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How much life can you get out of a 2000 WRX

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In the market for a Subaru and found a nice clean example, however its crossed 180,xxx KM so its been pretty used, I believe it is all stock and the owner has serviced it regularly including full cambelt kit replacement including brand new water pump, belt, idlers, tensioners,bearings,seals (this was done very recently, few months ago). Its been daily driven as well and been in how ownership for 4 years, with his friend having it for 5 years

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1 hour ago, Ruya said:

In the market for a Subaru and found a nice clean example, however its crossed 180,xxx KM so its been pretty used, I believe it is all stock and the owner has serviced it regularly including full cambelt kit replacement including brand new water pump, belt, idlers, tensioners,bearings,seals (this was done very recently, few months ago). Its been daily driven as well and been in how ownership for 4 years, with his friend having it for 5 years

Welcome to the forum!

 

Is it a bugeye? I’ve heard of unmodified bugeye wrxs comfortably doing 300k it really depends on the previous owners.

 

If it is warmed up, run on the correct fuel, serviced regularly and not thrashed at every traffic light the ej205 turbo is reliable. There are a few small maintainable items that Subaru’s require over time but they really don’t ‘break down’ often in stock form. (Rocker cover gaskets, timing belts etc)

 

If there are signs it has been previously modified poorly, (ie. boost tap, podfilter) then I would steer clear.

 

If like you said the previous owners had it for 4 and 5 years and they have service history then I would say it is a fairly safe buy. Always worth getting it checked over by a Subaru specialist mechanic before buying if you don’t know what to look for yourself.

 

Good luck!

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It will last 100 years if you throw money at it constantly.

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On 12/9/2018 at 4:41 PM, Ruya said:

In the market for a Subaru and found a nice clean example, however its crossed 180,xxx KM so its been pretty used, I believe it is all stock and the owner has serviced it regularly including full cambelt kit replacement including brand new water pump, belt, idlers, tensioners,bearings,seals (this was done very recently, few months ago). Its been daily driven as well and been in how ownership for 4 years, with his friend having it for 5 years

 

My old man has owned a MY00 WRX GF8 since new for 19 years, done 260,000's, only thing that's gone wrong with it is the radiator header tank split which is a pretty common issue. Been on trackdays, up ski roads and learnt to drive on by 15 year old me. Basically they're bulletproof if looked after.

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its all about how its been treated mate, my bugeye needed a rebuild at 126,000kms as it wasn't looked after by the previous owner. 

 

By any chance is it the blue bugeye in Wellington that you are looking at, was listed yesterday? If so I know them personally and the car is treated like a baby and looked after extremely well. 

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My mate had a 1996 wrx that was over 230,00km on the stock motor, would have kept going strong except it was stolen and recovered months later as a bare shell.

 

Depends on how well you take care of the important stuff.

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