it may come to that.
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An automatic hatchback just popped up an hour away and it's got the same mileage as my impreza ts hatch.
Same body, but 60hp more in stock trim. I'm probably going to have this car for a while and something more fun would be pretty awesome if it isn't a money pit.
About 130k miles on it.
I guess that all depends on how much the car was dropped into drive from neutral at 4k rpm...
I guess i can also wait and keep looking for one a few years younger as long as it's a bugeye hatch.
i'd ask for a record of maintenance performed
water pump/timing belt should be a given
the health of the suspenion
intervals and which fluids used for motor/trans
a compression & leak test would save you a lot of heartache
overall they reach 170-200k all the time with proper maintenance and, as you said, a lack of 4k neutral dumps would help the transmission tremendously