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Old 01-31-2018, 08:09 PM   #1
Borgeeulol
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Hey guys, I am looking around for an sti since I sold my wrx hatch few years ago. There is one sti im eyeing which is located in World of subaru NJ. The car is a wrb color with vortex wing, tinted windows all around. It has under 16k miles and subaru certified. The reason why i'm asking for some inputs of the car cuz even it has certified on it, people still abuse even on a low miles. Greatly appreciated it if the previous owner is still here in nasioc or people knows the previous owner.

Mileage:
15,197
Engine:
2.5L H4 16V MPFI DOHC Turbo
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain:
AWD
VIN:
JF1VA2M65H9810752



https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/d...8190/overview/

Thanks
Alphonse
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Old 01-31-2018, 10:12 PM   #2
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Looks good if you can afford it.
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Old 02-01-2018, 11:34 AM   #3
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Looks clean from the pictures. If you go and check it out, check the oil and under the hood to see if you see anything out of the ordinary. Either way, it is certified so it comes with 100k warranty right? Good luck!
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Old 02-01-2018, 02:20 PM   #4
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Looks good if you can afford it.
Yeah, the car looks good. Nothing suspisious on the outside.
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Old 02-01-2018, 02:28 PM   #5
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Looks clean from the pictures. If you go and check it out, check the oil and under the hood to see if you see anything out of the ordinary. Either way, it is certified so it comes with 100k warranty right? Good luck!

When I have time on the weekend and a go ahead from my wife, i would check it out. Definitely would check out under the hood. Not to be an ocd, i would check the sound of the engine while under 2-4k rpms or any bolted stuff on it. Yes, its a certified which is a bonus on my end. Thanks
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Old 02-03-2018, 12:09 PM   #6
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No problem, keep us updated!
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Old 02-03-2018, 07:34 PM   #7
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Update*

Went to world of subaru to check the car out this morning around 11am. I was greeted nicely. Few minutes later, The sale person tossed me the key for the car.. Here are pros/cons I've noticed.

PRO's

- Exterior paint is in good shape. Few nicks on the front bumper which is expected on used car.
-Newly installed spt exhaust which only the axleback portion
-Interior is in excellent conditions.
- Seats are in great shape. No tears on it. Alcantara cloth is intact.
- No severe scratches around the doors specially on the driver side front
speaker.
- Carpet doesn't have any stain or white spots (salt).
- It looks like the previous owner installed an aftermarket floormats
-Aftermarket short shifter

Engine
- Cleaned engine
- No aftermarket modification.
- No knocking sound while pressing the gas around 2-4k rpm

CON's

-There are drilled holes under the front bumper. Had a front lip before.
- It seems Aftermarket itching stickers "shadowmark tm" on all doors, hood and trunk
-No underneath plastic trim cover for the manifold.
-Red hose under the intercooler attach on the turbo which is strange. (aftermarket)
- It feels like the hood is very light.
- Holes on the hood covers (see below)
-Aftermarket oil drain plug.
-Oil looks like a cloudy burnt residue. Not a typical used oil.

LASTLY, yellow residue on the engine oil cover (see below) which made me disappointed.

Decided to passed on the car for now even its a certified subaru vehicle. I do not have the time to be hassle around if anything happen on the car. Feel like it will make me worry everytime I'm on the car having fun spirited driving. Let me know your opinion.

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I missed my hatch so bad. (see below)


















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Old 02-04-2018, 11:56 AM   #8
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I would have walked away too. Just knowing about having sticker marks etched on the windows would bother me. Who knows what would happen but it definitely seems like it was modified. Are you against buying brand new? Or just little too much $? Either way, good luck in your search!
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Old 02-04-2018, 03:37 PM   #9
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I would have walked away too. Just knowing about having sticker marks etched on the windows would bother me. Who knows what would happen but it definitely seems like it was modified. Are you against buying brand new? Or just little too much $? Either way, good luck in your search!
Yeah, it seem the car was totally abuse from the previous owner. I dont mind buying a new one which i would love to get but financially wise, its not worth paying 500-600 per month while the car depreciate within years. Im not in a rush but if I'm going back again, i really want to have wrb sti nothing else. Right now I'm going to save more money for the down payment plus my equity from my current crosstrek. Fingercross, the next sti generation have better engine than ej motor. Thanks
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