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Picking up a red 2000 Subaru RS 2.5 manual for 5,500. Has a motor with 40k on it, head gaskets done very recently. I was curious if anyone could give me some advice on what to work on first? As well as good sites to purchase from to start my adventure on fixing her up?
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"""""Car has complete rebuilt motor about 40k miles ago w/ new gas tank and radiator Completely new timing belt assembly w/ head gaskets and valves replaced about 1k miles ago. Normal maintenance always done(brakes, rotors, oil, tires, etc). Well taken care of. Normal wear for age of vehicle. Tags expire beginning of July. Few things would need tending too - 1.Knock sensor throws low voltage occassionally(no performance issue) and could use a replacement whenever decided. 2. Could use front cv joints replaced in not too distant future(slight squeak) 3. HeaterAC box doors stuck on floor and defrost and maxes on setting 3 blower - shuts back off when swithed to 4. 4. Passangers side auto lock needs the relay hooked up inside the door panel or replaced(not sure which one, never was a big enough issue for me to look into - would just manually lock/unlock that door. 5. Needs new trunk seal. All these are easy fixes. She's a great vehicle and ready for her next home.""
I am newb in all forms of Subaru. However, I am a fast learner. Always taught myself everything. (tech savy in both Vehicle repairs and electronic. Everything from engine bay to stereo systems, Computers to system administration.)
I would like to replace its interior with a 07 or newer dashboard. As I hate the dashboard that comes with it. I am just assuming I could go junk yard hunting for most of what I am looking for. To save a buck or two at least. Although if anyone has leads some good websites or advice in general. It would be appreciated greatly.
Really hoping for a result in the end like the images in the attachments.(First 3) The second 3 are its current condition.