Before anyone asks, yes i'm a girl, yes i can drive manual and I know my way around a car. Lol.
Anywho, looking to buy a WRX for myself here and found this one that is close to my home and only has 65k miles on it. Just looking for other people's opinions on it and if it's worth going to take a look at. It's nothing too special yet, I kind of want it stock so I can do as I please with it. 2004s look the best too me so this one fits.
Yeah, i'm taking a buddy of mine who has a 95 impreza along and my other friend who has a dsm and knows just about everything about cars. Lol. They'll be good help. I'll try to take pictures of the engine bay and report on how the test drive goes. I'm going to check it out on Thursday night.
Looks clean! 65k miles is crazy low for an 04. I would consider a carfax, and maybe have a mechanic look at it. If its competely stock thats also a good thing and I'm sure with that low of miles and the condition is appears to be in it may have been driven by an older person for commute and some weekend fun. Anyways, we hope to see you in the WRX community soon. Good luck on your WRX search. I love my 04 its awesome I couldn't imagine not having it!
Well guys, this car is CLEAN! It looks brand freaking new. There was no eating/drinking, anything. Its spotless. It wasn't beaten on, it was driven nicely for the most part, really only 64,000 miles on it. Everything works, the seatbelt squeals a bit and the moon roof pauses for a few seconds when its closing. And the passenger side window doesn't roll up from the driver's buttons, but that's all minor This thing rides so smooth, and was always kept up to date with oil and such. Its beautiful. Couldn't take any more pics because it was too dark for my phone and the flash pics looked crappy, but. I felt like I was sitting in a new 2012 impreza.
Its got to be worth the money right? I'm thinking its a once in a lifetime find.
"up=to-date on oil" is subjective. Most ppl used to use the ol' " I can go 7500 miles on synthetic " and that is far from correct with FI'd cars. But as long as it looks clean, you can "fix" an oil issue with more frequesnt changes.
Get a blue book value and go from there. Typically the bank will do that and say what they will loan for the car. 14000 seems high for an 04, mine has quite a bit more mileage, but I don't think 5k would be that big of difference because of mileage. NADA says roughly 11k retail based on 64k miles on an 04 WRX. I think I would be wheelin and dealin with this guy!
Buy what you can afford, not what the bank tells you. Remember you are going to have this car for a while, it will require maintenance which requires money. Always have a slush fund...you'll need it and this goes with any car new or used..
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