On February 18th, I bought my first car, a 2002 Subaru Impreza with a WRX EJ205 Boxer Turbo and a 2004 WRX front conversion. Previous to this date, I found the car on Kijiji and I wanted it the moment I saw it. I know it’s not a good thing to want a car right after you found it, and before you look at it, but the owner listed all the details about the car and i thought it was a great deal.

My father, brother, and I all went to London, Ontario to go see the car for the first time. When we got there, the car looked amazing and sounded amazing idling, as the owner just came back from washing the car for me.

Subaru WRX Collage 1

Afterwards, he took me for a ride, and oh my god did it sound amazing. You can hear a little bit of what sounds like the turbo spooling, but it is actually the blow off valve building up the boost pressure, waiting to release it with an amazing sound when you let off the throttle.

I was kind of suspicious about the car when I saw it, but when he took me for a ride, I knew the car ran perfectly, and it would be perfect with some minor work. Once we knew we were going to buy the car, we went to the bank, got the money for the owner, signed some papers, and then went home.