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I'm thinking about buying a used Impreza, and I need help.


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#1 Labguy1970

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 06:53 AM

What are some of the things I should look out for when I go to look? I'm mostly interested in the 99 to 01 Impreza RS or WRX, and leaning towards the wagon sport, but the 2D and 4D are OK also. I've heard about some of the concerns with the 2.5L engines that are based on the older 2.0 and 2.2 engiens, but what yrs did the 2.5L come in? Any help would GREAT! and thanks.:)

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 07:28 AM

What are some of the things I should look out for when I go to look? I'm mostly interested in the 99 to 01 Impreza RS or WRX, and leaning towards the wagon sport, but the 2D and 4D are OK also. I've heard about some of the concerns with the 2.5L engines that are based on the older 2.0 and 2.2 engiens, but what yrs did the 2.5L come in? Any help would GREAT! and thanks.:)

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Jason, you might have to go to 2002 to get the WRX, I believe that was the first year that they were imported to the USA. I prefer the older style, the GC series cars, so anything 2001 or older would be my choice. If you get a 2001 RS you should be safe. I think alot of the problem people are having with the second gen EJ25 are self inflicted, that is a nice strong engine. I believe the wagon version of the RS was called a TS.

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Posted 22 September 2004 - 07:36 AM

Thanks Corky for the info, I'll keep what you said in mind. How about issues with the transmissions and suspensions, are there major problems to look for?

-Jason




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