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Old 16 Nov 2006, 12:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First time Impreza buyer seeks advice

So... I'm looking at getting one.


What do you guys think of this one (about two thirds of the way down the page)? My budget is around the 6 mark. The dealer is just over an hour away from where I live. This is the very most recent old shape, yes? The spoiler seems to be inbetween the 'big' one and the 'small' one. I prefer wheels with lots of smaller spokes - easy enough to change/not too expensive to buy?

As you can tell, I don't know much about the technical side of motoring or in-depth Impreza model details, so any advice would be greatly appreciated. I've printed off the checklist from this site, and will take a mechanic I know with me to view the car, but I thought it worth asking you Scooby specialists for your guidance.

Many thanks.
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Old 16 Nov 2006, 01:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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mmm, no mention of miles so might have been to the moon and back.

have a gander on scoobynet, norm some very nice examples on there if you don't mind going for a private purchase
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Old 16 Nov 2006, 01:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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[quote=ImpellerThis is the very most recent old shape, yes? guidance.[/quote]

No, the 99/2000 classic shape Impreza had the most recent face-lift, It had a new front bumper with only 2 horizontal slits outside the foglights and has 1 small orange vent on each side.

The spoiler in the picture is from the 99/2000 model.

Link: (Impreza WRX Online Catalog) http://www.iwoc.co.uk/contents.html
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Old 16 Nov 2006, 01:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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go have a look / drive and take the checklist with you... All i will say is look and look again - once you get familiar with what your loking at your car / right time right place will jump out at you.

Here is my first impreza, exactly the same model as that only 1999 - Now there is alot to choose from - Take ones time Good luck...







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98 UK Turbo




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Old 16 Nov 2006, 11:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice and pictures. Having looked at those, I do prefer the later styling so will likely hold fire for the moment.
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