I'm about to pull the trigger on an EJ207 complete engine (includes turbo) and I was looking for some opinions.
My 2002 WRX engine is completely shot and has over 260,000 miles on it. Previous owner did not take care of the car at all. I got it for free and want to completely restore it. I do not plan on building it for massive amounts of horsepower, but will be using it as a daily driver. It's also an automatic, which is a must for me. I want to pretty much replace everything on the car either way I go.
I'm having a hard time finding a EJ205, but I did find a EJ207 for pretty cheap. It does not come with the ECU, but I found one for sale that should work (I think).
I've done a ton of research on the swap and opinions range from it's a major pain in the rear, to it's a super simple plug and play swap.
What do you think? Is it worth it for me to deal with the 207 or should I keep paying for a stupid rental car and keep looking for a 205?
If I do a 207 swap will I have issues down the line finding parts, etc?
Thanks for any input you can help me out with!