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Old 10 September 2015, 10:45 PM
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Any idea why there are so many S202's for sale at the moment?

http://www.pistonheads.com/classifie...a-s202/4687899
http://www.pistonheads.com/classifie...i-s202/4374729
http://www.pistonheads.com/classifie...ck-car/4578022
http://www.pistonheads.com/classifie...ly-400/4246134
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-SUBAR...item2ca09610ab
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-Subar...item419a5a631f
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-Subar...item419a5a4410
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2002-Subar...item41976a4431

Just a coincidence to have 8 for sale at the same time?
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Old 10 September 2015, 11:02 PM
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Good question. They used to be hens teeth years ago. Makes you question if they are all ligit as they were so limited
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Old 10 September 2015, 11:10 PM
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Good question. They used to be hens teeth years ago. Makes you question if they are all ligit as they were so limited
I'm thinking of an S202 as a potential next purchase, but like you say you would barely come across one for sale.

I've been watching and some of these have been for sale for months, and are unlikely to find a buyer anytime soon as Autumn and Winter approaches.
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Old 10 September 2015, 11:26 PM
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Maybe 10 years ago I remember reading a road test of the S202 online. Has anyone else come across this as I can't seem to find it.
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Old 10 September 2015, 11:33 PM
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Thank you 53, you are a gentleman.
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Old 11 September 2015, 12:17 AM
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Thanks 53, that'll be 9 currently for sale then!
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Old 11 September 2015, 12:35 AM
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Originally Posted by 53 View Post
The motorhub ones are Keighley trade car centre who should be avoided
Thanks, I know about Keighley Trade Centre from my Skyline days
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Old 11 September 2015, 06:00 AM
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The only guise in which the "Ugly Bug" is deemed acceptable and a special edition means a premium for dealers, so the margins are probably slightly better on importing them.

Not sure I'd give 12/14k for a bug though, especially seeing as you can get JDM Bug STI's for half the money, Slap on an SC36 and an oil cooler and 99% of drivers wouldn't know the difference, beyond the fact that they've still got 5k more left in the bank.

I know it's more complicated than that, Ray's, Spoiler, tity exhaust, suspension, Blah,Blah,Blah Special Edition Blah, Blah, Blah I just couldn't part with 12/14k for one.

Although the black one @ Motorhub looks like sex on wheels and is probably the one I'd go for even though I know their rep and it's probably a dog in the flesh, it's no less of a roll of the dice than any of the others.

ooooooh and did I mention it's shiny black and sexy.
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I hear you ditchmyster.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - I like the bugeye!
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Old 11 September 2015, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ditchmyster View Post
Although the black one @ Motorhub looks like sex on wheels and is probably the one I'd go for even though I know their rep and it's probably a dog in the flesh, it's no less of a roll of the dice than any of the others.

ooooooh and did I mention it's shiny black and sexy.
You might want to take a closer look at the tyres on that one
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S202 is no different to any other pukka special edition that commands a premium, no point comparing to a more production spec factory car price wise IMO............

modified special's are a whole different ball game
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S202 is no different to any other pukka special edition that commands a premium, no point comparing to a more production spec factory car price wise IMO............

modified special's are a whole different ball game
Agreed to a certain extent, But I guess it all depends on whether or not one thinks it's worth such a high premium over an STI of the same era.

I don't, but then I'm not a fan of newage STI's anyway, as I don't think they are as much fun to drive as the likes of a Type R, but that's purely down to personal preference and what I want that type of car to be / do for me, not necessarily a bad car, a bit like EVO's, they're great at what they do but they're just not for me.
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Old 12 September 2015, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by 53 View Post
S202 is a classic driving experience. ... it's an awesome machine with alot of engineering to save weight and improve performance. If you haven't driven one it's pointless to speculate tbh.
Finally

It took a while but I got ya.
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I'm torn between getting an S202 and a Blob Spec C. Anyone owned Both? It's really the DCCD that is swaying me to spec C as I like a rear bias feel. I'm only really interested in performance rather than creature comforts.
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Cannon fodder has owned both
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Cannon fodder has owned both
He's owned most cars...
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Old 13 September 2015, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by 53 View Post
S202 is a classic driving experience. ... it's an awesome machine with alot of engineering to save weight and improve performance. If you haven't driven one it's pointless to speculate tbh.
Yes it's an awesome machine as above.
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Old 13 September 2015, 01:54 PM
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Originally Posted by 53 View Post
The only thing you got was aids when you went in search of the ultimate STi driven crazy by years of WRX inferiority complexes

Try harder
Lol, I already have what I consider to be the ultimate STI in the form of a V3 STI Type R, but that's just my personal preference.

I actually don't like it when a car is too good at everything it does and sticks like glue, I prefer something that feels on the edge without doing crazy speeds, in line with that the newage imprezas are a bit too stable and quite easy to drive fast, where as a pretty much standard Type R with around 330bhp isn't, they're a bit all over the place, which is what appeals to me.

As for the WRX it's just a cheap practical 4wd daily that has a reasonable turn of speed when required, I'm under no delusions as to it's capabilities, but it does what I need it to do.

Something like an S202 (or an STI for that matter) is no use to me as a daily and the S202 is probably too good at what it does to be of interest to me.
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Joking aside, reserve judgement till you've driven one I guarantee it will surprise you. I also have a classic
Really is academic seeing as I've had a Type R with a VF34 and a few little handling mods @331bhp for 9yrs that I'll not be parting with, a newage with the same turbo, more weight, no dccd isn't really going to light my fire to be completely honest, regardless of how good it is.

Sorry.
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Is this uk car? If so,is ecu,transponder and key chip available. Thanks
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Plenty because they are now much cheaper to import, because;
1. Yen to pound rate.
2. dramatic drop in shipping costs.
3. Model over 10 years old, no iva test.
= more profit for sought after rarity, but each one that comes in means less rare!
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Is this uk car? If so,is ecu,transponder and key chip available. Thanks
S202 are jdm only
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S202 are jdm only
Ok thanks
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