IN­VEST­ING IN A WRX

New Zealand Classic Car - - Feature -

As the winds of change hit the clas­sic car mar­ket, the WRX is a tempt­ing place to look. The vast ma­jor­ity of those in the mar­ket for a clas­sic car just want some­thing to get out of the garage once in a while and some­thing to tin­ker with. A new breed is now mak­ing its stance on clas­sic car own­er­ship clear, too. For the afore­men­tioned gamers and na­cho eaters, the WRX rep­re­sents an im­por­tant part of their youth. With these peo­ple, there will likely be less tin­ker­ing and more prod­ding and hop­ing. A run-of-the-mill Ja­panese-im­port WRX in rea­son­able con­di­tion with un­der 130,000km on the clock could cost as lit­tle as $5K. The next step will mean get­ting a bit of pink in the mix (early Stis can be rec­og­nized by their pink badg­ing in place of the Sub­aru star). Stis can come in many forms, and their con­di­tion will vary wildly de­pend­ing on who has owned the car. Be sure to do your re­search and look for signs of pro­longed abuse at the hands of reck­less driv­ers. A me­chanic should be en­gaged to un­der­take any pre-pur­chase in­spec­tions you feel are nec­es­sary.

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