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Old 01 Jul 2005, 03:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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brand new impreza

hey people!

I was looking to upgrade to a Civic Type R, but after searching Virgin Cars, found that the WRX could be picked up at only 15889 brand new, so am now considering an impreza!

Just wanted to know if the WRX would be a lot more costly to run over the CTR? in terms of MPG they seem almost equal, CTR (31 mpg) WRX (30 mpg). What about servicing costs?

Finally has anyone used these car supermarkets? and are there any catches cos seems too good to be true!

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Old 01 Jul 2005, 05:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Dom Rough idea for a WRX Impreza service (Main Dealer)

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Old 01 Jul 2005, 05:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hey people!

I was looking to upgrade to a Civic Type R, but after searching Virgin Cars, found that the WRX could be picked up at only 15889 brand new, so am now considering an impreza!

Just wanted to know if the WRX would be a lot more costly to run over the CTR? in terms of MPG they seem almost equal, CTR (31 mpg) WRX (30 mpg). What about servicing costs?

Finally has anyone used these car supermarkets? and are there any catches cos seems too good to be true!

Cheers Dom.
You can, of course, get the three years free servicing if you buy from a main dealer or the free PPP upgrade.

I've never known anyone to use the supermarkets, so I can't comment. Better make sure there aren't any catches like the supplied car being an EU import or anything like that.
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Old 01 Jul 2005, 10:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
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just say the car is an EU import, what are the downsides to that? as i'm aware, they are built to UK specs right?
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just say the car is an EU import, what are the downsides to that? as i'm aware, they are built to UK specs right?
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Old 02 Jul 2005, 10:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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cheers the the replies guys.

So correct me if i'm wrong, but the scoob doesn't seem that much more expensive to run over the Civic Type R then??

Seriously considering getting one, saw a 53mica blue wrx in the showroom for 13995.
Booked a test drive for tuesday.
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Old 03 Jul 2005, 09:11 AM   #7 (permalink)
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My son has an 04 Civic Type R and it is quick BUT it screams that vtec is rev happy...

However the Scooby is better in so many areas in my opinion
Looks
Torque
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and more if I was to think about it
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Wait for the 2006 WRX (250 BHP) and get it in Belgium. You'll probably be looking at the same type of money and since it comes from an EU source, it will have exactly the same spec as a UK car (vs Jap imports that are quite different).
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Old 05 Jul 2005, 08:31 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Good luck with the test drive, let us know how you get on mate :wink:
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Old 06 Jul 2005, 12:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
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u cant get service books or the warranty papers from them i am still wait for mines its been 10mouths.I ring them every week they keep saying sorry and u should have it next week.if u going buy one make sure u have the service and warranty papers when u pick the car up or u will regart it like me.
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