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Old 23 Jun 2009, 08:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Help me do the right thing!

Hi everyone,

First things first, i currently drive an 06 Fiat Stilo Mjet 150. For what it is it's quick, economical, *reliable*, and really nice inside - basically everything you could want from a modern diesel hatch.

The thing that's bugging me is the handling isnt very involved, there's not as much room as you'd think (for my mountain bikes), and i can't tinker/mess with it, which brings me round to why i'm here.

At the moment i pile bikes, muddy kit, all sorts into the back which has led to rips in the leather and roof lining, all repairable, but bloody annoying. It's quick but a bit boring round the twisties and i've got finance on it which i'd like to pay off asap.

I'm here because i'm thinking of getting a cheap <1000 Impreza Wagon Sport (non turbo), sticking an LPG conversion in and running it for a few years. It'll be more interesting, cheapre to run once on LPG, bigger, and i dont have to worry about ruining it.....

In you're (non biased i hope!) opinions, is this the right thing to do? And what should i be wary of when going for a bargain basement scooby!?

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Old 24 Jun 2009, 07:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Help me do the right thing!

buying a bargin basment scoob is very much like buying any old car, rust, history etc etc. looked after though they will do in excess of 150,000 miles
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Re: Help me do the right thing!

you can fit a mountain bike in saloon models (up to year 2000, 'classic' shape) as the back seat fold down, so no need for a wagon if just for one bike. i used to put 8ft xmas trees in my classic 4 door as well as my bike.
They aint the greatest cars on fuel so consider if doing big miles, and if you buy a sport you will always wish you bought a turbo model. But yes, the wagons are really practical, i'm sure there are still many a farmer out there with old imprezas knocking about.
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Old 24 Jun 2009, 07:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i didn't want to put it so blunty myself, glad someone else stepped in
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Old 24 Jun 2009, 08:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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iv got a wagon, iv got a large dog (DOBERMAN) and he can fit in the back fine, as said b4 seats fold down and there is plenty of room. again dont buy a rust bucket only cost you more in the long run. if you want big with a little bit of power get a forester
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Re: Help me do the right thing!

Classsic Turbo Wagon best shape ever made... and green is the fastest colour

Good in town and country

Good for bank jobs, knocking over security wagons and kidnapping farmers daughters and ploughing her furrows

such a good versatile all round vehicle... I get 50 to the gallon... yards that is, so they are even good on fuel

Take your time choosing and look at lots before you buy... clean, well maintained owners are a good starting point... then look at the car

Good luck and dont buy a sport
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Classsic Turbo Wagon best shape ever made... and green is the fastest colour

Good in town and country

Good for bank jobs, knocking over security wagons and kidnapping farmers daughters and ploughing her furrows

such a good versatile all round vehicle... I get 50 to the gallon... yards that is, so they are even good on fuel

Take your time choosing and look at lots before you buy... clean, well maintained owners are a good starting point... then look at the car

Good luck and dont buy a sport
that shits just to funny man
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