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Old 27 Jun 2010, 09:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Was back in 2004 a friend of mine got an RB5 first spin in an Impreza was taken for a fast spin on a country road couldnt belive the handling and power from it and when turbo kicked in was unreal could never forget the flat 4 burble then another friend got a New Age 2002 Bug Eye WRX and let me drive it ahh couldnt belive it 4years later got myself an Sti Ra and still smiling my first of many
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 12:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What made you buy your first Impreza

Had a great ek4 civic. Then i had a child and needed more room. Wanted something more roomy but with more power than the civic. Always loved the scooby burble and rally looks so it wasn't a hard choice
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 04:44 AM   #3 (permalink)
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a) I was moving 2500 miles to college and needed to haul all my stuff.
b) That place was Salt Lake City so I needed a piece of machinery that can get through 3 feet of powder.
c) Gas mileage made me pick a 1997 Impreza Outback Sport over a SUV or Truck.

I'm now always going to own a Subaru after the countless miles driven through snow, narrow canyon roads, and the all the places I've been.
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 06:57 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: What made you buy your first Impreza

a) wanted one since watching them in rallies on tv in the 90's
b) needed to change my previous car
c) my wife DIDNT want me to get one
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 07:02 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: What made you buy your first Impreza

a mate told me to try one as I couldnt make my mind up what i fancied, so spent 3k on a cheapo to try as a toy at pod etc.
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 07:22 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: What made you buy your first Impreza

When I was about 15 I saw an impreza in a magazine. It looked awesome, and from that point I knew I had to get one.

From age 14 to age 25, I saved 27,000.

Two months after my 25th birthday, I went to motorpoint to look at a brand new 06 impreza. The salesman refused to beleive that I could buy it, so I walked out and went to the Subaru dealership.
Test drove my first impreza.
Signed the order form for a new 06 STi.
Picked it up 1st March 2006 and handed over my hard saved 27k cash.

Spent a few more k on it since

No regrets.
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 07:25 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Foolish sales man!
Brett - how much you spent now making that scooby as good as it looks now?
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 09:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Re: What made you buy your first Impreza

Always liked them, the sound, the looks. Had to sell my 2 door car and find a 4 door family car and something that was fun, enjoyable to drive and had some power. If I'm honest I came very close to buying an Evo but glad I got the Impreza instead
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Old 28 Jun 2010, 02:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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watching rallying like this:

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Old 28 Jun 2010, 04:50 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Re: What made you buy your first Impreza

Wanted one as soon as i saw (and heard) the first world rally for the Group A "555" imprezas (L555 BAT and L555 STE) in the the hands of the great Ari Vatanen and Markku Alen in the 1000 lakes Rally (Rally Finland) back in 1993... Vatanen finishing 2nd on the cars first rally - "Maximum attack".
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Re: What made you buy your first Impreza

The rumble, Colin Mcrae, chewing up 60k cars and leaving them behind !
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Old 01 Jul 2010, 09:08 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Dont hate me, I dispised WRX's to the core at first. Mostly becoz here in Hong Kong, drivers of classic WRX were either spoiled kids and gangbangers. These idiots like to cut eveyone and compete exhaust decibels with Vtecs. Then my attitude changed over time due to newer models driven by more and more everyday common people. Then the bug bit when a local garage I go to had some WRX club members getting their cars fixed there. Finally, I caved into the my mid-life crisis and bought one myself.
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Old 01 Jul 2010, 10:58 AM   #13 (permalink)
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simple power and fun
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Old 02 Jul 2010, 06:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Re: What made you buy your first Impreza

On a whim , the sound, the look, Colin Mcrae RIP, WRC and Scottish Rally - nothing like the sound of a Subaru flying through the forests of Dumfries and Galloway.

Had talked about it for a while but with two young kids was out of the question then i made a big mistake of buying a 55 Vectra SRi Estate, once i could get rid i did. Never again will i buy a mass produced car as there crap - sorry.

Was without car about two weeks and trying to think what to get when Subaru was mentioned once Next day i was in the dealers waiting to get my first test drive of a Subaru, had drove an escort RS2000 years ago so kinda knew what to expect but it was better, the sound when i started it brought a big smile to my face Still does

I dont think i will ever buy any other type of car again, I love it altho i would like something a bit bigger for now with having two kids but it will just be a bigger, better Subaru
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Old 04 Jul 2010, 05:39 PM   #15 (permalink)
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The Impreza was always my dream car, 205 GTI, Clio Williams, next stop Scooby. Love it and it is mainly my weekend drive. After 6 months of ownership was really tempted to sell as the amount of idiots trying to cut me up, and giving me V signs was mad. I dont cane the car or drive dangerously, its my pride and joy. Still get the buzz when I start her up and change from 1st to 2ND, also touch wood alot cheaper to service than the Clio lol.
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