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Old 02 Jun 2011, 08:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,
My first post so be gentle!
I have bought an Impreza as a surprise for my sons birthday which is coming up soon. It's a '96 vehicle but the more I read I'm getting more and more confused as to what exact model it is.
Perhaps some of the more knowledgeable wizards among the membership out there can give me some info or point me in the right direction about it.
Here are a few pics of the baby (the Scooby not the son!) below.
The model No on the inner guard is GC8C48D.
All advice or comments, even the rude ones, are appreciated.









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Old 02 Jun 2011, 08:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello there!

You have there a 1996/7 Jap Import WRX. It's been dresses up to look like an STi but is a WRX.

Lovely looking example though, that's one lucky son you have there!
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Old 02 Jun 2011, 08:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for that, it is a very clean car though as with any 15yr old car it has it's share of marks and scratches.
What BHP is this one then ...240?
Mechanically it seems not too bad, sometimes the ABS light comes on and there is a strange noise through the pedal
at the same time but I will get a look at that when I get it onto the ramps next Tuesday.
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According to Subaru it had 260 ps (just under 260 Bhp) and 31.5kgm torque when new, so assuming this one is unfettered with then somewhere around that mark.
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Old 02 Jun 2011, 08:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks, He will be getting it at the start of July so I will get him to join up here and he can ask his own questions.
Definitely brings a smile to the face when driving it ...... nearly considered keeping it for myself!
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Nice looking scooby, your son is very lucky
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Old 02 Jun 2011, 11:42 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Lucky kid I bet hes proud to have you I wonder whatís the insurance like I heard there a bit more on the insurance then the uk models. Then again depends on the personís age group as well but I all so herd they doubled the insurance groups as well. Good luck.

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Old 03 Jun 2011, 05:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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nice scoobe hope he likes it.........
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