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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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+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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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).

 

So guess what I do now...

 

GLWTS!

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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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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:

 

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F321019865705

 

https://youtu.be/kGIOfjhL8QY

 

Again it's a pointless mod

 

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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.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F321019865705

 

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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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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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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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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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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