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    anyone know used engine prices for a 2002 2.0 liter turbo wrx...

    nice looking 2002 wrx with blown engine... guy is asking $4500 obo... anyone know where i might find an engine and about how much?? also, do you think it would be worth it....

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    There's no way of knowing what else might be wrong, so it's a gamble. As a hobby it'd be fun. Check wreckers in your area, and/or research "hybrid motor" on this and other WRX sites for an alternative approach. Budget several thousand either way and you'd still be hoping for the best not knowing the outcome until you turn the key and attempt to drive it off.
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    if it includes heads, then 3-4500 would be proper... if it's just a short block, he's nuts.
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    A new shortblock from Subaru will cost you $2K (give or take). Factor in all the other stuff you'll want/need, you're looking at $3500, not including labor.

    Like mentioned, if there's anything wrong with the heads, add thousands to my estimate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    if it includes heads, then 3-4500 would be proper... if it's just a short block, he's nuts.
    I miss read things...... let me rephrase.

    If it needs just a short block, then 4500 isn't a bad price. If it needs a long block with heads, then that's going to cost you.

    Nice thing is... if it's blow, just replace everything with some bad ass stuff from the get go.
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    anyone know used engine prices for a 2002 2.0 liter turbo wrx...

    My reservation would be about the rest of the car. Since it won't run nobody knows about the gearbox or anything else either. It's a gamble.
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    He seems to be basing the price on all of the mods that come with the car and not on the value of the car itself, which is a common mistake. Lots of people think mods add value when they in general lower it (only in rare cases with specific, super high quality mods can they raise the value, or very specific mods with very specific buyers).

    I wouldn't pay more than $3k at most for that car, and that's only because the mods could be sold for cash. That's the only way they have value is as parts to sell and not with the car.

    I'm with other posters that you have no idea what else might be wrong with the car, so even saying $3k for it is basing that value on the parts and not the car. Who the hell knows what you might be getting and what might be wrong. For instance, with those crappy lowering springs, OEM shocks, and the high mileage, I'd expect the car needs new struts which will run almost a grand for the parts alone.
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    thanks guys. good food for thought

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    If you're lucky you could find a used replacement engine for ~$1500 give or take $500. But like everyone else has said, what about the transmission and everything else? And even buying a used engine is a big gamble (what if the new engine blows?). I can see this costing $10k or more to get going, it's just a gamble.


    Plus $4500 seems awefully high for a car that doesn't even have a working engine. That would be a decent price if the car ran fine.

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