Okay, I didn't race this car. I saw it on ebay and I thought it was great. This guy has a turbo civic he put $93,800 into. I'm betting that it only makes 200 whp or so.
So my question is- why waste money on this? Yeah, I'd be willing to bet that it handles, brakes, and takes off well. But I'd also bet that a STi would school him. So what could I do with $94,000?
-Buy a WRX brand new, give it to easy street and get a 760 hp engine build (+$30,000), Some suspension mods and bam. $60k and its way better. Take the remaining $38,000 and buy an Sti for daily use and also take a month long vacation to anywhere you want.
-Or buy 3 Stis. Take one and absolutely gut the interior for track/drag use. The other two can be your 1) daily driver 2) special occasion car.
-Buy a used WRX sedan, TXS Stage IV + FMIC + Headers + nitrous, 18" prodrive wheels and tires, Tein SS coilovers, Cobb stage III big brake kit, Stage III drivetrain for about $35,000 total . Spend the remaining ~$58,000 on a Z06 corvette or perhaps the new lotus elise and a civic for a daily driver.
-Reserve a spot on the next Russian rocket (so you an go into outer space). You can get that for 100Gs right?
Doh! This guy is clearly insane and must immediately be taken to a mental institution. I don't care how much you put into your civic, you really only impress a select number of like-minded individuals. The rest of us understand the limitations of a FF economy car. Appraised value- $63,000 by whom? I think he is in for a reality check because right now the highest bid is 14,000 which is barely more than the car would be stock. I should buy this thing and part it out but I don't want to waste my time.
BTW I have an e-mail into the seller asking if they have any time slips or dyno charts for this beast. I told him I was "very interested".