INVESTING IN A WRX
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.