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Old 29 Apr 2010, 04:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well I've had a good think over the last few months about which Impreza I'm going to be buying. All been well by the end of next week i'll have a P1 on my drive. I wanted something that was a bit different......
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Old 29 Apr 2010, 07:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's good news. The only regrets you'll have about buying it is not buying one sooner!!! Enjoy it and can't wait to see some piccies of it too.
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Old 29 Apr 2010, 07:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That's good news. The only regrets you'll have about buying it is not buying one sooner!!! Enjoy it and can't wait to see some piccies of it too.
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Old 29 Apr 2010, 08:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I can't wait to see it....tomorrow evening will be me smiling i guess.....Time will tell....I want to be at the big 10th Anniversary at prodrive in it....if all goes well
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Old 29 Apr 2010, 08:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hope all goes well and it's the perfect car for you.
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Old 29 Apr 2010, 08:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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dont rush in fella, how many have you test driven ?
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Old 29 Apr 2010, 08:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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2 sti's, 3 wrx's...no P1's....I'm not letting my heart rule this time...I've had the money for months so my head is ruling now...All the others were just not for me
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Old 29 Apr 2010, 08:51 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I have the utmost respect for your patience. Well done.

I was the other way round though. My head told me (and my wife) not to buy one - my heart told me otherwise thus buying one fairly quickly. I could definitely bought better but with the time and the cost of spending time looking around, my purchase was a fairly quick one. No regrets though. Just a permanent smile when the right foot is planted into the footwell.
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Old 29 Apr 2010, 09:54 PM   #10 (permalink)
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I've taken my time this time because I'm going to be keeping the car for a long time. And over the months the P1 has grown on me. If not this P1 then another one will come up sooner or later.
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Old 29 Apr 2010, 11:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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love the p1. ave u tested the type r with dccd control. like the japanese version of the p1 i think
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Old 30 Apr 2010, 05:56 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Have you tested the type r with dccd control. like the japanese version of the p1 i think
P1 is based (loosely) on the V5 STi Type R with the DCCD removed, ABS added and softened up a bit for you brits. Great car no doubt and tbh probably fits the bill perfectly. It is certainly the pick of any UK Impreza (excepting the 22B of course) and by far the best looking UK car Subaru have ever made. Get a good 'un and you will not be disappointed.

JDM STi Type R is a awesome car and one of the best classics ever made, bettered only by the STi Type RA which has a couple of trick bits the Type R's don't.
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Old 30 Apr 2010, 06:39 AM   #13 (permalink)
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only thing about the p1 is the map isnt it for uk fuel. dnt know why but id just prefer a type r. is the gearbox diffrent? i love the looks of the p1 but dunno i just think the type r is the better car an cheaper.
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only thing about the p1 is the map isnt it for uk fuel. dnt know why but id just prefer a type r. is the gearbox diffrent? i love the looks of the p1 but dunno i just think the type r is the better car an cheaper.
As above, there was an issue with the original Prodrive map apparently, this has caused a few P1's (or alot depending on what you read) to go pop. Might be worth checking that any car you look at has been sorted in that department. Also, Version 5 cars have a weak MAF apparently, although mine (V5 STi Type RA) is still on the original MAF after 90,000 miles with no problems.

Type R boxes, and all JDM boxes, are different to the P1. They have much shorter ratios designed for twisty Japanese roads and not great at motorway speeds in the UK with a relatively high national speed limit. Makes the car a phenomenal point to point car but a crappy cruiser. Still, between a P1 and Type R STi would be JDM every time for me. But, for someone doing lots of motorway miles, the P1 is a much better bet imo.
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Old 30 Apr 2010, 09:33 AM   #15 (permalink)
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