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  1. I'm embarrassed at how difficult I'm finding it to compose this notice, but i'm putting my Subaru up for sale (I don't remember getting this emotional when we waved goodbye to our trusty Honda Civic). For those of you who just want to deal in facts, I'll try to be as accurate as possible: 2005 Reg 2.0L Impreza WRX SL Optional full Leather, Heated seats,Sunroof pack and AC. Sonic Blue. (just under) 105,000miles. FSH. 2 keys. Completely straight example, owned by 1 family (2 owners) from new. Not modded, raced or rallied. The car was bought from new by my Dad (as a retirement gift to himself) his 2nd after i persuaded him to buy a 2000 classic blue Mica saloon in 1997 and he never looked back. Bought from Subaru Threeways garage in North Wales and run for the first 74,000 miles by him. I bought it off him in the April of 2013 and have had the car ever since. It's now done just short of 105,000miles (104,890, to be precise at the time of writing). Although it's been my only car, it's not been used for work and is very much just a weekend car, hence the slow down in mileage. Serviced by Subaru for the first 30,000 miles. Timing belt was done at 50,000 miles. This has been a much cherished car by two generations of my family, so why am i selling? Well in the name of transparency, after i had an ABS sensor changed a few weeks ago, i decided to have a service done this week, to head off any issues. They flagged up some corrosion on the underneath, at the rear of the car, the shocks are sticking and the engine is running a little warmer. Coupled to this are a few annoying issues (driver side window motor has gone and the passenger side headlamp is fogging up). Although I can't believe i'm saying this, whilst the car is still running well, it feels like the right time to sell. I decided to post here, as I wanted the car to go to someone who knew what they were looking at and would have the time and knowhow to spend on a project. I'm happy to take more pictures and field any questions. The car is in North Leeds (West Yorkshire), £6,000 (open to sensible offers). Call/Text any enquiries to Tim on 07882 583881
  2. Hey all been looking to replace the standard unit for a while but dont wana pay 300-400. looked at a few but any recommendations i just want DAB and it to connect to my iphone dont mind any decent aftermarket ones please share links :) Thanks all
  3. I saw this video comparing most Subaru Impreza exhaust but still cannot decide. Any tips on the best Subaru Impreza exhaust? hp? sound? I would appreciate hearing from those that already upgraded their exhaust.
  4. I just bought an '07 Impreza but I cannot find what specs it has using its VIN number. I have used a few VIN decoders and a lot of of them say invalid and some show me only half of what it is. For example one site shows the car as a 2008 2.5L Hatchback model when in reality it just a 2007 1.5L N/A Hatchback. I used http://www.cars101.com/subaru/vin.htm to try decode the VIN myself but the 5th position on my VIN is H which is not even talked about on that guide. Can someone please point me to right direction please so I can find out what exact specification my car has like trim and options? Help is always greatly appreciated.
  5. Is there anywhere i could buy actual tail lights that look like that and not the overlay thing?
  6. Hey I am planning on buying a 2009 Impreza hatch but i wanna make it look wider like an WRX or even an STI, but i have no idea if there is anywhere i could buy those OEM style wide fenders and bumpers.
  7. Hi all, hope everyone is doing well. I have some top mounts for sale on ebay and just thought I’d leave the link here in case someone’s looking. They have come from a 2004 blob wrx 4 door and are in perfect working order. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Subaru-Impreza-Suspension-GENUINE-Strut-TOP-MOUNTS/153934139407?hash=item23d730900f:g:e5sAAOSwnHdevwGD Thanks
  8. Hello, I have a Subaru Impreza 2009 WRX 2.5 hatch, it has the CD player head unit, I am considering installing a Sat Nav depending on how much is involved. My preference would be to fit the OEM one as the car is totally standard and unmolested. There seems to be OEM Sat Nav units available for about £250. Can anyone tell me what is involved in getting this to function once installed? Are there any codes needed before it will work with my car / ECU? What about updates etc? Can it be used as a navigation unit free without a subscription (Starlink)? As you can tell i don't know a lot about Sat Nav units but I have been working on cars a long time so installing it is no issue. Thanks for your help, Dave
  9. Is it me or are the brakes on the hawkeye 160bhp non turbo terrible? I literally feel they have zero stopping power. Now I'm aware clearly fluid, tryes, pads, discs all play a part in this however are they known for being a poor braking system on the hawkeye. Or is it my modle GD9 being a non turbo all having poor brakes. My classic WRX I had previously seemed to have a far greater stopping power. I have been looking at the GD9 brakes avaliable and looking at ebay it would appear STI WRX four pots and 2 pot calipers front and rears fit. Is this the case? If anyone has upgraded a non turbo braking system before any information would be greatly appricated. And I have looked already at the disc sizes for both systems (non turbo and wrx sti) they appear in my modle year to both be 266 and 277. Again any knowledge would be greatly appricated. Regards. Rich
  10. Hi I'm looking for a rear panel for a 1994-95 GC8, we're currently working through a nut and bolt restore on a Prodrive car and the only missing piece is this panel. I anybody has one for sale or can point me in the direction of one please let me know. cheers Steven
  11. been driving a good old Subaru 2009 with something like 140 000 km in the counter... i loved that car ! manual ride ! very responsive and sporty boxer engine but i had discovered my brake pedal was kinda unresponsive made it to the dealer as sonn as i discovered brake problems it was kind of the visible part of the iceberg but i have a plan to repair that car Now i bought an Impreza 2016 Hatchback Touring trim ! im very satisfied as always with Subaru product. Excellent comfort and habitability. i can discern a concern for detail very admirable. love those boxer engine and AWD Subaru is my ride
  12. I’m collecting a late 2005 model WRX Wagon next week, and the steering wheel is seriously tired - first picture (looks worse close up) I’d like to change it to the earlier version, also pictured, is this possible or will there be airbag issues? If not this one are there any other options I have? Any help much appreciated. James
  13. Hi all, I’m the owner of The Shine Guys, a mobile detailing company in Wales I’ve just bought a 2003 legacy Gl that I’d like to operate from so I will be converting it into a van. I will be posting the build thread here! Any detailing services required drop me a message on 07715328072, a discount will be added for customers gained from this forum. I would like to do a free paint correction and protection, to someone local! to be considered feel free to message me on what’s app with a pic of your wildest scooby and your location. Thanks Chris
  14. Hello all, Picked up my 2.0D Impreza hatch (2009) on New Year's Eve, with just over 70k on the clock. I've been lurking on the forums and joined a couple of Facebook pages, but thought it was about time to get involved properly! My hatch is fully stock (as far as I'm aware) and runs rather well, despite the standard cold start diesel slapping! Where do other diesel owners go for parts (performance and stock) in the UK? And what parts i.e. suspension can cross over with the WRX and STI models? Nice to meet you all and Tia for any assistance!
  15. After many years of adoring the Subaru brand from afar, I finally decided to make my first purchase recently when I made a little bit of money. I wanted something fun to drive and found a 2003 Subaru Impreza for sale near me. So I have owned it for about 1 month now. People keep asking me questions about it, but I am not very knowlegable about the intimate details of the Subaru, or of cars in general. I'm hoping my time here on these forums will help me learn exactly what I bought and hopefully get some tips to keep it running as well as it does, and for general improvements I could make. I look forward to my time here. Alex.
  16. Suburu Imprezza WRX STI Type UK AWD Full service history Millage around 65k 2.5 petrol 300bhp Manual 6 speed gear box MOT until July 2020 62 plate Owned since July 2019 (reluctant sale) Imaculate body and paint work Small scuff passanger side alloy After market exhaust Grimspeed oil return hose plus additional aftermarket upgrades Side and front splitters Recaro seats (half leather) All internal systems spot on Clean inside (small wear to carpet near accelerator) Viewings welcome but no time wasters. Plate not included
  17. Team after selling my impreza back in 2015 I have returned to the fold. I now have an R sport 2.0L non turbo hawkeye model year 07. It sadly curentnly only has an equal manifold on it, I have the parts in mind to change this situation, however I was wondering if anyone can recommend a decent custom exhaust fitter within Cornwall or Devon. I'm aware of the problem adding an unequal header can cause as I don't want to throw any ECU lights up so it may also need a remap. Any advice would be great fully received. Regards Rich.
  18. Hi people sorry if this is covered elsewhere but i have an 07plate 1.5 na impreza coupe and im looking for coilovers. Would ones that say they fit wrx/sti fit the 1.5 hawkeye coupe? Thanks so much peeps im new to the scooby scene
  19. My dream car owned for 3 years, perfect condition, 27,000 miles genuine, very fast - but my income now less than half when I bought it, I can no longer afford to run it. Have been advertising it for 10 weeks or more on AutoTrader and ebay - currently asking 16K. Not one person has come to see it. PX not an option as dealers won't touch an import. Any constructive ideas please on how/where to advertise it Many thanks - silverfernuk
  20. Hi. Impreza 2008 2.0l Sport, bog standard hatch. Had the clutch replaced at a Subaru garage, wasn't right, severe vibration at low speed and a warning light came on, Hillstop assist, never seen it had to look it up. Took the car back and they admitted they'd made a mistake, the gearbox was put back in slightly wrong and had to remove and reposition the gearbox andthere was an issue with how they had reconnected the reverse, that caused the hill light. Then 2 days later passenger side of the car filled up with water when my wife drove in the rain. They fobbed my wife off by removing the sill drain plug to let the water out and said no way have they caused anything that could allow water to get in. Have any of you guys got any idea where the water could be coming in please? They say the sill had filled up and overflowed into the caqbin?? Really, can that happen? It was a few inches deep and the car now stinks, there's still loads under the carpet to be sucked out. Another warning light came on the 2nd day of driving it too, again had to look it up. The auto headlight adjustment warning light is on but my fault code finder finds nothing. I don't go in to see them or I will end up falling out with them. Only started to have any trouble with the car when it went in to them...
  21. Hello people, the front brakes on my 2008 impreza rx are binding so I now want to upgrade them I believe they are 2 pot vented at the moment. From research I dont think sti ones won't fit but will the wrx 4 pot ones fit?? I've found wrx pro calipers and disks for about £250. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Cheers
  22. Good to be here. Currently on my 3rd subie but this ones a long term project. Mechanically nearly finished then time for bodywork and interior. Photos to follow
  23. I hope this is allowed on here, since lego have not yet released a subaru in their range of vehicles, I've decided to create one and submit it to lego for possible release as an actual set. If it gets enough votes, it will be considered for Becoming an official set. Hopefully people on here like it enough to vote for it, just click on the link. https://ideas.lego.com/projects/24b7c6d0-a50f-4a07-a8ba-6d75baa77f43
  24. Hi. I have a seibon Carbon bonnet on my 2005 blobeye however the current washer jet nozzles seem to be too small and move about in the new bonnets holes, are larger ones available and does anyone know from where or have any ideas. Gratefull for your responses.
  25. *** BREAKING NOW *** SUBARU IMPREZA WRX STI WIDETRACK 2007 2.0LTR JDM DCCD TWINSCROLL ALL PARTS AVAILABLE 76k MILES COLOUR CODE 32J CAN POST ANYWHERE FULL BREMBO SET £700 STI GOLD ALLOY WHEELS £200 3 SPOKE STEERING WHEEL £200 REAR HIGH LEVEL SPOILER £300 BONNET SCOOP £90 6 SPEED GEARBOX SETUP £2500 ENGINE TWINSCROLL TURBO PM OR CALL FOR PRICES AND AVAILABILITY *** 01227 860 843 *** FITTING AVAILABLE https://www.eastkentsubaru.com We also have thousands of other subaru items in our ebay store. https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/eastkentsubaruspares
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