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Old 02-26-2013, 09:18 PM   #1
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Default Picking this car up Friday, how did I do for $12k?

I realize I can't make threads asking what it's worth but I've committed to this car and will be picking it up next weekend.

The car comes with boxes and boxes of parts, interior and exterior are perfect.

Originally listed for $14k the price was agreed on at $12k.

Here's the ad:
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Year: 2003
Make: Subaru
Model: WRX
Color: PSM
Mileage: 64,000
Transmission: Manual

Description: I'm selling my 2003 Subaru Imprezza WRX. It currently has under 65,000 miles on it. It is currently a weekend driver/summer car so it wont see any more miles. It was daily driven at this modification level for a month and half, and drive to a from Connecticut. I averaged around 22mpg during those periods. The car drives like a dream just had a fresh alignment done last june when it was detailed. Inspected in October of 2012. I had the car dyno tuned last year at r/t tuning for the current upgrades and it layed down 320 AWHP and 277 TQ. The car pulls hard when needed and cruises like a champ. The coilovers were recently taken apart and cleaned up, and i installed a new set of swift springs for a better ride. I have a bunch of boxes of spare parts that i will be including. The boxes have both stock and aftermarket parts. The car is blast i loved driving it, handles like it is on rails and will put a smile on your face.


Engine
Blouch 18G-XT
Spearco Top-mount
Venair Silicone Turbo Inlet
Deastchewerks 650cc Injectors
Walboro 255 Fuel Pump
Kstech Stock Size Intake
Grimmspeed AOS
Grimmspeed Crossover
Grimmspeed Catless Up-pipe
Stock Headers PnP
Indiva Catless Downpipe
Silverline - Ansa Catback
Mishimoto/Vibrant Intercooler Hoses
GT Spec Radiator Shroud
AEM 50/50 Meth Injection Kit

Drivetrain
Kartboy Short Shifter
Kartboy Pitch Mount
Kartboy Front and Rear Shifter Bushing
ACT HD Clutch
Resurfaced OEM Flywheel
IAG Performance Cyro Treated Gearset
Group N Motor and Trans Mounts
TiC Trans Crossmember Bushings
TiC Diff Mount and Outrigger Bushings

Exterior
Subaru Rain Visors
JNA Front Polyurethane Lip
Seibon Carbon Fiber Hood sprayed with 3 coats of clear
Painted Wrx Side Skirts

Suspension/Brakes
Stance GR+ Coilovers w/ Swift Springs
Perrin 22mm Front and Rear Sway Bar
Whiteline Front and Rear Endlinks
Front and Rear Strut Tower Braces
DBA Front Slotted Rotors
DBA H6 Rear Rotor Upgrade
Hawk HPS Pads
Motul Brake Fluid
MSI FCAR Bushing (Front Control Arm Rear)
MSI Trailing Arm Bushings (Front and Rear)
MSI Lateral Link Bushings
New OEM Ball Joints

Interior/Stereo
Momo Gotham Racing Wheel/Hub
Corbeau drivers seat
ATI Center Console Gauge Cluster w/ Carbon Fiber Insert
No-name Dual A Pillar Gauge
OEM Subaru Carbon Fiber Trim Package
Prosport Premium Boost/Oil Pressure/Volt and Wideband
AEM Flow Gauge
JVC Double Din Head Unit
Infinity Kappas 6 1/2" Fronts 5 1/4 Rear"

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What do you gentleman think? I was looking for a daily driver with some character, something I can tinker with, reliable, and turbo. I don't think I could have done any better.

Coming from the world of NA Audis and classic cars. School me.

Thoughts?
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:25 PM   #2
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Sounds like a good deal man, congrats! Assuming its as good as they say, you will enjoy the piss out of this car! Should be fun!!
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:26 PM   #3
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That seems like a really solid deal for $12k.
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:44 PM   #4
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Rotas not included but the tranny was cryo treated and he has all reciepts.

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:47 PM   #5
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Almost forgot the pics.

Rotas not included but the tranny was cryo treated and he has all reciepts.
Looks real nice! Kinda looks like my old 05 did minus the bugeyes!
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:48 PM   #6
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Yeah that's a pretty good deal. Not a crazy low price but nothing high. I really like that car. Unique but also stealthy. Have fun with it dude!!
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:50 PM   #7
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Sounds like you are buying a modded Subaru. Hope you realize you'll want a compression and leak down test done. Also hope you're not making this thread to JUSTIFY your purchase.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:08 PM   #8
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Compression test being done this week on sellers dime. I made this thread to see if my patience has paid off.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:11 PM   #9
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I would be careful buying a used modded WRX or any used modded tuner car in general. Chances are they beat the crap out of it. Take a mechanic or somebody that is highly knowledgeable about WRX's. You don't want to spend this kind of money only to find out that you will have to spend a lot of money repairing it. Been there, done that.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:11 PM   #10
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Compression test being done this week on sellers dime. I made this thread to see if my patience has paid off.
You should fill out your profile

Sounds like you got a killer deal! Congrats
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:23 PM   #11
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Seems like the stand price for the mods,miles and year. You'll know if u got a good deal 2 months down the road if its still running good and no cel pop up
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:48 AM   #12
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Sounds like a really good deal. Looks to have been modded correctly, if that word can even be used in this context.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:30 AM   #13
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this car is legit....no worries.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:14 AM   #14
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Why is the owner selling?
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:29 AM   #15
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The fiance went and bought a 2013 Impreza last week. 618 miles on it and I was convinced to finally go subaru. Although alittle older, its more my style. I mainly had questions about the daily relibalility of these particular mods. The seller knows what he is doing and the build looks safe from what I can gather on here. I need to get at least 200k out of my cars or I consider it a failure on my part.

Just wanted to add that I am by no means an automotive noob. I simply come from the world of ratrods, side exit exhaust, V8 swaps into tiny jap cars, and old cafe racer bikes. Earlier in life it was european cars, vws & audis. My current daily is a 01 audi a4 with 215k on it, coil overs, chip, exhaust, blah blah blah. Its finally starting to give me problems and I think its time to upgrade.

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Why is the owner selling?
Owner says he is getting out of the Subaru game. He is currently building a track 240 and has other daily drivers to use. Pending the compression test numbers and some major objections from the mechanic as to its daily driver reliability im all for it.

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Old 02-27-2013, 09:40 AM   #16
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Looks like a good find and that you are doing right with having it gone through. Congrats and enjoy.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:42 AM   #17
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Price is fair. People who take care of their cars won't sell them for nothing, so that's just fine. Enjoy!
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:59 PM   #18
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Mods add 0 value to the car. You're hoping to get 200k+ miles out of the car with that level of mods? Sure, you'll get there, but your wallet won't be happy. Even with the low miles and relatively clean mod list, I wouldn't have paid more than $10k for this. Good luck.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:02 PM   #19
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You bought a ten year old car for half of its MSRP.

LOL.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:17 PM   #20
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Looks good but sounds kinda expensive?

I paid less than that for my WRX back in 2005! now thats crazy!
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:32 PM   #21
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You bought a ten year old car for half of its MSRP.

LOL.
No. If the car had come from the factory with all those go fast goodies then I did pay half original msrp. Right now, I'm paying a quarter of total cost. As you can't get an 03 with 60k with no service history for 13k in the Northeast.

If you guys can find better deals with service history please share.

Nice trolling attempts.
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:38 PM   #22
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No. If the car had come from the factory with all those go fast goodies then I did pay half original msrp. Right now, I'm paying a quarter of total cost. As you can't get an 03 with 60k with no service history for 13k in the Northeast.

If you guys can find better deals with service history please share.

Nice trolling attempts.

Why bother asking if you got a good deal if you're going to get your panties in a bunch when someone says you didn't?

Mods don't add to the value of a car. If you just wanted everyone to pat you on the back and congratulate you for your purchase, you should have stated so in the original post.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:05 PM   #23
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Maybe I missed the "trolling" when asking for an opinion and him stating 100% fact.

Like I said already, threads like these are generally a "Guy's I just bought this Car (or part) for $XX amount and need to make sure I'm justified in the purchase."
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:25 PM   #24
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Looks good but sounds kinda expensive?

I paid less than that for my WRX back in 2005! now thats crazy!
Same here from one previous owner that was a 45 year old subaru mechanic. Only new SPT and STi upgrades when I got it from him.

That scoop....
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:44 PM   #25
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I've seen this car countless times. The price is not unreasonable. If I was selling it, I wouldn't sell it for less than 12 either. But then again; I wouldn't pay 12 for it. I've also talked to the owner of this and he's been trying to sell it awhile, I wouldn't buy it but that's because I buy cheap to sell for more. 12k is reasonable if you're going to keep it. You won't find many with low miles and nice mods for much less than that. Goodluck brother, avoid posting pictures and info about SOMEBODY else's car until you actually have it.
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