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Old 01 Dec 2006, 01:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Where did you get yours?

Just curious about where people have bought their scoobs from.

I'm conisdering buying mine from an indempendent, small dealer over a main Subaru one mainly because the prices Subaru charge are higher, although you do get peace of mind.
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Old 01 Dec 2006, 01:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 01 Dec 2006, 02:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 01 Dec 2006, 02:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i took a risk and got mine private.

has cost me a bit, aka suspension and brake pads needed doing, but other that been solid as a rock
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Old 01 Dec 2006, 03:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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1st one small private dealer (with subaru warrenty)

2nd from local subaru main dealer

If you are looking then attempt to get one with remaining subaru warrenty as this is transferable.
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Old 01 Dec 2006, 03:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Got mine from: http://www.williamlawrence.co.uk/
Subaru told me I could buy from them without a warrenty saving £500. That was 3 years ago.
There is a nice P1 at the above.

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Old 01 Dec 2006, 05:45 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I bought mine private and its been a rock until the head gasket has now gone. But to be honest, the times I've had it being worked on was modifications rather than problems

18 months and just one problem, not bad considering the mileage I've done
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Old 01 Dec 2006, 08:44 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Bought 4 scoobs from main dealer new. Peace of mind and to be honest have had a great service from Tiley my local dealer. Always got top money when PXing it for the next new one.

The WR1 was bought private but still has warentee. Tiley’s inspected this said it’s a good um and put the car on there computer in case a warrentee is required at any time…So buying private with a dealer warentee saves money and you get the same service.

Type R was private with no warentee…How much did I spend on that… about 20k in the end if you don't know... I know most of this money was mods but when an engine lets go might as well do it up proper.
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…How much did I spend on that… about 20k in the end if you don't know...
i am about to collapse

jesus!

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Old 01 Dec 2006, 09:00 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I felt the same Gareth when I worked out how much I had spent before the bang and after it...To be honest it was just a waste of money for me...I still had an old motor and it was still only worth 12k Could have had the type 25 for the money I spent on the type r and it would have been valued at a lot more.
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I felt the same Gareth when I worked out how much I had spent before the bang and after it...To be honest it was just a waste of money for me...I still had an old motor and it was still only worth 12k Could have had the type 25 for the money I spent on the type r and it would have been valued at a lot more.
Most of the guys here though Bob do spend money on mods. I know for myself, I've spend probably twice as much (and probably more again) as I've paid for the car on the mod's alone but for me I know people laugh at me cos of my saying, 'Its only money' and at the end of the day it is cos when I look at what the car was like when I first had her, to what she is now (abit broke at the moment mind) I think its money well spent because she is just such a better drive in so many ways its unreal.

Maybe I should have gone out and bought a brand new Subaru, but at the time there was simply nothing there that I wanted. Besides, I'm really happy with what I have got and with the minor things I've got left to do (believe it or not, just headers and a re-map (sports cat depending) and maybe a different suspension setup, but its not gonna be expensive!!) so its practically finished..

I cant wait till its done, but I do know what my next car might be, but what I do know, I wont be modding it so much because 9/10 the things I've done to this one, will already be in the new one!!
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traded in my old 626GSi mazda for my scoob at a local dealer chain.
never ever deamt i'd get my backside in a scoob , let alone actually own one !
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one from an independent Garage and the other was from an auction ( sorted for me by another local independent )
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Old 08 Dec 2006, 02:21 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I took Tidgy's advice and got mine private.
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I took Tidgy's advice and got mine private.

worked out in the end though hasn't it?
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