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Old 28 January 2019, 09:17 PM
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Yes i see what your saying, thats in USA, where the supply is low and demand will be high. I can see them importing alot from Japan not so much front the UK as cars over here won't be as mint due to rust. No saying prices can't and won't go up, just at the moment you can still pick up reasonable imports for cheap. I had a thread up here not long ago, so many dealers just buying a reselling, some were even using the same pictures


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Japanese classics over in New York have a black 93 wrx up for 15000 used as there able to get them now under the 25 year rule all I was saying was for good standard original cars if you can find them watch this space .
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Old 28 January 2019, 09:19 PM
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This is the newest import wrx I can find these are the prices to expect the car dealers can see what's coming hopefully the link will work

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1064475
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Old 28 January 2019, 09:25 PM
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Give it another year or so and I think things will change it happened to the r32/33 gtr as soon as the yanks started to import them .
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Old 28 January 2019, 10:42 PM
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James, longtime no speak buddy, how’s things? Car is looking cracking pal, I totally hear what you’re saying about Cossies etc, as you know I’ve had loads, wish I still had my 22B too, just has 12k mileson it, hey ho, I don’t do regrets.

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Hi Pete, all good mate thanks. How’s you? Still around on PF and mlr? Yeah the 22b, I dread to think what they’re going for, I did go on 22b forum the other day and there’s been no posts in the discussion bit for ages. Funny how things change. Guess the forum to own these days is a Golf R forum or something!
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Old 28 January 2019, 11:13 PM
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Prices definitely rising.
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Old 29 January 2019, 07:18 AM
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Originally Posted by jaygsi View Post
Because your suggesting that the prices are flying up for imports. Some yes, STI models type r models are going up. WRX models aren't really going up that much at all. I can pick up a reasonable one for under 2k.
Your standards are far lower than mine then, as it seems you’d be happy running around in some complete dogs. I also didn’t say anything about prices flying up. £3k is not what I would call flying up.
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Old 29 January 2019, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by jaygsi View Post
Yes i see what your saying, thats in USA, where the supply is low and demand will be high. I can see them importing alot from Japan not so much front the UK as cars over here won't be as mint due to rust. No saying prices can't and won't go up, just at the moment you can still pick up reasonable imports for cheap. I had a thread up here not long ago, so many dealers just buying a reselling, some were even using the same pictures
There aren’t many left in Japan either - they’ve already exported them all, or scrapped them.
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Old 29 January 2019, 10:42 AM
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No as I'm on the look out for one myself. The question was raised that you couldn't get a reasonable import for cheap.

I could throw up links all day long of them going cheap. There reasonable, not perfect. Where you think the dealers are getting them from.

If your taking about mint ones then yes there not cheap at all.


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Your standards are far lower than mine then, as it seems you’d be happy running around in some complete dogs. I also didn’t say anything about prices flying up. £3k is not what I would call flying up.
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Old 29 January 2019, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by silver-sub View Post
Prices definitely rising.
ASKING prices are, for the most part, as ludicrous as ever... but actual achieved sale prices are, I'm guessing, considerably lower than the pie in the sky fantasy figures that most 'sellers' are asking.

There's a few on ebay at the moment that even I think aren't entirely unreasonably priced and yet they're not shifting and have been on quite a few weeks now.

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Old 01 February 2019, 03:56 AM
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Just to further illustrate my point about asking prices v sold prices (although I won't ID the particular car or individual)

A member on here put their car up for £17k a couple of months back, they've since deleted the scoobynet classified ad but it's currently still sat on ebay unsold with a fixed price of £11k.

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Old 02 February 2019, 12:07 AM
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Glad someone else is on the same page. Been watching Impreza prices for years. I bought my classic wrx over 10 years ago now. Think it cost just over £2000 and there worth around that now in same nick.

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Old 02 February 2019, 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted by jaygsi View Post
Glad someone else is on the same page. Been watching Impreza prices for years. I bought my classic wrx over 10 years ago now. Think it cost just over £2000 and there worth around that now in same nick.
I've been watching prices for years too. I'm looking for a tidy, early WRX that's not been messed with. If you find one for £2000 please let me know
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Old 03 February 2019, 05:25 PM
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Depends what your classing as tidy? For £2000 it wouldn't be mint. But respectable.


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I've been watching prices for years too. I'm looking for a tidy, early WRX that's not been messed with. If you find one for £2000 please let me know
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Old 04 February 2019, 07:19 AM
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Jaygsi, I think you're pretty much on the money fwiw.

Yes, super clean examples might fetch (or is it ask?) good money, but for a run of the mill car, with its cosmetic issues etc etc, I definitely am not seeing massive rises (see actual sold prices on eBay for examole.).

Then again, if they were say 2k for a runner, and someone manages to sell it for 2500, that's a 25% increase, but it's also only 500 pounds. With our cars as cheap as they are, they kind of look like penny-shares

Recession is coming, and that's not going to help values either.
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Old 04 February 2019, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by type-ra View Post
I've been watching prices for years too. I'm looking for a tidy, early WRX that's not been messed with. If you find one for £2000 please let me know
there is no good ones about these boys are just talking about dogs , anyone in the know knows you can't buy a good classic wrx for 2k
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Old 07 February 2019, 03:21 PM
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In Portugal where I live, you cannot buy a STI (2001-2005) in good condition for less than 30 000 pounds, so yes prices are on the rise. Consider yourself lucky for having these amazing cars for ~10 000 pounds.
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Old 07 February 2019, 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by mariodiniz21 View Post
In Portugal where I live, you cannot buy a STI (2001-2005) in good condition for less than 30 000 pounds, so yes prices are on the rise. Consider yourself lucky for having these amazing cars for ~10 000 pounds.
Err... If it's that expensive, you could import one from somewhere else for a fraction of that cost, and you'd not even need to change lights etc if you stayed within the EU.
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Old 07 February 2019, 09:16 PM
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Here are some for 10k and up, for example.
https://mobil.blocket.se/annonser/he...sti&sort=price

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Old 07 February 2019, 10:02 PM
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Only of it was that easy... Do you know how much it costs to import and registrate a STI with portuguese plates? 20 000 pounds!! This country is poor but still full of thieves, you cannot believe the amount of taxes we have in here, it is unbelieavable and in everything you earn, buy and sell. For your reference a brand new Golf R costs 52 000 pounds, but our minimum wage is 520 pounds.
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Old 07 February 2019, 11:29 PM
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Holy crap, I thought you were joking or exaggerating, but http://info-aduaneiro.portaldasfinan...aq-isv-06.aspx says you're not. That's totally insane!
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Old 07 February 2019, 11:37 PM
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Holy crap, I thought you were joking or exaggerating, but http://info-aduaneiro.portaldasfinan...aq-isv-06.aspx says you're not. That's totally insane!
Its insane and ilegal! But since the government earns so much money with it, the crime compensates and keep paying the tickets to the EU but keep this law. It is a sad country, we are drawning in taxes but still poorer each year.

Anyway, I had to pay 30 000 pounds to get one of these amazing machines which sound completely insane to you guys, but its still worth it.
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Old 09 February 2019, 07:06 AM
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Hopefully the link will work

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Old 09 February 2019, 07:10 AM
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I take that as a no then lol well ones just come up on japanese Classics on Facebook for 10,995
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Old 09 February 2019, 10:09 AM
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Oh it's working now
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