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Old 14 Apr 2009, 01:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Scoobaru Buyers Guide

Hi guys, I'm Tom and I'm writing a buyers guide for Practical Performance Car mag on your lovely vehicles of choice

I've got a fair old amount of info but I need some on the interiors. I'm looking at the Classic Impreza WRXs and STis.

What are the problem areas for wear? (seats, s/wheels etc)

Any electrical issues?

Um...anything else that prospective buyers should know about?

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Old 14 Apr 2009, 02:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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hello mate ive now got a ver6 sti my99 and have no proplems wiyh any sort of wear inside ive had a few uk scoobys and they have been good
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Old 14 Apr 2009, 05:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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nothing really specific to the impreza.....usual wear on the gear knob....top of the steering wheel....arm rest on the drivers door....leg support bolster on the drivers seat getting in and out can wear (mine hasn't) but is nowhere near as bad as similar ages Evo's.

Doesn't really suffer from fading due to the sun.

All the cloth is in perfect condition.

Most are well looked after so you don't get many problems.
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Old 14 Apr 2009, 06:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Have had no problems in my STi V6 ra, the leather boot round the gearstick wears a bit seats are great and steering wheel to
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Old 15 Apr 2009, 11:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Couple of issues with mine;

The embroidered/stitched emblem on the Ltd edition Blue seats (V5 & 6 STi's) wears
away and can look pretty manky. Nothing you can really do about it if you insist on actually driving the car. Also as Japs insist on sticking stuff all over there dash boards, a good few dashes I've seen here have lost their colour in odd patches in odd places and kind of worn through and gone noticeably lighter in places. if i had a pic I'd show you what I mean.
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Old 15 Apr 2009, 12:19 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Scoobaru Buyers Guide

HI, Can honestly say that I've never had any problems with the interior. My Classic 95 WRX still looks great, very little wear and tear, everything works (with 125kkm on the clock it's going strong). I think the only point I could make is previous owners replacing particular items (i.e. stereo) with aftermarket options from Halfords. As soon as I bought my current Scooby I took out the aftermarket unit and replaced it with the original Subaru Kenwood unit. Please let us all know when your review is released !!
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lower part of the interior door cards can get shoe scuffs/scratches as they are made of hard brittle plastic.
door windows are prone to scratches from operating/opening + closing them.
electric window motors can be slow.
the OEM speakers front and rear are awful quality.
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dont take any notice of the comments above,he does not have a scooby

has got a nice set of tein coilovers for sale as new 800 pound
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to be fair...the windows scratching is a great call...mine have done that too.
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lower part of the interior door cards can get shoe scuffs/scratches as they are made of hard brittle plastic.
door windows are prone to scratches from operating/opening + closing them.
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True forgot that aswell
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after your first drive you end up with a big grin that lasts a while ! and most of your first time passengers
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dont take any notice of the comments above,he does not have a scooby

has got a nice set of tein coilovers for sale as new 800 pound
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Sorry bro..
  • On my fith Subaru
  • Current car is a classic wagon 98 lightly moded Turbo 2000
  • driver and passenger door window scratches very common
  • Electrical issues nil
  • Gear stick leather wears...
  • Steering wheel leather wears
  • Bottom of door cards can get scratched
  • Standard speakers are made of paper.. I kid you not... and are the cheapest I have ever seen, easy to replace
  • Rear windows can become slugish due to lack of use rather than any problems
  • Meta sigma alarm fobs wear out
But.... No other issues... they are very durable... and clean up easily

Hope this helps, keep us informed and if you need any further info or pics please PM me

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dont take any notice of the comments above,he does not have a scooby

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Old 21 Apr 2009, 10:52 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Totally forgot I had posted this thread! Awesome replies guys, cheers. Keep 'em coming

Also I've been trying to understand the DCCD system, is this a correct lamens terms definition?

"Essentially what it [DCCD] does is monitor acceleration, deceleration, braking force, lateral G, steering input and inside wheel slippage in a corner and juggles the torque for maximum grip and stability. When mated to the front and rear limited slip diffs this allows fully independent control of power to each individual wheel resulting in constant optimum traction and power delivery."


Cheers.

edit: Was the DCCD system first introduced on the STi Type RA ('94?) ?

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Totally forgot I had posted this thread! Awesome replies guys, cheers. Keep 'em coming

Also I've been trying to understand the DCCD system, is this a correct lamens terms definition?

"Essentially what it [DCCD] does is monitor acceleration, deceleration, braking force, lateral G, steering input and inside wheel slippage in a corner and juggles the torque for maximum grip and stability. When mated to the front and rear limited slip diffs this allows fully independent control of power to each individual wheel resulting in constant optimum traction and power delivery."
No. That sounds more like Mitsubishis active yaw control system to me.


These 3 links are very helpful and go into a lot of detail and should give you all the info you need;

Info. DCCD - Driver controlled center differential

http://www.type-ra.co.uk/vB/showthre...highlight=DCCD

Don't have a Clue about my DCCD - Type-RA.co.uk - Forum for Subaru Impreza WRX Type RA, WRX STi, Spec-C, S202, Type RA-R

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edit: Was the DCCD system first introduced on the STi Type RA ('94?) ?
Yes it was according to my info.
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