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Mother in law is flying in from the west coast and we are in need of a 3rd Vehicle anyway. She will be staying with us for about a month so I would rather buy a project car (Sleeper conversion) than rent something. I dont look at this as an investment, but I want to stay away from money pits as much as possible. Hopefully you guys could help.

Newb here so I'm probably going to ask or say some dumb ****. What should be my concerns as far as finding something that wont be a money pit. It's obvious that it will be a higher mileage FXT, so I'm worried about common problems such as head gasket issues, gas leaks seem to be common, and anything else you guys recommend looking out for. I think the 04-08 xt is the year and trim I'm shopping for. Is that the best year to mod? Also, I was looking for an automatic unless someone talks me out of it. How do these transmissions hold up at higher mileage when doing the STI bolt ons and ECU swap/Flash? I like to be effecient, so if it makes more sense to buy a vehicle with parts already on it, then I'll do that. I just want to stay away from other peoples headaches as much as possible.
 

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Welcome to the forum from Oregon! :biggrin:

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