Hi all, so I'm a new member to the community, and kind of new to cars but I've been driving since I was about 11, I'm 18 now.
I like to consider myself fairly mechanically literate and teachable, but I'm not too specifically knowledgeable with every detail of a car. You could say I understand the principles of how a car works, but I can't name most of the parts.
What am I posting for?
Because I've got this 2003 Impreza automatic sitting in my backyard with some decent damage but still starts fine and can roll but haven't put it in gear to try drive it (it's auto by the way). I currently drive a '98 Corolla hatch which is my first car but I'd love to get this Impreza going. It was obtained through my dad's rental tenants ditching the place, it still has to be auctioned off by law, but it's likely I'll buy it back if I get the answer I'm hoping for by the end of this thread.
Here's the car:
I know there's a lot of panel damage but I'm going to ignore that for now. What needs real attention is the left front wheel. If you look closely you can see that it's been bent to turn left and is physically displaced backward towards the rear of the car, it almost touches the body but it can role freely (also the rim on that side has a dent around the seal area, which makes me think the past owner hit a curb pretty damn hard). You can see that the right front wheel is dead straight so either someone gave this car some serious toe-out or the crash as bent the control arm or something. I haven't been able to jack the car up high enough to have a good look at where the damage would actually be. So I'm here to ask everyone what they think about this car, based off of the info I've given, do you think it's worth taking it on as a bit of a project to repair and eventually use on the road or is it just a waste of time? I have a day off tomorrow, I'll see then if I can get under the car and snap some shots of the suspension and steering to help, so don't feel to hard pressed to give me an accurate answer right now. I'm just interested in people's opinions.
I'm honestly sorry if I've left out any details that I should have been able to put in already.
Thanks a lot for any help.