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    Thinking of getting a scoobie

    Whats the main things that you need to look out for on a scoobie. And what are they like for doing high mileages? The model im thinking of going for is the wrx estate And who does cheep insurance for them.

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    Re: Thinking of getting a scoobie

    They drink petrol, each clutches and chew tyres.

    Does that help (NOT)

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    Re: Thinking of getting a scoobie

    I can be help with this. I'm 1 of 2 techs at the #1 ranked Subaru service department in the U.S.!

    Watch for bad timing tensioner's. Noisy gearbox. Brake shudder. Oil leaking out of the center timing cover can be crank seal or screws backing out of the oil pump. Over all they have very few problems. Just check em' out like ya would do anything else. I have seen many 300,000 to 450,000
    Subaru's that have never been torn down. What tends ta kill'em is some meat head running them with out water.

    As far as the sevice's go, it depends on how good you R.
    If your just a avg. shade tree gear-head you'll be better off taken it to a service center. Plugs can be a bit of a bitch. Try to find a lift and come up from the bottom. No need to take half the engine compartment apart to service em'! You'll just have ta fuk with em' every 60,000 anyway so not big deal. Just be very glad its not got the H-6 N it cuz that engine is a complete mother fucker!

    Also watch out on the 2002 turbo wagons for a broken weld in the a arm area. it will make a popp'n sound while making turns.

    Any other specific ?'s just ask.

    You were planning on keep'n your Cossie right?

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    Re: Thinking of getting a scoobie

    cheers m8 . that will be a big help . im quite handy with cars do most of the work myself on the cos. just put into the garage when i cant be arsed or no time. It looks i might keep the cossie for the time being and get a scoobie as a run around as you have to keep the cossie good!

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    Re: Thinking of getting a scoobie

    4 wd drive Brian for girlies that is

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    Re: Thinking of getting a scoobie

    You need 4x4 trollie for tesco! I recon it will be good in the snow on the way up to scotland

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    Re: Thinking of getting a scoobie

    I have one now wrx estate with 25k on the clock black with 18" alloys and hks stuff, looks the dogs . My mate is making me a carbon fiber bonnet and few other goodies.

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    Re: Thinking of getting a scoobie

    HI MINE HAS DONE 64.000 ,ILES NO PROBLEM ALSO HAS 65BHP OF NOS ON IT no problems and that is syill on the same clutch

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    Re: Thinking of getting a scoobie

    My Poor old Scoob only did 1/4 mile S/Start (in the wet) 14.1 sec and 98mph more to do with driver than the car.

    Subaru's aint made for straight lines, fuel economy or Clutch reliabilty.

    Engines can and do last 200K+ miles not bad for a high powered 2.0 Ltr Engine.

    Tony

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    Re: Thinking of getting a scoobie

    standard scoob wrx wagon 1/4 mile wettish 13.85 sec 102.5mph not to bad prefer the 2wd saff it was faster when i got traction running 13Sec- 14 secs

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