i wasnt told that it was a WRX. I saw it. Assumed it was. all emblooms were taken off the turnk. They even printed car fax for me and right at the top it says subaru 2.5l RS which i didnt even think to look for. I test drove it. Took it took my Japanese Specialist mechanic shop, who are EXTREMELY knowledgeable and trustworthy and they hadnt even realized it was a 2.5l RS because it has the 2.0 litre turbo charged wrx engine and intercooler and everything. I literally just picked it up from them after dropping it off last night and they said all the vin numbers match and did a full inspection on the mileage history. it was definetly a RS before but he said it has been fully converted into a wrx. Ive driven 2,000 miles on it and not a single rattle or knock. Fluids are stable. They told me it was putting out around 300 HP. Im geussing they have a pretty accurate way of telling. Only paid $8,000 for the car at 100,000k. So its not like i was paying in the dbl digits. The stage 2 clutch is fairly new. the engine is fairly new. So none of this was illegal. I got the title today and tags and all that good stuff. Lucked out in my mind..