Squeaky Driver's Side Front Wheel/Tire/Brake
I just test drove a 2002 WRX here in Charlotte. Nice car that had obviously been modded and then de-modded before trade in.
When driving there was some kind of horrible squeaking noise coming from the drivers side front wheel area. It sounded like maybe the brake pad was dragging a little on the rotor or something... high pitched and almost constant.
The salesman gave me the usual "we had it 100-point insptected" line. Apparently the inspection did not include a test drive, as the noise was present as soon as we pulled off the lot. I told him to have the shop look it over again, and call me if they fixed the problem. The car has 70,xxx miles on it.
Other than the darn noise I really like the car overall. The engine ran smoothly and pulled hard, the clutch and shifter felt nice. I'm suspecting an after-market clutch because the pedal was super stiff.
Do you guys have any idea what the noise up front could be?