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In your opinion would you buy a high mileage wrx frm say 02 to 05? How much would you pay if you would. Arund me (milwaukee area) people want 6k for 200k + wrxs from 2002, am I crazy for thinking id never pay anything near that for an old car with that many miles? Otherwise i might just go get the speed 6 with half the miles for nearly the same price.
 

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The best cars aren't for sale so it's a moot point really. Example: Mine is all stock, with full service history, bought new in 2002.

Buy the newest car you can afford provided it has not been modified in any way and has a full service history, and you have it inspected.
 

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You are not crazy, people ask insane prices for these cars. I personally wouldn't buy one that's that old. Even if the engine and transmission have been replaced recently that many miles takes its toll on the chassis.

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Yeah, super unsure of what I want to do. With what people are asking and how many miles are on the cars an impreza would be the smartest option. But coming from a stage 2 gli I dont know if i can handle the na.
 

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Yeah, super unsure of what I want to do. With what people are asking and how many miles are on the cars an impreza would be the smartest option. But coming from a stage 2 gli I dont know if i can handle the na.
There isn't a ton of head room in the na vehicles. There are various turbo and supercharger kits out there but the engine itself isn't ideal for a boosted application. Anything else doesn't really give you any more punch. If modifying is your goal, you'll want to look into something already housing a turbo. You may also look into one of the flat 6 options, same modification issues, but more umph out of the box.

Even then, power doesn't come as cheaply as I've seen with vw, so that's worth keeping in mind.

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Personally I would not buy a 2002 unless you really want the body style and have a big budget and start with a really clean example. Better off leasing a brand new WRX from me or heuberger if you cant afford to spend more than the equivalent of a few hundred a month.'

When I got my bugeye I bought the cleanest example I could find, all stock, adult owned etc. It still needed like 5k of parts and labor to get into nice reliable condition. I sold it for 9k at a loss a few years later. One of the best cars I have ever had, but not exactly a great value.
 

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My bugeye was bought new and has been maintained correctly. It would not fetch 9K in this market but I'd also not sell it for 9K, because I can't get a better car for that little money. It's a catch-22.

If you want a good bugeye car buy a 2002 model brand new.
 
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