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Old 03-14-2011, 08:23 AM   #64761
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Looked at the .:R32 Sat morning. Car was mint except for the peeling clear on the roof / hood. Drove great, sounds great. Settled on $12k for the car w/ non of the extra parts he was planning on throwing in. Waiting to see what insurance prices are.

Chaney and Timmeh slapped some sence into me too cuz that is a lot of money (about 4k) that I don't currently have and would have to borrow.

Found This Gem on Autotrader. E-mailed the seller last night, if I don't hear anything by this afternoon I'm just going to call the guy and get more information. From what I gather by reading its an '02 Black WRX w/ STI motor swap.
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:26 AM   #64762
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IMO BE CAREFUL! Im finding enough shit with the laser with the previous owner's beautiful wiring jobs... Unless you know the guy or he had it professionally done I would be weary. Might be a good idea to have Doug look at it with you if you are serious. Problem with engine swaps that others did is that you have no idea what they did correctly.

I would be very weary. ESP with the excuse of "I'm going overseas." IE YOU CANT TRACE ME IF SOMETHING IS WRONG BIATCH!

Sorry I almost got screwed on a 350z I was looking at years ago. Although the price was what scared me initially, I got a carfax and it was obvious the guy was lying about it.
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:38 AM   #64763
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Yeah, I am slightly weary bout it. Would be nice to have Doug or my other buddy who has an STI to come look at with me but the car is in chi-town and I don't wanna make people go all the way out there if they don't want to / have time.

The guy said it was "installed with life-time warranty on labor". To me that says professionally, but yeah people will say anything.

If it is exactly what it says it is, then for $3k less, I get AWD, equally sexy boxer engine exhaust note, and car with 50 more hp/tq at 200lbs lighter than the R. with 6k less miles
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:44 AM   #64764
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SLAP!

Why not buy a cheap focus hatch you can build an engine for, buy coilovers, and turbo for your track car / dd until then? Shit you can find an svt for cheap again
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:46 AM   #64765
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SLAP!

Why not buy a cheap focus hatch you can build an engine for, buy coilovers, and turbo for your track car / dd until then? Shit you can find an svt for cheap again
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Old 03-14-2011, 08:47 AM   #64766
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I love teh boxers I really do.
but as Jeff said and just from my experience with the egg I plan to pretty much always buy the most stock example of any given car I can find.

to me its not worth trying to figure out WTH the PO did and then figure out how to correct it when I could just do it right the first time.
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:04 AM   #64767
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Will be gathering as much info as possible, trust me.

If WRX doesn't check out, I'm going R still. My dad really likes the car, and he thinks its a good idea for me to take out a loan and starting builing more credit with a bank and all that jazz.

Worst case scenario and I have to re-sell it at the end of the year to afford the G. If thats the case then thats life. (yes i know it really doesn't make sense, but then again do I ever?)
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:08 AM   #64768
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Will be gathering as much info as possible, trust me.

If WRX doesn't check out, I'm going R still. My dad really likes the car, and he thinks its a good idea for me to take out a loan and starting builing more credit with a bank and all that jazz.

Worst case scenario and I have to re-sell it at the end of the year to afford the G. If thats the case then thats life. (yes i know it really doesn't make sense, but then again do I ever?)
This still seems like a horrible idea to me.

why not look at a cheaper wrx or like eD said a svt focus?

spend all summer dropping little money here and there (you know you will dont lie)
then sell it buy a different winter beater that you'll start dropping little money here and there into?
why not buy a mediocre car now and then the G? why buy a nice car just to sell it and then buy the g and a mediocre car?
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:13 AM   #64769
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Well the plan would be not to sell it if I don't absolutely have to.
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Old 03-14-2011, 09:39 AM   #64770
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Brad, brad is retarded. We need to just accept it and let him buy stupid cars on his own.

Btw you can build better credit with a card or utilities faster

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