im looking at a 2004 subaru impreza wrx wagon. 75k miles, but has a blown head gasket. they are asking $10999, is that a fair deal and do i worry about a head gasket going so early or future problems?

Asked by Dec 21, 2011 at 12:22 AM about the 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon

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Head gaskets are never fun to replace but it can be done and it's not to expensive. However a broken head gasket is a sign of intence engine stress and this car has only 75k Miles. Can you get a carfax report? I serriously think the previous owner hotroded that car to hell and back. Head gaskets should not break in only 75K miles.

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I would have a diognosis done on the car, check the tranny and motor for evidence of launches/street racing. Also be sure to rate my answeres as helpful if you find them to be so.

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I agree with Alex.. a blown head gasket in a car only 75k young denotes intesnse driving for extended periods.. Budget at least $2k to $3k for a new head gasket and the associated works. BUT if the head is damaged.. you might need a new motor!! I would be having the entire engine tested.. and even if that costs you 4 500 before you buy.. and then you decide NOT to buy .. its a good investment@.... WRX's are designed to be Driven Hard.......so How Hard has this car been abused???d

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