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Old 26-08-2012, 11:55 PM
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Exclamation In the middle of buying MY01 Subaru WRX. Need some Advice.

Hello everyone, I am newbie in Perth-WRX. Currently i just sold my car, and i intend to buy this Subaru WRX MY01 which i found on gumtree. I just paid my deposit, but i am abit worry with the condition of the engine.

The mileage is 180000++, and the car is popping white smoke. My friend saw the white smoke when i change gear and accelerate. The smoke is very obvious under the sun, and it is pure white colour. After i finish test driving the car, i off the engine and start it again. My friend stand behind and i rev the engine, but everything seems fine which means no white smoke coming out from the exhaust.

The car drives smooth, just the body needs some work. I need some advice from beloved Perth-WRX members, and i really appreciate the reply. Thank you all !
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Old 27-08-2012, 12:17 AM
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Hello everyone, I am newbie in Perth-WRX. Currently i just sold my car, and i intend to buy this Subaru WRX MY01 which i found on gumtree. I just paid my deposit, but i am abit worry with the condition of the engine.

The mileage is 180000++, and the car is popping white smoke. My friend saw the white smoke when i change gear and accelerate. The smoke is very obvious under the sun, and it is pure white colour. After i finish test driving the car, i off the engine and start it again. My friend stand behind and i rev the engine, but everything seems fine which means no white smoke coming out from the exhaust.

The car drives smooth, just the body needs some work. I need some advice from beloved Perth-WRX members, and i really appreciate the reply. Thank you all !
Hey Mate & Welcome.

Best advise someone can give around here would be to browse the Perth Workshops thread located:

http://www.perth-wrx.com/vb/mechanic...workshops.html

Have a reputable workshop have a once look over at the car. Any problems will be reported there & then, it Should/Will give you piece of mind prior to your purchase. Better to have a shop go through it then to find out you purchased a dud.

White smoke is not a good sign.

Does the Car have Service history? Query the last Workshop to work on it also.

If your not feeling right about it. Definitely have someone have a look at it.

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Old 27-08-2012, 12:20 AM
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White smoke is never good. No point getting involved with a car that might cost you a large proportion of the initial cost.

A good trick i read about is to start the car up, and pull the oil cap off and see if any smoke comes out through that. If not then thats a good sign.

However, if you're set on this one, get an inspection done at a subaru specialist workshops (stechnic, mms etc) and see if it's anything major.
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1. Get a MY02. The gear ratios are worth the extra money.

2. Get the car inspected by a Subaru specialist i.e. STechnic. They will tell you more about the car than anyone guessing on the internet.
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Old 27-08-2012, 08:38 AM
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Also, there are lots of WRXs for sale.. if one is suss, just walk away and look for another.
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1) Get car inspected by reputable workshops
2) Get report and opinion from mechanics
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I just paid my deposit, but i am abit worry with the condition of the engine.
Why did you pay the deposit before getting the car checked out?

Also 180,000 kms? lol. In b4 bla bla km's doesn't matter if it's been looked after.

A little bit of prior research could of gone a long way here.

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How much was the deposit if u don't mind saying?

Might be better to walk away
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Old 27-08-2012, 01:41 PM
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Congrats on the purchase, but I hope you didn't pay a lot for it.. an MY01 that needs body work and the mechanicals are suss, sounds like it could be a money pit.
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