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Old 06-11-2013, 07:03 PM   #1
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Subaru WRX

please tell me about your experiences with the 'Rex...

Wife and I found 2 2012 WRX base models, sedans, black with beautiful smoke chrome wheels for sale. 1 has 92 miles, the other {now } has 108 miles. Both were Subaru corporate cars.
Dealer is asking $27,450...They are hard to come by and sell fast when they do.

we need at least room for 4. No issues us driving a manual tranny.

Any experiences with the 'Rex?
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:13 PM   #2
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I have a 13 and love it. Buy one.
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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I have driven my '03 since late 2002. Eleven years strong and I still love it!
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:49 PM   #4
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2002 WRX with 201,500 miles of issue Free Miles other than regular maintenance and wear items

Family member picked up a New 2013 a month ago and Loves it

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Old 06-11-2013, 08:04 PM   #5
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please tell me about your experiences with the 'Rex...

Wife and I found 2 2012 WRX base models, sedans, black with beautiful smoke chrome wheels for sale. 1 has 92 miles, the other {now } has 108 miles. Both were Subaru corporate cars.
Dealer is asking $27,450...They are hard to come by and sell fast when they do.

we need at least room for 4. No issues us driving a manual tranny.

Any experiences with the 'Rex?
I was driving one for like 4 years, great car, had to let it go for economic reasons, I almost cried when I sold it ;(
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:25 PM   #6
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I have a 2011 WRX hatch with 23k miles. Incredible car, quick and handles well. You can drive it normally (below 3k rpm) and get 28-30 mpg or keep it above 3000 rpm and have a blast. I got a second set of wheels so I have a set with snow tires and set with performance tires. I also bought a Cobb acessport and put their stage II tune in with a new exhaust, got much more power and better mileage.

That said, 2 things about the car drive me nuts sometimes. The auto climate control sucks. The air coming out of the vents constantly change temperature, much rather have the old blue/red temp control. Also different plastic interior panels will buzz or squeak at different times. You can chase them down and try to fix them or play the stereo louder (my solution so far).

The price for those 2 seem a little high, MSRP for a new one is 26,500 unless you go nuts with accessories. You can probably get one for close to invoice if you're willing to email a bunch of dealers and wait a month or so.
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Old 06-11-2013, 10:34 PM   #7
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We have an 05 wagon with 110k, going strong, fun as hell to drive! Seems like our FJ Cruiser stays home on road trips unless camping...
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Old 06-11-2013, 11:19 PM   #8
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Double triple check that they were not driven off road and abused. We're they manufacture press cars, manufacture fleet cars or a local sales manager car?

We bought a factory press car (not a subie). And it was beat before we bought it. But we knew that and budgeted for repairs.

Our outback CPO experience has left us a little disappointed with the dealer we bought it from and who did the inspection
But happy with Subaru and their extended service deal for the CPO cars.
Let just say that I recommend having them put the car on the lift and taking a look at it regardless of the mileage.

I'm thinking about a wrx to replace my commuter the above mentioned press car. And my fun car.
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Old 06-12-2013, 01:22 AM   #9
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Not impressed with WRX interiors. But they sure are big fun to drive.

The Golf R looks interesting, too, but 35 G's seems like way too much cash for a Wabbit.
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Old 06-12-2013, 04:39 AM   #10
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I bought my 2003 in February of that year. I've got ~130K on it without any issues that I don't think were driver induced. I do believe that avoiding shock loading the drivetrain and regular oil changes have made a difference over the long run. Also, IMHO, stage 2 power mods are fine but beyond that the drivetrains become more stressed--proceed with caution. On my car, suspenion mods (and stage 2 pow'a!) have been inducing for over a decade.

In short: WRXs ROCK!!

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Not impressed with WRX interiors. But they sure are big fun to drive.
A Katzkin leather interior and a few bucks to your local vinyl coverings expert can gussy up the WRX's interior to your personal specification. IMHO, make sure they use 3M DI-NOC, that stuff rocks!

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Old 06-12-2013, 09:14 AM   #11
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Thats what I was assuming, 99% of owners love them.
I also think $27+K for them is a bit high since they're brand new. I think they have been titled so that makes them actually used.
I like black but not 100%, wife doesn't care but if she had her dream car, it would be the bright blue I like the dark charcoal gray.

They are getting 2 more in next month. Maybe we'll wait.
What can you tell me about the aftermarket accessories. Maybe a better more comfortable seat? I guess there's a big market for them. Especially since a friend of mine is a local dealer mechanic and he has an older STi and works on his all the time.
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Old 06-12-2013, 10:45 AM   #12
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I own the car that came before it....I have a 2000 2.5RS. Car has 180k on the clock and is still fantastic. Car is tight, still on the original clutch.

I when/if it dies I will get another scoobie.
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Old 06-12-2013, 11:11 AM   #13
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To the owners of the new generation, how is the space inside? We sold my 92x (Saab WRX) because the rear seats were just tiny. I'm tall and usually have my seat all the way back, so that doesn't help, but if they've fixed the ergos I might be inclined to pick up another one.
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:24 PM   #14
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To the owners of the new generation, how is the space inside? We sold my 92x (Saab WRX) because the rear seats were just tiny. I'm tall and usually have my seat all the way back, so that doesn't help, but if they've fixed the ergos I might be inclined to pick up another one.
I'm 6'8", 275 lbs and am comfortable in the '13 wrx, provided its the wagon
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:32 PM   #15
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'02 WRX from new with 170xxx miles. Awesome car, it's needed very little maintenance, although it's probably past due for some new head gaskets. If you can afford 91 oct. and keep from stomping on the gas too often (that's hard), they can also be fairly good on fuel (at least mine was).
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