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Old 01 Jun 2008, 02:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HELP! P1 or Type R?

Hi Guys

Im not expert on Cars so am not gonna pretend to be one!!

Ive just saved up enough money to buy Impreza.

The only problem is Choosing between a P1 or Type R?

Which would you guys recommend and for what reasons?

Please help guys!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02 Jun 2008, 08:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Depends on a number of factors really. If i were in the UK and had the money for either i would be inclined to go with a P1 for several reasons;

Firstly you should get a full service history which you will be unlikely to get with an imported JDM Type R (at least not one you can read anyway). Also the Japanese aren't renowned for looking after their cars mechanically.

Secondly it will be a lot easier (and perhaps cheaper, though i don't know) to get parts for the P1 as Subaru UK will always deal with you, whereas they often won't if you have an import. I recently had to supply an Independent Impreza parts specialist in the UK with parts Subaru UK refused to supply them with.

Thirdly it will be cheaper to insure because imports just cost more when it comes to insurance, and ALL classic WRX, STi's, Type R's and Type RA's in the UK are imports.

And finally, a P1 will not need to be mapped for UK fuel whereas a new import (if you went that route) would need to be mapped and that can get expensive.

I'm sure there re many other things to consider that I'm not thinking of and I'm sure other people will pipe up.

If the above weren't an issue I would get a Type R because i know how awesome they are (though not quite as awesome as a Type RA).

Good luck with your choice, either way you will have an outstanding car.
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