Hi all, my name is Carlos and I'm new to the forum. I've been using this forum for a lot of the research I've been doing as I look for an '04 to '06 WRX.
I found one recently and was wondering if anyone could shed some light or share some experience.
The car I'm looking at buying is a 2005 WRX. Evidently it's a limited edition in Aspen White. It has leather interior, heated seats, and a sunroof. The salesman tells me this is an extremely hard to find model given the color and trim. Is that true?
As far as modifications go, it looks like it's got new springs that lowered it maybe an inch or so. It also seems to have a bit more rumble to the exhaust note. There's a chrome STi tip on the muffler and I tried to look underneath but couldn't quite tell if the exhaust had just been swapped for an STi's exhaust. Is that sort of swap possible?
Other than that, the car seems to be pretty bone stock. Has a big subwoofer in the trunk (which I'll be promptly selling if I buy the car). Car stereo is stock (not sure about the rest of the speakers).
As far as under the hood, everything appears to be untouched expected for a kind of cheesy "WRX" that's been sprayed onto the intercooler, and the cowling on the front of the engine that was painted the same red. Stock intake, wastegate (correct terminology?), and other guts near as I can tell. I guess it has a hood scoop from an STi too.
I've done some searching on this site and found a few things to watch out for and specifically look at, but other than that, I seem to have found a car that falls in the "yes, definitely buy it category".
Any thoughts would be much appreciated!