2004 Sti? What to look for?
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10

This is a discussion on 2004 Sti? What to look for? within the Car Purchasing Forum forums, part of the ClubWRX.net Marketplace category; Hi guys, So i recently found a 2004 Sti with relatively low miles, 60xxx. Only 2 previous owners and no ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    5

    2004 Sti? What to look for?

    Hi guys, So i recently found a 2004 Sti with relatively low miles, 60xxx. Only 2 previous owners and no accidents reported. As far as i can tell from photos the only aftermarket thing would be the stereo. It's put up for sale under 20k. Is this a bad deal or could there be something wrong? It's a long drive away for me to just look at it

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    lit fam XJman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    At work
    Posts
    5,888
    Better be way under 20k

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
    All? NO ALL!

  4. #3
    Master Baiter EJ257's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    On a stream bank somewhere
    Posts
    21,228
    I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by XJman
    Better be way under 20k
    FWIW, the NADA values for 2004 STI with 60K miles for my area (which is up in the snow belt where AWD is more useful than in TX):
    2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road - Daily
    2005 WRX STi (Mods | Virtual Dyno) - Toy

    Resident Tuner @ WTF Tuning

    "Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and lives ..."

    UNYSOC

  5. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Registered User mustwarnorcas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    HB, CA
    Posts
    666
    KBB and other auto price guides rarely match with the prices people are asking for them. It certainly seems to be an area of high demand.
    "If the power increases, then I have to spend more money on gas" - Takumi Fujiwara

    Build: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/builds...eye-wagon.html

  7. #5
    lit fam XJman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    At work
    Posts
    5,888
    I can assure you, nobody is paying 20k for a 13 year old sti unless it's a unicorn.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G935A using Tapatalk
    All? NO ALL!

  8. #6
    zax
    zax is offline
    Super Modulator zax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Neverland Ranch, Maryland
    Posts
    17,618
    I Support ClubWRX I Support ClubWRX
    Quote Originally Posted by mustwarnorcas View Post
    KBB and other auto price guides rarely match with the prices people are asking for them. It certainly seems to be an area of high demand.
    This is true. The same is happening for C5 Z06s. KBB is something like $18k but you won't find a reasonable example under $25k.

    The GD STi has reached nostalgia territory and as clean examples begin to dwindle, prices will steadily increase.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
    2015 CWP WRX STi ... But how did I get roped back into an EJ motor?!
    Zax's utterly stock 2015 STi - Seeking B-Street supremacy
    Zax's Shaggin' Wagon (SOLD)

    Zach | Moderator | Now chock-full of more subforums! |
    Rollin' with the Bugeye Mafia #302
    Facebook me here

    Your Mid-A local board: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/mid-atlantic-states/

  9. #7
    Master Baiter EJ257's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    On a stream bank somewhere
    Posts
    21,228
    I Support ClubWRX
    A seller can ask whatever amount they desire, asinine or not. Here's where they could be stuck in a pickle...

    When you're dealing with $20K (or more) figures, not a lot of people have that kind of cash floating around. They are likely going to be looking at getting financing. The financial institution who is fronting that money will look at the worthiness of both the requester and the collateral in question, and give a certain amount they're willing to lend. If the requester defaults on the loan, they need to have an avenue to get their money back, at which point, they will reposess the vehicle, sell it for whatever they can (likely at auction), and then go after the requester for the remainder of the balance of the loan.

    If I went to my credit union with my impeccable credit rating and asked for a used vehicle loan of $20K, they would look at the NADA values I listed and tell me to pound sand. I might get the "Clean Retail" amount in a loan, leaving me to come up with the other nearly $6K out of my own pocket. The whole reason to finance something at a low interest rate is because I want to keep my cash liquid or have it in other investment avenues.
    2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road - Daily
    2005 WRX STi (Mods | Virtual Dyno) - Toy

    Resident Tuner @ WTF Tuning

    "Never trust anything that bleeds for a week and lives ..."

    UNYSOC

  10. #8
    zax
    zax is offline
    Super Modulator zax's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Neverland Ranch, Maryland
    Posts
    17,618
    I Support ClubWRX I Support ClubWRX
    And that's precisely the reason I don't have a C5 Z06 in my driveway.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Tapatalk
    2015 CWP WRX STi ... But how did I get roped back into an EJ motor?!
    Zax's utterly stock 2015 STi - Seeking B-Street supremacy
    Zax's Shaggin' Wagon (SOLD)

    Zach | Moderator | Now chock-full of more subforums! |
    Rollin' with the Bugeye Mafia #302
    Facebook me here

    Your Mid-A local board: http://www.clubwrx.net/forums/mid-atlantic-states/

  11. #9
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    5
    Oh wow I didn't think they would cost it that much. I've been watching the car and it looks like they've been slowly raising the price. It was around 17k when I first saw it and now it's at 21k

  12. #10
    Q RayfieldsWRX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    The Old Folks Home
    Posts
    48,214
    I Support ClubWRX
    LOL, usually sellers lower the price over time, as a car fails to sell.
    Agree about BB not always being an accurate barometer for setting a price..my bugeye fetched about 30% more than BB said, sold with very little haggling within a week or two.
    --Ray

    Grandfather of the Bugeye Mafia
    2013 Subaru BRZ Limited
    2002 Subaru WRX Bugeyebrid Wagon -- SOLD
    2002 Subaru WRX Sedan -- SOLD

+ Reply to Thread

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •