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Old 01-07-2018, 12:27 PM   #1
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The question is do I sell or keep my java 04 sti!? Iím the original owner and took delivery in August of 2003. The last five of the vin are 10057, I was told that this is the 57th usdm sti not sure if thatís true. It has under 45k on the odometer and Iíve driven it for 1 upstate NY winter. I have done a few things over the years and have held onto to oem parts. Exhaust, suspension, gauges, etc.
I would post a pic but I canít figure out how. Wtf
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:31 PM   #2
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What would be your reason to sell it
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Old 01-07-2018, 12:36 PM   #3
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Down payment for a house.
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:15 PM   #4
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You will never be able to replace it if thats how it has been taken care of, most of these have been beaten on a lot worse than it sounds like yours has been. Just be 100% sure your over the car before selling it, not just wanting a quick solution on a down payment. I was debating selling one of my cars when buying some land to speed up the process, my fiance told me not to even think about it and thats why I put the ring on it, lol.

I have an '04 as well, I LOVE IT!

If you do sell it toss up the link, please.
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Old 01-07-2018, 01:29 PM   #5
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So has the car been sitting outside all this time? I bought my father in law's 04 Outback with 45k miles on it. He's the original owner and the car has never seen the inside of a garage until I got it. Stuff is rusty as hell, he used his selling Subaru dealer for service and they're a freaking clown show. Their solution to a P0420 code was to reset the code and call it good. WTF? The paint is badly faded, only one of 4 speakers ever works, some of the indicator lights (one heated seat) works, a rear sway bar end link is broken.

It IS an old car. But there are people out there who will pay a premium for it, but don't assume everyone will. You'll have to reach out to find that person.
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Old 01-07-2018, 02:26 PM   #6
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You will never be able to replace it if thats how it has been taken care of, most of these have been beaten on a lot worse than it sounds like yours has been. Just be 100% sure your over the car before selling it, not just wanting a quick solution on a down payment. I was debating selling one of my cars when buying some land to speed up the process, my fiance told me not to even think about it and thats why I put the ring on it, lol.

I have an '04 as well, I LOVE IT!

If you do sell it toss up the link, please.
Itís not an easy decision given Iíve done all the maintenance and know that it wasnít abused. It is parked in side, although the paint isnít perfect.
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Old 01-07-2018, 03:11 PM   #7
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Nice, that's a great car to have, and great mileage for its age.
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Old 01-07-2018, 04:23 PM   #8
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Nice, that's a great car to have, and great mileage for its age.
Thanks! It is a great car.
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Old 01-07-2018, 04:42 PM   #9
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Things I’ve done.
Equal length headers with integrated up pipe
Random technology 3” catted down pipe
Hks catback (carbon can)
Cai
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Cusco ti front strut tower brace
Cusco carbon rear strut tower brace
Cusco front and rear sway bars. “ look like **** after 1 winter ”
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Perrin rear dif cover, motul fluid
Dba two piece front rotors one piece rear hawk hps pads
Defi bf gauges egt, boost, oil pressure carbon center pod
Harness bar 4 point RJS harness
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2 Perrin wing stiffie
Sti cromoly light weight flywheel
Excedy stage two clutch
KillerB oil pan.
Group N tranny and motor mounts
Love it or hate it i powder coated the oem bbs wheels cherry blossom red (pink as ****)

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Old 01-07-2018, 07:03 PM   #10
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What mods did you get from the CIA? Hidden rockets in the lights and what not?
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:21 PM   #11
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What mods did you get from the CIA? Hidden rockets in the lights and what not?
I get my cold air from the cia. Lol cai
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Old 01-07-2018, 10:13 PM   #12
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How much do you plan on asking for it? 45k, one owner, garage kept is a great start...although imo the people looking for a "low mileage example" are also generally the same people looking for "stock, never modified".

I sold an '07 STI with under 10k a few years ago (second owner), but this past summer I bought a '17 and I'm much happier with it.
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Old 01-08-2018, 02:00 PM   #13
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Not sure what I would ask if I do put it up for sale. If I do I would be this spring or summer
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Old 01-08-2018, 04:23 PM   #14
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Down payment for a house.
House > car

It's a Subaru, not a 67 Corvette that you've owned for 40 years. The only question is does being the original owner mean anything to you. If not I'd let it go. You'll find another when the time/finances are right.

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Old 01-09-2018, 03:24 AM   #15
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I have driven my 2004 STi for over 375,000 miles. I cannot fathom having to part ways.
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Old 01-09-2018, 05:36 PM   #16
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Please Post Pics For The Love Of God
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Old 01-09-2018, 06:29 PM   #17
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Of the potential house
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:36 PM   #18
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I had an 04 back when they came out, I definitely miss it, but if it is the difference between having a new home it might be time to let it go. It's all about finding a balance and what it is worth to you.
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Old 01-09-2018, 08:50 PM   #19
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If you've had the car this long... paid it off... appreciate it for what it is and more so because you've done the work to it. I would keep it if possible. I doubt you're in a financial pinch, but if you were...then I would consider.

I'm the second owner of my 04 sti and it has 64K on it. I want to keep it for as long as possible. Why? Well.. it'll be one of these cars when I'm older that holds a special place in my heart when I was younger (when I couldn't afford one) and it does mean that much to me personally to keep it.

In short. I would keep the car if possible. Only sell if you needed to ( for obvious reasons) OR if you're just over it and can live without. But honestly that's the big questions and why you've made this thread I think.
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:47 AM   #20
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The fact that that sti has not changed much and you can rebuy the car in the future (if you want) makes this an easier decision. I somewhat regret selling my Evo 6 years ago, but the facts and circumstances are different. In the future when money eases up, you can buy a new or used sti that is fundamentally the same with a different body on it.
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Old 01-10-2018, 09:59 AM   #21
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I just sold a truck this past summer that I bought new 20 years ago. 100% custom build with hundreds of hours into it. It was a feature in trucking magazine and minintruckin( not some pix in the back either). I traveled all over the US with friends to shows. When I sold it this summer I thought I couldn’t live without it. but needed the parking spot for a new project. I can honestly say I don’t even miss the Truck. Since then I traded another truck ( for my 2011 sti) that I had a ton of work into and swore I’d keep it for ever. I felt good letting them go and moving on to a new chapter.
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:23 AM   #22
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Thanks for the feedback everyone!! I do love the car and I’ve installed everything myself. It was my injury insurance plan when I was racing motocross while hitting most of the big amateur races on the east coast including Loretta Lynn’s. Luckily I never had to sell it to pay for hospital bills. I’m very fortunate to have a great job so money isn’t the main issue, the sale could just be a quick way to stack cash for down payment. I also have a 14 raptor that has some cool mods, so I have a daily driver I also love. I would post a pic but I can’t figure out how for the life of me!!!! If someone wants to private message me with either text or email info I can forward a pic for you to post.

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Old 01-17-2018, 06:37 AM   #23
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Can someone explain or post a link on how to post a pic on here? Please or post it for me?
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:33 AM   #25
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