Newbie here so please move this thread if it is in the wrong place. I am looking to go into the subie scene ever since my friend got a bugeye. I had a blast in it and my cherokee just doesnt do it for me. Anyway I have good mechanical skills with the garage and tools to work in/with. I fould a 02 bugeye on craigslist with a blown head gasket and......200k miles for $2,700 but I could probably get that number down. The body seems to be in good shape. It had a new timing belt and water pump. So my question is first do you think its worth it. And second if I do get it what would you reccomend doing with the engine situation, replace head gasket, drop in newer lower mileage engine, hybrid build, also open to other ideas. Im looking for the most cost effective way but reliable as well.
Thank you in advance,