and well i just had to buy a new motor and be done with it.

    now ive had 10k of uninterupted fun and well just a great car.

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