Congrats on finding it. When I first looked at these in Jun 04 there was a white one (5mt) on the lot. I test drove it and then drove a light blue wagon with a automatic. Didn't care for the feel of the automatic during sprited driving.
When I went back to buy, I just couldn't see myself in a white one. But now knowing what I know. My black one is only one of 108
I plan to keep it forever, my GF say's it and I are attached at the hip.
198k, 5/20/12 new ej257 short block, 8/20/11 installed VF52 turbo, @20.8psi, 280whp, 300ftlbs. CHECK your oil, these cars use it.
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