Hi, I'm a newbie with subarus and kind of a newbie to fast cars in general, with some technical knowledge. I found an'02 wrx that had a spun bearing, sat for 4 years in parents garage and when the guy got the money had it rebuild at a subie shop in Santa clarita. He started at $9k and I got him down to $7800. I had it inspected at a Subaru dealership and these were the results:
-Fuel door inop( just really hard to get open)
-Reverse lights inop(due to a bad switch which he has a brand new one he's giving me)
-no cat converters (which he said he passed smog with the current setup twice, high flow cat apparently installed)
-trans fluid needs replaced
-some bolts on undercarriage rusty
-needs new air filter
-needs new cooling system hoses(they looked pretty new though)
-low coolant reservoir and poor condition of fluids
-clutch fluid in poor condition
-needs 2 new tires
-needs at least front end alignment
-throwing code p1591 neutral position switch(which is apparently due to the switch that makes the reverse lights work
He had it rebuild about a year ago, at which time he passed smog, as well as this year. His reason for selling is he has to move to Washington state because his girlfriend got a new job and he has 3 cars to move, so he decided to sell one.
It was fixed by Yimi Sport Tuning in Santa clarita.
So I'm wondering if you guys think that this is a really good deal, or a scam that I'm going to regret. Also, he is former army and I'm a marine so he says he wants to give me a good deal for that reason