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So!! I'd Like to take the time to introduce myself. After lurking around the boards for a while, I've realized this is an amazing place. My name is DeAngelo, and I'm a 20yr old college student residing in Central NY. After thinking about buying a car, I was persuaded by my 2.5i driving friend to take a good look at Subarus. I've always enjoyed cars, and after researching for quite some time, I believe that an RS is the way to go. My ideal setup would to probably buy something swapped, preferably a WRX engine. But, I do believe that if i were to buy a non swapped car, and perform modifications myself, I'd treasure the car a lot more. It would mean something to me. So I have been saving, and still am, for that "special one." I think that the people on these boards are really insightful and helpful, and when I do purchase my car, all the info i need will be right here. These boards also seem alot friendlier than the Nasioc ones, and that really helps. There are a couple pre buy questions, such as whether i should opt for a coupe or sedan, are there any problems with purchasing a car with 90k+ miles, things of that nature. thanks for all your help, and i hope to, hopefully sooner than later, become a productive member of this community!:burnout:
 

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Hey welcome to the site man! Hope you find the RS you love. Stick to this site bro, NASIOC is notorious for e-thugs who have too much time on their hands. The local forums are great over there though. Good luck with your search.
 

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welcome to the site! also what ever you wanna get 2 door or 4 door they are both basically the same. one is just easier to get in and out of the back (IMOP). you can put the 2 door spoiler on the 4 door and it will look awesome too. and if the car has over 90k on it. just make sure it has had the timing belt and check to see if it has had the head gaskets done. other than that if you take care of it, it should last a loooonng time.
 

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Welcome to the board! As for mileage, it kind of depends on how the car was maintained, but these cars are fairly reliable with pretty good engine life. My 2000 RS has 81k miles on it, turbo kit has been on for the last 30k, and I did 3 seasons of rally-cross with it earlier in it's life, and it's given me zero problems besides normal wear-and-tear stuff. And I bought the car new in Summer '00, it's been a great car. When you go to look at one, look for oil in the coolant or coolant in the oil, and also watch for smoke coming out of the tailpipe on the test drive, all signs of a possible headgasket problem, probably one of the more common problems on these cars, at least if it has the stock EJ25 engine in it. Now, if you are going to be doing a swap yourself, maybe look into getting an Impreza L AWD, as they are cheaper than the RS and have the same chassis, so once you swap engines, it's just cosmetic stuff that would be different, like the front bumper and interior color. Just some food for thought, and good luck with the hunt!
 

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welcome to the forums my friend, and yea this is the best place to be :D im Tuan nice to meet you
 

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Nice, Nice. I cant wait to get my car and tell you guys all about it! Syracuse is known for treacherous winters, so, that means some funn times!! =]
 
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