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post #1 of 2 Old 02-20-2007, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, im Andrew, I jus noticed the little sign that told me to post here so what the heck. I dont currently own a subie yet but my parents have already informed that before i head off to college (Rutgers BABY!!!) they are planning to get me a 2004 WRX. With that in mind i figure that i would join this forum, hit up the FAQs, and learn as much about WRXs as possible. I got plenty of time to learn being that im not gettin the car until this summer....but tell me something....how do u guys like WRXs, do u recomend getting anything else in the same price range (12-16K). My friend told me that the boxer engines are pain to work on, but then again i dont no how much he knows about the car. Any info u guys have on these too subljects would be appreciated. Ill be doin some searchin from now soo ill probably gain sum knowledge about em.

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post #2 of 2 Old 02-20-2007, 06:49 PM
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Well, you came to the right place, and welcome. Sorry to hear about your commitment to Rutgers... (WVU here). I also joined up about 6 months before buying my car and couldn't be happier.

They reason your friend says boxer engines are a pain to work on is because of the flat 4 design. The cylinders are lair down horizontally. Your spark plugs and whatnot are not as easily accessible as an inline engine, and your cylinders are split up, so when you do work on one side, you have to do work on the other.

However, the boxer engine comes with advantages. It has a much lower center of gravity, it also allows for a lower hood design. There is much more in both categories, but those are just an example. Personally, I believe the benefits outweigh the cons.

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