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Old 01 Sep 2008, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hi all im newbee on here and i am after some advice.
ive just got hold of a impreza turbo 2000. w.
to me the turbo kicks in around 3000 rpm and gives all power in a flash which is good in a way.... but when im doing 80mph ish in 5 gear it just wants to go
so i have a car i have always lusted over but cant seem to drive it how it should be.. any help or advise would be a great help


many thanks adie
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Old 08 Sep 2008, 12:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if it wants to go let it go who are we to hold a scoobys power back lol
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Old 08 Sep 2008, 11:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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put the boot down drive on ha ha
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Old 08 Sep 2008, 11:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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going from a none turbo car to a turbo car you'll notice a big difference in how to drive it, keep the revs up and it'll fly.

turbo cars prefer to be reving where the turbo can be spooled up straight away, mine drive like a pig if i keep it under 3 k revs, but then if i keep it over 4k revs it takes of like a scalded cat lol
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Old 10 Sep 2008, 08:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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it will go from 80 to 140 with no worries in a shot but so will your bank balance so the thing that keeps me at 80 or below is the fact that it does 35mpg at 70 and 15 mpg at 100 10mpg at 140 plus..lol not that ive prooved it or anything
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it will go from 80 to 140 with no worries in a shot but so will your bank balance so the thing that keeps me at 80 or below is the fact that it does 35mpg at 70 and 15 mpg at 100 10mpg at 140 plus..lol not that ive prooved it or anything
if phill sees that he'll respond.

despite what folks claim it is possible to get decent milage out of scoobs, even tuned ones, on long jurneys iof driven right, by right i mean like miss daisy.

i did manage 160miles on 20L a few times
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Old 12 Sep 2008, 05:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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FFS how do you manage that, i think ive averaged about 21/22 since i got mine and its running lean!!!!!!!!!
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Old 14 Sep 2008, 08:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My previous non performance petrol car would do around 440 - 470 miles on 60 litres of 95 RON unleaded fuel. Had it for 5 years. Changed to the subaru and woaaaaaaaaaah what a difference. Although it is worth it when I start it up in the garage and it sounds like I'm in a drum and bass arena!! Blooming amazing. STILL can't get over the car. (sorry - must be getting a bit boring for you all now!)
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jimmyp - I'm the same as you. I have been driving at on the motorway to work under 70mph not giving it any hard accelaration either. As previous post got 220 miles on 3/4's of a tank. Will keep trying but I think I will soon give that up and enjoy the cars full performance (cos that's the reason I bought it FFS!)
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i think i get about 220 to a full tank, scared to go out in it now as im eating too much into the overdraft.lol
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Old 21 Nov 2008, 06:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I got 170 out of 20 litres of TESCO's 99 ron.....find its much better than sainsbury's ect!!!!!!
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Old 21 Nov 2008, 08:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Had my scooby a month now,and at 70 mph getting between 29 - 35 mpg,when you start giving it plenty,its like a lagerlout on a stag night.lol Much better than the twin turbo'd legacy i had before,which would average about 10 mpg when both turbo's were on reheat.

Ifcadiep,these cars are rally bred,and as said above in the earlier post are really at there best when the turbo is spooling up. It can take a while to get use to,but then its pleasure all the way.
p.s when was the last time you saw richard burns driving below 3000 rpm. lol
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I find that my local tesco's is one of two garages that sell 99ron. Problem is they hardly ever have it in. Edwilwill - what's it like with your tesco supplier?
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Its great, never have that problem....even get 5p off when u shop there, making it the same price as normal fuel!!!
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ps. there are alot of sports cars in my area so i suppose they sell a fair bit of it.....
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