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Should I buy my car?
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Old 06 Jun 2006, 03:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Should I buy my car?

Subaru quoted me 13125,- for my own car. This is if I buy it back direct from the lease company.

Car is an August 03, standard STi Type UK, 20000 miles, no mods bar Prodrive suspension, mudflaps and engine block heater.

I am toying with the idea of maybe buying it back and keeping it for another year rather than getting another car

Should I buy it back ?

Or anyone else interested ?

FYI: for those who'd be afraid the climate the car has 'operated' in, they DO NOT grit in Finland and you virtually never coldstart due to the engine heater.


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Old 06 Jun 2006, 03:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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put it this way - im sure you would get a buyer for that money over here im sure you could sell it for more. I would buy it
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Old 06 Jun 2006, 03:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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yea mate i would its a good price and also you know about the car and how its been treated from new
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Old 06 Jun 2006, 03:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Id do it. Whats the deal with you European guys and the mud flaps?
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Old 06 Jun 2006, 03:42 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 06 Jun 2006, 04:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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put it this way - im sure you would get a buyer for that money over here im sure you could sell it for more. I would buy it
The car is in the UK half the time and half the time in Finland where my wife works. Doesn't do many miles in location though.

I'm trying to gauge reactions whether I should buy the car, keep it for a year or until after winter and then sell it or whether I am at risk of really losing a lot of money on it.
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Old 06 Jun 2006, 04:23 PM   #8 (permalink)
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crap weather mate
You guys go off road?
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Old 06 Jun 2006, 05:06 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Do not buy it.... Wait for it to go to auction then buy it there, save another few grand... Should go for about 11k at auction...
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Old 06 Jun 2006, 05:57 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Its a nice car Down to whether or not you want it and can afford it.... Depends also, if you want it enough as is or are planning on doing some modding to it
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Do not buy it.... Wait for it to go to auction then buy it there, save another few grand... Should go for about 11k at auction...
True, I been thinking about that. But then I got the inconvenience of being several weeks without car until that thing went to the auction plus Bank of Scotland needs to be willing to tell me where the bloody thing will be auctioned (generally, they can't be bothered).

On the mudflaps: the car is often used in scandinavia. They don't 'grit' roads with salt, they only put fine gravel at the crossings that then gets encrusted in the ice and improves pulling away. (using studded tyres otherwise for grip).
The issue is that those small stones can 'pepper' your car, especially end April, begin May, when the snow melts.
That's why I put the flaps on and why I also hung them in the 'high' position as they stick more out of the bodywork like that.
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Old 06 Jun 2006, 07:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
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bob's got the right idea......but could you be guaranteed to win it back at the auction......providing you find out when and where it's held

at least you know what your buying, since you've had it for so long
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Old 06 Jun 2006, 09:42 PM   #13 (permalink)
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well i think at that price its a bargain...plus the reasons people say that u have owned it and therefor u know how it has been treated and it hasnt been hoaked...and low milage to

but have to agree with mal, if u went to an auction u may not be guaranteed to buy it bk or there is a slight possiblity u may pay more...gd luck though!!
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Interesting thoughts.

My guess is that, at an auction, I should be able to buy it back, unless I am spotted as the previous owner and that makes other bidders feel more comfortable about the car and they start bidding more.
Otherwise, I would never guess that a trader would want to pay so much money for such car.

Still, the possible delays on the lease company selling it might be pretty long. They probably first get the car in, then prepare it, get a minimum value, then book it for an auction that takes place once every two weeks etc and before you know, it's taken 2 months before you can get your car back. And I am no fan of taking the bus.

What 'impression' does 'use in Scandinavia' give on you guys ? Does it scare you away due to the image of the harsh climate ? Or does it 'comfort' you because you know it's a drier climate, less stop-and-go traffic, engines get heaters, etc ?
It's easy to figure out the car has been spending time there as there is a small electricity plug peeking from under the bumper



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Buy it & modify. LOL
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