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Old 16 Dec 2012, 04:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Newbie - What to look for

Hi, hope you don't mind me asking a few questions, althought it looks like I've come to the right place to ask!

I'm thinking of buying a 06/07 subaru impreza saloon with the 2.5 turbo engine, I've decided on a WRX as I want a turbo but I'm not interested in going the whole hog for an STI.

What should I look for when viewing/ test driving a WRX? (Apart from normal car buying stuff)

What are the service intervals on a WRX like oil changes and how often should the cambelt be changed?

Thank you in advance

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Old 16 Dec 2012, 07:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Newbie - What to look for

pistons like chocolate, make sure any 2.5 has had the ecu update or a remap for the harsh rev limiter,
rear shocks are common on newages of all ages,
besides that as per any car you buy, fluids(oil,water, mix and smoke out the back)
service history is nice but doesnt mean it`s not been abused.

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Old 16 Dec 2012, 11:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Newbie - What to look for

Thanks bob for the info, I'll print the checklist off to take with me.

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