Originally Posted by bdillard22
where could i find a good motor for cheap? Or is there a different motor i could get that would still mount and bolt up?
You may be able to find a junk yard motor, but who knows what you will get if you do.
More or less the same short block can be found in STis, 06+ WRX's, or 05-09 Legacies. Heads, intake manifolds and turbo locations can be different depending on the mode.
Sounds like you need a whole new engine (heads and short block). Though I could be wrong, I would hazard a guess that you are in $4-5k minimum to get your car back on the road and that is if you do the work yourself.
Did your mechanic say your turbo is OK?