smallzoo

looking at used impreza

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As well as seeing a Forester I have also spotted an imprezza 2.0GX (2005)

As on my other post I am a carer that only does about 4k miles a year, wants reliability and a nice car to drive with hopefully no big bills for next 12 months

Does this fit the bill ?

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201910133276247

I check the MOT history but it only has the last one , no previous ones, although the advert says it has been with the family all the time and not rust etc

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That one sold

but I really like another one I have seen

2009 Subaru Impreza 2.0 R , full dealership history, 9 months MOT (KT59UDB), 3 months warranty, 100k miles £2280

Had 2 subaru's ( over 15 years ago ) and they never missed a beat...

Only doing 4k miles a year, 80% local, 20% maybe 60mile max

Advice pls before it goes ?

 

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Sounds good to me. Have a test drive in it.

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Correct me if Im wrong... I had some comments made on another forum which said that it would cost me an arm and a leg if it went wrong ?

Is that correct ?

My car has packed up so couldn't get there as I am a carer who is luckily working locally

The advert is

https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201907049703108

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Any car costs a lot of money if it goes wrong. It seems a fair price and will at least come with 3 months waranty. Buying it from a Subaru dealer is probably a good thing as they would have known what they were doing when they preped for sale.

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thanks

I presume tho.. that the parts are more expensive than a Ford and the independent good dealers are rarer ?

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12 hours ago, smallzoo said:

Correct me if Im wrong... I had some comments made on another forum which said that it would cost me an arm and a leg if it went wrong ?

Is that correct ?

This depends what it is plus what type of parts you use to maintain the motor.

The RX does not have a turbo so one less element to go wrong, Had mine now about 5 years, have serviced regularly and only replaced brake pads plus tyres and had a weeping bush on the fwd rear diff support bracket (replaced with an WRX alloy item from breakers & saved nearly a Kg in weight) the original exhaust has been replaced by a cat back SS cobra item, other than that the motor has not missed a beat and as approaching 90K I would consider replacing the headgaskets as preventative maintenance as the OEM subaru items are not made from great material.

I suppose only other thing to consider for aesthetics is a wheel refurb, or get a set of steels?

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