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Old 22 Jul 2005, 02:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Grey imports????

Just joined the site.... (Not a Subaru owner yet). One conflicting issue i've come across already is that some say don't touch grey imports and other say they are OK. What do you guys suggest and what exactly qualifies as a grey import.
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Old 22 Jul 2005, 03:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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found this link, on Why go grey rather than an official Import, hope this helps :?:



http://www.iwoc.co.uk/jpimp2.html
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Old 22 Jul 2005, 04:18 PM   #3 (permalink)
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UK = Warranty
Import (from Japan) mapped to run on 100ron fuel and NO Warrenty... You can get them remapped cost around 350 or you can use super unleaded and octane booster also insurence is more expensive. Imports from Japan usually have more BHP......
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Old 23 Jul 2005, 07:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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we have a normal import and had a 6 month warranty on ours have had next to no probs with it , love it
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we have a normal import and had a 6 month warranty on ours have had next to no probs with it , love it
Am assuming the garage you bought through offered the discount?

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yep we went to an import dealer and got the warranty through them , it was a specialist import warranty too
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yep we went to an import dealer and got the warranty through them , it was a specialist import warranty too
Thats good to know... please feel free to post up the company name... could be handy :wink:
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I bought my Type25 - based on a JDM, from Litchfield Imports. Very friendly, they do standard imports too - modified engine map and speedo + all the mods to comply with UK regs included in the price, and the cars come with 12 month warranty.

The benefits of JDM over UK model are that the JDM uses a twin scroll trubo - basically spools up a LOT faster so much less lag. Oh, 300bhp out of the box too!

The down side can be insurance, but there are still many companies that will cover you (I'm with A-Plan - top chaps). And the fact that a lot of main dealers will not touch the car - can be a pain when trying to get parts or have it sefviced if you don't have an independent locally.

Whichever way you go, I'm sure you'll love the scooby
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yep we went to an import dealer and got the warranty through them , it was a specialist import warranty too
Thats good to know... please feel free to post up the company name... could be handy :wink:
yep certainly his name is andy and his email is : ag1motors@aol.com

he doesn't have a website at the moment , but just email him , he is a lovely bloke to deal with and knows his scoobs gave us a full specialist 6 month warranty for imported car , cant remember the company but they are very reputable , loads covered on the warranty aswell
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