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by False » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:06 pm

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by Hime » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:10 pm

I was going to make a joke about the dump valve before I decided on the speakers :lol:

Looks lovely, in pictures they look like the size of a big hatchback rather than a coupe, what's it like? Are you happy wth it? I'd love one but I think I'm going to have to bite the bullet and get an estate or SUV.

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by False » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:19 pm

Thankyou. Size is definitely bigger than a hatch but smaller than a 3 series, I would say. I love it and I hate it. I am totally in love with how stupid it is but I hate driving in traffic jams after work and I hate how much fuel it uses (and it only takes 99+ which means I have to really plan my journeys around fuel availability). Its nowhere even close to a comfortable ride, its mega firm and jiggly. I would not recommend this car to anybody, but I think thats the best way. If you are strawberry floating stupid you'll get one regardless of what anyone says :D

Its also very expensive to keep, insure and service etc. I have a service next week (20k) and its £390.

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by Hime » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:27 pm

False wrote:Thankyou. Size is definitely bigger than a hatch but smaller than a 3 series, I would say. I love it and I hate it. I am totally in love with how stupid it is but I hate driving in traffic jams after work and I hate how much fuel it uses (and it only takes 99+ which means I have to really plan my journeys around fuel availability). Its nowhere even close to a comfortable ride, its mega firm and jiggly. I would not recommend this car to anybody, but I think thats the best way. If you are strawberry floating stupid you'll get one regardless of what anyone says :D

Its also very expensive to keep, insure and service etc. I have a service next week (20k) and its £390.

I guess it's the sort of fun car you get before having kids.

That doesn't sound too bad to be honest, I think my next service will be £500+ and possibly 4 new tyres. Not even sure what size they are by I'm guessing run flats for 19" alloys aren't going to be cheap :dread:

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by False » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:29 pm

Ouch.

And this is a saloon so its perfectly usable with kids. I take my gf and her kid everywhere in it.

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by Death's Head » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:48 pm

False wrote:Thankyou. Size is definitely bigger than a hatch but smaller than a 3 series, I would say. I love it and I hate it. I am totally in love with how stupid it is but I hate driving in traffic jams after work and I hate how much fuel it uses (and it only takes 99+ which means I have to really plan my journeys around fuel availability). Its nowhere even close to a comfortable ride, its mega firm and jiggly. I would not recommend this car to anybody, but I think thats the best way. If you are strawberry floating stupid you'll get one regardless of what anyone says :D

Its also very expensive to keep, insure and service etc. I have a service next week (20k) and its £390.
I think the servicing is expensive because Subaru just charge a lot. Have you compaed prices with independents? In my experience the Subaru dealerships are not very knowledgeable on the BRZ and there are some good independents out there.

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by False » Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:58 pm

I have to go to Subaru for mine. They only do digital service books now and the terms of my warranty dictate that if I want it to be upheld I have to have approved services at the appropriate intervals (every 10k).

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by Robbo-92 » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:03 pm

That's a nice car False :)

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by False » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:22 pm

Ty :)

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by Lagamorph » Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:26 pm

I had to pay about £850 altogether for my last service + new brake discs and pads on all 4 wheels...

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by Death's Head » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:32 pm

False wrote:I have to go to Subaru for mine. They only do digital service books now and the terms of my warranty dictate that if I want it to be upheld I have to have approved services at the appropriate intervals (every 10k).
Same here. I've not used anyone else but I will if I still have the car at its 5 year anniversary. If you look into the warranty you will find that you can actually use someone else by law, I think it just needs to be a VAT registered garage.

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:36 pm

I'm paying £120 for my manufacturer's service and MOT next month, because I happen to work for the company doing it.

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by False » Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:01 pm

I think if I still have this car come its fifth birthday Id be having the engine out and a closed deck block with new studs, fancy turbo all that gooseberry fool - and the manufacturers warranty would have already ceased to be an issue. The STI only gets 3 years.

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by Kezzer » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:36 pm

On the subject of stickets, saw a classic mini that had
"100% no BMW parts"

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:37 pm

Kezzer wrote:On the subject of stickets, saw a classic mini that had
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I hope it was a pre-1994 one then.

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by Death's Head » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:20 pm

False wrote:I think if I still have this car come its fifth birthday Id be having the engine out and a closed deck block with new studs, fancy turbo all that gooseberry fool - and the manufacturers warranty would have already ceased to be an issue. The STI only gets 3 years.
One other thing worth remembering is that Subaru dealerships do not stick to the same price for servicing. I found a difference of around £100 between 3 so took the cheapest for my 2nd service. It did mean about another 20 miles but the closest dealership to me is about 20 miles anyway so in for a penny etc

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by Ad7 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:34 pm

I'm strawberry floating astounded you don't have gold wheels on it. I genuinely think that's the first blue Subaru I've seen without them :lol:

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by Rightey » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:55 am

Ad7 wrote:I'm strawberry floating astounded you don't have gold wheels on it. I genuinely think that's the first blue Subaru I've seen without them :lol:


Or the giant green Subaru logo on the side.

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by False » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:56 am

Green?

Anyway, 21000 mile service today. Got it into the garage at 21002 miles. I really let myself down.

Got another Volvo S80 courtesy car. I hate it, its like driving a sofa, but its funny. Honestly was driving to work in v heavy traffic but just wasnt bothered. Its not a fast car and isnt made to give any kind of that feedback so you just drive it so casually like you dont give a strawberry float. I can see merit in that.

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by Poser » Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:12 am

False wrote:Green?

Anyway, 21000 mile service today. Got it into the garage at 21002 miles. I really let myself down.

Got another Volvo S80 courtesy car. I hate it, its like driving a sofa, but its funny. Honestly was driving to work in v heavy traffic but just wasnt bothered. Its not a fast car and isnt made to give any kind of that feedback so you just drive it so casually like you dont give a strawberry float. I can see merit in that.


I remember seeing an interview with Lewis Hamilton a few years back, saying he drove (at the time) something strawberry floating godawful like a Cadillac Escalade or something for that very reason.

If I won the Euromillions, obviously I'd have a Ferrari 488 and an RS6 on order asafp, but where would you actually get to drive them properly anyway? If I did more miles than I do, I could definitely see the value in getting something squidgy like a Volvo or a Merc.

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