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Old 06 August 2016, 03:31 PM
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Hi guys. I've driven the 2015 sti, and been in both a hawk wrx and sti.

The one that I have always wanted to buy is the blobeye (specificaly a uk widebody 2005 becasue jdm insurance! ). Now the 2015 and 2007 stis felt quite different. So now I am in a position to buy. I am wondering if anyone in the nottingham area would be kind enough to take me for a short ride in a blob?

Further, obviously I would like a sti but as my current car is a measly 150ish hp, I also would like to expierence the blobeye wrx. I often think that this would be a good stepping stone for say 2 years before buying an sti.

Let me know. I'd be very grateful. Petrol/beer can be supplied
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Old 06 August 2016, 03:50 PM
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Why not just go and test drive one at a dealer's?
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Old 06 August 2016, 05:04 PM
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Well I don't generally look at dealers but from a quick search there arn't any for sale (2005s) from a dealer that close to nottingham.

And two when I took the 2015 sti from subaru she literally wouldn't let me go a NSL back road. I got to pull it on dual carriways but nothing like what these are built for. I've never bought a second hand car from a dealer. Do they let you take it out?
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Every car I've ever bought from a dealer, including 2 scoobs, were test driven first.
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Old 06 August 2016, 05:38 PM
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Interesting. Thanks for that mate. Do small dealerships cover the insurance aspect or do I need to get one day cover etc?
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You should be covered under their trader's policy.
TBH I have never even considered that anyone would buy a car, especially 2nd hand, without driving it first. Makes no sense at all.
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Old 06 August 2016, 11:31 PM
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You should be covered under their trader's policy.
TBH I have never even considered that anyone would buy a car, especially 2nd hand, without driving it first. Makes no sense at all.
fun enough.. I bought my 330s STi with no test drive.... from a main dealer....... thats a story for another day though lol
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Originally Posted by hugobosslives View Post
Hi guys. I've driven the 2015 sti, and been in both a hawk wrx and sti.

The one that I have always wanted to buy is the blobeye (specificaly a uk widebody 2005 becasue jdm insurance! ). Now the 2015 and 2007 stis felt quite different. So now I am in a position to buy. I am wondering if anyone in the nottingham area would be kind enough to take me for a short ride in a blob?

Further, obviously I would like a sti but as my current car is a measly 150ish hp, I also would like to expierence the blobeye wrx. I often think that this would be a good stepping stone for say 2 years before buying an sti.

Let me know. I'd be very grateful. Petrol/beer can be supplied
Why don't you come down to the M-SOC monthly meet at the clock warehouse, Shardlow tomorrow (Sunday 7th August)

I'm sure there will be one there that someone will take you out in. Job done
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Old 07 August 2016, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by hugobosslives View Post
Hi guys. I've driven the 2015 sti, and been in both a hawk wrx and sti.

The one that I have always wanted to buy is the blobeye (specificaly a uk widebody 2005 becasue jdm insurance! ). Now the 2015 and 2007 stis felt quite different. So now I am in a position to buy. I am wondering if anyone in the nottingham area would be kind enough to take me for a short ride in a blob?

Further, obviously I would like a sti but as my current car is a measly 150ish hp, I also would like to expierence the blobeye wrx. I often think that this would be a good stepping stone for say 2 years before buying an sti.

Let me know. I'd be very grateful. Petrol/beer can be supplied
Blob and hawk basically same car, so little difference there.
A 225hp WRX will perform similar to a 150hp fwd hatch (not sure what you have?). You really need about 300hp in a newage to get it going
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^^^
I was just going to say the same at Steve, come to todays meet and have a look
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Old 07 August 2016, 09:27 PM
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Thanks for the replies guys. Sorry been away all day down at Rutland water. I have only recently moved to the area so not up with the car scene yet. Definitely interested in coming to meets. Just seems a bit awkward in my current Seat 1.8 20v My best 60 time is very low 8s. Doesn't compare to a rex
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Originally Posted by hugobosslives View Post
Thanks for the replies guys. Sorry been away all day down at Rutland water. I have only recently moved to the area so not up with the car scene yet. Definitely interested in coming to meets. Just seems a bit awkward in my current Seat 1.8 20v My best 60 time is very low 8s. Doesn't compare to a rex
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Originally Posted by hugobosslives View Post
Thanks for the replies guys. Sorry been away all day down at Rutland water. I have only recently moved to the area so not up with the car scene yet. Definitely interested in coming to meets. Just seems a bit awkward in my current Seat 1.8 20v My best 60 time is very low 8s. Doesn't compare to a rex
In 8 seconds my blob WRX is doing over 90mph!
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take a virtual drive . . .

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