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2002 Impreza Outback plus/minuses?
Posted 08 May 2008 - 05:51 AM
I'm looking at buying a 66k 2002 Impreza Outback Sport. Two questions:
Are there any particular problems with that model/year that have been recurrent?
Also, flying somewhere to buy a car is an option. Is there a particular region where buying would be cheaper or advantageous?
Posted 08 May 2008 - 08:44 AM
the 2002 outback impreza is a fantastic car. lots more points if it has an EJ22 which i think it should. i think that was the last year for the EJ22, they dont' have the head gasket issues of the EJ25 so it's a no brainer to me.
just check for torque bind, you can do a search on here for tests on that. other than that there's not much to look for.
Posted 08 May 2008 - 05:23 PM
I have one with 94,000. My complaints are the following:
Too much road noise, but this is due to the short wheelbase/cheap interior.
Speaking of cheap ineterior, there are lots of weird rattles in the dash.
Clock died, and it's a $70.00 part.
It needs some aftermarket swaybars, as it leans like drunk pig.
Don't buy one anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. You will pay too much, guaranteed.
Posted 08 May 2008 - 07:43 PM
BTW the clocks don't need to be replaced, they just break a solder joint. Pop it out disassemble and it will be obvious. Re-solder it and they work fine, easy fix.
Posted 09 May 2008 - 12:21 PM
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