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Old 07 Mar 2011, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thinking of buying a impreza

Hello all, Im Interested in buying an impreza to replace my mk4 golf i currently have.

The main reasons for wanting a scooby are mainly as i want something completly different as ive been into vw's since i can remember, also i want a bit more space than the golf has and finally four wheel drive as ive never owned anything other than front wheel drive.

Im looking for either a bug eye or a blob eye in blue or black and as insurance is still high for me its going to have to be a non turbo gx.

What things should i look out for when buying a scooby? I have a budget of around 3500 and idealy would like a wrx lookalike...

Im keen with spanners so i dont mind getting stuck in with oily bits but what sort of running costs will a non turbo have?

Sorry for all the silly newbie questions, i hope you can help me out.

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Old 07 Mar 2011, 09:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What things should i look out for when buying a scooby?
Link: Subaru Impreza - Buying Checklist
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Old 08 Mar 2011, 06:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks very much. What differences are their between the bug eye and blob eye? Are both engines the same? Are their any known problems with the non turbo lumps?
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Old 08 Mar 2011, 11:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The only diff I know is the cosmetics but I'm sure others will fill you in on anything else engines I gather are the same from bug to blob
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Re: Thinking of buying a impreza

non turbo DONT do it
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Old 08 Mar 2011, 05:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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non turbo DONT do it
Why? the only reason im going for a non turbo is insurance....

Are they prone to problems or is it just beacause they are slow compared to a turbo?
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SLOW dude but if its not ANY sort of performance you are looking for then go for it
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Old 08 Mar 2011, 08:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Well im coming from a 110 tdi golf so im not too fussed about it being fast, id rather have a car that goes round corners properly unlike my golf even though its on coilovers and some poly bushes.
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