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View Poll Results: What should I do?
Part out my car and start fresh 4 80.00%
Do an engine swap into a new car sell my old shell and parts 1 20.00%
Buy a rear frame and get it wielded onto preexisting car 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 5. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-27-2013, 04:22 AM   #1
WickedSubi
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Hey guys ill start by saying the bad news a few weeks back I hit a tree in the rain in my 2002 Subaru bigeye and I totaled out the rear end and as of right now it's sitting in my drive way the car runs fine and everything just my whole rear end is demolished. I've been asking mechanics if its worth it to put a replacement rear frame on the car and many said its really expensive to do my car only have 75k miles on it and the car was babied and tastefully modded I'm just defeating on doing an engine swap into a new shell, parting out my car and starting new or fixing my car by buying a new rear frame and getting it wielded on. So my question is what my best option here and below ill post pics of my car.


I can post more if requested but that's all the damage

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:42 AM   #2
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I would never recommend doing any grand work to a car. Start fresh with a better vehicle.
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:57 AM   #3
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Yea but is it worth selling it for like 4k and buying a car that's been beat to crap? I found a car with no problems but a blown motor by me for 4k so I was wondering if I should do the second option of swapping the motor into the new car for the price of the car for 4k and sell the rest of my old car and basically pay of the new car with parting out the old one.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:19 AM   #4
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Yea but is it worth selling it for like 4k and buying a car that's been beat to crap? I found a car with no problems but a blown motor by me for 4k so I was wondering if I should do the second option of swapping the motor into the new car for the price of the car for 4k and sell the rest of my old car and basically pay of the new car with parting out the old one.
That's what I would do!!! Good luck bro.

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Old 01-27-2013, 06:58 AM   #5
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Let me get this straight, you don't want to buy a car for 4k that's been beat to crap, but you want to buy a wrx for 4k that has been beat to crap with a blown engine? Then swap motors? Then take who knows how long to part out the car? Of course, who knows what else is wrong with the blown engine wrx. And your going to need another beater car while your swapping engines. Not to mention the other costs you haven't factored in, coolant, oil, oil filter, exhaust gaskets etc. plus, while its out, might as well do a timing belt on it. It would be super easy at that point.

Basically, it's going to cost more than you think and it will be more downtime than you think. The smart thing to do would be sell it and buy a different car... And yes, that means prolly not another wrx. Also, make sure you have full coverage on the new car.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:02 AM   #6
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Your absolutely right in that sense just my cousin owns a body shop and he said he'd do all the labor and work for the frontend of my current subi so for all of the work I would only be paying the pennies rather then repairing it at a different shop because the wielding of the frame is something he can't do. And for me to need a car back and forth to work is no problem since my job is literally walking distance from my house maybe 15mins walking, but you may be right with the car being beat on but that's something I'd have to look into if I do decide on looking at this car. I'd rather fix a beater subi for 4k and drop my mods into it then rather buy a POS Honda for 2k and save my money for forever how long it would take and in that sense idk how long it would take to save not many subi's around my year with low miles like mine.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:02 AM   #7
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not worth fixing. thats totaled. sell it or part it out. I wrecked a car a few years back, yes its sad, and emotional, and you wish you could keep it, but just get yourself into another one, that is a better platform. you'll end up spending less doing it this way.
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:50 AM   #8
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This is not nor do we have a "make or buy" forum. Get an estimate, get a KBB/NADA value, review your finances, review insurance costs, review your feelings and make a decision based on YOU.
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