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Old 18 Nov 2010, 05:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thinking about buying 1.8 impreza

Hey,

Im thinknig about buying a 1.8 impreza, dont really want anything more powerful due to insurance issues but most of the cars i have looked at seem to have a high milage (100k+). How long do they engines hold out for??

Also what else should i be looking out for?

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Old 18 Nov 2010, 05:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey,

Im thinknig about buying a 1.8 impreza, dont really want anything more powerful due to insurance issues but most of the cars i have looked at seem to have a high milage (100k+). How long do they engines hold out for??

Also what else should i be looking out for?

Thanks in advance.
what sort of year you looking at?
how long they last depends how looked after they are, i drive a 1999 turbo with 131000 miles but it drives like new... no weird noises from the bonet ect ect .... but its got full service history and had everythin it ever wanted..
if looked after they keep going and going.... if abused they go bad fast..
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Old 18 Nov 2010, 05:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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what sort of year you looking at?
Btween 1995-2000

Most of the impreza iv been looking at dont say anything about a full service history- which is a pain in the arse!

And theres not many for sale out there at the moment
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Btween 1995-2000

Most of the impreza iv been looking at dont say anything about a full service history- which is a pain in the arse!

And theres not many for sale out there at the moment
ebays the place to look... seems like loads on there, im only guessing but id bet the servise history wouldnt be as critical with a non turbo..... id still wana know its been looked after though, too may impreza get the beans thrashed out of them by chaves !!! lol........
dude cars do 12000 mile a year on the hole so anythin with over a year 2000 is gona be over 100000 miles.... there still good for another 100000, looked after!
dont be fooled by the imports low milage thing..... i see them all the time... ie 1995 impreza wrx imported 2005 only done 63000 miles from new! but no service history and old mots....

there still worth a look mind, just judge the car without lookin at the miles! but insurance companys hate them and you wont cheap insurance dont you!!
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how long they last depends how looked after they are, i drive a 1999 turbo with 131000 miles but it drives like new... no weird noises from the bonet ect ect .... but its got full service history and had everythin it ever wanted..
if looked after they keep going and going.... if abused they go bad fast..
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