Did anyone have experiences on getting an used AccessPort for 2011 WRX? I saw some posts on craiglist, I am not sure if I should go for it. Please help
+1They are often times used to flash the car, then put in a box until they're removed for resale. If you're interested in buying a used one, make sure you can flash your car with it before buying it (if going the CL route).
^I'm not an *******, so I didn't do that, but you could technically do that. Of course, you could never flash another Cobb map again, since you'd be married to the old AP. I'm not sure if open source could overwrite a Cobb map or not.What if you said you wanted to buy it, then show up and request to flash a map to make sure it works.. then after you flash the map tell them you don't want it and leave?
^ This. I've got a Springfield Armory XDm .40 Compact + a concealed carry permit for my state. These days, you can never be too careful. I also would highly recommend bringing a friend. Additionally, do not bring cash ahead of time, ask if he will accept a check or even paypal (if you have this option). If not, once you check out the AP, go to the bank and withdraw the money.No joke. That's why I always show up armed. But that's just me.
Personally, as a long time seller on CL, I'd be pissed if a buyer offered a check (or even Paypal, for that matter). Personal checks give the seller ZERO security on the availability of funds, I wouldn't even consider taking one from a stranger. Seller's can be equally screwed by Paypal as well, since all the buyer has to do is open a dispute, and Paypal is (in my experiences) heavily biased toward the buyer. There are a ton of scammers on CL, so for me, it's cash or bust. If a buyer tries to screw around with me payment-wise, I'm keeping my stuff and driving home.^ This. I've got a Springfield Armory XDm .40 Compact + a concealed carry permit for my state. These days, you can never be too careful. I also would highly recommend bringing a friend. Additionally, do not bring cash ahead of time, ask if he will accept a check or even paypal (if you have this option). If not, once you check out the AP, go to the bank and withdraw the money.
Other than prepping yourself for a CL tranaction, lol, what I would do is go on Cobb's site and download the AP Manager along with the associated maps for your MY so you have the most up-to-date maps in the event that the AP you receive doesn't already have them pre-loaded (ie. sellers car is either not a MY11 WRX or the maps are outdated). Better safe than sorry. In your case, the maps should be version 3.0 or v300 so double check that when you meet the guy and flash your ECU.OK, after reading all your lovely comments and suggestions; I decide to meet this craigslist guy this Sat morning. He sure everything is good and working for my car as well. He want $400-.
My question is: What exactly should I do/prepare before I go?