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    Would you buy this used WRX?

    First post here on the board but not a Subie noob or forum noob.
    Used to own 04 STI, currently own MS Miata, looking at getting an 02 WRX now.

    It is an 02 wrx hybrid set up done by LIC motorsports in California. Car has nearly 200k on it, complete rebuild about 40k ago. I attached the build sheet so you can see it. The parts all look good and the shop is reputable so it seems like basically an 02 with 40k miles or so. Has STI interior, new suspension brakes etc. Here's the ad, anyone recognize it?

    2002 WRX Sedan in World Rally Blue Pearl "WRB"

    Body 195,860 = as of January 13th 2014
    Engine/Shortblock = 45,xxx
    VIN: JF1GD29682G527239
    Price: $8,100 FIRM


    ~ JDM STi HID Projectors (Black Chrome)
    ~ JDM front Grill
    ~ STi Hood Scoop
    ~ STi Brembo Calipers (2005 not installed) purchased 1/6/2014
    ~ Tinted (%) Windows
    ~ Wingless & De-badged trunk
    ~ Black Lug Nuts

    ~ STi Blue Carpet (2006)
    ~ OEM Lamco Boost gauge on steering column
    ~ STi JDM Version 7 Seats (Front and Back)
    ~ Cobb AccessPort V2

    Engine/Under Hood:
    ~ 2.5L (EJ257) Hybrid Short Block --Semi-closed Block forged crank, rods, rings and pistons on 2.0 head (by LIC Motorsports in CA)
    ~ Blouch 18G Turbo
    ~ Dyno at LIC in 2011 - 288.6 @5750 max power and 300.5 @4000 max torque
    ~ STi JDM Version 7 TMIC
    ~ DeatschWerks 750cc Injectors Topfeed Cobb SPEC
    ~ JDM LightWerkz harness for JDM projectors
    ~ Power Enterprise Kevlar Timing Belt
    ~ APR Headstuds 11mm
    ~ NGK Iridium Spark Plugs, 1 Step Colder
    ~ Grimmspeed Catless uppipe
    ~ Koyo Radiator
    ~ Samco Radiator Hose Kit
    ~ Invidia Catted Downpipe
    ~ K'SAI 3" Cat-Back Exhaust (Includes: Mid-Pipe w/ 3" Flange to 3" Pipe, Polished Muffler, and 3.5" Tip)
    ~ Cosworth Timing Belt Billet Guide
    ~ Timing Belt Tensioner
    ~ Resurfaced Heads, Valve Seals, Set Cam Tolerance

    Drivetrain & Transmission:
    ~ STi HD Engine Mounts (Pair)
    ~RPS MAX Series Clutch with Street Disc. Pedal Pressure = Stock +15%, Torque Capacity = 400 lbs ft.
    ~ HD 5-Speed Transmission Mount
    ~ Whiteline Steering Rack Bushings

    Wheels, Brakes, & Suspension:
    ~Rota Torques 17's (Bronze)
    ~Cusco Rear 22-24mm Adjustable
    ~Whiteline HD Rear Mounts
    ~Whiteline Rear Adjustable Endlinks
    ~Centric Front & Rear Rotors (less than 10,000 miles)
    ~Stoptech Front & Rear Pads (less than 10,000 miles)

    Audio & Entertainment:
    ~ Stock Subaru 6-Disc CD player
    ~ Stock Subaru Amp under the passenger seat

    Stock parts included:

    ~I Run Rotella T6 5W40 in this car. It was last changed it at 194,686 in September 2013.

    ~The 30k service was done on this car at 180,020. I have a copy of records from LIC motorsports. (Attached)

    ~DRL's have been de-activated because of JDM projectors

    ~Car is capable of towing but, I've never use this feature.

    invoice .pdf

    Let me know what you all think. I'm planning to have it checked out at a subaru dealership this saturday and make my decision from there, but want your input as well! Thanks

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    I mean it looks like it was done professionally, but its a gamble regardless. I wouldn't.
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    A professionally built car is still a built car. A built car is always a gamble.

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