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    Hi, gonna buy a WRX

    hey, im new to this forum. I am buying a WRX next week. Tell me if i got a good deal or not.

    For 19,000:
    04 WRX imprezza with 30k miles and clean title.
    OEM STi body kit
    OEM STi BBS wheels
    OEM STi intercooler
    OEM STi hoodscoop
    OEM STi exhaust
    HKS Downpipe/ uppipe
    Gruppe-S JDM STi carbon fiber spoiler
    Gruppe-S ECU
    RSR titanium springs
    Gruppe-S upgraded tranny

    I say its a good deal. and my first post... yes!

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    First welcome to the club. Second buying a modded car can be risky. It says it has a Gruppe-S tranny find out if it's a RA gearset or what was actually done. The tranny would be my biggest fear, as a modded car usually indicates either abuse or hard driving. Unless you know the car or the seller I'd think long and hard before buying that.

    Also the price is a tad bit high. I wouldnt pay anything over 17 for that car, mods will not help resale value and the seller should expect to eat most of their cost.
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    Welcome to the club! Be sure to check out the stickies and FAQ!

    I would also be careful when buying a modded car, especially one w/ a new ECU and Transmission which I would assume means it was driven hard either on the track, drag, or street.

    You can get into a 05 WRX w/ the upgraded interior and peace-of-mind from it not having mods for about $20,000 or a brand new 06 "TR" for about $22,000 or less.
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    I wouldn't touch that car. Look for something less abused/modified for the same or less money.
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    Yea... im buying it from a friend's friend. all the STI things on it are new, because he bought a STI two months after he bought the WRX. maybe I'll work on the price with him.

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    I also test drove it. I've driven WRXs before and i think this car runs smoothly.

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    I also test drove it. I've driven WRXs before and i think this car runs smoothly. I will find out about the tranny.

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    You need a turbo upgrade to match the STi gear your sporting.

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    I just asked about the tranny, he says its a STi Spec C tranny from Gruppe-S. I dont know anything about trannys... plz tell me some info about this... thanks

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    Find out if it's a six speed or five speed (or if you test drove it you should know). AFAIK the most commonly used tranny upgrades for 5 speed is the v6 RA gear set, which I dont think came in a spec c.

    If it has a six speed tranny then it really changes my impressions on the car as the weak link has been fixed.
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    its still a 5 speed...

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    Then I'd venture to say it's not a spec c tranny...possible a RA gearset in a usdm housing. Like I said before if you dont know/understand the terms or the mods it's probaly not a good idea to buy the car. There are TONS of used wrx's to pick from.
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    I just did some research on Transimissions. I will find out what is really in his tranny. Thanks for all the help guys

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    He says that IT IS a STi Spec C tranny from Gruppe-S, and it is 5 speed. But i thought the Spec C tranny only comes in 6 speed....

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    Spec C is on the newer STis, which are all 6 speeds.

    Get him to post here, we want his input.
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