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Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby LQDSNK » August 10th, 2015, 12:11 am

Fellas I'm considering buying one of the 2010 Subaru Impreza hatchbacks that seem to be popular on the RORO market right now at a 68-75k price range.

Any pointers on service costs, reliability, availability of parts and mechanics I would appreciate. I'm no sports driver I just like the vibe of the car, coming from a 2001 Mitsubishi Lancer.

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby redrum » August 10th, 2015, 6:39 am

I am buying one roll on roll off, its cheaper than a tiida with stronger suspension more features 4wd etc.
Maintainance will be more costly cause its a Subaru.

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby evolution91 » August 10th, 2015, 8:13 am

Well ive purchased one abt 10 months ago, no problems what so evrr, bamboo have parts stocked, very fuel efficient... its a good car overall, keep it stock thou

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby LQDSNK » August 10th, 2015, 12:57 pm

noted at maintenance and reliability. Let me know which RORO dealers you guys used so I can add them to my checklist. PM me if anything.

Which gas are you using Evo?

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby evolution91 » August 10th, 2015, 1:00 pm

Super all the way with a fuel treatment ever so often.. i bought from ft car services... took a chance bt the ppl were really professional

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby supercharged turbo » August 10th, 2015, 1:21 pm

In what way does it cost less than the fielder to maintain?Hearing this from a good bit of ppl

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby racedriverpro » August 10th, 2015, 2:31 pm

How fast are these imprezas?

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby Bullet_proof » August 10th, 2015, 4:09 pm

I bought one 2months ago. All good so far....spacious inside, good suspension, nice look.
There are some small parts u could get online thats cheaper than local market (air filters, oil filters etc).

Note: shop around for a spare key.

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby LQDSNK » August 11th, 2015, 6:03 pm

Yeah fellas, good recommendations thanks.

What you mean by spare key @ bullet proof? Get one from the dealer or get one made?

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby Bullet_proof » August 11th, 2015, 8:52 pm

Mine has the push start. If you buying it new you should invest on a spare because of all the censors...and if you loss your key...well you in trouble.

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby legacyspecb » August 12th, 2015, 7:38 pm

^^^ Lots of guys programming push to start proximity keys locally. So have no fear.

I got a spare recently for the push start system..the dealer only had one key available and I really didn't wana take the chance with just one key.

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby nervewrecker » August 12th, 2015, 7:45 pm

racedriverpro wrote:How fast are these imprezas?

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They on par with most other cars in its class.
Test drove one already and it runs very nice. When you get behind the steering of a Subaru you don't wanna drive anything else.

Have a pal with one and no complaints. Most parts places stock basic parts and you can find various items readily available online.
There are a lot of tutorials online wrt diy servicing.

Parts are very durable from what I was told by an uncle with one. He don't pet his.
Not sure if it needs super or premium. You can probably retune for super if is anything I suppose.

Don't go putting 20" rims on it and cutting the 4 springs to come in here and talk sh!+ about the cars after.

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby unmannerly » August 12th, 2015, 8:06 pm

My Subaru was one of d best cars I had ever owned....literally d car barely ever gave any trouble....no regrets... Wish I could've gotten it back:-(

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby racedriverpro » August 12th, 2015, 9:14 pm

Right nw am in between buying a d40 Navara and a Subaru. Always wanted a Subaru. Always told myself my next car must have 4 wheel disc brakes, turbo etc...sacrificed disc brakes for tray with the Navara.

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby Skyline007 » August 14th, 2015, 1:38 pm

nick639 wrote:
supercharged turbo wrote:In what way does it cost less than the fielder to maintain?Hearing this from a good bit of ppl


Just overall, most of the parts to be changed like shocks/brakes and belts we found it cheaper and easier to get online too for the subie



What websites you using for parts?

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby Mark! » August 15th, 2015, 5:35 pm

Have one little over a year now.
1.5 manual.
0 problems with it whatsoever.

The only thing in dont like about it is the lack of temperature gauge for the engine.


Car is really fun to take corners :p

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby nervewrecker » August 15th, 2015, 6:22 pm

nick639 wrote:
Skyline007 wrote:
nick639 wrote:
supercharged turbo wrote:In what way does it cost less than the fielder to maintain?Hearing this from a good bit of ppl


Just overall, most of the parts to be changed like shocks/brakes and belts we found it cheaper and easier to get online too for the subie



What websites you using for parts?


Ebay/amazon and one other that was based in miami, will find out from my uncle and post

I forgot the ones listed.

And yes, they are fun around corners. Saw a lady swing from a pothole in one and my heart skipped beats for the fear of a head on. That car managed to pull back in lane without effort.
My pal loves his impreza till death. Said he will never buy another car.

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby konartis » August 15th, 2015, 8:17 pm

I know a friend has a Subaru, never has issues.
Was looking at the anesis sedan, anyone know if it uses super?

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby racedriverpro » August 16th, 2015, 2:44 pm

Any 6ft+ drivers of the impreza here?

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby nervewrecker » August 16th, 2015, 3:28 pm

The previous owner of mine was probably more than 6 feet. He is tall.

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby racedriverpro » August 16th, 2015, 3:31 pm

Concerned abt the leg room for passenger sitting behind me. Plz Send me some pics if u don't mind via whatsapp 770-3253. Thanks.

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby Skyline007 » August 16th, 2015, 11:59 pm

called around some places things like alternator, ac compressor, engine they didn't have..But the have suspensions parts and ac evaporator etc

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby nervewrecker » August 17th, 2015, 5:46 am

Can opt for an aftermarket alternator too. Team 2lo2flo on tuner has and they have been successfully installed in Subaru's before.

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby Toyopet » August 17th, 2015, 12:19 pm

I'm a little over 6ft and I have no problem driving with passengers in the back. As some of you know, my gf got into a serious accident with hers and walked away without a scratch. I did manage to source most parts locally but some were cheaper to buy on amazon or ebay. The only thing I cant get is the airbag kit, so don't go getting into accidents with it.

Performance wise, I love it. She has some Rota replicas 17x8 on them and the ride is still good. It feels much more expensive than it actually is. I think maintenance may be cheaper than an Axio or Fielder due to it being a regular transmission whereas the Corollas have CVT, so that eliminates that added cost of changing CVT fluid, which has to be done often.

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby racedriverpro » August 17th, 2015, 2:02 pm

Anyone ordered theirs from SBT or imported from Japan?

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby racedriverpro » August 17th, 2015, 7:56 pm

Anyone had problems with transmission?

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby vtecr86 » August 23rd, 2015, 9:55 pm

legacyspecb wrote:^^^ Lots of guys programming push to start proximity keys locally. So have no fear.

I got a spare recently for the push start system..the dealer only had one key available and I really didn't wana take the chance with just one key.


Pm me info on where i can get a Spare remote...need one for my GH2 Keyless Access with Pust Start

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby spirit » August 23rd, 2015, 10:48 pm

Subaru=quality

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby Skyline007 » August 25th, 2015, 12:26 am

Really considering buying one, but don't want problem for parts next 3-5 years, on eBay not finding much parts for the EL15 engine, alternator etc how you guys know which parts would work on the EL15 as most parts on Ebay are for the 2.0 and 2.5 impreza are they interchangeable? It's either this or hatchback tiida same price RORO dealer

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Re: Subaru Impreza Purchase Advice

Postby Joshie23 » November 6th, 2015, 5:57 pm

Bumping this thread for more feedback..strangely enough I find myself juggling between the same vehicles..

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