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Hello to all.

 

New member here looking to purchase a Legacy b4 rsk twin turbo.

I have no idea or any knowledge of this type of car and im hoping that someone on the site will be able to help me.....cos i don't want to buy a lemon.

 

What are the common isues to look for?

The car is 2001 model just imported.

 

I have never owned a Japanese car, are parts expensive.

 

Thank you in advance for any help you may provide.

 

 

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Hello,

 

Thank you for reply.

 

Im looking at purchasing this one though i know nothing about any of them.   

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Subaru-Legacy-B4-RSK-2-0i-Twin-Turbo-Auto-/381091634771?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item58bad4de53

 

Its only a couple of miles from me, comes with 3 months warranty and £2500 cheaper.

years m.o.t.

Test driving on monday.

 

Its parked next to the one you sent a link to.

 

Thanks 

 

Mike.

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The gen 3 that you are looking at is a twin turbo. The gen 4 mentioned is a twin scroll turbo.

 

The gen 3 twin turbo setup is not to everyones taste. The primary turbo runs out of boost before it boosts again along with the secondary turbo. There is a 3-500rpm rev range between the turbos that is commonly referred to as the VOD or 'valley of death' It means you have to plan overtakes more as you don't want to pull out and find you have no boost.

 

The twinscroll does away with that.

 

Personally I prefer the gen 3 twin turbo. Its difficult to describe but  it has more character. That's just personal opinion and you really need to drive both for yourself.

 

Both cars are of an age when rust may be an issue so check that side of it carefully. They are not prone to rust any more than any other car but check anyway. Interiors wear well so they should show little sign or wear.

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Tank you Tom_gr7 and Tlag,

 

I get the name now Tlag...lol.

 

Im thinking newer car v better looks, as i prefer the older look.

 

Both cars are direct imports from Japan and look too good for their age, both are standard with no modifications (though i would not know) The guy will not budge on price so its the price stated or no purchase.

Are they easy to service?

 

When i go back on monday i'll look closely at the wheel arches.

 

Sorry for all the questions don't mean to be a pain in the a**

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Yeah definitely test drive both of them. :)

 

I love my legacy. It's a pretty solid car, It's on 103k now and was 86k went i got it. Since getting it i've had a new clutch fitted and will be getting a new exhaust soon. Other than new brakes and a full service service its been spot on. Handles lovely too!

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I'm sure you've done some googling about, but don't forget to consider you'll have it run it on V-Power or Tesco momentum- or any other 99RON fuels if you're thinking about general running costs.

Might be pointing out the obvious, but I'd hate for you to own it for a week and blow it up.

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Well Hello all,

 

Thank you all for helping.

 

Its official ...Im now a suburu owner.

 

I drove both cars and decided to go for the newer version.

I could not find rust anywhere on the body work or under the arches, no doubt there is some somewhere underneath.

Imported 2 months ago 10 months m.o.t, drives like a dream.

Is it fast......wow.

No written warranty but the owner of the garage specialises in these vehicles and has done so for the past 16 years he is local to me and stated he will repair anything that needs doing within three months of purchase if needed.

it looks far better than any i could find on the net.

 

But ....all the books are in Japanese and i need instructions....lol

 

Could someone tell me please.

Whats the little black button for next to the auto shift?

 

Mike.

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I'm sure you've done some googling about, but don't forget to consider you'll have it run it on V-Power or Tesco momentum- or any other 99RON fuels if you're thinking about general running costs.

Might be pointing out the obvious, but I'd hate for you to own it for a week and blow it up.

No i have not seen anything regarding fuel.

I though i could use premium or normal unleaded.

 

What should i use? 

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Congratulations! You won't look back now!

Because Japan have a higher octane level than our standard unleaded, the imports are designed to run on that. Tesco momentum or she'll v-power are 99RON are the closest we have in this country. Momentum is cheaper but Shell do a driver's club card that'll get you money back :)

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