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Subaru Impreza, Car Buying, Hatchback
#1 of 2 Buying a 2003 Impreza Automatic?
May 18, 2013 (3:33 pm)
I'm a brand new driver. I bought a 2002 Impreza 2.5TS Manual. Got in an accident two days later, and the damage was enough to total the car even tho it was drivable. I bought it through a private sale.
I'm thinking of buying a 2003 Impreza 2.5TS Automatic that is at a Subaru dealership here. But I know my Mom and Aunt who had 90's Subaru's w/ automatic transmissions had nothing but problems.
I'm thinking an automatic may be safer for me. I like that I could share the car on road trips with friends, and it may be more logical for a new driver who wants to live in a downtown area of Denver.
I want it to do well in the snow. I've heard manual means better control but Subaru's are AWD so maybe it doesn't matter.
I want it looked over by a reputable mechanic since they have some negative service reviews, but I don't know how to go about that with a massive dealership.
I'm also paying for it with savings. It has 118,883 miles, the one I bought before had 169,524 miles on it.
So any advice?
#2 of 2 Re: Buying a 2003 Impreza Automatic? [sbgoree]
May 21, 2013 (6:20 am)
Transmission should be fine. I have a 2001 Outback wagon with over 210,000. Tranny has been fine. Have the mechanic check the head gaskets. Those are more likely to fail.