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Old 01 May 2011, 02:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking for some advice

I'm thinking of buying a wrx and have my eye on two but can't decide between them. Also as I don't really know much about cars some advice on what to look for when buying would be really appreciated.

The two cars I have in mind are both from the same dealer.
The 1st is an 02 plate with 53000 miles at 3995
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The 2nd is a 51 plate with 70000 miles at 4495.

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If anyone could give me some good advice on what to check for when I goto see them or what you think of these two cars yourself that would be great
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Old 02 May 2011, 09:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Blimey how the prices have dropped! Its a lot of car for the money... If u are paying cash look for at least another 500 off also. Service history is a must, generally this will be every 12 months or 10,000 miles. Read the service receipts/logs to ensure what has/hasnt been carried out. Cambelt 5 yrs/50,000 miles is essential. Oil should be a fully synthetic type, check the condition of the tyres as they are 70 + a corner. Look at the level left on the brake pads, 100 + a set. Subaru panels are quite thin and hence dent quite easily, stand down the side of the car to check the condition of the panels. If at all possible look up a local Subaru specialist and see if they would pop along with you for an hours pay? Good luck.
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Old 02 May 2011, 09:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There's a really good buyer's checklist on the site that helped me no end

Both look nice from the pic - I'd go blob because it's newer, lower milage and I prefer the looks - YMMV Because the blob is low miler it'll be on time-based servicing, not miles, so it should have had its 9th service - make sure that was done cos it's one of the big ones. 10th year /100k is another cambelt (~500?), 11th is dead cheap (I was quoted 150 main dealer!)

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Old 02 May 2011, 10:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Hmm the 02 has 50k miles for under 4k what's up with it seems to cheap as the other is 51 plate with 20k more mileage and 1k more in cash am I wrong but ain't 02 plates Bugeye??? So either it's had front upgraded or accident damaged
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Old 02 May 2011, 11:56 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Good spot - it's also got bug rear clusters (the blobs have a circular inset into the bumper) so something's gone on with the front end... be worth checking out cos it might be cosmetic or might be a bit more interesting
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It has a rear wiper ... "Import"

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Old 02 May 2011, 01:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It has a rear wiper ... "Import"



Link: Subaru Impreza - Buying Checklist
yikes u got some good eyesight there still cant see wiper lol
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still cant see wiper lol
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Heated door mirrors, Height adjustable drivers seat, PAS, Rear wiper, Steering wheel rake adjustment.
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Old 02 May 2011, 02:15 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Lol oh Yh missed that bit haha
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to throw a spanner in the works your almost into Bugeye sti money,
much better base to start with IMO
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Old 02 May 2011, 09:57 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I was wondering about the price difference myself.
I assumed it was probably because the 51 plate car had a bodykit or something. I'll definatley ask about the lights when I goto see them.
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