NGTD
NGTD Dork
1/1/14 9:11 p.m.

Do you know of a Subaru with a blown motor? I am looking for an 02-07 Impreza chassis to swap my 02 WRX drivetrain into.

Preference would go in this order:

  • 9-2X Saab
  • WRX Wagon
  • WRX Sedan
  • RS Wagon
  • RS Sedan
  • 03-05 Forester
  • Others?

Looking for as rust free as possible, but hey not looking for perfect. Subaru's in Canada, they all have some rust.

I am looking for something affordable. Not in a rush - work planned for next spring/summer but I thought I would start looking now.

I would prefer something in Canada or close to the border to reduce the cost of getting it.

Sil80redtop
Sil80redtop Reader
1/2/14 8:17 a.m.

Couldn't be further from Canada, but I saw this(just in case you know some snowbirds that can bring it back for you):

http://ocala.craigslist.org/pts/4259620656.html

NMNA

NGTD
NGTD Dork
1/5/14 10:01 p.m.

Back up

Nashco
Nashco UberDork
1/6/14 1:55 a.m.

What about Saabaru? This one is not Canadian, but the price is right. These pop up occasionally and don't have quite as many buzzards as the WRX wrecks.

http://farmington.craigslist.org/cto/4272834080.html

Bryce

NGTD
NGTD Dork
1/6/14 8:33 a.m.
Nashco wrote: What about Saabaru? This one is not Canadian, but the price is right. These pop up occasionally and don't have quite as many buzzards as the WRX wrecks. http://farmington.craigslist.org/cto/4272834080.html Bryce

Good point - I have been looking at them on-line but forgot to include them in my post. Quite a few of them were pretty loaded up (leather etc.). Edited ad

NGTD
NGTD Dork
1/8/14 9:16 p.m.

Bump

NGTD
NGTD SuperDork
1/17/14 1:45 p.m.

Back up - still looking. I had one that I was thinking about but not sure I can swing it.

Scott_H
Scott_H New Reader
1/20/14 7:57 p.m.

Why not post over on the Factory Five 818 forum?

NGTD
NGTD SuperDork
1/26/14 3:23 p.m.

Bump

NGTD
NGTD SuperDork
2/16/14 8:09 p.m.

Bump

ohioboy
ohioboy New Reader
2/19/14 9:22 p.m.

Here you go!

http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/cto/4317603739.html

EvanB
EvanB PowerDork
2/19/14 9:37 p.m.

In reply to ohioboy:

$2500 for that? Seriously?

NGTD
NGTD SuperDork
2/19/14 10:30 p.m.
EvanB wrote: In reply to ohioboy: $2500 for that? Seriously?

Glad I am not the only one that has trouble understanding this.

The other downside is that it has an STi VIN and I am not sure if the insurance company would place an additional premium on it over the regular WRX or not.

Brett_Murphy
Brett_Murphy UberDork
2/20/14 4:05 p.m.

Talk them down.

http://greensboro.craigslist.org/cto/4330861865.html

NGTD
NGTD SuperDork
3/7/14 1:56 p.m.

Bump back up. Still looking for options. I have a line on some local cars but still casting the net.

NGTD
NGTD SuperDork
4/17/14 9:51 p.m.

Success!

ryanty22
ryanty22 New Reader
4/17/14 9:54 p.m.

Awesome

NGTD
NGTD SuperDork
4/17/14 10:00 p.m.
ryanty22 wrote: Awesome

Yup! PO's wife runs the car out of oil, I get a shell cheap.

dculberson
dculberson UltraDork
4/18/14 8:42 a.m.

Sweet! What did it end up costing you, if you don't mind?

NGTD
NGTD SuperDork
4/18/14 1:18 p.m.

$900 CAD

2007, 244K kms, bad rod knock.

I put 2 1/2 L of oil in it and it just touched the bottom of the stick.

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