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Who here owns a Subaru?

Discussion in 'Motors' started by ScoobyDoo69, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Lashout_UK

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 2, 2004

    Posts: 11,724

    Location: SE England

    About 25cm longer, I think, compared to a second-gen Impreza. I can actually sit comfortably in the back of a Legacy, so it's evidently put to good use.
     
  2. akaFonzie

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 1, 2014

    Posts: 735

    I do recall the back seats in the blob eye being quite comical tbh! Do they feel like driving a barge? I like the idea of a big car but then I also like the feel of driving small, nimble cars!
     
  3. Lashout_UK

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 2, 2004

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    Location: SE England

    It's a slender and comparatively light car so it doesn't feel that way, no (at least, that is, in Bilstein-equipped Spec B form); you're aware of its extra length, though, compared to an Impreza or Forester. It doesn't have quite the same mechanical feel as either of those two, either, but that has its advantages – it just depends what you're looking for.

    If you want something more refined and spacious (although the Forester is good in the back as well), it's a sound choice. An Impreza will feel more nimble, however, and both that and the Forester have a shorter footprint. And, of course, the latter can simply drive over most things – so there's an extra carefree-feeling aspect to its nature.
     
  4. Uncle_Gravy

    Mobster

    Joined: Aug 11, 2012

    Posts: 4,193

    Location: S.E Wales

    Is the H6 in the legacy belt or chain driven? After the cost of changing the cambelt on my 1.2Clio years ago, I kinda swore never to own a belt driven car again, which kinda eliminates most Subarus haha.
     
  5. Lashout_UK

    Capodecina

    Joined: Mar 2, 2004

    Posts: 11,724

    Location: SE England

    Chain.

    You shouldn't really let timing belts put you off, though, particularly in the case of the Subaru H4s. They're quiet, reliable and the intervals are long. Every 50k or five years for most boxers, IIRC. Very straightforward to change, too. Just renew the idlers at the same time to avoid potential grief later.
     
  6. Meridian

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 11,900

    Location: Vvardenfell

    It's 60k for my bugeye, so I assume the same for any Newage.
     
  7. j0s

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 10, 2004

    Posts: 624

    Location: Lincoln

    This is mine

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  8. Biffa

    Man of Honour

    Joined: Oct 30, 2002

    Posts: 15,523

    Location: Surrey

    nice!
     
  9. j0s

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 10, 2004

    Posts: 624

    Location: Lincoln

    Cheers buddy, not seen many of these about
     
  10. ScoobyDoo69

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Aug 27, 2003

    Posts: 9,410

    Location: West Midlands

    Don't have to look too far. I have the same and same colour :D
     
  11. akaFonzie

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 1, 2014

    Posts: 735

    Does anybody own a JDM hatch STI? It's one of the many i'm considering when car is sold, and have a bit of a soft spot for the hatch but want to avoid the 2.5 engine!
     
  12. akaFonzie

    Hitman

    Joined: Jun 1, 2014

    Posts: 735

    Took a deposit on my car today, and there's a spec b legacy manual for sale near me with a few mods; i'm tempted to go have a look! Unsure if he's asking top end of what it's worth though (4.5k @ 115k miles). Looks fairly tidy!
     
  13. EddScott

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 8,210

    Location: Pembrokeshire

    Seriously considering getting another Subaru. Short list is Type R, Spec C Type RA or last/current gen STI. Have had 2 classics and a MY17 STI so GDB is only one I haven't had so far.
     
  14. Haze

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 10, 2007

    Posts: 3,117

    I am edging ever closer to getting a jdm forester cross sport twindscrolll, fingers crossed by the end of the month
     
  15. Haze

    Mobster

    Joined: Jan 10, 2007

    Posts: 3,117

    Anyone bothered with fitting an aftermarket alarm system? I asked on a Facebook group, but just got a sarcastic comment that people don't bother
     
  16. agw_01

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 11, 2004

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    I think the factory Sigma is decent enough (CAT1) but I've read a lot of stories of it failing and leaving cars immobilised. The thing with aftermarket alarms though is that from my experience, installers don't tend to physically integrate them very well, thus they're easy to locate and remove. I installed a couple of Toad AI606s into my old Rovers and completely stripped the dash and trim out to install.

    I really like the Toad and have another one here to put into my Scoob at some point.

    I'd probably go with a disklock over getting someone to badly install an aftermarket alarm.
     
  17. EddScott

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: Pembrokeshire

    Yesterday I instructed TorqueGT to start looking for a Spec C Type RA for me.

    There are 4 that I know of already in the UK for sale but each one raised questions - not correct wheels and suspesnion (important "to me" on an RA) one had a 50K haircut. One really nice but mileage too high for what I want.

    I have an image of how I want it to go - arranging the import with TorqueGT, taking it to EngineTuner once it's arrived for a few small changes. Then pick up once it's all ready.

    Friend has offered to do a "mates rates" refresh underneath (powder coat, new fittings, new bushes) as long as I don't mind how long it takes him. He's very particular with cars and has built some stunning Clios.

    Quite prepared for it to take months to even get the car here but prepared to wait. I didn't wait it out last time and kinda regret it.
     
  18. ScoobyDoo69

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    Location: West Midlands

    Sounds like a plan @EddScott ! Hopefully it works out quickly :)
     
  19. pigeonguyuk

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 11, 2012

    Posts: 1,095

    Location: Bangor - Northern Ireland

    Anyone any idea what they think would be reasonable price for the sale of my old registration plate

    A9 WRX
     
  20. Axeboy

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 13, 2002

    Posts: 4,648

    Location: Scotland

    Not quite as fun maybe as some of the other Subarus but we finally ended up with one :)

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