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    Thumbs up 04 wrx idle issues?

    Hey,

    I went to look at this 04 wrx today, exterior was 7/10.

    has 83k miles on it

    salesman said the guy did an sti tranny swap on it

    didn't take it for a test drive yet but so i cant judge how it drive's but it sounded alright.

    only problem is the idle is iffy, it starts and idles at 1k then dips to 500-700 and sounds like its about to stall then it jumps back up to 1k, i revved it a few times and it seems a little bit of a delay. ( kind of reminds me when my jeep had a ****ty o2 sensor )

    Anyway the salesman said the mechanic looked at it and he pointed to this piece
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    and this is the whole engine bay.
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    So was just wondering what this piece is, and if this is a buy worth buying. its listed for 12,995 but i would of course work him down to at least 10-11k if its worth it. lemme know what you guys think. Thanks.

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    Transmission swap (READ: it was either previously modified to beyond the capabilities of the transmission, the PO didn't know how to drive, they beat it like a $5 prostitute, or a combination of the three)
    $13K

    Is it "a buy worth buying"? Not a ****ing chance...

    Aftermarket inlet says (to me) it has seen an aftermarket turbo in its life.
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    That's all I needed to hear, thanks!

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    Yep I agree modified rexs are a huge gamble I wouldn't buy that.

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    I'd pay 7k for that car. That's probably what it's worth in the condition that it's in.
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