s_tubb23 Posted September 22, 2014 Share Posted September 22, 2014 Good Morning Chaps and Chapettes,I’d like to take the opportunity to introduce myself. I’m Shaun, fromWolverhampton and looking to take my first dive into Impreza ownership butwould very much appreciate if I could ask a few questions (apologies if I amrepeating what you may have heard before).I have come across quite a few buying guides (they’re great and give a reallygood insight into what to look for) and I’d like to think I have a decentamount of general knowledge thanks to a childhood spent hooked on Gran Turismoand WRC. That said I have a very basic mechanical knowledge and hopefully thiswill allow to have a tinker and learn more.Basically I’m looking to purchase a second car, currently have an E91 320dEstate for family duties and the commute, don’t get me wrong it’s a lovelymotor and rear wheel drive is fun but after previously owning a Clio 172 and anFN2 Type-R – I’m missing the joys of petrol.I have about 2000 to 2500 to spend but this is where I need some advice.Ideally I would like to start doing some Road Rallies, Hill Climbs, Sprints etc.Now I realise that my budget will not allow me to get into those activitiesstraight away but I’d like to buy a car that I can work on and get towards thatpoint. I have seen quite a few classic turbo’s for the 1000 to 1500 mark whichwould be well in budget and allow me some to change bits if necessary but inyour opinion what are the turbo models like? Obviously interior is not aconcern as I will most likely be taking most of it out but how do they drive? Ihave seen 6 Second 0-60’s quoted but is this accurate? How good are they forhandling, suspension, brakes etc? In my head I have always wanted an STI but unfortunatelyI cannot see the budget stretching that far, is it worth waiting another yearor two and getting an STI or can a turbo provide a similar experience? I havealso seen a few WRX’s in the classic shape – a little more pricey but stillaffordable, how do these compare to a turbo? There also appears to be the oddbug eye WRX knocking about towards the 2500 end of my budget. Again how dothese compare? Would I be better off getting the newer shape or would I be runninginto a lot of problems buying a cheap bug eye.Another thing I need to consider is insurance, I’m 26 next month and have 8years no claims. What sort of price would you expect me to be paying for whatsay 1000 maybe 2000 mile premium? I realise this is a mammoth post and if you have made it this far then thankyou for sticking with me. As I said I am new to the scene and would love to getinvolved but just trying to make sure I can make the man maths work. Any helpand/or advice would be greatly appreciated.Thanks,Shaun Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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