Attn: WRX Crew... I'm going to look at an 03 Wagon tomorrow

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  1. Zaffir

    Zaffir OT Supporter

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    Anything i should know?
     
  2. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    try to get to the car before it warms up in the morning to check for clutch shudder (assuming it's a manual)
     
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    Only that a tasteful lowering job and some new wheels should be applied immediately after purchase :bigthumb:
     
  4. psalm

    psalm Thanks niquesuave06 for the AV

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    ...and if it's not manual, don't buy it.

    Just try to find one that had an older previous owner. And make sure it's been fully checked over... existing warranties are good too.
     
  5. Goat

    Goat That crack is really moreish

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    Look at the heat shields. If any are cut, it was modified.
     
  6. Zaffir

    Zaffir OT Supporter

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    It's owned by a middle-aged guy, low miles, and of course it's a stick.

    I've gone through great pains to find one that wasn't owned by some punk 16 year old.
     
  7. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    i see buck-o lurking.. waiting to slam the wrx for something :mamoru:
     
  8. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    there really aren't too many problems with the usdm wrx .. if it looks good and runs good, it's probobly a good buy
     
  9. Buck-O

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    1) 2nd gear.
    2) 3rd Gear Syncros
    3) Bridgestone RE-92's



    OTher then that, check the early morning cold clutch shudder, and you should be fine.

    And also make sure the miles on the car are low.
    You dont want to buy a car thats been throttled on test drives. Subarus are notorious for not holding up well after high revs on brake in oil. For examlpe, most of the people on I-Club that have their engines blow at low milage, use the whole "drive it hard" break in method.
     
  10. Buck-O

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    :fawk:

    bitch



    So explain to me how my user number is lower then yours, yet it shows you as registered before me? :confused: :dunno:
     
  11. Zaffir

    Zaffir OT Supporter

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    What's clutch shudder feel like? Exactly as it sounds?
     
  12. Buck-O

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    When you feel it, you will know it.
     
  13. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    the car will physically shudder as you let off the clutch to engage first gear ... only happens when the car is cold, and it's more of an annoyance than a performance issue.

    :love:
    i may be selling mine in a couple months :o
     
  14. Buck-O

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    Oh, and because its obligatory for me to say it in a WRX thread...


    *ahem...*



    BUy an Evo.



    :fawk:



    But since Mitsubishi doesnt make a wagon worth a shit.


    Buy a volvo V70R. :bigok:
     
  15. Buck-O

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    How come?

    Just getting tired of it?
     
  16. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    volvo's are overpriced :o
     
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    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    ive got a company car that i can use for all personal miles at no cost ... and i could use the money to save up for a downpayment on a house.. but ill miss my wrx :hs: ... but ill use some of the money for a bike :o :x:
     
  18. Buck-O

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    This is true.


    But i guarentee it will resale for twice as much as a WRX in teh same amount of time driven. Even with more milage.
     
  19. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    the resale on mine it's actually pretty decent.. my mom has an s60, and it's very nice, but it absolutly uninspired
     
  20. Buck-O

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    Company cars are nice like that.

    And a house would kick MUCH more ass then a WRX anyday, IMHO.
     
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    [DWI] Master of Nothing

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    loose rear sway than the wagon . . . get a cold clutch like he said
     
  22. smell my finger

    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    plus id have a bike for my happy fun street/track time :hs:
     
  23. Zaffir

    Zaffir OT Supporter

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    Is the clutch shudder issue something to worry about - will it cause problems? Or is it just annoying?
     
  24. smell my finger

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    mostly just annoying.. but you may end up riding your clutch a little in the morning so it wont shudder :dunno:

    but ive had it worst than most and im on my first clutch at 64k miles
     
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    why would you buy a wagon :ugh:
     

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