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Old 22nd February 2010
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Default I want a WRX/STI

But I love SAABs.

I need a second car. I'm seriously considering a 9-2x.

I know that it's not actually a SAAB, but I wouldn't mind my Subaru having a SAAB badge on its nose.

I'm asking all of this with absolutely no knowledge of the 9-2x....

What are the major problems with the car?

My 9-3 is a 2000 model and I had the engine replaced under lemon law warranty by the dealership. I know all of the general issues that the car has.

I would like to go into shopping for a WRX/9-2x with a similar knowledge.

Please tell me everything I need to know.

I'm already slowly looking through all of the posts here.
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the 9-2x forum here is useless, go on over to saab92x.com. a lot of info and generally nice and helpful.
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Old 23rd February 2010
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me too.
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Pretty reliable car and they are some good prices out there too.
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I had a '06 COBB WRX purchased brand spanking new and COBB modified under warranty at the dealer. Transaxle broke twice in the first 14K miles at an out of pocket cost of ~$6,200.00, it happened when I was showing property the first time and when I was on my way to an appointment the second, not in a drag race ! Subaru refused to cover it under warranty Never again. STI transaxle should be stronger, but I am very upset still.
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I had a '06 COBB WRX purchased brand spanking new and COBB modified under warranty at the dealer. Transaxle broke twice in the first 14K miles at an out of pocket cost of ~$6,200.00, it happened when I was showing property the first time and when I was on my way to an appointment the second, not in a drag race ! Subaru refused to cover it under warranty Never again. STI transaxle should be stronger, but I am very upset still.
Rennsport, honestly you compain about this so frequently.. You had huge power mods and obviously if you didnt have those it would have been covered under warranty. Power mods almost always void powertrane warranties.... Its not like every WRX / STI owner with powermods blows through transaxels.
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My 9-3 is a 2000 model and I had the engine replaced under lemon law warranty by the dealership. I know all of the general issues that the car has.

I would like to go into shopping for a WRX/9-2x with a similar knowledge.

Please tell me everything I need to know.
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Rennsport, honestly you compain about this so frequently.. You had huge power mods and obviously if you didnt have those it would have been covered under warranty. Power mods almost always void powertrane warranties.... Its not like every WRX / STI owner with powermods blows through transaxels.
The dealer installed these mods when the car was new, and they were all under warranty. This was not a DIY, or tuner shop special, the dealer confirmed that the mods were all under warranty and would NOT VOID MY WARRANTY, if you paid $29K for a brand new performance CAR WITH DEALER MODS, wouldn't you ask the same question ? YES IT STILL IS UPSETTING TO THINK ABOUT THIS. I BOUGHT THE CAR AT SUBARU OF DALLAS IN SPRING 2006, AND DUMPED IT, OR I SHOULD SAY TRADED IT IN FOR A 2006 MAZDA 6 IN THE AUTUMN, AFTER OVER $6K in out of pocket repairs, and about 15k miles.
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Old 22nd February 2011
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Not my car, but here is one for you! http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/2006-...item45f8cb5870
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What I am reading is, despite the fact I kind of like it, is that he bought a wreck and stuck it back together with a mix of parts.

I really like the black out roof. But that is a pile of money for a car with a salvage title.
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Old 25th February 2011
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Unfortunate that it has a salvage title but possibly it was not for damage but for the drive train disappearing. Anyway what a perfect platform to build something. I esp. like the flared out fenders. The extent of the work IMHO is staggering from the drivetrain to the bodywork. The guy must know his Subarus!
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Old 25th February 2011
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So I thought I'd put on a Subbie front end while replacing my stolen drive train?

With the limited number of 9-2's imported, and the numbers were staggeringly low, it is more probable that it was too hard to find parts to do a conventional post wreck rebuild of the front clip.

Those cars just aren't out there. Just MHO but at that price I'd want real "hard copy". I have seen some gutted out high end cars at insurance auctions so all things are possible.

The "glossary" reports salvage as possible theft but it also notes accident damage. A detailed Carfax (yeah, they are flawed too at times), may tell more than this e-bay?

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Old 26th February 2011
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He changed the steering wheel out?

I'm really starting to lean more toward front clip from a wreck.

Usually the seats were going the other way too. When I was shopping for one of these a few guys had taken out the Saab type seats and put in all black from the Subbies.
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But I love SAABs.

I need a second car. I'm seriously considering a 9-2x.

I know that it's not actually a SAAB, but I wouldn't mind my Subaru having a SAAB badge on its nose.

I'm asking all of this with absolutely no knowledge of the 9-2x....

What are the major problems with the car?

My 9-3 is a 2000 model and I had the engine replaced under lemon law warranty by the dealership. I know all of the general issues that the car has.

I would like to go into shopping for a WRX/9-2x with a similar knowledge.

Please tell me everything I need to know.

I'm already slowly looking through all of the posts here.

Go to Saab92x.com and learn everything you need to know.

If you want cliff notes, the Saabaru is likely to be FAR more reliable than your 9-3.
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