Here's a question I got through PM that might be useful for others:
"Hey man im looking at a wrx 02 bugeye a dealer has for 8G's it has one accident in the carfaxs with 93k miles wondering if it would be a good sale i got some money for a down payment looking to finance only thing its one of those dealers that has about 20 cars in a small lot and has only one location any in sight and please lmk if u have any on ur lot. thanks"
This is my response:
Eh, I dunno man, my co-worker just sold his very clean 04 wrx with 110k for 8k and it had zero accidents and zero problems. I think Those small dealers with the chain link fences around them are usually bad news. Basically if I took in a really beat up car on trade in here at my dealership, I would send it to an auction and one of those places would end up with it. They usually have all the reputable dealers reject trade ins at those places. You might get lucky but by and large my advice is to keep looking to make sure you cant find something better... don't just fall in love with the first one you see. Also you may have trouble financing a vehicle that is that old. A lot of banks won't finance a car 10 yrs. old or older. you might have to get a loan through your credit union or something. Let me know if you need any other advice.