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Morning all, new to the forum just looking into buying my first forester I've had impreza wagons before great cars, I'm looking at a 2005 forester wrx sti at the moment Japanese import with 59k on it, the dealers looking for 17,750 for it which seems about right to me. I'm just trying to look into running costs tax insurance group etc, but can't seem to find anything, anyone got any ideas?
 
 
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insurance can be a complete minefiled and prices seem to change from day to day. best bet is give your current insurer and ring and ask. Could also try some of the specialists like keith michaels.

 

running costs tbh i didnt find much difference between a wrx and sti or the wifes forester.

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The price sounds scandalous to me, compare with a bog standard 2.5XT which can be found here for circa £5/7k with similar mileage.

No it won't have quite the same looks as the STi but the performance is more than adequate and it's just a standard UK car for insurance purposes (our premium approx £300 but i am an old geezer) with easily available parts*, the only downsides are the £700 VED stinger and the higher possibility of underbody rust (exacerbated if the vehicle has lived in Scotland), the difference in the initial price would take dozens of years to eat into the VED difference.

Our 2008 XT isn't rusted, i've taken steps to keep it rust free but it won't be the only one.

* exhausts are always an issue with rare models, OE are ridiculous costs, no correct aftermarket mild systems anywhere for the turbo versions (2" instead of the correct 2.5" bore) so stainless is a must when the time comes, this will be the same whether XTi or standard XT, our stainless cost £300 fitted 4 or 5 years ago.

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17 hours ago, Judd said:

The price sounds scandalous to me, compare with a bog standard 2.5XT which can be found here for circa £5/7k with similar mileage.

No it won't have quite the same looks as the STi but the performance is more than adequate and it's just a standard UK car for insurance purposes (our premium approx £300 but i am an old geezer) with easily available parts*, the only downsides are the £700 VED stinger and the higher possibility of underbody rust (exacerbated if the vehicle has lived in Scotland), the difference in the initial price would take dozens of years to eat into the VED difference.

Our 2008 XT isn't rusted, i've taken steps to keep it rust free but it won't be the only one.

* exhausts are always an issue with rare models, OE are ridiculous costs, no correct aftermarket mild systems anywhere for the turbo versions (2" instead of the correct 2.5" bore) so stainless is a must when the time comes, this will be the same whether XTi or standard XT, our stainless cost £300 fitted 4 or 5 years ago.

xt and sti are very very different animals, bit like wrx vs sti impreza wrx 5/6k decent sti 15/20k. decent examples go for good money now adays.

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