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Old 23 Nov 2012, 08:07 AM   #1 (permalink)
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time for a change, but which one?

Hi guys,

I feel it's time for a change.
Had a few too many issues with my 2006 STi which I bought new in March 06.

I don't want to buy new again after losing so much to depreciation, so I've decided on either of the following, and I'm hoping for some opinions on which to go for...

Number 1:
2008 (58) Impreza STi 330S Hatchback
Black
Has 20,749 miles

Number 2:
2010 (59) Impreza STi 330S Hatchback
Silver
Has 31,000 miles

Number 3:
2009 (58) Impreza STi 330S Hatchback
Black
Prodrive front grill
47,540 miles

1 and 2 are both are the same price. 3 is 1k cheaper. But I think 3 has just too many miles.
I was leaning towards number 1 due to it's lower milage even though it's older. I'm worried of running into problems as the milage increases.

I won't be pushing the car hard. Winter driving mostly - won't use much in the summer months.
Probably doing around 6k miles / year.

I'd like to hear any opinions. Thanks!
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Old 23 Nov 2012, 08:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: time for a change, but which one?

you said hatch, so i'll pass thanks.


get a classic mate, by far the best of the bunch
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you said hatch, so i'll pass thanks.


get a classic mate, by far the best of the bunch
Im sure he is after a car and not a rust box
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Old 23 Nov 2012, 10:02 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: time for a change, but which one?

Initially I wasn't keen on the hatches when they first came out...
But after I saw a couple in the flesh, and test drove one - I must say I liked it. Haven't test driven the 330S yet but am looking forward to doing so.

Plus, you don't see that many around - and I like having a car that you don't see that often! if that makes sense.
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Im sure he is after a car and not a rust box

if you buy a rust bucket your doing it all wrong,,,
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Re: time for a change, but which one?

if a classic is such a great day to day car John why do you drive a BMW ?
your lucky if you can get fuel in most due to rotten filler pipes
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if a classic is such a great day to day car John why do you drive a BMW ?
your lucky if you can get fuel in most due to rotten filler pipes

dont start you, way to far from standard to drive everyday lol

i may actualy get a bug wrx next as a daily lol
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dont start you, way to far from standard to drive everyday lol

i may actualy get a bug wrx next as a daily lol
so even you wouldnt get one as a daily driver lol
I rest my case yet again.
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so even you wouldnt get one as a daily driver lol
I rest my case yet again.
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you recommend a classic to a member as "bar the best of the bunch" as his daily driver but you wouldn`t drive yours as a daily(due to mods you fitted) and then say I may have a Bugeye next,
So you wouldnt really recommend a classic would you?
so why the tit for tat then?
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you recommend a classic to a member as "bar the best of the bunch" as his daily driver but you wouldn`t drive yours as a daily(due to mods you fitted) and then say I may have a Bugeye next,
So you wouldnt really recommend a classic would you?
so why the tit for tat then?
lol, i was being sarcy cos i have you wally

For raw a to b performance the classic is by far the best, if you want a bit quieter and more comfy then a new age would be better, but there not as quick. So its pretty general just to say classic is the best don't you think

You know my cars about as subtle as a pink neon sign so prob not what most people would want to do lots of miles in. Like most situations depends what you.
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Old 26 Nov 2012, 02:25 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Re: time for a change, but which one?

I'm not really into the 'antique' imprezas. Only good thing about them is they are quite light.... to push off the road after they break down.

After driving the 330S, it seems to be ideal for me now. It's deceptively quick, quite understated.
Interior is nicer, the recaros seem much better, the ride easier to live with and just all round more pleasant to drive.

You might have guessed by now I've signed on the line for a 330S - should be picking it up soon as my plate transfer is sorted - hopefully this weekend.

I'll be sad to see the '06 go..
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Re: time for a change, but which one?

I would go for a hatch if funds allowed, wont let the 04 go though.
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Old 29 Nov 2012, 04:16 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Re: time for a change, but which one?

Picking up the 330S tomorrow!
I'm looking forward to it now, but still going to miss the 06.
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