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Old 07 Dec 2008, 06:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all

Im looking at finally buying my first Scooby (now i can afford one)

I have seen this one and fancy it lot, anythin I should especially be looking out for on this car? a mate said these need rebuilding at 60k ish? is that accurate?

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Old 08 Dec 2008, 12:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Newbie, looking for info

no mate, the only model that tends to have 60k milage issues are p1's. as long as its looked after, and has been up to now as well, then they'll do 150k+ without to much issue.

looking at the spec i wouldn't touch it with a barge pole, its running a generic map which are a big no no, although some folks will argue that point.

what budget have you got to spend?
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Old 08 Dec 2008, 06:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Im looking to swap my Golf turbo for a scooby, either through selling it first or swapping straight off, its worth about 4k ish

Im going to have a look at this one on saturday and taking a mate who knows his scoobys

whats wrong with a generic map?
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Old 09 Dec 2008, 02:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Generic chip is exactly that; it's a general map that is not necassarily going to be adequate or even safe for a particular car. basically it's plug and play which is why it is cheap. Personally speaking i agree with Tidgy on this point and have read or heard very little to change my mind. For a decent after market ECU plus mapping by a decent experienced mapper you'd be looking at around 3 times the price of that chip i reckon. Fact is, to be sure that there won't be reliability issues down the line, I'd want to have it mapped properly. Maps on a modded car are basically vehicle specific, and you'd also probably benefit from a greater power increase with a tailored map.

One other thing, i know he's not advetising it as an RA but the RA sticker on the back is fake. It looks completely wrong anyhow but that car is simply a WRX V-Ltd. People have been known to pass these off as RA's so take care.

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