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Old 07-02-2015, 10:24 PM   #1
kirk the jerk
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Trying to get back into a Subaru and one that is already modified . Looking at Foresters or Wrx wagons because I have a family now and could use the extra space. Found these two on Craigslist and just curious if ya'll think these are good deals or not. I know that one has very limited information and I'm waiting to get more pictures from both sellers. Blue book on both of these is much lower than what they're listed a, but I want to be realistic and not get a bad deal on something. Thanks in advance

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/nph/cto/5059482347.html

http://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/5101929729.html
More info on 2nd cl ad :
The engine is what they call a 2.35l destoked; 2.5 l base with 2.0 l forged and cross drilled crank, manley forged piston and rod , xt head with titanium spring valve/ retainer outfit
Vf 48 turbo ( sti 2010)
Intercooler (sti 2010)
Aps blow off valve with dual vent
Injector 550 oversized 850
Fuel pump walbro 255
Full stainless steel 3" exhaust line
3" down pipe
Coilover suspension J2 engeneering
Full aluminium subframe and lateral link(sti 06)
Full brembo conversion (4 corners) with 80-70% left on brake pads
R180 LSD differential with 4:44 ratio built up internal
Wrx 04 seats set up (heat seats )
Prosport boose gauge
AEM wideband
Sti steering wheel and shifter
Full moonroof
Cruise control
Sti hood scoop from a 7th gen
There is a leak between manifold and turbo and a leak on one of the a/c line. All the modification have less than 30000 miles
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Old 07-03-2015, 01:40 AM   #2
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There is a 06ish outback XT with manual transmission for sale at a local dealer in town. I think they are asking like 9400 bucks. 120k miles, bone stock.
could be another option if you're interested in something slightly bigger.

i'd probably keep on looking if I was looking for a forester XT. I like to buy vehicles that are essentially stock though.

Best of luck in your search!
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Old 07-03-2015, 01:59 AM   #3
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There is a 06ish outback XT with manual transmission for sale at a local dealer in town. I think they are asking like 9400 bucks. 120k miles, bone stock.
could be another option if you're interested in something slightly bigger.

i'd probably keep on looking if I was looking for a forester XT. I like to buy vehicles that are essentially stock though.

Best of luck in your search!
See I'm not necessarily looking for an everyday driver and just want something fun that won't make me feel like the old man/dad I have become this last year. We could call it a bit of a mid-mid-life crisis. We have a 2010 Legacy for our everyday/super reliable car.

Thank you though!
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Old 07-05-2015, 07:57 PM   #4
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Sent you a PM....just thought you might be interested in a wagon I have.

Please let me know.
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Old 07-06-2015, 10:30 PM   #5
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My opinion: NO.

I'm telling you--I did this same exact thing last year except with an RS (STi block, sti bits and goodies, etc.) but no matter what, it's an OLD car that's simply overpriced and is still going to be slow until you can throw money at it for awhile. And then what? You end up 11k+ in the hole for a car that's worth 2k. Someone pulls out in front of you at a light and you're SOL.

What will you do for wiring and ECU? You won't pass OBDII with a Hydra, and any UTEC or similar option is outdated and won't give you a ton of room for tuning once you're above 7-8psi. So once you drop a couple grand you've spend $9000 on a Forester that still has stock 14 year old suspension and brakes.

Honestly, I was in a similar boat and if you want a go-fast car for cheap, find something else like a well maintained VR6 jetta.
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Old 07-07-2015, 01:10 AM   #6
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My opinion: NO.

I'm telling you--I did this same exact thing last year except with an RS (STi block, sti bits and goodies, etc.) but no matter what, it's an OLD car that's simply overpriced and is still going to be slow until you can throw money at it for awhile. And then what? You end up 11k+ in the hole for a car that's worth 2k. Someone pulls out in front of you at a light and you're SOL.

What will you do for wiring and ECU? You won't pass OBDII with a Hydra, and any UTEC or similar option is outdated and won't give you a ton of room for tuning once you're above 7-8psi. So once you drop a couple grand you've spend $9000 on a Forester that still has stock 14 year old suspension and brakes.

Honestly, I was in a similar boat and if you want a go-fast car for cheap, find something else like a well maintained VR6 jetta.
Very good point yman. I have since found an 04 Wrx with an 08 Sti motor/07 tranny swap on it that I like a lot, just trying to get my current car sold. I've never really been a fan of Jettas and would just really like to get back into a Subaru.
As for these two foresters go, I think I'm going to pass on them. I've seen much nicer ones in other states for the same price.
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Old 07-09-2015, 01:53 PM   #7
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Do your self a favor and either buy a bone stock car or have a reputable shop find you one that they know of. Please do this.
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Old 07-09-2015, 01:55 PM   #8
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Especially don't buy that sweet "twincam" setup. speaks for it's self.
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