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Old 06 Jul 2006, 03:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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WRX question

Hi people, Im new on this site, and although I do not own an Impreza yet, I am seriously looking to bag a cheap 2003+ WRX.

Moving up from a 206 GTi, I just wanted to know a few things before I financially commit myself. I just want an idea of all the costs of owning such a beast.

For example, how many times per year is the car required to be serviced? ie. intervals/miles, and the average cost of this. I say this because evo 8s (another car I am looking at) need to be serviced every 6months or 4500 miles. Is this the same for WRX?

Also how about petrol costs etc.

Thanks for any help guys.
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Old 06 Jul 2006, 03:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well i dont own one myself but i can tell u the sti needs servicing every 12,000 milies i think...could be slight less for the WRX im not sure, plus i have been told the impreza will do a couple more mpg than the evo...yet again im not 100% sure, but im sure other impreza owners here can help u out...and welcome along to the site
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Old 06 Jul 2006, 03:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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service intervals as said are about 12k, but tbh unless your doing mega miles it will end up being 12 months.

oil change is recomended every 3k, using fully synthetic, cam belts every 30k

running cost is difficult to quantify, petrol use depends on how you drive it but will be much much higher than the 206.

as long as there looked after, oil changes, servicing etc they are normally very reliable (unlke evo's)

bear in mind its a totaly different car to a 206, how you drive it depends on cost, mine is used as weekend evening toy, so it gets alot of stick, and its been fine apart from odd little thing. get a decent warrenty and you should be fine.

one thing i would say is if you can stretch to a sti for your money do it, running costs arn't much higher adn performance is so much better.
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Old 06 Jul 2006, 03:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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My example on a 04 wrx would be:

service intervals every 10k with oil change every 5k - Tyres lasted me around 10k miles *(but thats dependant on driving style )

Service costs vary between 300 and 400

Insurance per annum would probably jump up a bit...

Go for it m8 - Im activly looking for the right STI right now (after owning a classic and 04 WRX in the past) Insurance was only fraction amount more expensive!
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Old 06 Jul 2006, 03:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by davv123
For example, how many times per year is the car required to be serviced? ie. intervals/miles, Thanks for any help guys.
maintenance schedules Link:http://www.subaru-impreza.org/bbs/sh...ad.php?t=21403

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