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'04 STI on craigslist, worth it?

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Just arrived to my first duty station in North Dakota, need a car to get around and one that's good in snow. What better car to get than an STI, since I've heard so much about them. Just wanted to know if this seems worth it.

2004 Subaru WRX STi $14500

127k miles. was a daily driver. currently in storage until its sold.
Engine rebuilt at 78k by a reputable shop in Chicago. I have a folder of records and receipts.

Clean title in hand. No liens

Runs good. Havent had any real issues. Ive changed oil, tightened a belt, turned rotors and new brake pads, fixed the blower fan, and rebuilt the front calipers. Ive owned it since last year. Filled up with premium fuel every time.

Oil changes every 3500 miles with full synthetic

320 whp. Potential to go over 400 with supporting mods

Viper remote start/security. 3 key fobs. 2 keys

DVD iPod Bluetooth

Much more.
few paints chips and little dings from being 9 years old. Overall pretty clean though. needs passenger window switch. seats are in good condition. no rips or anything. Tires are at 70% id say.

Selling because i bought a different car


Also includes:

Mod List Thus Far:

Cylinders honed and bored to 100m
100mm CP SC7421 Forged Aluminum Pistons
HROD-EJ20 Forged Performance H Beam Connecting Rod
ARP Cylinder Head Studs
ACL Bearings
Gates Timing Belt
NGK 1step Colder Copper Plugs
P&L Race 11mm Oil Pump
P&L Short Ram Intake
TGV Deletes
APS Turbo Inlet
TXS Stealthback (4" downpipe to 3" back)
GrimmSpeed EBCS
Walbro Fuel Pump
Perrin Crank Pulley
Stock Injectors
Stock Turbo
Stock Intercooler
Cobb AccessPORT v2

Other Parts:
KYB Excel-G Struts
Kartboy Short Shift Kit
Group-N Transmission Mount
Koyo Racing Aluminum Radiator
ACT lightweight flywheel and 6 puck clutch
AEM EUGO A/F gauge
Sony XNV-660BT In-Dash Nav, DVD, MP3, iPod
Upgraded Speakers front + rear, wired for Subwoofer
Viper 5901 Remote Start & Security System
4 Side Windows tinted
Custom leather shift and e-brake boots
Added SiriusXM Satellite radio

If someone would be so kind to send me a car fax of this, that would be greatly appreciated.
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I don't know enough to say anything about the car - but you need a VIN number for the car to check its carfax.
Get a compression/leakdown test done. Who is the "reputable shop?" Who tuned the car?
Seems like a decent car, price might be a little higher than I'd want to pay but seems fair. I would definitely think about replacing that oil pickup tube for some extra peace of mind though.
i see P&L parts on the mod list and that makes me think they could possibly have tuned it. i heard they recently went downhill on their way of doing business. more about quantity rather than quality and their customer service gets sour if you come to them with any issues after they work on your car.

edit: took the time to read the ad, P&L is located in Chicago sooo chances are pretty high that they did the work.
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