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Old 21 Aug 2006, 09:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Buying an Impreza

Hi all, first post... go easy

I'm in the market for a new car and I've been offered a 1999 Impreza Sport 2.0 4WD for 2k.

What should I look out for if I view the car? It's got 126k miles on it which, at first was a worry, but since then I've been told it's not too bad. It's got two scratches on the bodywork which I think I can get sorted. It's had new radiator, rear bushes, front brake discs and pads 2000 miles ago and new timing belt 5000 miles ago.

My mate knows the lad who's selling it and trusts him 100%, other than the scratches it looks in good nick.

Any thoughts?

Thanks

PS. I'm not bothered about the lack of turbo, I'm 23 and only been driving two and a half years. Need to keep my eyes on insurance!
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Old 21 Aug 2006, 09:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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ahh the old insurance lol, yeah tell me about it mate i'm 4 and get nailed lol

tbh they are capable of 250k plus if well looked after (even the turbo models), look for a full service history then the usual stuff you'd expect, blue smoke on start up, any bangs and rattles when driving, you'll hear some cos its not a new car, but any that don't sounds right could mean trouble.

if tis from a trust worthy seller then prob be ok, but bear in mind you'll not be getting a warrenty etc with it
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This will help you

http://www.subaru-impreza.org/impreza-checklist.html
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Thanks for your quick replies lads That checklist will be a great help!
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tidge must be a child genius then, aged 4 on the pc & at work.




dont want to think about getting nailed though
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