The seat frames were bent and rusted underneath the fabric. It turned out cheaper to buy new ones than to fix the old ones. ...The seats in there now (2004 wrx) were basically free. If you dont mind me asking, what parts are you thinking would need to be purchased?? 13000 sounds like a whole lot to me. I was thinking closer 3-4000. It runs well, drives well, and there is no rust (save for the surface which can be sanded off). The body work isnt too bad. The panels all line up. They just need some hammer and dolly work along with bondo and paint. ...I am also seeing things from a DIY point of view, so maybe thats where are numbers are off. ...thanks for the reply!! Oh, and what do you think I could get for it?