I'm own a 2000 Integra which I'm in the process of replacing. I debated between a RSX and a WRX. At the end I decided to go with the WRX, for the better performance, AWD, and 4 doors.
I ordered a 2004 WRX with the new looks. While waiting for the car to arrive, my friend warned me not to buy WRX “It has too many issues”, 3rd piston overheating due to the turbo location, transmission issues, clutch issues. I started to research the net, and I found this website. My concern is with the Trani. I drive my Integra aggressively; it has some mods, such as CAI intake, and exhaust. I never had any problems with my Integra at all.
Most likely I’ll be driving my next car the same way, and I plan to modify it somehow. After reading all the complaints about the WRX’s transmission, I’m having second thoughts. I do not want to pay big bucks for cars that it’s not worth $ 38,000 CAN (25,000 US).
I asked the Subaru dealer if they had any Transmissions issues. They said they had one, which the owner was drag racing, but Subaru of Canada covered the repair. Either Subaru of America is being unfair or there is other issues SOA is not covering. I’m worry about the transmission breaking down, not if Subaru will fix it under warranty. What can you tell me for the 2004 WRXs? I do not want to make a decision I might regret. I’m in love with these new WRXs but I do not need any headaches.
Thanks in advance.