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    Default Impreza WRX TURBO - 2004 any good..

    Hi..
    I think about buying a Impreza WRX TURBO

    It's a 2004 model 48,0000 full Subaru history with 6 stamps and a upgraded prodrive performance exhaust - for 5900

    Am I right in thinking these car are 225BHP as standard ?
    Is this a good deal ?
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    Default Re: Impreza WRX TURBO - 2004 any good..

    Sounds like a good deal. I take it is a private seller at that price?

    Is it a full Prodrive system or just the back box? Around 221BHP is standard.

    They are a very nice car to drive just make sure you have lots of money as they are group 20 insurance and you tend to get carried away with modifications.

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    Default Re: Impreza WRX TURBO - 2004 any good..

    Go for an Evo mate, an extra 60 BHP as standard (280 BHP) unless you go for an Evo VIII 260 in which case you'll get 260 BHP.

    I do like Scooby's but I tend to find them a fair bit more common than the Evos.

    As for your original question tho, that does seem to be quite a good deal. As said above, remember that they are group 20 insurance so if you plan on modifying it then try a specialist insurance company such as A-Plan, Adrian Flux, etc.

    How old are you though? Most of the insurers that specialise in modded cars will require you to be over 25 (some say over 23) to get insured on a car like that. I'm only 21 so non of them would insure me on my Evo for anything under £3,000 but to my surprise Elephant said they would insure me fully comp with all mods declared for £1,400!

    No doubt that if I was older then A-Plan, etc would be able to insure me for less than the likes of Elephant.
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    Default Re: Impreza WRX TURBO - 2004 any good..

    Quote Originally Posted by HermaN View Post
    Go for an Evo mate, an extra 60 BHP as standard (280 BHP) unless you go for an Evo VIII 260 in which case you'll get 260 BHP.

    I do like Scooby's but I tend to find them a fair bit more common than the Evos.

    I notice on the evo forums that 260 owners get the piss taken out of them, so I'd avoid that model.

    If you're lucky you can get a good evo6(1999/2000) for that money

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughboy View Post
    I notice on the evo forums that 260 owners get the piss taken out of them, so I'd avoid that model.
    I dont see why though, its only 20 BHP less and has a smaller rear spoiler. Personally I wouldn't go for one, but I would never say to someone that it's "not a proper Evo" just because it has a smaller spoiler and 20 BHP less.

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    Default Re: Impreza WRX TURBO - 2004 any good..

    Quote Originally Posted by HermaN View Post
    I dont see why though, its only 20 BHP less and has a smaller rear spoiler. Personally I wouldn't go for one, but I would never say to someone that it's "not a proper Evo" just because it has a smaller spoiler and 20 BHP less.
    Oh I know, I think the same.

    Anyway, just had a quick look on autotrader, and there's a fair few scoobys on there. The price looks about right too.

    A mate used to have one and they're pretty rapid.

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    Default Re: Impreza WRX TURBO - 2004 any good..

    Thanks for replys...

    Its actually att a dealers...

    Insurance is not a problem as I am old lol...well 38...insurance was 600 full comp ...


    I like evo but don't they have to be service every 4500miles and have a tiny fuel tank ?

    Cheers

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    Default Re: Impreza WRX TURBO - 2004 any good..

    Quote Originally Posted by HermaN View Post

    I do like Scooby's but I tend to find them a fair bit more common than the Evos.

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    Don't you mean more popular?

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    Default Re: Impreza WRX TURBO - 2004 any good..

    Quote Originally Posted by ise438 View Post
    Insurance is not a problem as I am old lol...well 38...insurance was 600 full comp ...

    I like evo but don't they have to be service every 4500miles and have a tiny fuel tank ?
    Fecking hell 600 fully comp. I pay 450 on a ford focus diesel ffs

    I too am interested to know how much the Evos/Scoobys need servicing. I reckon I could squeeze the insurance but the servicing sounds expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerman View Post
    Fecking hell 600 fully comp. I pay 450 on a ford focus diesel ffs

    I too am interested to know how much the Evos/Scoobys need servicing. I reckon I could squeeze the insurance but the servicing sounds expensive.

    For starters you should get [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] software & cable. This negates the need to use the main dealer diagnostic machine. This also will do all the ayc bleeding etc which used to main dealer or specialist only. it's paid for itself already and I've only used it twice so far.

    my evo6 fuel tank takes about 40 quid to fill up, so yes, very small.

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    Default Re: Impreza WRX TURBO - 2004 any good..

    Quote Originally Posted by ise438 View Post
    Thanks for replys...

    Its actually att a dealers...

    Insurance is not a problem as I am old lol...well 38...insurance was 600 full comp ...


    I like evo but don't they have to be service every 4500miles and have a tiny fuel tank ?

    Cheers

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    Yup, servicing needs done every 4,500 miles and yes the fuel tank is quite small. I think its meant to be about 50 liters, but as said above it only costs about £40 to fill up, so not sure if it is really 50 liters.

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    Default Re: Impreza WRX TURBO - 2004 any good..

    how many miles does it do the tank herman?

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    Default Re: Impreza WRX TURBO - 2004 any good..

    The impreza P1 is my favourite. The "new shape" just don't do it for me.

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    Default Re: Impreza WRX TURBO - 2004 any good..

    Quote Originally Posted by beerman View Post
    how many miles does it do the tank herman?
    Not sure mate, but I think about 200 miles.

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    Default Re: Impreza WRX TURBO - 2004 any good..

    Quote Originally Posted by DJAd View Post
    The impreza P1 is my favourite. The "new shape" just don't do it for me.
    Aye, the classic shape are the best. Here's my limited edition Catalunya. There was only 200 made.


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    Default Re: Impreza WRX TURBO - 2004 any good..

    I finally bought one after much reseach I went for the STi rather the WRX...

    Picture below..

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    Default Re: Impreza WRX TURBO - 2004 any good..

    That's a very nice STi you have bought there.

    You might have already found this, but here is a link to a Scoob forum that is in your area.
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    Default Re: Impreza WRX TURBO - 2004 any good..

    brock your scooby is very nice. the older model is by far the best . .. should get the RWD ones lol

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    Default Re: Impreza WRX TURBO - 2004 any good..

    Quote Originally Posted by Brock View Post
    That's a very nice STi you have bought there.

    You might have already found this, but here is a link to a Scoob forum that is in your area.
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    Yep found them - althought living back in Essex Now - I am on scoobynet as sammydice...

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    Default Re: Impreza WRX TURBO - 2004 any good..

    Looks very nice mate, I have always liked the STi's. Is she standard or has she been modded? Hope you enjoy it mate, now the snows about go have some fun, sideways style!

    Obviously only on private land!

    Also, always kind of wondered this, do those air scoops get in the way of your view when driving?

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