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#92511 - 23rd May 2004 2:51am Had a go in a Subaru Impreza WR1
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What a change from the classic! I've never been in the "bug eyed" Impreza, but the WR1 "blob eyed" style is a revolution, the inside for a change is a nice place to be! No rattles, the plastic is still there, but I made my excuses for "saving weight"! wink

The low down torque is alot better than the classic scoobs, and as this is brand new didn't get to see it go over 3500rpms, (beeping everytime from the rev alarm), but it was still pulling really well. The sound is awesome,- still retaining the famous low down burble of the flat four, which in my opinion sounds more like an old style V8.

The handling is excellent, and brakes are awesome! (So they should be, being brembos!)

The styling is very classy for an impreza, no mica blue and gold wheels, but a silver/blue metallic colour and dark gray 18 inch alloys.

I'll give you all an update once it's run-in.
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#92512 - 23rd May 2004 11:14am Re: Had a go in a Subaru Impreza WR1
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Keep us posted on this one mate, I was ooking at purchasing a brand new Scooby several months ago.... <img border="0" alt="[are u mad]" title="" src="graemlins/cwemotions050.gif" /> However i decided to invest further in my Scooby to make it exactly how i want it. <img border="0" alt="cool" title="" src="graemlins/cwemotions049.gif" />

Who's is it ?? A Freind's ????

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#92513 - 23rd May 2004 11:30am Re: Had a go in a Subaru Impreza WR1
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Yeah, a mate's.
I suppose it depends what you want it for, your classic will be very very light compared to it, so you might have the better end of the stick as it were.

On a related note, one of the guys from prodrive has put an American Impreza 2.5 turbo engine into a classic, this might be a possible avenue for you on yours, (since is would be cheap for you to do it yourself), they have alot more low down torque, and can take more of a battering than the normal 2ltr. There's a couple of 2.5 blocks for Sale on scoobynet.
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#92514 - 23rd May 2004 12:07pm Re: Had a go in a Subaru Impreza WR1
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the 2.5s are non-turbos arent they? they have them in america because the 2.0 turbo produce more CO2 emssions. that doesnt make much sense to me, america's a place where they sell cars with 8.0litre engines like the dodge viper <img border="0" alt="confused" title="" src="graemlins/cwemotions051.gif" />
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#92515 - 23rd May 2004 12:28pm Re: Had a go in a Subaru Impreza WR1
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No the 2.5s are still turbos as far as I know. The Impreza engine is pretty weedy without the turbo (Impreza Sports for example).

Dig displacement dosn't automatically mean high emmissions, they just stick **** loads (power sapping) of cats etc on them to stop it.

Rotary based cars would of been outlawed many years ago if that was true, they spit out far more gunk than any other type of engine, (rotary?! tsk! A fad!)
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#92516 - 24th May 2004 12:05am Re: Had a go in a Subaru Impreza WR1
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my mate has a p1 and thats a pretty cool scooby. out of em all id go 4 the 22b!!!!
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#92517 - 24th May 2004 12:24am Re: Had a go in a Subaru Impreza WR1
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when i went to cornwall about 3 yrs ago...we stopped off at frankly services (m5), as we came out from havin brekkie i saw a scooby, licence plate *22 BUK but spaced as * 22B UK. was just about to take a photo and this fella with his litle kid walked past me laffin. then the alarm popped the remote central locking...i asked him if it was a genuine homologation...YES. can i take a photo?...YES. this was one of the most awsome sights i have ever seen...a genuine 22B! u could hear this thing for the next 2 1/2 minutes heading back onto M5. will try and find photo and post it 4 ya's.
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#92518 - 25th May 2004 12:28pm Re: Had a go in a Subaru Impreza WR1
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i dont like the bug eyed imprezza's, i dunno y but i think they look to chunky

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#92519 - 25th May 2004 1:37pm Re: Had a go in a Subaru Impreza WR1
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Yeah, neither do I, the blob eye is an improvement, still on the chunky side though wink
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#92520 - 19th Jun 2004 7:36pm Re: Had a go in a Subaru Impreza WR1
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I suppose I better update this thread.
The WR1 has done 2000miles now so my mate has opened it up.

It's very fast, and very smooth.

Also that **** on Top Gear about all the understeer must of been down to the (road) tyres being overheated...first roundabout...wheee, proper sideways.
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