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Derrrr 11-12-2012 03:48 PM

08 wrx at dealer. Looks clean and stock, no heat shield.
About to get my first subaru, silver 08 wrx with 67,000 miles. It ran good drove nice and was in good shape. Everything looked stock and well maintained but after reading the guides to buying a used wrx should I not buy this due to the lack of heat shield? Only odd thing that stuck in my head was when tapping the gas pedal inside it wasn't an instantaneous little rev it paused for a couple milliseconds. Not long enough to make me not be turned on by it but too long that it got my attention. Worth buying? They want 18 for it.

BLAZE2099 11-12-2012 04:13 PM

May have been taken back to stock for the trade in. We wouldn't know for sure without seeing a pic.

brfatal 11-12-2012 04:17 PM

The only reason the heat shield would be off is if he was previously modded.

And they want $18k? :tease:ROFLROFLROFLROFL!Laugh!!Laugh!ROFL

BLAZE2099 11-12-2012 04:23 PM

Almost true, unless of course the previous owner beat the balls off it and the turbo pooped.
And with that high mileage it should be between 14-16k

Derrrr 11-12-2012 05:44 PM

What about the throttle. Seems like it should be more sensitive

synolimit 11-12-2012 08:34 PM

Electronic is slow. If you're used to cable then you probable notice the slowness.

As for 18k that's retail for a premium and retail is always a rip off. If its a base model than retail is 12k and that dealer is insane!!!! Depending on package I'd say 9-15k.

Derrrr 11-13-2012 06:28 AM

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man show 11-13-2012 01:49 PM

If you're going to buy that one, at least make sure the 60k maintenance has been fully completed. Every 30k is a major maintenance milestone where almost every wear item gets replaced: [url=]Subaru maintenance schedules and new car break-in period- 2000 through 2009, links for 2010, 2011...[/url]

Even if you do it yourself, you'll still spend several hundred bucks so be prepared or use it as a bargaining chip.

Make sure the tires are good too - that'll set you back even more since all four have to be replaced at the same time.

Keep us posted!

Derrrr 11-16-2012 11:44 AM

Pulled trigger and bought it. Spent way to much. It's a premium, 67,000 miles and I payed 20,000 yuck. I trailered it back 6 hours home, drove 20 miles and threw a cel p0139, everything appears stock so I'm assuming after checking the sensors wires if it checks out then just replace it? Cleared code twice since I got it. Drives normal though but not gonna drive 600 miles round trip for them to replace a 02 sensor. Any tips on this?

brfatal 11-16-2012 01:10 PM

$20k Holy rip off. I would have suggested $14k tops.

09bluewrx 11-16-2012 04:05 PM

Damn! I paid about 16 for my 2009 premium wrx with only 25,000 miles on it.

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Derrrr 11-16-2012 09:09 PM

I got screwed, oh well. Any responses to the 02 questions.

BLAZE2099 11-16-2012 09:56 PM

Nope, just that you didn't shop enough, I just had paper work ready to roll on a brand new 2013 base for 23.
Replace that 02 and see what happens I guess. Feel bad for ya, but you live, you learn.
Good luck

BLAZE2099 11-16-2012 09:59 PM

What year is this one?

Derrrr 11-16-2012 10:47 PM

2008, it was like high 18 then tax and license and registration. Oh we'll just money.

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