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Old 19 Dec 2012, 12:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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WRX STI Type R 1999

Sorry think I posted this on the wrong section.

Hey guys!

Im interested in getting a classic! Just wondering if anyone here has a Type R? Hows it like to drive? Powerful? Expensive to run?
Any info would be great!

Cheers :-)
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Old 19 Dec 2012, 10:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: WRX STI Type R 1999

Welcome to the site.

Type R (2 door) Type Ra (4 door) are the 2 most hardcore out of the box impreza's.

Performance wise there both around 4 seconds 0-60, but have short ratio box's meaning they max out at about 120mph. There a point a to point b back road car, not a top speed car.

Running costs depends on what you consider expensive, parts and such are no more expensive than any other car tbh, but they do drink fuel, (lucky if you get 20mpg average, prob nearer 10-15 on a type r).

well looked after they are pretty reliable, treat them badly and you get the same from them. Regular service and oil changes every 5k miles are a must to keep them reliable.

Mod them right and they tend to stay reliable, bodge mod them and they will blow there engine up if you even look at them wrong.
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Re: WRX STI Type R 1999

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Sorry think I posted this on the wrong section.

Hey guys!

Im interested in getting a classic! Just wondering if anyone here has a Type R? Hows it like to drive? Powerful? Expensive to run?
Any info would be great!

Cheers :-)
My Type R is fantastic, but a bit on the twitchy side. If you are used to a UK turbo the DCCD can bite you, but they are great cars. Cheers
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