Should I buy?


Asked by Jul 09, 2013 at 09:51 AM about the 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX Base

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

Hello for sale is my 2002 subaru wrx wagon in a 2004 sti shell. A tree fell on my wagon and i purchased this 04 sti shell and swapped the drivetrain and interior to complete the vehicle. The wagon drive train has 93k on it and the cluster shows so. The shell has approx 220k on it.

Mod list:
Factory options;
subaru quick throw shifter
Boost gauge
Sport pedals
All weather floor mats

Engine mods:
Perrin turbo inlet
Catless uppipe
catless downpipe
SPT catback
optima red top battery
short ram intake with Hks filter
Mitsumoto alluminum radiator
Samco hose kit
Forge aluminum coolant resivoir
Sti top mount intercooler
sti hood spliter
Carbon fiber sti hood scoop
Grimmspeed turbo heat shield
Cobb accessport 2.0 flashed to stage 2 93 octane

4 brand new sti factory struts
tein s springs in front
sti factory springs in rear(sits nicely that way but factory fronts and tein s rears included)
TSW 5 spoke 18x8 wheels w/crome lip inners painted gunmetal
Yakima roof rack(ski rack attachments are not included)
hid conversion kit high and low 6000k
toyota prius led 3rd brake light mounted in headliner
2.5 rs wingless trunk(color is obp the cars color is jbp both black but noticeable)
sti limited front lip and side caps
sti fog covers
painted calipers

full 02 wrx interior
most white panels painted/plastidipped black
headliner wrapped in black suede
aftermarket heated front seats
momo factory steering wheel
momo white carbon fiber shift knob
ICE i will leave out of this ad for obvious reason but its nice
remtoe start/keyless entry(used for warming and turbo timing vehicle every trip since 48k

Recent Maintenace:
subaru Factory timing belt
Subaru factory water pump
Subaru factory accessory belts
Subaru factory clutch disc
Subaru factory pressure plate
Subaru factory throw out bearing
Subaru factory pilot bearing
Subaru factory passenger side valve cover gasket
Subaru factory upstream air fuel ratio sensor
Ac recharged during swap blows nice and cold
All above maintenance done around 84k(less than 10k on all)
Brakes are about 8/32 in the front 5/32 in rear
Tires are goodyear eagle 8/32 all the way around

Items that come with the vehicle:
Complete used hitch setup with wiring(never installed)
Salvage certificate for the wrx wagon
used rally armor mudflaps for the winter

The Bad:
5th gear synchro is bad and has a slight grind going into 5th only.
It has been this way for over 3 years and i deal with it as its not horrible.
The veicle is titled as an Sti therefore insurance will be slightly higher accordingly.
However if the vehicle is totalled and you have proper coverage youd get paid for an Sti.

4 Answers

that's a lot of mileage...would decline~


the WRX's are a great car but an 02 wrx is not gonna perform like the STI body it's reping so remember that, you'll probably never get any decent money out of selling the car as the title is salvaged. from my standpoint I say pass on it, if you want a wrx buy a clean wrx or if you want an sti buy a clean sti, not a salvaged mashup of the 2. one other thing to remember is that with a mods list like this, odds are the owner thrashed this car meaning more potential for issues down the road.

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Thank you so much, like i was talking ot the guy he works for a nissan dealership as a mechanic and told me we can put it on a lift and look at everything throughly and i was going ot bring a mechanic down with me to look over the car. Or do you think it is just a waste of time. I need something for college cause the winters in frostburg are brutal and i want some power to enjoy the zooming around town.

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in the long run it's up to you, definately have a mechanic of your own look at it if the guy is willing to let you, someone impartial with a good eye would be a great help to you. I do have to ask, how much do they want for the car?

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