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Old 22 Jan 2011, 10:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Impreza or regular 4x4

I know most guys here will be a bit biased but i'm looking for an honest answer.

I am looking to replace my 2007 Vectra diesel for something that would be better in the snow - having had a Civic Type-R in the past i miss the fun side of driving and thought an impreza might do both jobs !!

What are your impreza's like in the snow in standard form ? (i'm looking at a 2006 WRX Type uk)

If a scooby isn't going to be suitable in the snow for myself, missus AND new baby then i'm going to have to head down the SUV route
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Old 22 Jan 2011, 11:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Impreza and snow works fella
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Old 23 Jan 2011, 10:36 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Impreza or regular 4x4

A impreza wagon would prob be better, for the babies pushchair n accessories, if you want bigger, you could always look into a subaru legacy twin turbo. You still get the nice subaru exhaust burble and 4wd...
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Old 23 Jan 2011, 10:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Impreza or regular 4x4

Bit of a biased opinion from me but if you buy a SUV you'll always wished you'd bought a Subaru! Ive got a young family and our buggy fits in the boot fine. Its a tiny bit smaller than my old Mondeo in the back when you get child seats in. My wife's been driving the Subaru in preference to our Megane this winter.
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Old 23 Jan 2011, 11:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Impreza or regular 4x4

for how often we get proper snow you wont need a 4x4 as a Impreza will get you thru,
a AWD Impreza is fun the whole year round not just when it snows,
so for me its a easy choice lol
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Old 23 Jan 2011, 01:23 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Impreza or regular 4x4

3 kids under the age of 7 and daily drive is an Impreza... but I do like the idea of the Legacy twin, drove a single and that was a right giggle... Get the Imnpreza!!!
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Old 23 Jan 2011, 04:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Impreza or regular 4x4

I've made an enquiry about a WRX today - just waiting on the garage getting back to me.

How do you find the servicing/repair costs ?
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Old 23 Jan 2011, 06:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Um. So far as I am aware, on a UK model they are reasonable for a big old car. My Jap Import is far more expensive than my friend's UK STi... But then once you've got one, you can usually find a fellow enthusiast who can help you out with most things just be careful about the garage you pick for work you can't/won't do yourself.. Also depends on whether you have a standard car as oppose to modified, if you're worried about cost though, this may not be the car for you. A year down the road and I feel like all my spare cash goes on the car, which it probably does but we have found it a really rewarding hobby. I dunno if that helps at all!
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