Used Subaru Impreza WRX

June 10, 2011. Author:

A used Subaru Impreza WRX is a popular vehicle, however caution must be used in selecting one. Here's here's why.

Used Subaru Impreza WRX for sale background

This vehicle has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It is keep full of producing somewhere above 220 HP at the crankshaft. This fact makes it a popular choice for people seeking a little extra boost from their vehicle. However, turbocharged engines require proper maintenance for longevity. For example, the engine oil needs to be of good quality and change regularly in order to keep the turbocharger functioning properly. Otherwise coking can occur.

If you want to pull out all the stops, a WRX STI for sale maybe what you are seeking. The STI version produces more horsepower and has additional and handling characteristics that make it very popular.

Where to buy a used Subaru Impreza WRX for sale

there are two main places you will find this vehicle. The first is at a dealership. Some people prefer this option because then they can purchase a Subaru certified preowned vehicle. Some people feel more comfortable with this option and get additional assurance by using it. Sometimes you will find it in the wagon body style as well.

However, some people prefer to look for a used Subaru Impreza WRX for sale by owner instead. This is a good option for people who are familiar with the vehicle and know what to look for and are savvy buyers. As with any used vehicle it should be given a test drive and inspection by an experienced mechanic. Generally this will reveal any major problems with the vehicle.

Then the negotiations with the owner can begin. Everyone has an asking price in mind, and, even when they say it is a firm price, there is room for negotiation particularly if you have your form of payment with you. So if you find any defects with the vehicle, or maintenance such as timing belt that has not been done, it makes a good bargaining tool.

Things to check on a used Subaru Impreza WRX

Many used car buyers wish to see the maintenance history for the vehicle to verify that regular tasks such as engine oil changes and transmission oil changes were performed. Sometimes owners have this documentation filed neatly in a folder, and others simply did not keep track of it. Sometimes you will find this information on If the service was done at a dealership, it may also appear on certain vehicle history reports.

Another thing to check is the timing belt. If this belt breaks it can result in severe and costly to repair engine damage. Sometimes, it is the reason a person selling the vehicle. They figure they will sell it since that maintenance is due anyway and they were looking for different vehicle. Once this fact is pointed out to the owner, it can be a good bargaining tool.

In conclusion, finding a Subaru Impreza WRX used can be a great experience for the buyer once you know what to look for. This vehicle is fun to drive and has a little extra pep the other vehicles are lacking. It also has all-wheel-drive which makes it great for winter sports and related uses. This vehicle also has a dedicated community of enthusiasts in several a online Subaru Impreza WRX forum.

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