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Old 09-09-2010, 02:43 AM   #1
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Hey all,
im new to this forum, and am looking to purchase an 06/07 sti in the near future.
What are some of the differences between the 2 models? and differences between CDN and US models?

How does the engine and turbo hold up past 100km's?

anyways, what would you say of this one? http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/bn...940100172.html

is the owner of this vehicle on the forum?
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Old 09-09-2010, 02:53 AM   #2
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Seems weird the guy is claiming he imported it 07, then says he drove most the miles in chilliwack but lives in Burnaby and has a recent report of the car history as he bought it not to long ago?? Fail...... plus trust me if it needed any work I would have done it. 61k miles is a lot on a turbo car.
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:00 AM   #3
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that car is owned by peter (pvesik) on here. VERY clean car.

The original importer was a woman in chilliwack. (marlon fails at reading!) He purchased it not to long ago. He has another DD so he doesn't drive the sti very often. I'm assuming this is the reason for selling it also.

He works at a shop so he has done all the maintenance to it. It's relatively cheap because it is a US import.
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:17 AM   #4
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The original importer was a woman in chilliwack. (marlon fails at reading!) .
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-61,XXX miles (imported in early '07 from southwest us), most mileage logged between abbotsford and chilliwack



Are u looking at the same add? where the hell does it say imported from a woman in chilliwack?



-2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
-2.5L turbo 300hp
-6 spd manual
-61,XXX miles (imported in early '07 from southwest us), most mileage logged between abbotsford and chilliwack
-All Wheel Drive w/ DCCD driver controlled center differential
-Brembo brakes
-Aspen White Exterior, Blue interior
-Factory 6 cd changer
-Keyless, power locks, power mirrors, power windows, foglights, height adjustable HID headlights, factory intercooler water spray

No accidents, no liens, this car is completely paid for. I can provide the North American Accident and Lien history report I purchased when I bought the car not too long ago.

The car is in immaculate condition, if there were any issues at all, I would have fixed them. No major rock chip, dings, scratches, there is nothing to hide. Interior looks as if it's never been sat in, it was shampooed about 2 months ago. I am selling it due to the fact I have a second commuter car which I use for carpooling, and I don't use this car as much as I would like. I would also like to get money for my real estate goals. The car is completely original other than 18" enkei wheels and light tint on all windows. I also have the factory 17" silver BBS wheels with good snow tires on them. Anyone wishing to view the car will not be dissapointed whatsoever. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions.

Maintenance within the last 5000km includes:
-Coolant Flush
-Spark Plugs
-Diff/Tranny fluid change
-4 wheel alignment
-4 wheel brakes
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:22 AM   #5
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you had assumed that he imported it. There is nothing in the ad (AD! Lol...) that states that he imported it. Just says that it was imported in 07.
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Old 09-09-2010, 03:31 AM   #6
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It's giving the specs in miles.. What's the timing belt swap for an 07 STI in 'miles'? Isn't it 80,000? Price estimates on the timing belt swap were rather high for my 04, could be a factor too, but usually not for someone who can do the labor themselves?

I still say it's very odd. Who buys a mint car like that and is an automotive person but doesn't fall in love with it, or at least try to sell it for closer to market value? Heck advertising it on here with an account that's almost a year old is pretty odd too.

Tread very carefully.
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Old 09-10-2010, 02:02 AM   #7
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it seems like its nearly impossible to find a good-mint condition 05-06/07 sti

so youd really recommend getting it with less than 100k for a turbo?
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Old 09-10-2010, 09:50 AM   #8
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Market value IS $25k for an 06/07 STI.

61k miles is NOT a lot on our cars. A lot of ppl in the states have run stage 2 setups for over 100k without fail..

In any case, if you're interested, I have an 06 with 54k MILES that I want to sell (tbelt & wp already done). Car has seen the track, but maintenance on it is top notch. Got a few other goodies too.. PM if you're interested..
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Old 09-10-2010, 10:49 AM   #9
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Might be helpful if your looking for a used STi; http://www.iwsti.com/forums/gd-gener...ers-guide.html

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06 STis
The first of the "flying V grill" STis. There were a few styling updates in 06, but the cars is very similar to the 05s mechanically.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
--The only year that offered Steel Grey Metallic.
--The Subaru logo badge on the trunk is held on by screws, which leave holes in the trunk if it is removed.
--The first year to include the "roof vane" spoiler, which is stock.
--First year of "Altezza" style brake light assemblies.
--Default torque split was changed to 41/59 front/rear, increasing the front bias slightly.
--Daytime Running Lights (DRLs) became standard (though owners sometimes disable them).

KNOWN ISSUES
--Early build 06s came with liquid-filled motor mounts that tended to break under sudden stress (launching the car, for instance). Subaru reverted to solid mounts later in the production run. There is a TSB on the liquid mounts, and Subaru will replace them if they break.

07 STis
The last of the "flying V grill" STis. The last STi of this platform, as the 08 is a complete redesign.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW
--iPod jack where the lighter and ashtray used to be.
--First year for Satin White Pearl and Urban Grey Metallic
--New Engine Control Unit (ECU)
--Upgraded turbo wastegate actuator
--Slightly shorter wheelbase
--First model with rear seat pass-through (USDM)
--Longer 2nd, 3rd, and 4th gears.

*The 07 model year also included the STi Limited, a run of 800 cars. They were available only in the two colors mentioned above. While mechanically the same as their standard STi brethren, Limiteds offered more sound deadening material, leather interior, front lip, sunroof, a small lip spoiler in lieu of the larger stock spoiler, black Brembo calipers, and Enkei wheels.

KNOWN ISSUES
--Some 07s have suffered from a hesitation issue. Subaru released a reflash for the ECU in attempt to correct the problem, but the reflash has not cured all cars with the problem. Many owners report that an aftermarket EM reflash, such as with the Cobb AccessPort, cures the issue entirely.
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Old 10-05-2010, 06:13 PM   #10
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Sorry I was out of the country for a bit and failed to get in on this. I realise the ad could be interpreted in a fews ways :S. A middle aged woman brought the car up when it was basically brand new. She commuted with it in the Valley and put some miles on it. I have owned it for just under a year, and do love the car, and yes I would keep it, but I have a sudden urge to get in on the real estate market. Timing belt is original, If the buyer wants when it is due, I am more than willing to help out and do the job at the shop as well as get the parts cheaper. I'm not hiding anything with the car, If there are any doubters looking for an STI, please come out, look at it, take it for a spin, I don't think there would be any dissapointments. I would hope anyone who knows me or my cars, can vouch that anything I own is extremely well taken care of, because I don't buy the "good deals" in the first place .

PS - Thanks Zefy for trying to get the facts straight while I was away.
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Old 10-05-2010, 10:26 PM   #11
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For what it's worth, I'm pretty sure I know this car that was in Chilliwack, (there aren't many WRX/STIs in town) and I saw it on the highway going to Abby on my commute as well.
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Old 10-06-2010, 05:23 PM   #12
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Hey I am in the same boat , new to the forum and in the market for and 06 or newer wrx or possibly sti. This has been a huge help. So if market value is roughly 25k realisticlly what can I expect to pay.. for a car thats not a complete lemon or well on its way to becoming one.
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:02 PM   #13
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hrm, maybe market is even lower now. not sure how many STIs are moving @ $25k..

there's a member on here selling his white 06 STI for $24.5k
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:06 PM   #14
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hrm, maybe market is even lower now. not sure how many STIs are moving @ $25k..

there's a member on here selling his white 06 STI for $24.5k
That member is me
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Old 10-06-2010, 08:56 PM   #15
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hrm, maybe market is even lower now. not sure how many STIs are moving @ $25k..

there's a member on here selling his white 06 STI for $24.5k
Yes I have noticed the market has dropped out on these, between all the US imports, regular people scared it might have or is a moded car, and just more sellers then buyers. I have seen them as low as $20k and as high as $30K for the 06-07 STi's.
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:48 PM   #16
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Yes, no arguement there, the 2011 STI msrp kills the used market, if you're willing to spend the extra cash on new.
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:22 AM   #17
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Between the leasing rates and the prices it's a miracle the cars are selling for anything close to what they are. With the 02 and 04 I noticed each year that the black book price would match precisely what I owed to pay it off. If lease transfers are cheap it's a nail in the coffin for used prices. If you get stuck with it due to the loss of value, build a rally car, you can write it all off as fun!
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Old 10-07-2010, 03:33 AM   #18
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Hey I am in the same boat , new to the forum and in the market for and 06 or newer wrx or possibly sti. This has been a huge help. So if market value is roughly 25k realisticlly what can I expect to pay.. for a car thats not a complete lemon or well on its way to becoming one.

I will be putting up my 07 wrx for sale soon. Pretty stock with a few minor upgrades, untouched engine. It's a leased car so I will be asking very close to the residual price. I just wanna move it fast. pm me if your interested.


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Between the leasing rates and the prices it's a miracle the cars are selling for anything close to what they are. With the 02 and 04 I noticed each year that the black book price would match precisely what I owed to pay it off. If lease transfers are cheap it's a nail in the coffin for used prices. If you get stuck with it due to the loss of value, build a rally car, you can write it all off as fun!
The trend I've noticed in the recent years is that, it's cheaper to buy/lease a new car than it is to buy a used due to interest rates from dealers vs bank rates (for buying used) . It makes selling used cars a lot harder, why pay the same monthly payments on used when you could drop a few more thousand into the down payment and buy new?
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Old 10-09-2010, 12:27 PM   #19
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61,000k is way too soon to do a timing belt. like 60,000 too soon haha. you are only half way there!
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