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1997 Subaru Impreza estate automatic 2.0GL - All tickets sold:) Payment details being sent.

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#1 OFFLINE   Heidel_Kakao

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 12:48 AM

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Not much to say about this really, has MOT till 27-02-2019. It's been perfectly reliable all the time I have owned it and I wouldn't hesitate to drive it any distance.

It's a bit scruffy, exhaust is blowing and one of the tyres has a slow puncture and being honest it's not particularly economical in the fuel consumption department.

Is located in Brierley Hill, DY5 postcode.

Thanks for looking :)
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 01:03 AM

Swap for my primera m8!
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 07:24 AM

Fantastic cars, mpg isn’t great but isn’t that bad compared to a lot of premium brands offerings. Mine would happily do well over 30 on a run which is acceptable.

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 07:27 AM

+1, nice cars. I found my na Impreza adequate rather than fast, and the car could clearly take a lot more.

Which is why I have a spec B now. This one looks clean and will be a fine WBoD

All Subarus get the same fuel economy, so don't assume it'll be better than a 3.0 or a turbo one.

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 09:06 AM

Fuck, don't spose you fancy a BMW 318 Tourer as a swap eh, eh, eh?

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 09:43 AM

Does it have a low box?

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 09:49 AM

Getting rarer, these - and seems a very fair price for quite a usable old thing.

 

I tried to maximise the fuel consumption on my Forester XT by driving it everywhere very very gently and not making short hops etc, but then worked out there's only about 3mpg difference between giffering about the place (32mpg) and hooning it at every opportunity (29mpg).

 

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 09:50 AM

If it has a boot liner and you're willing to sell it separately, please let me know.

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 09:55 AM

Not seen one that cheap with test for a while. Pre eggmas bargain alert.
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:43 AM

I always find the bog spec of these strangely alluring. Especially the back end.


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Posted 14 November 2018 - 12:41 PM

uuuuuhhhh, I love this


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Posted 14 November 2018 - 03:41 PM

Been told you can swap the manifold from a loudy one onto one of these and you’ll get the same sound....

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 06:25 PM

Been told you can swap the manifold from a loudy one onto one of these and you’ll get the same sound....

Does the manifold off a louder one not have a turbo bolted to it?
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 08:47 PM

Been told you can swap the manifold from a loudy one onto one of these and you’ll get the same sound....

Sort of correct

The N/A downpipes are equal length (or close to being so)

The turbo downpipes are unequal length, so the exhaust gases from the two banks are out of phase, and you get that distinctive burble noise.

You could possibly use turbo downpipes and fabricate something to fill the gap where the turbo should be, or you can get unequal length downpipes specifically for the N/A engine but probably aren't worth the cost. Added to which equal length downpipes are better for power, which is why a lot of seriously tuned turbo Imprezas lose their burble....

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 09:23 PM

If it were so easy to get an NA Impreza to do the Turbo-burble someone would have figured a way years ago.
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Posted 14 November 2018 - 10:27 PM

'its easy to do a pointless mod on these to make them noisier'


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Posted 14 November 2018 - 10:29 PM

If it were so easy to get an NA Impreza to do the Turbo-burble someone would have figured a way years ago.

It's the unequal length downpipes, like I said tuned turbos running equal length downpipes don't do it.

On the N/A cars the boy racer brigade usually don't go much further than fitting a massive rear silencer so just get a drone. But you can buy these:

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Again it's a pointless mod

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 10:45 PM

It's the unequal length downpipes, like I said tuned turbos running equal length downpipes don't do it.

On the N/A cars the boy racer brigade usually don't go much further than fitting a massive rear silencer so just get a drone. But you can buy these:

https://rover.ebay.c...tm/321019865705

https://youtu.be/kGIOfjhL8QY

Again it's a pointless mod

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I knew the reason for the unique sound (as you describe) but I didn't know anyone had gotten around to making something that could fake it.
It was always the first thing anyone asked after they had bought an NA Impreza. The answer was always "just buy a turbo" lol.

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 10:50 PM

I knew the reason for the unique sound (as you describe) but I didn't know anyone had gotten around to making something that could fake it.
It was always the first thing anyone asked after they had bought an NA Impreza. The answer was always "just buy a turbo" lol.

Over here insurance on a barried 1.6 with declared modifications was almost as much as a turbo anyway

And usually the owners of the replicas got very pissed off when you pointed out the lack of a rear diff.......

One fella we used to knock around with transplanted an entire interior, bodykit, wheels, bonnet etc and done the full STI sticker job on a 1.6. My rover was still quicker......

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 01:26 AM

Swap for my primera m8!

  

Fuck, don't spose you fancy a BMW 318 Tourer as a swap eh, eh, eh?

  
Thanks for the offers but not looking for swaps as it's "fleet" reduction time.

Does it have a low box?

No just a four speed slush box
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Posted 15 November 2018 - 06:22 PM

And usually the owners of the replicas got very pissed off when you pointed out the lack of a rear diff.......


Really? I thought that all Imprezas were 4WD.
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Posted 15 November 2018 - 06:31 PM

Really? I thought that all Imprezas were 4WD.

Most of the N/A are FWD only, so a 1.6 4wd is a rare beast

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 06:32 PM

What, since when? I've never seen an fwd one..

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 06:35 PM

What, since when? I've never seen an fwd one..


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Posted 15 November 2018 - 06:56 PM

92 to 96 and then 4WD only from 97 onwards.

Not sure that's the case, my wife's uncle had a facelift 1998 1.6 FWD

I think the LX models were FWD only until the classic shape was binned

But I'm not a Subaru expert so happy to be proved wrong. We did get the odd strange spec imported from the south of Ireland, 1.6 LX 3 door for example

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 07:04 PM

Not sure that's the case, my wife's uncle had a facelift 1998 1.6 FWD
I think the LX models were FWD only until the classic shape was binned
But I'm not a Subaru expert so happy to be proved wrong. We did get the odd strange spec imported from the south of Ireland, 1.6 LX 3 door for example
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I misread Wikipedia :( that was for North America.
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Posted 15 November 2018 - 07:32 PM

Outside the turbot the Impreza sold over here on value for money and reliability, quite a few giffers bought the boggo 1.6 and wouldn't have stumped up for FWD.

quite a few fwd ones did find homes with rural folk, but they lost out big time by not having a diesel - in rural Ireland derv is a religion.

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 07:58 PM

Any interest in a roffle for this? £7 a ticket or two for £12. We appear to be at peak roffle though.....
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Posted 20 November 2018 - 08:47 PM

2 randoms please


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Posted 20 November 2018 - 08:52 PM

I hope this comes available again when I'm able to do something about it!


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