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Postby Stonehaven » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:40 pm

The Porsche probably isn't any good in winter but my WRX Scoobie is so I have now fully succumbed to Scoobie temptation...

Hawkeye 2.5 WRX STi PPP (316 BHP)

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Re: New beast

Postby sarahlc » Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:58 pm

Awesome looking car there Mark 8)
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Re: New beast

Postby tjay » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:26 am

:D :D Hi Mark,fantastic looking car, looks the dogs b*****ks will be great on clear roads,better than snow eh !!!
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Re: New beast

Postby Blondie » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:07 am

Very nice!

We bought our 03 WRX in MAy and though I didn't warm to it at first, I love it now.

The heated leather seats have been great in this weather, not to mention the 4WD.

Very tempted to get a hawk eye, and long term, an RB320 - drool!
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Re: New beast

Postby Stonehaven » Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:21 am

Blondie wrote:Very nice!

We bought our 03 WRX in MAy and though I didn't warm to it at first, I love it now.

The heated leather seats have been great in this weather, not to mention the 4WD.

Very tempted to get a hawk eye, and long term, an RB320 - drool!


Apart from the suspension and leather my car is very similar to RB320 e.g. mechanically the same with PPP etc but the main difference is price - RB320 needs to drop a lot!
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Re: New beast

Postby The Pram » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:37 pm

Mark, what are you like? LOL

Nice looking thing though. How many cars do you have in the drive now then??

Don't suppose you have any spare alloys do you? The AA man said mine are corroding on the inside and that is why one of my tyres keeping going flat!

Hope you are keeping well anyway 8)
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Re: New beast

Postby OldSpice » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:27 pm

The Pram wrote:Mark, what are you like? LOL

Nice looking thing though. How many cars do you have in the drive now then??

Don't suppose you have any spare alloys do you? The AA man said mine are corroding on the inside and that is why one of my tyres keeping going flat!

Hope you are keeping well anyway 8)


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Re: New beast

Postby Stonehaven » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:32 pm

The Pram wrote:Mark, what are you like? LOL

Nice looking thing though. How many cars do you have in the drive now then??

Don't suppose you have any spare alloys do you? The AA man said mine are corroding on the inside and that is why one of my tyres keeping going flat!

Hope you are keeping well anyway 8)



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Re: New beast

Postby The Pram » Wed Dec 29, 2010 1:51 pm

Stonehaven wrote: PM sent - have wheels


Will travel :mrgreen:
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Re: New beast

Postby drumtochty » Wed Dec 29, 2010 5:54 pm

When I traded in my 5 year old Impreza WRX in 2006 for a non turbo 160 bhp Impreza Sport R for very good financial reasons, I had my Mr Sensible hat on.

Two months later driving into Aberdeen on the way to work one morning, I nearly walked out the present car at 70 mph to claim back my WRX that was overtaking me at the time. There is something about the ear to ear smile you get with a Turbo Impreza.

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Re: New beast

Postby Blondie » Thu Dec 30, 2010 10:20 am

Aye, but the RB320 is still a bit of a jump up.

See you got it from Sunnyhill in Turriff, which is where we got ours from too!
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Re: New beast

Postby Stonehaven » Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:46 pm

Blondie wrote:Aye, but the RB320 is still a bit of a jump up.

See you got it from Sunnyhill in Turriff, which is where we got ours from too!



well spotted on the dealer... with regard to the RB320 the engine, drive train and power are the same as mine and I really can't see how the market justifies 50% extra money for leather, revised suspension, some grills and badges - it is nice though!
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Re: New beast

Postby GRWP » Sun Feb 20, 2011 2:14 am

Seems to be a theme going here.... MX-5 and Imprezas....

I have a 2004 WRX (from Sunnyhill Sept 2008) - and still lovin it. But just bought an MX-5 for a summer play thing. 2002 Phoenix 1.8iSE - hope its fun - I collect it next week :)
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Re: New beast

Postby iainf » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:50 am

Over a decade later I too have succumbed to the Impreza MX-5 mix.
However nothing like the beastie above - just a standard turbo WRX Wagon, (though rare in red) except for a Prodrive exhaust and my headlight conversion and is destined for a sensible family transport life... :wink:
Picked it up through friends in Aberdeen Scoobies.

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Re: New beast

Postby The Pram » Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:49 am

Would I be bad if I said my dad had one of these and he was a pensioner?

I'm fellng a tad challenging!
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Re: New beast

Postby iainf » Fri Mar 11, 2011 2:00 am

The Pram wrote:Would I be bad if I said my dad had one of these and he was a pensioner?


Not at all, good for him I am sure he enjoyed putting his foot down.

And anyway there is a whole school of thought that the wagon is the better car, with better weight, balance, handling, aerodynamics, slightly less painful insurance and a mildly better mpg than the saloon... that would be a more challenging comment ( just wait and see :D :wink: )
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Re: New beast

Postby drumtochty » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:20 am

Nothing wrong with a WRX wagon for getting that ear to ear smile.

Just magic, I see Subaru UK is no longer selling them only the WRX STI due I assume to the emissions that make the road tax £450 which does not make sence for a £20k car.

Subaru has to come up with something like the Golf FSI engine to survive!

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Re: New beast

Postby Colin » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:31 pm

Stonehaven wrote:The Porsche probably isn't any good in winter but my WRX Scoobie is so I have now fully succumbed to Scoobie temptation...

Interestingly my brother has just got rid of his WRX Scoobie because it's no good in winter! Just taken over a Range Rover in time for this weekend's snow.
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Re: New beast

Postby drumtochty » Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:42 pm

Colin wrote:
Stonehaven wrote:The Porsche probably isn't any good in winter but my WRX Scoobie is so I have now fully succumbed to Scoobie temptation...

Interestingly my brother has just got rid of his WRX Scoobie because it's no good in winter! Just taken over a Range Rover in time for this weekend's snow.


On the standard ZR rated 215 40 17 tyres, the WRX was a waste of time in slippy conditions and looked for places to slide. I put a set of the same size Snowproxies on and it was excellent.

Mark in Stonhaven, I believe had also put on winter tyres in the winter of 2009/2010, so was impressed with his Impreza in the snow.

A friend in a BMW X5 tells the same story that the standard supplied tyres were high speed motorway tyres and noticed a vast difference with M&S tyres.

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