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Old 13 Mar 2009, 10:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If it was you...

...and you had around 5-7k to spend....would you be tempted by a UK300 for 6k....and version 8 WRX for 7k....or a classic type RA for 5k?

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...and you had around 5-7k to spend....would you be tempted by a UK300 for 6k....and version 8 WRX for 7k....or a classic type RA for 5k?
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Old 13 Mar 2009, 10:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm slightly confused with the different types of classics....type r? type ra? P1? 555 limited?

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Old 13 Mar 2009, 11:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Classic Ra!

It's lighter, quicker and It's better looking than the other two too!

Would personaly go for either a JDM STi RA or Type R. P1's are great cars by all accounts but are apparently a little 'softer' as tuned for British roads. I've also read of people having reliability problems with them. Also P1 doesn't have DCCD (has ABS instead) and has a standard STi box as opposed to the close ratio Group N ox in the Type RA/R. The only Impreza i would consider an upgrade from mine (V5 STi RA Ltd) is the Spec C Type RA-R.

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Id agree with Wayne 100% go for the RA
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Old 14 Mar 2009, 07:37 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Classic Ra!

It's lighter, quicker and It's better looking than the other two too!

Would personaly go for either a JDM STi RA or Type R. P1's are great cars by all accounts but are apparently a little 'softer' as tuned for British roads. I've also read of people having reliability problems with them. Also P1 doesn't have DCCD (has ABS instead) and has a standard STi box as opposed to the close ratio Group N ox in the Type RA/R. The only Impreza i would consider an upgrade from mine (V5 STi RA Ltd) is the Spec C Type RA-R.
Seconded Spec C a bit rough and ready... but full on!

RA is the way to go... classic looks, hold their price and lots of fun to own and drive

A no brainer?
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Old 14 Mar 2009, 08:44 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Classic Ra!

It's lighter, quicker and It's better looking than the other two too!

Would personaly go for either a JDM STi RA or Type R. P1's are great cars by all accounts but are apparently a little 'softer' as tuned for British roads. I've also read of people having reliability problems with them. Also P1 doesn't have DCCD (has ABS instead) and has a standard STi box as opposed to the close ratio Group N ox in the Type RA/R. The only Impreza i would consider an upgrade from mine (V5 STi RA Ltd) is the Spec C Type RA-R.
Surely having ABS would be safer?

Am I right in saying that Type RA have 4 doors and type R have 2?

and that STi is an "upgraded" WRX?

just looking for the perfect one, got all the time in the world to find it

and the Version 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc relates to?
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Am I right in saying that Type RA have 4 doors and type R have 2?

and that STi is an "upgraded" WRX?

just looking for the perfect one, got all the time in the world to find it

and the Version 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc relates to?
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Old 14 Mar 2009, 09:24 AM   #10 (permalink)
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still a little confused pete

so type R's and RA's are all imports?
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They are all imports.

It's because all classic WRX/STi's (until V5 at least, Australia got a few after that) were only available in Japan. Yes Type R's were 2 door ad RA's 4 door. Would advise (imo) a later RA/R like a version 5 or 6 and I and almost all on here will recommend you get the STi which is as you say, an upgraded WRX.Had upgraded suspension (in a cute pink colour), brakes and also some strengthened engine internals. Also had more torque (though later WRX's had the same Bhp, they were down on torque).

As for ABS, dunno how old you are or if it is still part of the driving test, but when i did my test we had to do the 'emergency stop'. Was a major fault (failed test if failed the maneuver) so guess most of us on here can stop a non-ABS equipped car safely. Will say though, it does force me to drive very carefully and pay more attention in the wet knowing ABS is not there.

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Old 14 Mar 2009, 09:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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thanks for clearing that up....so a v5/6 type R sti is what i'm after...that'd be a two door (same shape as my current, 2000 plate uk turbo) with better torque and cute bits

with the DCCD, it just allows me to control power raito the wheels? not really something i'd know much about if i'm honest...
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Old 14 Mar 2009, 09:52 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Here you go chap;

wrx sti ra dccd ??????

The links I put up in that thread are very useful.
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Old 14 Mar 2009, 10:05 AM   #14 (permalink)
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spot on going to fit my clear indicators and mudflaps and clean the car (thanks to ukdave for my kitchen table filling products ) back in 3 hours!
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Old 14 Mar 2009, 06:19 PM   #15 (permalink)
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As soon as you drive an RA you will tell the difference from others. RA all the way, but i am biast
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