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Old 11 Apr 2007, 06:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Newbie Needs Some Advice

Jokingly started talking about me getting an Impreza the other day, but from what it appears, it's not such a ridiculous idea.

But before I get my hopes up, I wanted some advice........

1/ Proper newbie question - Does the N/A Scooby still make the same burbling noise that the turbo'd one does?
2/ What's the bhp, 0-60 and top speed of a 2.0 N/A?
3/ What's the main differences between Sport, WRX and STi specs?

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Any more useful advice would be great.
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Old 11 Apr 2007, 06:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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1/ Yes
2/ 0-62 10.2 secs 119 mph
3/ WRX & STi's are Turbo 2.0ltr or 2.5ltr new shape
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Old 11 Apr 2007, 06:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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welcome m8 fairly new myself ,
the sport will sound nearly the same as a turbo just not quite as deep a bubble , i think the bhp is about 134 standard as for the difference apart from the engine the sport has drums on rear and doesnt come with bucket seats unless its a sport special and doesnt have the turbo bonnet
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3/ What's the main differences between Sport, WRX and STi specs?
Subaru Impreza Sport & Turbo Specification Link: http://www.iwoc.co.uk/impspec2.html
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Old 11 Apr 2007, 08:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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welcome m8 fairly new myself ,
the sport will sound nearly the same as a turbo just not quite as deep a bubble , i think the bhp is about 134 standard as for the difference apart from the engine the sport has drums on rear and doesnt come with bucket seats unless its a sport special and doesnt have the turbo bonnet

Oh. It's slower than my ST!
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Oh. It's slower than my ST!
BUT it will be AWD
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Old 11 Apr 2007, 08:16 PM   #7 (permalink)
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BUT it will be AWD
True. Thinking I might just wait and get a turbo.
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Yes mate get a Turbo.......... 5K will get you a good classic

Did you find out about insurance???
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Old 11 Apr 2007, 08:22 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yes mate get a Turbo.......... 5K will get you a good classic

Did you find out about insurance???

No not had the chance yet.
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Old 11 Apr 2007, 08:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Dont expect miracles mate from a std uk turbo,217bhp aint big power for a fairly large awd car, once rolling would say theyre only about the same as a good civic type r(with a good driver)ok youve got the handling and you will gain alot from a good launch if racing but dont expect miracles just because its a turbo coz in std form theyre ok but not amazing and equivalent later scoobys are slower as theyre heavier-if ya can afford the insurance go for a classic wrx or better still a sti but guessing youre still young so maybe a no no anyway.
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if you run to a classic sti rather than a uk turbo then your on to a winner, the uk should have a full service history and the sti wont cos of import, but the sti is higher spec, but has higher insurance.

sti is the one to go for if you can run to it
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I think considering he was looking at a sport an STi will definitely be a no no.

Go for a GC8 (classic shape) 2000 Turbo, you won't be dissapointerd........ Of course insurance quote dependent.....
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I think considering he was looking at a sport an STi will definitely be a no no.

Go for a GC8 (classic shape) 2000 Turbo, you won't be dissapointerd........ Of course insurance quote dependent.....
didn't find much difference in cost for insurance for a sti compared to a uk turbo when i looked, roughly 15% iirc, well perhaps not 'not much' lol, but depends on quote
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Gotta admit to the insurance being about half as much again when i decided on a uk turbo but do regret not paying the extra an getting a wrx sometimes theyre a lot quicker car.
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Not Sure about the 2.0 as we don’t get that engine here. I just bought the base Impreza wagon and it has a 2.5 engine with 173 hp. And it definitely has the "boxer" sound. I used to drive a VW and I am still getting used to the noise level and the stick shift that is not as solid or accurate. So take the car out for a test drive on the Highway before you buy because the noise level is significant and refinement will not come up to VW or other European car standards. I put up with these issues only because in Montreal you really need all wheel drive and because the car comes loaded for about the price of a base civic.
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