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FIRST CAR AND WANT A 4 DOOR TUNER

by CuzzinVon / March 23, 2010 6:55 AM PDT

I'm looking for my very first car. I would like a 4 door that for around 7k that I can get a lot out of. I plan to do alot of body work to make it my own then dive into the performance parts. I don't have much of a preference aside from the 4doors and price.

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a wrx
by A.Grosmann / March 26, 2010 12:49 AM PDT

you could pick up a used WRX for that price.

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re: FIRST CAR AND WANT A 4 DOOR TUNER
by antuan.goodwin CNET staff / March 26, 2010 3:00 AM PDT

Seconded. Used WRXes have tremendous tuning potential. It's easier to upgrade its factory turbo than to add a turbo to a naturally aspirated car. Plus, there's a huge community of power and suspension tuners to lend you their experience and an occasional helping hand along the way.

Just make sure that the previous owner hasn't run the vehicle into the ground or bent suspension components with wannabe off-road rallying attempts.

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Tips
by CuzzinVon / March 26, 2010 3:48 AM PDT

Do you have any links on good performance and body parts? Also any links so I can learn about installing parts and tuning in general?

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Check insurance prices before you buy a WRX
by YourWakeUpCall / July 3, 2010 3:55 AM PDT

They're great cars, but notoriously expensive to insure.

Also, if you can afford it, get a 2.5 liter model.

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2.5 model
by SuperGeek81 / January 6, 2011 4:23 AM PST

Had this in 07 skin, and blew a rod at 36k miles after it was in and out of the dealer getting fixed for months, biggest POS on the planet... Go with the older 2.0... they are not as torque'y but they are far better for a daily driver..

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