Originally Posted by MasterKwan
Buy an older STI for the same price or less? The problem is you're already locked into this Impreza, if you don't keep it 3 years, you'll lose your shirt. You're probably underwater on it 2-4 grand at this point (meaning it's worth less than you owe on it). If you engine swap it, it'll be worth even less. Hell, just kiss the warranty goodbye and any resale too.
I think a non-turbo impreza could be fun to mod. Wheels/Tires/Brakes and suspension. All the good stuff will fit.
yea the problem was I could not find any used/older sti's or wrx's at any dealership even the dealer that I talked to said they were very hard to find (maybe I got sold on that). After getting several different opinions it seems like only thing that would be worth would be to just save up for a used sti or wrx from and A) trade this in? B) Keep it and do some nice body work and things like that ?. Only problem is would it make sense to trade it in now for a used sti or wrx? or to wait for a few years ? What did you mean by I would lose my shirt?) I know im probably down 3-4 g's now but I would imagine you could get a used sti ( if I could find it) for about 14/15?
Also, just a thought, someone had suggested just going all motor as in no turbo but putting in intake, exhaust, and headers.....but aren't ej motors meant to be turboed?