I totaled my 2006 Impreza 2.5i last weekend, and have already come across a replacement-- a 2005 Legacy GT with 43,000 miles on it. My only concern is that the previous owner had made some modifications to the car. I'm not sure the type of parts they put on, but they upgraded the exhaust to a dual exhaust system on both sides, as well as an upgraded intake, and a blow off valve. I'm waiting to get the CarFax emailed to me, including the service reports so I probably will have more information in about a day or so.
The asking price is $13,000, and I'd say that's pretty reasonable.
My question to you guys is-- if I take it to a Subaru dealership to get it inspected before purchase, would they be able to tell me if the mods will hurt the car later on?
Side note, I was told the O2 meter is messed up, so that will be replaced since the check engine light has been on for a while. Is this an indication of an improper exhaust system installation?
p.s--I don't know much about cars...