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Soon to be Impreza owner :)


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Hi everyone. My names Dan, I'm 25 and live in Sunderland.

After much thought and getting insurance quotes (plus looking at space for my kids) I've decided to buy an Impreza as my next car. I'll be getting a 2.0 non turbo.

Been part of the car scene for years but I'm new to Subarus and really know nothing about them. Decided to join this forum to get myself clued up before I buy. Looking to buy it around July/ August time :)

See you all around!

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Yeah I've been having a look through the buyers guide which has been really handy as I'm putting a checklist together for when I start looking. Really looking forward to owning an Impreza it's an iconic car and I'm lucky to say it's finally within my reach :)

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Not dismissing the non turbo as a good car, but it's so lack luster in performance, I drove a non turbo when I got mine, car certainly pulls but it's a massive (I mean huge) void in performance compared to turbo versions. Some folks here use specialist insurers for their scooby, and I'm shocked and amazed at the price they pay. My insurance knows of my car being remapped and having upgrades and still pay £350 per annum for two drivers both fully comp. Drive both and see for yourself.

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Me and my wife went through go compare, ended up with general accident insurers, non specialist mate, £350 for both of us, my wife also owns a 400BHP porsche panemera diesel, that's £400 with same company! Mind boggles as to why you need specialist insurers. Doesn't matter who it's with as long as your legally covered. Plus anyway, if some idiot hits you your still up that creek without a paddle regardless of a specialist insurer. Company knows of all mods on both vehicles.

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Me and my wife went through go compare, ended up with general accident insurers, non specialist mate, £350 for both of us, my wife also owns a 400BHP porsche panemera diesel, that's £400 with same company! Mind boggles as to why you need specialist insurers. Doesn't matter who it's with as long as your legally covered. Plus anyway, if some idiot hits you your still up that creek without a paddle regardless of a specialist insurer. Company knows of all mods on both vehicles.

 

 

 

performance on a non turbo does me well for the price im paying on insurance, gives me a nice pot to save up for a wrx/sti when i fancy one in the future

 

i with the aa and its £566pa im also 25 been driving 5 years and have 3 points

renault 1.6 is £460pa so worth the extra £100 to own a subaru non turbo

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I tried all the comparison websites and none got close to what a specialist insurer offered me. I pay 660 for my turbo 2000 with mods. all others were over £1000 before declaring mods. Each to their own and I certainly wouldn't knock what any company can offer specialist or not. It's worth checking them all first as some specialist also offer club discount that many mainstreams won't. Good luck!

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It matter's not one bit here if it's a turbo, non turbo, STI, WRX as long as it has the badge is all that matters ;)

The non turbos can be great cars lose weight better suspension and brakes with the AWD can be quick cars. As for the insurance I think it's ringing around and finding what suits you and pocket. Compare sites work for a few, for me can't stand them and not interested in any little cuddly toy or plastic robot. Unfortunately with specialist insurance it is a case of ring them all like playing tennis and play them off each other. Just like it was when I first started to drive but only real way to get best quotes is try them all. But for many people specialist usually give the best deals on these types of cars. 

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Can I ask you Dan...do you have points or just passed in the last few years?

insurance cos are weird and they all specialise in their own little areas so it's a case of phoning around as Gambit said.

No point me telling you who I'm with as in an old get who's had his licence since before you were born (until I worked that out I thought I was still 17 fuuuuuc).

I owned a GX and loved it.

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Yes mate unfortunately I made the stupid decision to pick a car up I'd just bought a couple of years ago without insurance. He lived 10 minutes down the road and I was pulled outside my house. Harsh lesson learnt. Got 6 points and a £500 fine.

 

Ah, thats gutting mate.

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