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post #1 of 7 Old 12-30-2012, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Gold or a Scam? 02 WRX

So ive been browsing craigslist for an 02-03 WRX for quite some time now and this post pops up, Subaru WRX Turbo Impreza AWD
Im just wondering if you guyus think its legit or not, because to me it does look too good to be true. To me it looks solid, could there be other major problems?
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Rust rust and more rust. I honestly have never seen so much rust on a WRX EVER!!! Engine "re-done"? Not sure what that means. Is that re-built or the timing belt changed?

It's an automatic. I know I'll ruffle some feathers saying this but the WRX never should have been offered with an automatic tranny. Auto+turbo=no way to manage the turbo lag. If you can't drive stick you should be looking at a different car.

I understand that NY gets a lot of snow but so does Iowa, where I live. This means a ton of sand and salt in the winter. My 03 has been through 13 midwest winters, kept outside the whole time. Never stored in a garage and not a SPECK of rust.

If the owner didn't care about washing it I wonder what else he/she didn't care about?

I would keep looking.

All right, where is the distributor cap? I need to find the #1 plug wire to hook up my SUN machine.
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Agreed. I don't have a good feeling about that one.

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Yeah, eww.
Might be a fun beater for three grand, but I bet he'd call ya a low baller

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I'd buy it for the trunk. 4EAT WRX's aren't too bad though once they're modified a bit. A buddy of mine has one, and it's actually a pretty fun car.

Honestly, with my bad knees I almost wish I would have bought a 4EAT. Having a daily downtown commute sucks.
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There is nothing gold about a WRX with 170k miles on it.
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It looks like something's up with the rear brakes too. I wonder why they're painted gold and the fronts were left alone. Same with the blue center caps on the driver's side, but not the passenger's side.

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