Hello, everyone. I am new to the WRX community. I'm in my 30's and have a family. I'm not really into throwing my personal information out there for the whole world to see, so, if you have any personal questions or want to know a little more about me, please PM me. I'm not a prick, but in my job, I have to be concerned about security.
I have been very partial to the 2002-2003 model years since my friend took delivery on his back in early 2002. I finally took delivery on mine last week while back in NC. My wife and I have been looking for an 02-03 for quite a while. We found several in the 10-13k range. With that being said, she called me and gave me a phone number. She said "Call this number. I found your car." I was a little confused at first, thinking "Did I lose one of my cars?" Finally, I came to my senses and called the number. The seller told me about the car.
The engine is crap. It will start up, but it sounds like WWIII under the hood. The passenger side view mirror is just "hanging around". There are some scratches on the LF fender and same side of the hood. Someone did a sub-par job of installing the turbo timer because it's just "hanging around" also.
The WRX is model year 2002. It has a CARFAX certified clear title. I'm not sure of the "politically correct" color, but it's silver. The car has 75,XXX miles on it. The hood is painted black and stock wheels are painted dark grey/gunmetal. It has a Perrin intake pipe between the MAF and turbo, HKS bov and turbo timer(see above about this), aftermarket headers and up pipe, aftermarket 3" exhaust(not sure of brand, but not home made), Tein springs(I think it still has stock struts), said to have aftermarket F&R sway bars(I could only confirm the rear sway bar, again, not sure of brand), stainless braided brake lines (unconfirmed), and a camber kit(again, unconfirmed).
I couldn't confirm all of the above simply because I was limited on time. As I learn the unknown, I will gladly share my findings. As of this coming Friday, March 13th, I will be taking delivery on an engine and the transplant will start the following week. After the transplant, my father will be driving the car for a few days to insure nothing is wrong. When I go back to NC next month, if all is well, I will be driving the car back to CA.
Here is what has already made a few of my close friends jealous: I only paid $4,000 for the car. The engine plus labor is going to be close to $2,000. So, I will only have around $6,000 in the car. I could easily flip it for a profit, but I have been wanting one of these things for several years, and I will be keeping it.
In closing, it's great to finally own a WRX and I hope my tenure here at clubWRX will be enjoyable.