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Old 02-08-2013, 04:08 PM   #26
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I don't need you to feel sorry... I acknowledge that I am a foolish person for being in this situation.

Driving a civic for the moment, though, and investigating my options as far as building a nice vehicle out of the crash
Cool man, we all live & learn.

Step back, take a breath & make some sound decisions going forward- good luck.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:09 PM   #27
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Cool man, we all live & learn.

Step back, take a breath & make some sound decisions going forward- good luck.
Thank you. That is my intention...to make a balanced and informed decision...and work my ass off to get it accomplished!
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:19 PM   #28
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Since u can't afford new tires or very basic collision insurance, sell it & get a moped.

Can't say i feel sorry for you, both mistakes are unimaginable from a common sense standpoint.
This guy has a point.

If you could not afford tires or insurance, then there is no way you will be able to afford any "project car" option. Which pretty much makes this thread pointless since money is a major issue.

If it were me, I would build a GC coupe with the drive train. But again, those projects take large amounts of money which it seems you do not have. So considering that, I would say your only viable option is parting it out.
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Old 02-08-2013, 04:26 PM   #29
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I have this borrowed Civic to drive for the time being, do you really think I should invest money into another Civic when I could as easily put that money into a shell and labor?
Depends on how long you can keep that, if you have a "free" car indefinitely, that's a much better option.

You could put that money into a shell and labor, but you still don't have tires or insurance. Where are you going to get the potentially >$2500 for a GC shell? Yes, they cost that much even with a blown motor/broken trans. You then need at least $1000 for labor, probably quite a bit more if you can't do a lot yourself. Not to mention it will take months to complete the full swap.

For $2500 you can buy a non-Subaru beater that gets good gas mileage and has good tires, and insure it for a year.

Right now everything you've said about your financial situation qualifies in my mind as "gambling" -- it's all hypothetical. Personally, I don't like to spend money I may never have.
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Old 02-08-2013, 05:07 PM   #30
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Depends on how long you can keep that, if you have a "free" car indefinitely, that's a much better option.

You could put that money into a shell and labor, but you still don't have tires or insurance. Where are you going to get the potentially >$2500 for a GC shell? Yes, they cost that much even with a blown motor/broken trans. You then need at least $1000 for labor, probably quite a bit more if you can't do a lot yourself. Not to mention it will take months to complete the full swap.

For $2500 you can buy a non-Subaru beater that gets good gas mileage and has good tires, and insure it for a year.

Right now everything you've said about your financial situation qualifies in my mind as "gambling" -- it's all hypothetical. Personally, I don't like to spend money I may never have.
Yes I think the "free ride" will last for a couple months at least, I am fortunate to have such a nice male figure in my life willing to let me borrow his second car.

I hate to say this - but I already have tires. I have a full set of Enkei RPF-1 wheels with Direzza Star Spec tires on them with about 70% tread depth sitting at my house... however I was trying to really max out the miles on my Michelin All-Seasons since the treadwear rating on the star specs half that of the Michelin's... being a cheapskate and a fool cost me dearly this time.

I survived the recent ice storm here in SC with no issue on those Michelin's (I used to drive in the snow/ice in Syracuse, NY for about 6/mos a year, so I am used to low traction environments).

A GC shell is $2500? Damn! I found a one owner 02 Bugeye WRB WRX 200k miles, with 2 cyls misfiring, for $2500 a couple hours into North Carolina for that price. I'd just assume buy something like that for such money and drop my stuff into it. Is that WRX a ridiculous good deal or are GC that rare?

Tires are only $600ish and full coverage insurance will only run me $100/mo more than I'm paying now... it'll be even cheaper if I get a WRX or Impreza vs. an STi shell.

In fact my insurance only dropped by $200/6 mos when I switched to the Civic with state-minimum coverage (nothing but liability). $750->550 per 6.

It was going to be $100/mo more for full-coverage... I made it quite a while with no wreck and my finances were very tight...I figured...what the hell...save the $100 for now and put it back on once I was out of training.

You're right my financials are a gamble... it's sink or swim here in car sales... I have no intention of sinking and I come from a sales position where I was top dog so I hope I can hack it... "Coffee is for closers only! You either close, or you hit the bricks!"
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:47 PM   #31
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I just saw a WRX on craigslist that needs a motor. Black 02/03 with an 04/05 STi nose.
http://southcoast.craigslist.org/cto/3523825461.html
Sorry to hear the bad news & good luck with which ever route you decide to take.
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Old 02-08-2013, 09:50 PM   #32
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Get a same year with less miles and swap what you can.
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Old 02-09-2013, 02:53 AM   #33
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Old 02-09-2013, 04:52 AM   #34
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I also vote for swapping into a GC. There's nothing quite like an Sti engine in a 2,800lb car.
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Old 02-09-2013, 11:43 AM   #35
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:58 PM   #36
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Yes I think the "free ride" will last for a couple months at least, I am fortunate to have such a nice male figure in my life willing to let me borrow his second car.

In fact my insurance only dropped by $200/6 mos when I switched to the Civic with state-minimum coverage (nothing but liability). $750->550 per 6.
So you are BORROWING this civic from a good friend and have only placed the state minimum coverage of liability on it?? So what happens if (god forbid) the car gets stolen or wrecked while in your possession? You will be even more screwed than you already are. I think you need to take a step back and reevaluate your financial situation. Is it smart to get into another car payment for a shell when money is tight as it is? or is it smart to sell whats left of the car to buy a beater and drive it for the time being and save some cash until you're more established at your new job?
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Old 02-09-2013, 06:24 PM   #37
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I vote for a swapped GC ^
Before i even read the guys story i thought this^^^
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