RE: Time For Tea? Imprezas on the attack

RE: Time For Tea? Imprezas on the attack

Wednesday 14th November 2012

Time For Tea? Imprezas on the attack

Bring a bit of warble back to your life with a noisy soundtrack to your afternoon brew



I'll hold my hands up; rally Imprezas are my Monte Mini, my Mk2 Escort, my Group B car. Anyone who's watched rallying will have an era and car that defines the sport for them and for me it's blue Subarus on gold wheels, the poignancy of association with two dearly departed heroes of the sport just adding to it further.

Imported two-door Impreza tempts...
Imported two-door Impreza tempts...
Much as I love circuit racing too there's something about watching rally cars that has me absolutely transfixed. I could watch hours of it but for this Scooby-based indulgence we're asking just five minutes of your time. The perfect accompaniment to your afternoon brew and biscuit. Suffice to say, there's plenty more out there if you want it!

Watching - and hearing - this vid also gets me a bit misty-eyed for my old Scooby wagon, a 1995 WRX with compulsory noisy exhaust (natch). As noted in our PH Heroes piece on the P1, there's no doubting the golden age of the fast Impreza has probably passed us by but there are still a few keeping it real and still a few tempting propositions in the PH classifieds. I couldn't find a 22B, but I did find this.

Saying that, I wonder whatever became of my old wagon...

 

 

 


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matt3001

Original Poster:

1,770 posts

131 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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Time to head to the classifieds looking for RB5s....

MattDell

2,861 posts

89 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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My weakness.

getmecoat

Speed_Demon

2,583 posts

122 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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matt3001 said:
Time to head to the classifieds looking for RB5s....
yes

supertouring

2,096 posts

167 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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A video I took from one of my VHS recordings of Top Gear Motorsport

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ki8DxFz8ImI&fea...

dapearson

3,283 posts

158 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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I never had a "classic" model, but went in my mate's last-of-the-breed X-reg in Mica Blue wagon. I loved it. It felt so stable, the rush of the turbos, reliable too.

I liked it so much that i bought a bug-eye WRX wagon in Mica Blue. Kept it for 2 years and 30k miles. Cracking motor, but not to the wife's tastes. She got rid of her C1 when the baby arrived, and i agreed to p/x the scoob against something we both liked.

So now i have a Leon 2.0 TDI.

When we move house next year we're having a car each. An old-school scoob is definitely on my shopping list, preferably something with decent shove, so an STI. Looking forward to it!
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DanielSan

13,463 posts

101 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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3 door WRC Impreza. Best looking rally car ever.

Saab Aero

18 posts

72 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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I miss Colin frown If in doubt, flat out....

JB!

5,066 posts

114 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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cloud9

Alex

9,427 posts

218 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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That ad has a bit of a cheek listing that STi version 3 as a P1.

The P1 was based on the STi V3, but that doesn't make the car in the ad a P1.


_Batty_

12,266 posts

184 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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Sorry chaps, but i prefer it when the Subaru's sounded like Subaru's
Hence this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1e6zW4ok2w

BBS-LM

3,913 posts

158 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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matt3001 said:
Time to head to the classifieds looking for RB5s....
hahaha, Me to, the best Impreza of all time.

james_gt3rs

4,464 posts

125 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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DanielSan said:
3 door WRC Impreza. Best looking rally car ever.
yes Love them!

mat777

8,840 posts

94 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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_Batty_ said:
Sorry chaps, but i prefer it when the Subaru's sounded like Subaru's
Hence this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1e6zW4ok2w
yesyes

See here as well

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4RMapc74lk


The whole appeal of a scooby over an evo is that flat 4 rumble... so why do the later ones not have it??

DanielSan

13,463 posts

101 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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Alex said:
That ad has a bit of a cheek listing that STi version 3 as a P1.

The P1 was based on the STi V3, but that doesn't make the car in the ad a P1.
P1 was based on the STI 6 wasn't it?

getawayturtle

3,560 posts

108 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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Love it, can't wait until I get my scoob soon cloud9

davidcharles

393 posts

128 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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matt3001 said:
Time to head to the classifieds looking for RB5s....
good luck

tried to get one a year ago and nothing.....

i think i found 1 and that had been "chavved" up annoyingly

Alex

9,427 posts

218 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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DanielSan said:
P1 was based on the STI 6 wasn't it?
I think it was the STi 5, actually.

I should know, I've got one! rotate

Mastodon2

12,718 posts

99 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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_Batty_ said:
Sorry chaps, but i prefer it when the Subaru's sounded like Subaru's
Hence this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1e6zW4ok2w
When do Subarus not sound like Subarus? Am I missing something here?

Sainz's car in the video you posted sounded a bit lumpier with more spluttering, but I think that is probably more to do with the incredibly aggressive antilag setup he used.

PILCH 23

170 posts

134 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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_Batty_ said:
Sorry chaps, but i prefer it when the Subaru's sounded like Subaru's
Hence this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1e6zW4ok2w
great video. thanks

300bhp/ton

34,745 posts

124 months

Wednesday 14th November 2012
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Speed_Demon said:
matt3001 said:
Time to head to the classifieds looking for RB5s....
yes
Curious but why an RB5, they are just a Turbo 2000 with some clever marketing aren't they.