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Old 12-06-2012, 10:00 AM   #6601
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Ya I have seen like 5 sti that have replaced motors with under 80k miles. I mean I have a saturn with over 200k and then engine runs fine. Burns oil but runs fine.

I figured this, I need a car so I'm just going to get a sub $5,000 car that's a manual. That way I have a car and my dad said he needs something good on gas to drive sometimes cuz his trailblazer is a guzzler. So when I get a beater I wont feel rushed to buy something. If it works out I buy a car and 4 days later find a sti I love for a good price, and what im looking for so be it. But I don't wanna just buy an sti to get an sti cuz I want one. I want to get the "right one" where I don't rush. I have seen deals before but had a car already.

So if u guys see a sti or Wrx for a deal, let me know. I would like to come to meets if u guys have them and just soak up as much info as I can to learn about these cars. I have wanted one since need for speed underground if u remember that game. And I have researched and thought about a gto but u have to dump amounts of cash to get it to handle.

IMO the sti or Wrx is one of the best cars because it's auto cross, snow, drag, daily driver, or grocery getting right off the bat.

Thanks for your help guys and I hope to become part of the family here.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:25 AM   #6602
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^ How old are you?

I ask because if you buy a beater for a while, then try to make it until the new (hopefully 2014) wrx/sti comes out. If it's the **** and everyone wants it, then the price of used 09's + would probably drop in price. Right now if you are looking at used wrx's..especially the widebody my11+, you are better off just buying new with the way they are pricing them.

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Old 12-06-2012, 10:56 AM   #6603
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This is the response I got from prosport about my gauge not changing color.

"The source yours using for headlights is overpowering the accessory source, that's why it wont change back if you start the car with the lights on."

Does this make sense to anyone else? Both gauges are connected to the same source and only my boost gauge does not change color when the lights come on. My oil pressure gauge functions fine.

I tapped the fuse for
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:57 AM   #6604
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Ya I have seen like 5 sti that have replaced motors with under 80k miles. I mean I have a saturn with over 200k and then engine runs fine. Burns oil but runs fine.

I figured this, I need a car so I'm just going to get a sub $5,000 car that's a manual. That way I have a car and my dad said he needs something good on gas to drive sometimes cuz his trailblazer is a guzzler. So when I get a beater I wont feel rushed to buy something. If it works out I buy a car and 4 days later find a sti I love for a good price, and what im looking for so be it. But I don't wanna just buy an sti to get an sti cuz I want one. I want to get the "right one" where I don't rush. I have seen deals before but had a car already.

So if u guys see a sti or Wrx for a deal, let me know. I would like to come to meets if u guys have them and just soak up as much info as I can to learn about these cars. I have wanted one since need for speed underground if u remember that game. And I have researched and thought about a gto but u have to dump amounts of cash to get it to handle.

IMO the sti or Wrx is one of the best cars because it's auto cross, snow, drag, daily driver, or grocery getting right off the bat.

Thanks for your help guys and I hope to become part of the family here.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:59 AM   #6605
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This is the response I got from prosport about my gauge not changing color.

"The source yours using for headlights is overpowering the accessory source, that's why it wont change back if you start the car with the lights on."

Does this make sense to anyone else? Both gauges are connected to the same source and only my boost gauge does not change color when the lights come on. My oil pressure gauge functions fine.

I tapped the fuse for
Fat fingered the post button...anyway I tapped the illumination fuse (#12) for power when the lights are switched on. Is there even another fuse to tap that functions this same way?
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:14 AM   #6606
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So if u guys see a sti or Wrx for a deal, let me know. I would like to come to meets if u guys have them and just soak up as much info as I can to learn about these cars. I have wanted one since need for speed underground if u remember that game. And I have researched and thought about a gto but u have to dump amounts of cash to get it to handle.

IMO the sti or Wrx is one of the best cars because it's auto cross, snow, drag, daily driver, or grocery getting right off the bat.

Thanks for your help guys and I hope to become part of the family here.
i wish i could set up my car to do all three of those... and by no means is a wrx or an sti a good car to set up for the drag
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Well I now have a new to me 06 Sti. So I have an 06 Wrx for sale. An 06/07 Sti hood splitter, 07 Sti intercooler, and a cobb sf intake and box for sale. Anyone interested let me know.
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This is the response I got from prosport about my gauge not changing color.

"The source yours using for headlights is overpowering the accessory source, that's why it wont change back if you start the car with the lights on."

Does this make sense to anyone else? Both gauges are connected to the same source and only my boost gauge does not change color when the lights come on. My oil pressure gauge functions fine.

I tapped the fuse for
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Fat fingered the post button...anyway I tapped the illumination fuse (#12) for power when the lights are switched on. Is there even another fuse to tap that functions this same way?
only thing i can think of is if your DRL are throwing it off.
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:27 AM   #6607
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Hey fellas....Im located is SE mi and Im just trying to get rid of this by next weekend. If anyone needs a complete jdm turboback exhaust, please let me know....

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2436494


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Old 12-06-2012, 11:39 AM   #6608
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What's DRL?
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:40 AM   #6609
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What's DRL?
Daytime Running Lights.
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:16 PM   #6610
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And I have researched and thought about a gto
GTOs take a ton of money to fix up idk about suspension or engine parts but for just simple body panels if your tail light gets broken ect it cost alot to fix bc of it being a very limited made car i would assume suspension parts would be the same way, the only nice thing is the ls1 parts have to be decently cheap

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that and the 5.7L ones are a little slow..the 6.0Ls are nice but by that time ur into a wrx almost a sti

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Old 12-06-2012, 04:08 PM   #6611
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^ How old are you?

I ask because if you buy a beater for a while, then try to make it until the new (hopefully 2014) wrx/sti comes out. If it's the **** and everyone wants it, then the price of used 09's + would probably drop in price. Right now if you are looking at used wrx's..especially the widebody my11+, you are better off just buying new with the way they are pricing them.
I'm 22, living at home. Sad I know
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:17 PM   #6612
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I'm 22, living at home. Sad I know
Lol, maybe you should scrap the car idea and move out . Just keep saving money if you can and wait for the one you want, don't settle and regret it.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:21 PM   #6613
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I'm 22, living at home. Sad I know
nothing wrong with that i will be livin at home till im at least 43 ...


right (mplvan) :P
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:24 PM   #6614
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I'm 22, living at home. Sad I know
It's only sad if you think it is.

I'd be looking for a Bugeye WRX if you're looking for a winter beater. I paid 4700 for mine and it's in great shape. Then you can take your time and find the perfect STi, or you may see that owning a STi is no longer something you want.
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:28 PM   #6615
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Or he could buy my clean 2006 Wrx. Maybe with all of the changes from 05 to 06 he would be thrilled to own it.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:31 PM   #6616
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nothing wrong with that i will be livin at home till im at least 43 ...

right (mplvan) :P
Sure son... Now put the STi in the garage so I can put the parts on it before it gets colder.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:10 PM   #6617
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Sure son... Now put the STi in the garage so I can put the parts on it before it gets colder.
<Still has not done that yet...num num num pizza
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:19 PM   #6618
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Ya I have seen like 5 sti that have replaced motors with under 80k miles. I mean I have a saturn with over 200k and then engine runs fine. Burns oil but runs fine.

I figured this, I need a car so I'm just going to get a sub $5,000 car that's a manual. That way I have a car and my dad said he needs something good on gas to drive sometimes cuz his trailblazer is a guzzler. So when I get a beater I wont feel rushed to buy something. If it works out I buy a car and 4 days later find a sti I love for a good price, and what im looking for so be it. But I don't wanna just buy an sti to get an sti cuz I want one. I want to get the "right one" where I don't rush. I have seen deals before but had a car already.

So if u guys see a sti or Wrx for a deal, let me know. I would like to come to meets if u guys have them and just soak up as much info as I can to learn about these cars. I have wanted one since need for speed underground if u remember that game. And I have researched and thought about a gto but u have to dump amounts of cash to get it to handle.

IMO the sti or Wrx is one of the best cars because it's auto cross, snow, drag, daily driver, or grocery getting right off the bat.

Thanks for your help guys and I hope to become part of the family here.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2422556

looks pretty clean...admittedly modded which is better then your avg dealer car that was just thrown back to stock chances are
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Old 12-06-2012, 11:42 PM   #6619
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This is the car I actually want

I mean wow it is so clean, I'm willing to pay his price but I asked for him to go to $21,000. Cleanest sti I have seen for sale yet for a decent price.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums//sho...php?p=38649437
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:57 AM   #6620
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This is the car I actually want

I mean wow it is so clean, I'm willing to pay his price but I asked for him to go to $21,000. Cleanest sti I have seen for sale yet for a decent price.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums//sho...php?p=38649437
He's asking 21k, and you asked if he'd take 21k? I don't think you understand how negotiating works... My general rule is 10%, but since that car is so clean and it's exactly what you want I may stay a little light of that (like 5% maybe). You're also paying cash which is a HUGE benefit to the guys selling cars in that price range, so you'd be back down to the 10% range.

I would have started the price at 19k, but that's just me. Good luck with your offer.
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:40 AM   #6621
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Sorry I was off I offered 20k he said he can do it
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:51 AM   #6622
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This is the car I actually want

I mean wow it is so clean, I'm willing to pay his price but I asked for him to go to $21,000. Cleanest sti I have seen for sale yet for a decent price.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums//sho...php?p=38649437
looks clean if everything checks out
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Old 12-07-2012, 08:27 AM   #6623
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The tires he has are those ok for winter? Look almost like my copper rs3-a tires I have on my cobalt
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:00 AM   #6624
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If this winter stays like this then you should be fine with any tires I WANT SOME SNOW!. You'll have a fun drive home if you go pick that up though!
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:20 AM   #6625
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Question, why would he sell it to me under trade in value? That was kbb in very good condition.

Trade 21,000
Private 24,000

I mean that's a steal IMO I'm ready to get this
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