Hey everyone, I am new to this site, and very close to the purchase of a new '04 WRX. I registered on this site to learn more about the car through the best source - owners! Also wanted to research some aftermarket parts and experiences before hand.
I am very surprised to hear that around 30-40k miles is average for clutch life. Seems really early. I am reading that not all of you are pushing your cars to the limit all the time, so I would think that the stock clutch just isn't very good - long term. Is this the case?
If I may ask, was this something that anyone knew about before getting a WRX? Would it have swayed your decision? Are there any particular aftermarket clutches that some have changed to, or just replace with another stock clutch? Also, have any changed the trans oil to aftermarket oil?
I personally, even after hearing this, still want to purchase a WRX, however it is an unforseen concern I have to think about earlier than I thought.
Thanks in advance, and hope to get into this car as soon as I can. I have wanted one for many years, finally have a good chance at getting one!