Is this the one Dan hit?
No. That's my other car. Let's stay focused here
The motor is ****... get a used one and install a new water pump, timing belt, thermostat and reseal the oil cooler. It cost more to rebuild the heads and replace the pistons than it does to get a new motor. Again, when the valves get bent on those heads, you need to replace the valve guides too. That's where things get expensive.
i don't know why you would want to say its an sti, especially around people that know what they are looking at. like buddy, its a wrx, who cares. personally i find it insulting that he calls it an sti
If a car is shows that a solid effort was made, and the car is reasonably well executed I can respect that. Even if it's not my cup of tea..
Wait, why on earth would you buy coil-overs for that?
Buy MPI write off with rear end damage. Swap everything needed. Unless everything at bucks is free lol.