Hi, I am glad to join this Forum and hope to buy my very first WRX soon. Just need some real urgent advice.
I am based in KSA. In the city I presently work in there are very few Subaru's but I do intend to move to Jeddah City where there are lots of WRX's but only be found if one spends time there permanent as I hope to. One of the best ways in KSA to find the car you want is to be in the major cities and ask owners directly.
I have found a WRX Sti 1995 with the engine swapped for a 1999 one. I spoke on phone with the owner and he has been buying cars for projects over the last 10 years now at least. He has fixed things in this car and looked after it well. The thing that worries me is that he has hardly used it for a year now and one friend told me that is real bad. I need advice on this. The owner told me he has been fixing it up of late and about to change the ECU Engine Control Unit.
As for myself then I intend to use it for going back and forth to work which is local and shopping around town with a weekend down town cruise once I get neon blue lights inside and underneath. I will travel sometimes with it but with caution by stopping every 1 hour for a 15-20 mins rest as I do with my Ford Mustang 1997 sometimes. I am not happy with my Mustang due to the lack of control on corners that I get as it is an Automatic and as I am new to car details, I now understand that the Engine size and HP ratio is better on Subaru's and so too the control.
In KSA, the petrol is the cheapest in the world at SR 0.5 = $0.13 per litre!
General maintenence and minor fixes are also cheap.
Spare parts are available.
Major repairs and new spare parts are just abit expensive.
I don't mind making minor repairs sometimes as I do intend to keep it for a year while I move to Jeddah and find a much newer and better one there. Maybe I will get it tuned up at a Performance tuning centre perhaps to have some fun.
Here is the link;
Sporty Car: Subaru Impreza WRX / STi - 4WD - Turbo | Subaru Cars for sale in Ar Riyad, Al Rawdhah - Buy Used Subaru in Ar Riyad, Al Rawdhah - Classifieds
and if it doesn't work then please google search it with;
Sporty Subaru Impreza WRX STi 1995 KSA Riyadh bey3.com
It's a green color.