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RE: PH Gives Away A Subaru: What Happened Next

Wednesday 9th February 2011

PH Gives Away A Subaru: What Happened Next

Competition winner and PHer Rob Ellis picks up his brand-new WRX STI



It's not everyday you get to give away a car but, in the general scheme of things, it does rate quite high on the 'warm fuzzy feeling' scale.

We found this out when the prize of a brand-new Subaru WRX STI was handed over to Rob Ellis, winner of our recent Dream Garage competition, the other day at Cross Roads Subaru in Shipston-on-Stour.

And we're pleased to report that Rob Ellis is pretty much over the moon with his new acquisition.

"I absolutely love it to bits - what a driver's car! The short-throw gearbox, the seats; it's just fantastic," says Rob. "I've got two young children, so the practicality of the four-door is very welcome, but the car still looks great and I can utilise the performance when the chance presents itself".


Glad you're enjoying it so far, Rob. We have to say, though, that we did have somewhat mixed feelings - you could have stuck our feet in terracotta and called us conifers when we realised we really were going to have to give away the keys to a brand new Subaru WRX STI, so green were we with jealousy.

Joking aside, though, congratulations once again Rob and we hope you and your newly acquired pride and joy enjoy many happy miles together....and you'll be able to follow Rob's progress with right here on PH via his WRX blog...

See... we do give away cars on PistonHeads...



 

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British Beef

Original Poster:

1,049 posts

91 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Lucky git. Good luck and enjoy!

Will be interesting to hear how it compares to some of his old cars in the performance department, especially his old Esprit V8.

Greg_D

5,697 posts

172 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Those new imprezza's are Soooo much better looking than the hatch.

Not a bad looking car at all in the scheme of things, maybe a spoiler on the back to balance off the package perfectly

SteveS Cup

1,789 posts

86 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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How long before it's in the Classifieds!?

Only joking, hope you enjoy it! Must be a great feeling giving a car away but I can imagine it's better receiving it!

SteveS Cup

1,789 posts

86 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Greg_D said:
Those new imprezza's are Soooo much better looking than the hatch.

Not a bad looking car at all in the scheme of things, maybe a spoiler on the back to balance off the package perfectly
The proper STI Hatch is better looking imo than the new saloon. However, the old Hawk Eye is better lookign than all of them!

Beyond Rational

3,239 posts

141 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Crouching will never catch on as a way to conduct business.
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soad

28,283 posts

102 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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That motor sure looks sweet

derestrictor

18,764 posts

187 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Greg_D said:
Those new imprezza's are Soooo much better looking than the hatch.

Not a bad looking car at all in the scheme of things, maybe a spoiler on the back to balance off the package perfectly
Really like that, excellent dab of fortune.

Never seen one on the road; don't think I ever will.

LimitedSlipDisk

229 posts

85 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Beyond Rational said:
Crouching will never catch on as a way to conduct business.
I agree, too many overheads.

getmecoat

Mr Whippy

21,254 posts

167 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Beyond Rational said:
Crouching will never catch on as a way to conduct business.
hehe

JamieBeeston

9,076 posts

191 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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I thought it was Oggs then!

Acheron

643 posts

90 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Where are the competitions? I always seem to never see them frown

hornetrider

63,161 posts

131 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Awesome prize, lucky bar steward! Not quite sure how I managed to totally miss this competition mind hehe

doodles19

2,172 posts

99 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Lucky bugger smile

Congrats fella.

epom

5,323 posts

87 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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best of luck to you with it... keep it between em !! front of that car looks great as does the colour !!!

Ephraim

296 posts

115 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Grats to the winner!

The chaps at Crossroads are a nice bunch too. Got the wife's hawkeye WRX from them, and they were a pleasure to do business with.

gib786

6,435 posts

103 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Very nice, congrats. Really does need a spoiler to sort out the back end though

big dub

3,971 posts

143 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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SteveS Cup said:
How long before it's in the Classifieds!?

Only joking, hope you enjoy it! Must be a great feeling giving a car away but I can imagine it's better receiving it!
Would've been in the next day if I'd won, to fund an R32 with a few mods smile
Though I guess putting at the end of your entry "I'd like to win the WRX so I can sell it to fund an R32 project", wouldn't go down too well hehe

TomTVR500

227 posts

87 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Life really isnt fair...

alphaone

934 posts

99 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Congratulations !!! With the money you saved on the car maybe you could splash out on a big feckoff spoiler for the back :-)

mosc7pc2

111 posts

105 months

Tuesday 8th February 2011
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Don't think it's right calling him a lucky bugger!

People who have read his garage will tell you that he's a well deserved winner!

Thumbs up and congrats!