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Hi guys and girls,

 

So im not actually a subaru owner at the moment but am looking to buy an Impreza in the next few months. thought i would come on here and ask those who own what I should look out for when viewing the cars, aka any hints of things that will go wrong? would be looking at a classic or a blob-eye, and one with a turbo, as non-turbos are too slow for my liking.

 

Thanks a lot for your time,

John.

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Hi and welcome from one newb to another :-)

When i was looking for mine i checked service history and record of cambelt changes, panel gaps and signs of panel replacement/ accident damage. Started from cold and listening for any untoward noises and same again after going for a drive when warm, taken for a drive make sure it boosts ok and clutch doesn't slip etc

I went for the most standard model i could- mods aren't a problem but check they've been properly done and not been thrashed/neglected.

Thats just what i looked for when i bought mine, im sure the experienced guys can help out a lot more :-)

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Welcome mate, I'm a newbe to :D

Don't discredit the non turbo'd subaru's I just purchased a impeza hatch 2.0 non turbo and it certainly shifts ( can't insure a real Sti hatch haha )

James

 

nothing wrong with them in their own right :) but my current cars faster + gets better mpg (diesel chipped to 184hp), thought an impreza now that i can afford to insure a turbo one :) thats all as nearly bought a non turbo a few years ago, mistake not doing so haha..

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Hi and welcome from one newb to another :-)

When i was looking for mine i checked service history and record of cambelt changes, panel gaps and signs of panel replacement/ accident damage. Started from cold and listening for any untoward noises and same again after going for a drive when warm, taken for a drive make sure it boosts ok and clutch doesn't slip etc

I went for the most standard model i could- mods aren't a problem but check they've been properly done and not been thrashed/neglected.

Thats just what i looked for when i bought mine, im sure the experienced guys can help out a lot more :-)

Sent from my SM-N9005 using Tapatalk

 

thank you this will be most useful :D

 

 

Wotcha and welcome - I know where there is a very tidy silver wrx blob going... :)

 

http://uk.subaruownersclub.com/forums/topic/13368-2004-silver-blob-%C2%A335k-spent-in-last-12-months/

 cheers ill have a better read after work but surreys a hell of a distance to go....from a quick glance might well be worth it though

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As the saying goes Mate.... the best cars are worth travelling for :)

James

Too true...I'll be doing a bit of travelling around staying in premier inns [emoji3]

At the end of this week I have spent £4k on my car in the last 12months[emoji15]...that's got to be worth travelling for [emoji4]

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Howdy,dont forget to check up on the DVLA(reg/vin iirc) site for previous MOTs/advisories etc over the years. That way you can see if the work has been done or at least an indication towards a straight motor  :)

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Funny enough I can't find a 330S anywhere near me...all seem to be in Scotland lol

always the way..my current mazda ended up coming from glasgow...did travel down to newcastle to view one first though then decided against it and spotted one had just been posted up in glasgow XD that was a fair fun treck around haha.....think i did about 1k miles in my civic that day...was a long day, and civics arent exactly comfortable for spending a lot of time in XD well my sport wasnt

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