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    UPDATED WITH PICS! BOUGHT!maybe buying 07 STI

    Hello, im obviously new here, lol. I went to look at an 07 STI today and i may end up getting it. I just had a couple of questions first.

    It has black BBS wheels. Is this common? a factory option or did the previous owner do this. exterior color is the subaru blue.
    looks to have hid healights.

    It has some sort of 'wing' at the top of the rear window. what is this and also, is it a factory option.

    It has a non factory stereo. are the factory stereo's hard to come by and are they expensive in the seconhand market?

    It has a Subaru Technical Nurburgring graphic on both sides of the front doors. (small). Is this a factory graphic or again something the previous owner did.

    It has a non factory exhaust, although im not sure what brand. i do know that it sounds GOOD, lol. nice deep rumble.

    It has an aftermarket CAI, and everything else 'looks' stock under the hood.

    it has 36,900 miles and the dealership is asking $21,999usd for it. this seems like a good buy to me. usually i see them for 26k+ in this year and newer.

    Anyways, in closing, is there anything specifically, i should be looking for? any special features or technical issues i should have checked before purchasing?

    any help and/or insight appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustbampeg View Post
    Hello, im obviously new here, lol. I went to look at an 07 STI today and i may end up getting it. I just had a couple of questions first.

    It has black BBS wheels. Is this common? a factory option or did the previous owner do this.
    A previous owner painted them.

    Quote Originally Posted by mustbampeg View Post
    It has some sort of 'wing' at the top of the rear window. what is this and also, is it a factory option.
    This was a factory add on.

    Quote Originally Posted by mustbampeg View Post
    It has a non factory stereo. are the factory stereo's hard to come by and are they expensive in the seconhand market?

    It has a Subaru Technical Nurburgring graphic on both sides of the front doors. (small). Is this a factory graphic or again something the previous owner did.
    Something wrong with the aftermarket head unit?

    The graphic was an previous owner add on.

    Quote Originally Posted by mustbampeg View Post
    it has 36,900 miles and the dealership is asking $21,999usd for it. this seems like a good buy to me. usually i see them for 26k+ in this year and newer.

    Anyways, in closing, is there anything specifically, i should be looking for? any special features or technical issues i should have checked before purchasing?
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    Was the car tuned at all? Is the aftermarket exhaust just a Cat-back or a full turbo back?

    Factory radios can be had on ebay for anywhere from $50-$100 or check out the for sale section on here or over on Nasioc.com.

    Under the hood.... is there a BPV or a BOV connected to the lower right corner of the IC as you are looking at it from the front?
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    take a high resolution shot of the engine bay and post it on here.

    Also take a picture of the vacuum lines near the turbo.
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    Updated! Bought! Pics!

    Hopefully, the pics uploaded, lol. I just got it home from the dealership. Some issues, due to mods, im sure. cel is on and cruise light is flashing. im sure this is due to the either the exhaust or the cai. ill get the codes read this weekend and see what they say. car runs fine, is crazy quick. quicker than i thought it would be, lol. sounds amazing, too. not sure what kind of exhaust is on it. sorry abou the pics being bad. i took em with my phone after dark.

    anyways, enjoy the pics and ill post some more if i can.

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    more pics

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    Take it back... You just bought a 21k car that is not working right...

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    The sti decal on the side is stock. Keep attacking the nurburgring is not. The wind above the rear window is stock. Yes STis have HIDs. I dont know about Nevada but it is illegal in oregon and cali for a dealer to sell you a car with a check engine light on. Stereos are easy to come by, they are a factory 6 disk so not really cheap.. However stock is not great.. Black wheels=Previous owner repaint. CAI is something that shouldnt be there unless correctly tuned for.


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    It's a short ram... not a CAI... BUT I do agree... take it back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LPPTundWRX View Post
    I dont know about Nevada but it is illegal in oregon and cali for a dealer to sell you a car with a check engine light on.
    Really damn I wish it was like that here in PA ha if it starts and drives to the next red light people here in PA will try to to sell it over and over again

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    That intake is fine. That's the K&N 69 Series Typhoon Short Ram Intake. It's one of the few that doesn't cause issues when the ECU isn't tuned for the intake.

    I agree... it had modifications and has a CEL. It needs to be taken back.
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    Here goes my 2c!

    headlights
    have been opened to back out...

    nurburing decal comes off the spec c type ra r

    headunit radio
    - i bet he took out his nice deck and replace it with this crappy one to sell the car

    if the car has a exhaust and cai done to it and it showing CEL it means the car does not have a decent tune and its warning you the engine is not going to last very long!

    my guess is the strange switch is the low/highboost setting

    wheels look ok, but would have looked better in gold... you can have that done yourself if you like... many people make the wheels black once one of them get damaged because its hard to match the stock gold color... (I know it happened to me)

    In conclusion the car is in good shape and if the dealer can sort out the CEL with some sort of warranty and a check over by a SUBARU mechanic I would have bought it.
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    something else i noticed... here's a pic of what the car looks like in stock form, the thing i noticed sticking in my mind is the side skirting.... notice how yours is flat from front to back and the one in my pic has different contours?


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    Those are TR Sideskirts! Lmao! He gave them to a buddy before he traded the car in lmfao.



    This guy molested this car...

    Get a different car buddy Otherwise instead of finding out about modifications on here, you'll be finding out about fixes.
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