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Old 28 December 2018, 11:12 AM
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Hi guys looking at buying a wrx and am confused about something. There is a car for sale with 61k miles and engine is fillthy and one that has done 119k that looks new. Do I ignore the sparkling engine. Itís hard to make a decision when one looks like crap but says low mileage and one is high mileage but clean. Is the cleanliness smoke and mirrors?
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Old 28 December 2018, 11:15 AM
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If its a **** heap, then you get a good idea of how it has been looked after.
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Old 28 December 2018, 12:04 PM
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Canít disagree with that but the 60000 mileage one is half the mileage but engine is filthy the other which is double mileage is clean engined. Itís a bit of a head **** really as both drive well. Does a clean engine necessarily mean itís been looked after any better or garage cleaning it up. So itís clean engine v dirty engine half the mileage. Iím not trolling but it does mess your head up
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Old 28 December 2018, 07:47 PM
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Some people never ever clean their engine bays. Iíd go for the 60k if it ticked the boxes
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Old 29 December 2018, 02:19 PM
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Does a clean engine necessarily mean itís been looked after any better?
No.
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Old 07 January 2019, 10:29 PM
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Anyone can steam clean an engine, especially it is has oil leaks they want to hide. A grubby engine is fine if its general grime and any obvious leaks will be showing
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