Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Some Assy Required: 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

The Subaru Impreza was first imported to the USofA in the 1993 model year, and the sporty WRX version wasn't available until the year 2000 and it wasn't until 2004 that the STI version was available.  And there was much rejoicing.  Find this 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI offered for $10,500 in Reisterstown, MD via craigslist. Tip from Jeff S.

This particular example of the 2nd generation of Impreza might be hard to find behind the pile of rubble..but if you have the time needed to reassemble this beast, you might just find that the 300 horsepower flat-4 is a maniac thing of beauty that bridges the divide between rally machine and civilized sedan.

See a better project for your weekends?


  1. Whenever I see stuff like this I'm tempted to ask... "do the two compressors, the bbq and floor jack come with it?". Then, when I get the indignant "NO!", I continue with "Well, then exactly where is the line of parts that I'm buying and the parts your keeping?!" Then, when we don't see eye to eye on the car, depart with "I'll give you $25 for the water ski propped up in the corner!" :)

  2. Could that be the "I don't want to sell it but my wife wants it gone, so I will advertise it with a high number" price....
    Seems to me if it's that good he should put it together and be able to demonstrate drivability and verify the mileage etc.....

    1. I like this theory. I keep looking at this ad and wondering why the seller wouldn't bolt on the wheels or present all of the parts.

  3. Geez,
    If I were trying to sell this I would explain why it was partially disassembled, and just how disassembled it was. I can't imagine why the wheels, the front bodywork, and the taillights would all be off at the same time except if it was a theft recovery. I would also charge the battery and bolt the wheels on if there are wheels so a prospective buyer could see if the thing could start and move to the end of the driveway or on to a trailer, or explain why that can't happen.

    Then I'd mention the house and the kid maybe.

    Kind of pricey for what looks like " the previous owner hot rodded this car and maybe broke it and then I bought it and maybe fixed it or broke it and maybe fixed it again, or not, or some combo thereof."

    Slapping the wheels back on and charging the battery would worth a couple thousand if it resolved these mysteries in a favorable way.

  4. I had a white '05 as a daily driver for many years. Suited the MN environment well.
    Finally swapped it for a 2015 launch edition STi, but still miss my 'unicorn'.
    If the buyer gets this car back together, they will have a great means of transport.


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