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Old 09-21-2012, 02:44 PM   #1
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Default 07 STi limited with no sunroof????

So I was browsing Ebay and Cars.com for Subies to buy (I do this a lot), and I came across a fixed 07 STi limited on Ebaymotors. The car was the limited interior, name plate, limited spoiler, but NO SUNROOF. Didn't all limiteds come with sunroofs in 07? Every one I have seen did. It was a insurance repair job, so maybe it was wrecked so bad they had to take out the sunroof? Maybe they swapped limited parts to a regular STi? Help me out here, I iz confused.

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Old 09-21-2012, 04:00 PM   #2
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Yes came with sunroof and heated mirrors/wipers. Going to guess this guy must have removed it. Just found a solid roof part and replaced it. Or he painted brakes, found a dash kit, replaced seats or just has covers
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:05 PM   #3
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I would definitely want to see that CarFax on the thing!
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:08 PM   #4
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I'd ask the seller and get the VIN. My first inclination is that someone totaled their limited, bought it back from the insurance and then transferred all that into a regular STi. Yah, I'm not very trusting.
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:10 PM   #5
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I was going to say something too, almost looks like a WRX body not an STi... I would be very cautious!
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:14 PM   #6
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Are those the limited 07 rims?? Or just regular bbs??
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:16 PM   #7
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That VIN# matches to an STi Limited....
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:16 PM   #8
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IIRC those are not the right rims, and yes they all had a sunroof.


EDIT: I got in trouble last time so I will not be posting or talking about where I got this information from. That car was a total loss with multiple points of damage that had to be towed from the sceen of the accident. Salvaged title as well.

I would assume that it rolled as that would be the only reason to replace the roof...
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:21 PM   #9
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the Interior is a limited but I notice a couple discrepancies on the exterior. The wheels are not the wheels that came on a limited, and it is missing the front lip spoiler as well. that is the main things I see besides the missing sun roof.

I have number 528 and compared my VIN to the one they listed and the last 6 digits is the sequential production number and this car is 932 higher than mine, this is assuming that all they were came off the line sequentially, so I would be a little leary.
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:22 PM   #10
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I was going to say something too, almost looks like a WRX body not an STi... I would be very cautious!
GD chassis are all identical save for the 05+ sti bumper + fender trim....
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:37 PM   #11
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No roof spoiler to. Or is that a option??
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:41 PM   #12
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No roof spoiler to. Or is that a option??
Limited's did not get it.
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:58 PM   #13
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the Interior is a limited but I notice a couple discrepancies on the exterior. The wheels are not the wheels that came on a limited, and it is missing the front lip spoiler as well. that is the main things I see besides the missing sun roof.

I have number 528 and compared my VIN to the one they listed and the last 6 digits is the sequential production number and this car is 932 higher than mine, this is assuming that all they were came off the line sequentially, so I would be a little leary.

It is 100% a Limited STi....I promise.

That said who the hell would want to buy a car that had a salvage title and clearly needed a new roof? Not I...
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:03 PM   #14
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I wouldn't give more than $10k for it.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:07 PM   #15
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Couldof been hail damage as well why he replaced. A storm did a number to my hood awhile back. few dings in the roof too.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:12 PM   #16
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Couldof been hail damage as well why he replaced. A storm did a number to my hood awhile back. few dings in the roof too.

Read post #8.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:43 PM   #17
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No roof spoiler to. Or is that a option??
It had that little lip thing.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:00 PM   #18
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Regardless of the VIN:

No sunroof
No lip
Non body-color matched bumper side-vents (2006 only had the non body-color or black centered side-vents)

I would have to agree that if the VIN is correct and correct to this vehicle, then why the inconsistencies?

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JF1GD77677L504369 has not been identified as a vehicle listed in the VINCheckSM Theft Records.

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This database contains a "salvage" file and an "insurance theft" file which is the information VINCheck searches during queries. The terms "total loss" and "salvage" are not synonymous in the insurance industry and that is important to understand when using VINCheck. Not all vehicles identified as a total loss will become salvage. A salvage determination is made by individual insurance companies based on individual company policies and applicable state law.

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Old 09-21-2012, 08:41 PM   #19
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next time warn us before we click on a link with 50 pictures. (-_-!)
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:04 PM   #20
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Big_E: I don't know why they say it does not have a salvaged title...


03/29/2012



Damage Report

TOTAL LOSS VEHICLE





03/29/2012



Oregon
Motor Vehicle Dept.

Title or registration issued
to insurance company





03/29/2012



Oregon
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Bothell, WA
Title #1208984729

SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED





05/30/2012



Oregon
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Portland, OR
Title #1215151601

Dealer took title of this vehicle
while it was in inventory
SALVAGE TITLE/CERTIFICATE ISSUED
RECONSTRUCTED TITLE ISSUED


I cannot cite the source but it is very reliable, and they like small predatory mammals with puffy tails that are cousins of the coyote and wolf...lol
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Old 09-21-2012, 10:30 PM   #21
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How about someone call them and ask for a carfax? Ask them about the missing sunroof and other inconsistencies.
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:24 PM   #22
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:28 PM   #23
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From the pics it also looks like the Oustide B-Pillar is not painted gloss black. I would NEVER buy something like this


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Old 09-22-2012, 08:14 AM   #24
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It says it right in the description the title has been rebuilt, rebuildable and reconstructed. That would be the red flag.
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Old 09-22-2012, 02:30 PM   #25
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Yes came with sunroof and heated mirrors/wipers. Going to guess this guy must have removed it. Just found a solid roof part and replaced it. Or he painted brakes, found a dash kit, replaced seats or just has covers
No heated mirrors or wipers.
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