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<img src="http://www.straubehry.com/sti/images/5x1.jpg" border=0>
More pictures can be seen here: <a href="http://www.straubehry.com/sti/" target="new">Link</a>
<p><b><u>Quick Facts</u></b>
What: 2005 Subaru WRX STi
Miles: 15,444 (I am still driving it though)
Mods: Swift Springs, Cobb Dbl. Adjustable Shifter, Cobb SS Brake Lines, Autospeed Dead pedal, Tint, Modern Armor, K&N Drop in Filter
Where: Dallas/Fort Worth area - Grapevine
How Much: $27,000

<p><b><u>Overview</u></b>
This car is in excellent condition and has been lightly used for 15,4xx miles. I traveled a lot while owning the car so I haven’t used it too much, but I have always loved it. I carefully go up steep inclines, slow down for bumps and always park far away and near a curb (ask my wife, she’ll tell you how neurotic I have been). I’ve never drag-raced or dropped the clutch in anyway, but I have enjoyed this wonderful machine.

The clutch is nice and tight, the interior and exterior are beautiful and it has never been in any accidents or had any paint work. It does however, have a couple of small rock chips on the hood and a little bit of curb rash on one wheel.

I recently had the 15,000 mile service performed at Subaru of Dallas and they also performed the Texas inspection. The inspection and Texas registration are valid until 7/2007. All of the maintenance, except for a couple of oil changes that I did myself, was performed at Subaru of Dallas. The car has never had any mechanical problems has always been a joy to own and drive.

I also recently had the car professionally detailed and the paint now looks just like new.

I purchased the car new from Subaru of Dallas. It is Black with Gold rims. The only option I got is the automatic dimming rear-view mirror. Additionally I purchased the following:
• Transferable Subaru Added Security Gold Plus plan warranty. This covers the car for 5 years/60,000 miles and cost $700.
• 35% tint all around – installed at Subaru of Dallas a few days after taking delivery of the car and cost ~$250.
• Full clear bra (Modern Armor) for the front of the car – installed at Subaru of Dallas a few days after taking delivery of the car and cost ~$600.

All maintenance and services were performed in a timely manner and with high quality components. I switched to Mobil 1 synthetic at 6,270 miles and have changed the oil every 3000 miles, or sometimes sooner. I switched to Silkolene transmission fluid at 11,639 miles to ensure smooth shifting and avoid the grinding some people were experiencing in 3rd.

I have all of the original papers, magazines and window sticker along with all of the maintenance and upgrade history.

<b><u>Modifications</u></b>
I have upgraded a few things on the car that I felt needed improvement from the factory. While there are a hundred more things you could do to it to make it feel different, I felt these upgrades preserved the character of the car while making an appreciable improvement.

With these upgrades the car is in a great place to take it anyway you want. You can do all of the power modifications and go to Stage 2 easily or you can add some sway bars and make it feel even more like its on rails. Or of course you could add some rims, a lip and a rear diffuser to make it look great. The basics are done, now you can make it into what you want.
• Swift Springs – These are comparable to the STi pink springs in feel, but offer a 5mm lower stance. They feel great and GREATLY improved the ride and handling especially over bumps. These were installed at Forced Induction Systems in McKinney (Great Dallas tuner).
• Cobb Double Adjustable Short Shifter – This piece allows you to shorten or lengthen the throw of the shifter and increase or decrease the height of the stick. The result is a completely custom feel. Other short throw shifters lower the height of the knob putting it further away from the steering wheel. The Cobb shifter allows you to have a short throw and retain the factory height (or go higher/lower if you like). This part enables shorter throws than the factory shifter and when combined with the bushing kit provides a wonderful shifting experience. This was installed at Subaru of Dallas. <a href="http://cobbtuning.com/sti/drivetrain-i.html#shifter" target="new">Link</a>
• TiC Shift Bushing Kit – These bushings firmed up the shift feel and took all of the slop out. You now know which gear you’re in and the whole shifter has a great precise feel. Much improved over the factory feel. These were installed at Subaru of Dallas with the Cobb Shifter. <a href="http://turninconcepts.com/product_info.php?cPath=1_9_11_13_113&products_id=10" target="new">Link</a>
• Cobb Stainless Steel Brake Lines and ATE Super Blue fluid – I’m not sure this is an upgrade you can really appreciate until doing some spirited canyon carving or track days, but the result is a consistently strong pedal feel with no mush. I installed these myself. <a href="http://cobbtuning.com/sti/brakes-i.html#lines target="new">Link</a>
• Autospeed Dead Pedal – This was the first upgrade I performed. It replaced the stock black plastic dead pedal with a nice aluminum piece that matches the other three pedals. It can be seen in the interior pictures of the car. <a href="http://www.iwsti.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=43" target="new">Link</a>
• K&N Drop In Filter – This was just cleaned with the filter clean kit at Subaru of Dallas. The cleaning kit goes with the car so you can maintain it. This piece has a nicer sound than stock and should improve airflow without affecting the Mass Air Flow sensor.

Please email me for more information: <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a>
 

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I do need another STI, but 27k is a little high, than again I'm trying to find an amazing deal, so I can buy a bike too. Maybe Im not the customer you want to deal with, lol. Bump for a great looking car :D
 

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Crewchief said:
I do need another STI, but 27k is a little high
You'll be hard pressed to find a nicer, more well taken care of car. For instance I've had people in the back seat maybe 4 times. When I put something in the trunk that may be wet/dirty or just questionable, I put down a tarp so it won't touch the carpet back there. My wife doesn't like the car so the passenger seat hasn't seen much use either. My list of idosyncratic STi care points is pretty long. :)

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zp2063 said:
You'll be hard pressed to find a nicer, more well taken care of car. For instance I've had people in the back seat maybe 4 times. When I put something in the trunk that may be wet/dirty or just questionable, I put down a tarp so it won't touch the carpet back there. My wife doesn't like the car so the passenger seat hasn't seen much use either. My list of idosyncratic STi care points is pretty long. :)

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Got your pm! I believe it, the car does look amazing. I completly understand about the idosyncratic care points, lol. I was the same way with my last STI, nobody ate in my car, nobody could smoke in my car, people placing there hand on the paint would get me talkin`, lol. As far as my backseat, well, lets just say it was well broken in. College of Charleston girls love young guys in the service with STI's, ;) :lol:. Its not a matter of not wanting your car, its a matter of what I'm trying to accomplish and the fact I wont even be home for a month. I can tell you this though. If I do become the buyer, you'll have no doubt in your mind that she's going to a good home.
 

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Crewchief said:
I can tell you this though. If I do become the buyer, you'll have no doubt in your mind that she's going to a good home.
That's exactly what I want for her. I still love the car and want to see her in the hands of someone else who loves the STi.

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zp2063 said:
That's exactly what I want for her. I still love the car and want to see her in the hands of someone else who loves the STi.

zp

Well keep me in the back of your mind, and if all other sales fall through, you know who to get ahold of :).
 

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Crewchief said:
Well keep me in the back of your mind, and if all other sales fall through, you know who to get ahold of :).
Thanks, I'll definately keep you on the list.

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Crewchief said:
Got your pm! I believe it, the car does look amazing. I completly understand about the idosyncratic care points, lol. I was the same way with my last STI, nobody ate in my car, nobody could smoke in my car, people placing there hand on the paint would get me talkin`, lol. As far as my backseat, well, lets just say it was well broken in. College of Charleston girls love young guys in the service with STI's, ;) :lol:. Its not a matter of not wanting your car, its a matter of what I'm trying to accomplish and the fact I wont even be home for a month. I can tell you this though. If I do become the buyer, you'll have no doubt in your mind that she's going to a good home.
You did, however, allow your friends to drive it!:lol: Wabam!

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You did, however, allow your friends to drive it!:lol: Wabam!

CB

Live and learn, dont make the same mistake I did.
 

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stirob said:
bump for a nice car. Why are you selling her Sam?

Rob
How's it going Rob? I'm selling because I'm moving to the LA area for work and I want to downsize. I'll be sad to see her go, but I've had a ton of fun with the car.
 

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Glad to hear its sold, good luck in LA.
 
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