Need Second Opinion
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I'm a 20 year old idiot, and I've become enamored with Subaru's. I've saved up enough, and gotten a loan from my bank, I have 7000 (give, or give) to spend, and I've been spending a lot of time of NASIOC looking at 02-07 Subaru WRX/STI's. I've found one (2004 wrx) close by that has little work done on it (performance mega rice shit, I'm in college and upkeep on a 400WHP engine is not in my budget, neither is what people are charging for that) and has been maintained/serviced regularly by all 3 (I know, fuck) drivers, and is currently sitting at 160xxx miles. I'm aware that there are issues that come with a car at the kind of mileage, that I am probably going to need to be very meticulous of every little issue that occurs lest I head to ringland, but is it worth it? Any Subaru (former, present) owners out there with mileage like that, long term ownership please give advice? I'm really in need of some help before I make this decision. Thanks in advance
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24 hours of lemons Bromaro
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Good Evening /o/,
So I have a group of myself and fellow engineering students going in on a 24 hours of Lemons team at CMP(Carolina Motorsports Park) in this coming September.
We have our car, a 1998 V-6 Bromaro, manual.
We have our theme: Emulated Redneck F1 tech.
Now, I would appreciate some brain storming on shit to do for our theme.
Right now planned we have an adjustable plywood wing as DRS, and a gas leafblower with the throttle cable running to a control in the car to be the Push to Pass system. We're hopeing for more ideas to add to our theme.
Pic related: Shitty picture of said bromaro. Yes its blurry as fuck. I did not take it.
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>it's the guy whos miata i went to look at yesterday, that claimed a recent rebuild, but still had a short nose crank, had a 'new' top i could see day light around the edges of, and had a ruined clutch.
>oh, and the inch thick amalgamation of oil and dirt on the under tray
>apparently it started smoking badly on a test drive, and they now just want to dump it, they had a bid of $450 and wanted to know if i'd beat it
>i lol'd, and ignored it.
in other news, went to see a 93 with a replacement that has around 50k, and agreed to buy for $3000.
goods: new top, glass window, low mile engine
bads: rough idle (but pulls strong), when clutch is out in neutral there's a clanking from under the car, super high clutch pedal, with spongy feel, and a little bit of body work.
clutch just feels like it needs adjusting, and i'm sure the rough idle is just an adjustment somewhere, because it's smooth when on throttle.
the clutch thing worries me a little, throwout bearing maybe? or trans mounts?
either way, good price, solid body, low miles, new top. i'm happy.