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Old 09-18-2019, 01:10 AM   #1
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Hey I'm looking into getting a bugeye. Something from South or near Cali so theres no rust. If anyone knows someone selling lmk. Otherwise what do you guys think of this car ?
https://boutiqueautosales.com/2002-s...-91406/6624981
I want low miles and something fairly stock. Thanks !
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Old 09-18-2019, 01:56 AM   #2
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I personally would be skeptical of this car. It's a pretty high # for a car that has a broken marker light, aftermarket intake, a tear in the rear passenger seat, aftermarket exhaust, aftermarket shifter etc. While most Subarus are modified you can always use that tactic in order to get a better price. The miles are good. I'd hit them with a low offer and see how they respond. The car could have been a dealer trade in and got sent to auction due to the dealer not being able to provide financing for it especially in the southwest. Hence this dealer picking it up for pennies on the dollar. Ask them some questions and see if you can get it for a good deal is my best advice. Good luck!
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Old 09-18-2019, 10:47 AM   #3
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Make sure you get a PPI on it.
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Old 09-18-2019, 11:08 AM   #4
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Looks pretty nice. It seems to be in good condition, but I agree with Chris; that's a pretty high price but very low miles. I personally would not pay more than maybe $8000 for it. It honestly seems to be in better condition than most bugeyes, so if you are willing to pay all that, go for it!
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Old 09-18-2019, 03:01 PM   #5
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No reason to be overly skeptical. The miles are low... the defects are few and what issues it does have, literally EVERY other 17 year old car will have PLUS more. I think people are jumping on this "beware" bandwagon too hard. It's got a whopping (2) mods done to it. Not saying you shouldn't be diligent about any car, however this is a pretty darn clean looking example of this car. If I were looking, this one would have my interest as well.

Now what does piss me off is the price. These WRX's & STi' s are constantly being sold at ridiculous prices, and that's because people are paying it! You should absolutely be talking them down to the tune of a few grand.
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Old 09-23-2019, 01:18 PM   #6
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These WRXs often times are beaten up. The flat boxer 4 cannot take all the stress some of its drivers put it through. All of these aftermarket parts are a good sign of this too.
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Old 09-23-2019, 04:51 PM   #7
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No reason to be overly skeptical. The miles are low... the defects are few and what issues it does have, literally EVERY other 17 year old car will have PLUS more. I think people are jumping on this "beware" bandwagon too hard. It's got a whopping (2) mods done to it. Not saying you shouldn't be diligent about any car, however this is a pretty darn clean looking example of this car. If I were looking, this one would have my interest as well.

Now what does piss me off is the price. These WRX's & STi' s are constantly being sold at ridiculous prices, and that's because people are paying it! You should absolutely be talking them down to the tune of a few grand.
^pretty much agree with all of this. For me the only sketchy mod is the tach that goes up to 12,000 rpm's when he's got one that goes to 9,000 already, and nobody should be revving anywhere near there. But in reality he probably just put it in for the sake of putting it in.

Otherwise, it does look clean for a basically 20 year old car. Just kind of a rip off price unless you are just DYING to get that model and you are willing to pay a premium for it to restore it.

If you aren't going to restore it and just daily it or something, that is a waste of money for something that old.
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Old 09-23-2019, 04:59 PM   #8
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Get a carfax on it (you'll see services that were done at dealer and miles in order to help verify miles) and look through the noted records, then get a PPI. 02, 03 were particularly good to mod as they ran richer from the factory, so doing a dp without a tune wasn't death.
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:12 PM   #9
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I think its a little overpriced and scary not knowing the history of it being from a used car dealership. Especially having modifications with no information on tuning or anything. If they can be talked down there are definitely worse examples of a WRX
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Old 10-02-2019, 09:24 AM   #10
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I think its a little overpriced and scary not knowing the history of it being from a used car dealership. Especially having modifications with no information on tuning or anything. If they can be talked down there are definitely worse examples of a WRX


Sometimes being on a used car lot can mean itís at least got some boxes checked off on it. So there is some positive. Thing is... youíll always overpay there.
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Old 10-02-2019, 11:44 AM   #11
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I took a closer look at the pictures. They say they'll show you the carfax. Take them up on it before you look any further. The leather on my 100k mile Crosstrek has less wear than that one. I'm doubting that the miles are legit.
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:00 PM   #12
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yup dealers are horrible on pricing, but you can normally get a warranty lol, Carfax looks ok imo...dealer has it free on the linked site...just a rear ending in 03...but get good ppi and go in understanding what costs would be upfront
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Old 10-02-2019, 03:17 PM   #13
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^ For me the only sketchy mod is the tach that goes up to 12,000 rpm's when he's got one that goes to 9,000 already, and nobody should be revving anywhere near there. But in reality he probably just put it in for the sake of putting it in.
Just FYI, thats an exhaust temp gauge, not a tach. With an aftermarket exhaust, there really isn't a problem having a gauge to monitor that.
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Old 10-02-2019, 04:04 PM   #14
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Just FYI, thats an exhaust temp gauge, not a tach. With an aftermarket exhaust, there really isn't a problem having a gauge to monitor that.
wow, how can you see that?

anyhow, that's cool then. Don't get me wrong, I love gauges, it just looked like a tach in the pic
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:43 PM   #15
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Carfax shows an average of 4k miles a year, then in 2014 to 2019 only 5k miles were added. It also shows a duplicate title was issued in 2019. Maybe they lost the original. It has a pretty nice titanium Cusco strut bar that a lot of people would want. Rear bumper has damage and the Carfax shows rear damage in 2003. Doesn't really have any service records other than an oil change at 20k miles. The owner might have been doing it themselves.

Check the car out in person top to bottom, it seems like a pretty nice find .

Here is the link they provide for the free car fax https://www.carfax.com/VehicleHistor...prK1YCHaEiJqn0
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Old 10-03-2019, 12:15 AM   #16
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The Bug Eye to me is a classic. Loved mine when I had it! you really can't go wrong there especially if your building it up!
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Old 10-06-2019, 03:57 AM   #17
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Bug eye best imo if you're going used. Def PPI.

One thing I have noticed any time I buy a car that seems sketch, seller is iffy on PPI.

That's when I walk away. Seller respectable and good with PPI? Chance of a deal highly increases. Price not always the only factor. I'll pay much more for a solid car.
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Old 10-06-2019, 08:44 AM   #18
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No reason to be overly skeptical. The miles are low... the defects are few and what issues it does have, literally EVERY other 17 year old car will have PLUS more. I think people are jumping on this "beware" bandwagon too hard. It's got a whopping (2) mods done to it. Not saying you shouldn't be diligent about any car, however this is a pretty darn clean looking example of this car. If I were looking, this one would have my interest as well.

Now what does piss me off is the price. These WRX's & STi' s are constantly being sold at ridiculous prices, and that's because people are paying it! You should absolutely be talking them down to the tune of a few grand.
If you can talk him down to the tune of a few grand ill buy it right now sight unseen.
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Old 10-25-2019, 03:26 AM   #19
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Sorry for the late reply everyone ! I decided to find something cleaner. Only 50K and 1 Owner. Thanks for the advice
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